Something Wicked this Way Comes

Macbeth auditions will be held at Oakland Community College on Jan. 13 and 14. Auditions are open to the public.

Macbeth  - Shakespeare’s shortest and one of his bloodiest tragedies, tells the story of a brave Scottish warrior/general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. 

Dark ambition takes over and through the prodding of his wife, the Lady herself, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. Guilt and paranoia consume Macbeth and the tyrannical ruler is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself and his crown. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of hubris, madness and death.


Auditions for Macbeth are open to anyone. You don’t have to be a student at OCC to audition.

Roles to be cast: 10 to 15  actors to play all 28 characters. With the exception of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the ensemble will double/triple up and play all other characters.

Auditions will be held in one-hour time slots. Please sign up for and arrive at the beginning of your hour and plan on staying through that hour. The first hour-long slot begins at 5 p.m. and the last hour long slot begins at 8 p.m. Audition dates are Jan 13 and 14. Callbacks will be held on Jan 16.

Actors should be familiar (not memorized) with the scripted material found on the OCC Theatre website (oaklandcc.edu/Theatre) and also available by stopping by the Theatre and requesting a copy of the side from Dennis North denorth@oaklandcc.edu or Ken Faulk kpfaulk@oaklandcc.edu. All material must stay/be read in the Theatre lobby.

You may sign up for your preferred timeslot on the Theatre Callboard outside of J177 beginning Jan 6. You may also e-mail your timeslot request to denorth@oaklandcc.edu, or show up a few minutes early and see if there’s room.

Audition location: 

OCC Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Rd., Bldg. T-277
Farmington Hills

Performance dates: March 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29.

Audition materials: Audition Sheet to fill out and bring with you.

Audition Sides: For the Jan 13 and 14 auditions, actors will be using the Macbeth monologues provided on the OCC Theatre website. Scenes will be used/made available for Callbacks on Jan 16.

Have a wonderful time and don’t be intimidated if you’ve never performed in a Shakespeare play before. This is a fun one!

Audition Sides:

Porter Side - Excerpt 1
Sergeant Side - Excerpt 2
Malcolm Side - Excerpt 3
Macbeth side - Excerpt 4
Lady Macbeth Side - Excerpt 5
Hecate Side - Excerpt 6
3 Witches and Hecate side - Excerpt 7

Source:  Oakland Commuity College


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