Ovation West Musical Theatre

One More Chance to Audition for Ragtime: The Musical

Corey Exline, Director
Kirsten Carpenter-Ortman, Music Director
Rachael Lessard, Choreography
Roger M. Holland, Consultant
Jordan Kaplan, Dramaturg

Exciting news! Some roles have opened up in Ragtime: The Musical! Ovation West is seeking additional Black/African American/African Descent performers to audition for our Fall production. 

ACTORS NEEDED: We are currently looking for one or two masculine identifying actors (strong singers, tenor or baritone) and one or two female identifying actors (strong singers, soprano or mezzo) for the ensemble.


HOW TO AUDITION: To set up an audition, please contact alex@ovationwest.org.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals (some in Denver, then in Evergreen)  start on August 2nd, taking place every Monday-Thursday from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. Our show opens on September 16th and runs every Friday, Saturday, evening  and Sunday afternoon until October 9th. 


STIPEND:  Pending role, stipends for this production range from  $100-250.  Carpool opportunities and some travel expense assistance available.


Ovation West abides by the Colorado Community Standards for Theater. We look forward to meeting you and having you on our team!


Ovation West is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist, and equitable theater environment that is representative of the wider community. We seek to use our platform to lift up and amplify a wide range of voices, particularly those of historically marginalized communities. That commitment extends to using nondiscriminatory and equal opportunity employment practices across all departments, and to creating a culture of respect and support for all individuals through our auditions processes, rehearsals, and performances, as well as in our theatrical content, among our board of directors, production teams, volunteers, and patrons. Ovation West believes all people should be included, celebrated, respected, valued, and heard regardless of race, age, ethnicity, size, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or any other bias. Everyone is welcome!


For this show, we are seeking a cast that properly represents the intended racial diversity of the subject-matter and the time period.

Ovation West’s musical theatre arm which produces award-winning, fully-staged musicals at Center Stage.

Past Performances

Godspell – April & May 2022
Fiddler On The Roof – Fall 2021


Nunsense at Center Stage in February – March 2019.

Watch the Nunsense trailer here

Book, Music & Lyrics by Dan Goggin; Edith Weiss, Director; Patrick Lee, Musical Director; Melissa Trader, Choreographer; Christine Gaudreau, Artistic Director. This production by Ovation West Performing Arts is made possible through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc., 235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003

Funny Girl, September-October 2018

We produced “Funny Girl” at Center Stage in September-October 2018.

Watch the Funny Girl trailer here

Book by Isobel Lennart, Music and Lyrics by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
Timothy Kennedy, Director;  Christine Gaudreau, Music Director; Rachael McWilliams Lessard, Choreographer.  This production by Ovation West Performing Arts was made possible through special arrangements with Tams Witmark, 560 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY

Company, February – March 2018

We produced Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” at Center Stage in February – March 2018.
Watch the Company trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkc_hQHgc4&feature=youtu.be

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, September – October 2017

We produced the regional premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at Center Stage in the fall of 2017. Our production was honored with 5 BroadwayWorld Denver awards: BEST DRAMATIC MUSICAL – BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR – BEST DIRECTOR – BEST COSTUME DESIGN – BEST SET DESIGN
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-GrSvpGKao&feature=youtu.be