Current Audition Opportunities


SILENT SKY by Laura Gunderson

Auditions will be held at the Lila Jones - Johnson Theatre on Royal Oak's Campus, 5:30pm to 9:30pm -  Feb 3rd and 4th, rehearsals begin Feb 12th

Show dates - Mar. 27, 28 - Apr. 2, 3, 4

Silent Sky -

4 F, 1 M

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

To audition please contact Dennis North - - to request a time-slot (beginning Jan. 13th) or, you may sign up at the theatre callboards outside the Lila Jones - Johnson Theatre Royal Oak or outside of J-177 on the Orchard Ridge Campus (also beginning Jan. 13th). Auditions will begin at 5:30 and run in 1/2 hour time slots. Please arrive at the beginning of your time-slot and plan on the audition process taking about an hour.

To request audition sides and/or any other questions, email Dennis North at - otherwise, audition material will be provided upon arrival.

* You do not need to be a student to audition -  We are a Community College/Theatre - Auditions are open to all but you must be at least 18. Adult Material (language/content)




    Contact Dennis North for the following:

    • Reserve an audition time
    • Receive Sides
    • Lobby Copies of the play

    Contact Information

    Dennis North
    Faculty - Fine & Performing Arts

    Theatre Lobby - Room J-277
    Phone  248.522.3636

    For inquiries concerning the Smith Theatre space and tickets for productions, please contact:
    Ken Faulk
    Theatre Manager
    Phone  248.522.3666