The Northfield Arts Guild is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the directing, casting and production of our plays. The Guild encourages all – established artists and beginners of all ages. Volunteer actors and stipended technical and creative positions make the various worlds seen on the Guild stage possible. Consider getting involved in whatever way interests you!


Bright Star Auditions

Sunday, November 7 | 4:00-7:00pm
Monday, November 8 | 6:30-9:00pm

Call Backs will be held if needed Sunday, November 14

Auditions will be held at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater (411 3rd St. W).

Please sign up for a 30-minute audition slot here. Walk-ins will be accepted during the last 1 hour of auditions both days.

Rehearsals begin January 6, 2022

While the characters are gender specific, all actors of appropriate presenting identities will be considered. All actors are welcome. 

Audition requirements: 

  • Please prepare up to 2 minutes of a song for your audition; consider a folk or bluegrass song, but any musical genre that shows vocal range is welcome. Acting will be observed during your song, so singing in character is encouraged!
  • Please prepare to sing a capella (with no background music). We would like to hear singers independent abilities with no piano or recorded backing track.
  • Please note that the director would prefer to hear the actor’s natural voice, with no Southern/Appalachian accent or dialect (unless those are in the  actor’s natural voice).  
  • At your audition, you will be asked to “cold read” from the script.
  • There will not be a dance portion for this audition– dancing/movement will be observed at callbacks.

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Featured Roles: 4 female and 6 male, all experience levels are welcome. 

Ensemble opportunities: available for 5-10 actor/singers. The Ensemble actors may be cast to play more than one role. The actors will need to be comfortable with movement, but the vocals are the most important part of the Ensemble. Please consider auditioning even if you don’t think of yourself as an actor or dancer. 


We are currently seeking the following Production Team Positions for Deathtrap and Bright Star. As of August 9, 2021 The Guild is requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for all theater audience members, participants, and team members. Please contact to apply. Include a statement of interest and a list of past experiences.

Bright Star

Stage Manager

Various musicians (piano/keyboard, guitar, mandolin/guitar, banjo/guitar, violin/viola, cello, upright bass, fiddle, drums)

Master Builder

Lighting Designer

Props Designer

We aim for our arts programming to reflect our community and the world at large, and therefore strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We strive for a creative and dynamic theater that celebrates individual differences and treats everyone with fairness and respect.

Information regarding upcoming auditions for other productions will be posted as soon as it’s available, and closer to each particular show. Please keep an eye on our auditions page, Minnesota Playlist, and the Guild Theater Facebook page for more information throughout the season. Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to get involved!

Many thanks to our 2021-22 Theater Season sponsors!