Auditions for Over the River and Through the Woods

April 30 and May 1 at 7:00PM

Southwest Playhouse announces auditions for Over the River and Through the Woods!

The next production for the Southwest Playhouse stage will be Over the River and Through the Woods. Director Ashley Underwood  has announced that auditions will be held at the theatre April 30 and May 1 at 7:00PM each night. 

The production dates for Over the River are June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2018.


Nick, a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him to far away Seattle - away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them, and the news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait.


NICK CRISTANO:  Young, single and ambitious. Late 20s - early 30s. 

FRANK GIANELLI: Nick’s Grandfather. Family focused.

AIDA GINANELLI: Nick’s Grandma, Frank’s wife. Believes food can fix anything.

NUNZIO CRISTANO: Nick’s Grandfather. A romantic.

EMMA CRISTANO: Nick’s Grandma, Nuzio’ s wife. Believes the right spouse can fix anything.

CAITLIN O'HARE: A Blind Date. 20s - early 30s. 

Director Ashley Underwood states "I will be looking for a slight Italian accent from the older actors reading for the grandparents, as they are Italian immigrants. You shouldn’t talk-a like-a this-a, but I will be wanting an accent for each of the grandparents. My auditions will consist of simple readings from the script. Please come to the theatre a little earlier than 7 in order to fill out your audition form and have a chance to chat about the show."