Thanks for auditioning!

We had a great time the last two days! Now it's time for casting. Please read the attached information about what happens next.

Time to sign up for Auditions!!

We are so excited to welcome everyone back to Smiles and Frowns Playhouse!

Please use the link below to sign up for an audition block and be certain to read all about this new audition process, along with all the other information in the documents posted under the Cast/Crew tab. Also don't forget to complete the paperwork--3 forms for actors; 1 form for tech crew. We look for to seeing you next week!

Copy this link into your search bar or (if it works right) click this link to access the audition sign-up:

See you soon!

Time for Auditions!!

The time is nearly here! And we've certainly waited long enough.

Auditions will be September 7th and 8th from 5 to 7pm

Please review the files attached to this post for lots of information about responsibilities and expectations and the three forms for actors and one for tech crew members that need to be completed and brought to one of the audition dates.

We will also be running auditions slightly differently because of COVID precautions. Basically, we are asking for everyone coming into the building to wear a mask and practice social distancing and will be using scheduled audition times. The details on how we intend to facilitate this are outlined in the document SOCIALLY-DISTANCED AUDITIONS included below and under the Cast/Crew tab

Please try to bring completed paperwork with you to auditions. If this is not possible, plan to arrive 15 minutes before your child's scheduled audition time and request the forms from the volunteer at the front door and return to your car to complete them.

Also, please remember to bring a small head and shoulders picture of your child to the auditions. If this presents a difficulty, please take a picture with your phone of your child holding a paper with their name and email it to The photo will be printed and added to your child's audition packet.

We are looking forward to an exciting time, as we return to rehearsal and production. Please help us make this as smooth a restart as possible.

It's time for AUDITIONS!!

It's been a long time and we are so excited to be returning to the stage.
Make plans today to join us for auditions, September 7th or 8th from 5-7pm at the Arts and Recreation Building, 4354 Lee St in Ayden.
We are looking forward to staging Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with rehearsals starting September 20th, performances November 12th and 13th.
Please check the FAQ tab for details about the process and the Cast/Crew tab for the necessary paperwork to complete (after August 31st).
We request that everyone be masked while they are inside the building because social distancing will be difficult.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

It's time to sign up

The time has come to sign up the the Smiles and Frowns Clubhouse workshops. Please follow or copy this link:

All of the necessary paperwork is now available under the cast/crew tab at the top of this page.

We are looking forward to having some fun on stage this spring. Thanks for joining us!

Come Join Us at Smiles and Frowns Clubhouse!!

After a year of no performances at the Doug Mitchell Auditorium in Ayden, Smiles and Frowns Playhouse is excited to announce we are following up last fall's PopUp Playhouse with a series of acting workshops we're collectively calling Smiles and Frowns Clubhouse! There will be three different workshops-one for each age group--5-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-18 years with different topics for each. Depending on interest, other workshops may be offered in upcoming months.

March 27th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm--ages 13-18
Powerful Pauses--Exercises in dramatic and comedic timing

April 10th from 1pm to 4pm--ages 5-8 years
A is for Animal--Using simple puppetry and movement to tell the story of “The Elephant’s Child”

April 24th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm--ages 9-12 years
Beyond “The Lion King”--Creating a character and scene for the less familiar animals in Simba’s story.

Workshops will be in the auditorium at the Ayden Arts and Recreation building (4354 Lee St) We are limiting actors to ten per workshop session. The cost of each workshop is $10. Scholarships are available for those who need them. A link for the sign up will be posted here and on our Facebook page at 12 noon on Wednesday March 10th. More specific details and other important information will be available at the same time.

We are eager to get our actors back on stage and can't wait to see everyone!

Seniors, Time to Apply for the Scholarship!

Even without a show in production, Smiles and Frowns Playhouse will still be awarding the annual Andrea Croskery Smiles and Frowns Playhouse scholarship. The deadline for is rapidly approaching. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior who has participated in at least three Smiles and Frowns Playhouse productions and is planning to continue their education. The completed application and accompanying documents must be delivered or postmarked by January 31st. The winner of the award will be announced in March. Refer to the attached file for the necessary forms and other documents. Good luck to all our seniors!!

Production Postponed Again

This is another very difficult announcement to make. It has become clearly evident that the ongoing and worsening COVID-19 pandemic requires Smiles and Frowns Playhouse to again cancel our production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Our hope is that the fall will bring better circumstances and we will be able to stage the production then.

For now, we will be trying to determine other ways to reach our mission of encouraging children to engage in theater. We are so appreciative of the support we have received during this difficult time. We look forward to when the Smiles and Frowns Playhouse family will again be able to gather and create theatrical magic together. The show WILL go on, just not right now.


Sign Up for the PopUp Playhouse

Here is the link to sign up.

Please make certain you also print and complete all the forms attached to this post and read and understand the Workshop Information.

We look forward to having tons of fun doing this new kind of theater!

PopUp Playhouse is ON!!

The wait is over!! PopUp Playhouse is happening. We have scheduled two workshops: October 10 and October 17 from 12:30pm to 4pm at the Ayden District Park. The link for the sign-up will be posted right here on Wednesday at noon and there are only spaces for 24 actors (aged 8 to 18), so don't wait to sign up. Actors can attend only one of the workshops. If there is no space left when you go to sign up, please send an email through the contact tab or on our Facebook Page: Smiles and Frowns Playhouse. If there is enough interest, we may add an additional session on November 7th. Additional information is included in the attached document.