Auditions for HAY FEVER

Sunday, March 24th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, March 25th from 7:00pm-10:00pm
Auditions by appointment only



Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of the British classic, Hay Fever, written by Noel Coward, and directed by Rick Hornor.

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 24th and Monday, March 25th at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set between the times of 6:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm-10:00pm on Monday in five-minute increments. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, March 27th.  

Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children, Simon and Sorel, appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary “inspiration” keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.

Actors are asked to prepare a two-minute memorized monologue of their choice. 

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition and all roles are available:  Judith Bliss (female 40-55), David Bliss (male 40-60), Sorel Bliss (female 18-25), Simon Bliss (male, 18-30), Myra Arundel (female 25-45), Richard Greatham (male 30-40), Jackie Coryton (female 20-30), Sandy Tyrell (male 20-35), and Clara (female 40-60).

To reserve an audition time, follow this link (, or call our Box Office for assistance at (253) 272-2281.


Once cast, Hay Fever will run from Friday, June 7, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019.


Role Title: Sorel Bliss
Gender: Female
Age Range: 21 - 32
Description: Sorel is Judith and David Bliss's daughter. Sorel and her brother come from money, but they are siblings as we know them: fighting one minute, and best buddies the next.

Role Title: Simon Bliss
Gender: Male
Age Range: 21 - 32
Description: Son of Judith and David; an aspiring artist who is in constant competition with Sorel for Judith’s attention.

Role Title: Clara
Gender: Female
Age Range: 30 - 70
Description: Clara is the Bliss family maid. She's a bit rough around the edges.

Role Title: Judith Bliss
Gender: Female
Age Range: 40 - 55
Description: Judith is a retired English actress. She misses her younger years, and is looking for someone to tell her she's still beautiful and desireable.

Role Title: David Bliss
Gender: Male
Age Range: 40 - 60
Description: Judith’s husband, Sorel and Simon's father; a successful novelist who hides away for long periods of time attempting to write his novel.

Role Title: Sandy Tyrell
Gender: Male
Age Range: 25 - 32
Description: Sandy is the young man Judith invites for the weekend. He's a stud, amateur boxer, and he's enamoured with Judith.

Role Title: Myrna Arundel
Gender: Female
Age Range: 25 - 45
Description: Myrna is Simon's weekend guest. She doesn't really want to spend time with Simon, but wants to meet David.

Role Title: Richard Greatham
Gender: Male
Age Range: 30 - 40
Description: Richard is a proper English diplomat, and Sorel's weekend guest. He's a bit stiff, but likeable.

Role Title: Jackie Coynton
Gender: Female
Age Range: 20 - 30
Description: David's weekend guest. She's kind of a good-hearted ditz.