Almost, Maine Auditions

by John Cariani

Synopsis: A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost — not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness — experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.

Rehearsals will begin March 19th. Tech Week & Performances will be May 6-11, 15-17.

Audition forms due by 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 4th.

  1. Complete this online audition form.
  2. Prepare a one-minute monologue and deliver it at your audition time.


By invitation only on Monday, March 11 6:30-8:30. Students will be notified if they need to attend the callbacks.

Prior to callbacks, students will be given small sections of the script to read together, so the director can decide who is going to be each character.

Rehearsals and Production Week

Link to calendar

There will be a read-through on March 19th in Mrs. Miller’s classroom.

Rehearsals will begin March 20th, some evenings around the musical, and then after school in late April and May.

Tech Week will be every day the May 6-10 and 15-17, times TBD.

Performances will be May 10-11, 16-17, 2024.


We understand that students will occasionally have conflicts. But we have a limited amount of time to rehearse, and we need every minute. No more than two rehearsal absences March 19-May 2. No absences during Tech Week & Performances May 6-10, 15-17. Please do not schedule appointments or other activities during rehearsals. If an absence is unavoidable, please email details.

If you are absent due to illness, we will communicate with you on a case-by-case basis to determine the best plan for moving forward and trying to keep the student in the cast.

Two unexcused absences will lead to dismissal from the show.