Audition Notice – Silent Sky

The Playhouse at McConnellstown to Hold Auditions for Season Opener, Silent Sky

The Playhouse at McConnellstown will hold auditions for its season opener, Silent Sky on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 pm, in its building located at 11680 Raystown Road in the village of McConnellstown.

The show performances are June 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees are June 9 and 16 at 2:30 pm. Please bring your calendar with all conflicts between April 2 and June 16. All actors are required to attend all scheduled rehearsals during the final week before the show opens. Rehearsals are typically held three evenings each week, and weekend rehearsals may be scheduled. Work days for set building and facility maintenance are held on Saturdays or Sundays depending on scheduling conflicts.

Based on the true story of a 19th-century astronomer, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries. Henrietta Leavitt joins a group of ladies at the Harvard Observatory working for a renowned astronomer who has no time for the women’s probing theories. Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars and takes stock of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. This play is written by Lauren Gunderson.

Casting requirements for Silent Sky are as follows:

Henrietta Leavitt (30s-40s): Brilliant, meticulous, and excited.

Margaret Leavitt (20s-30s): Henrietta’s creative, sweet sister. A homebody.

Peter Shaw (20s-30s): The head astronomer’s apprentice.

Annie Cannon (40s+): A tense, astute leader.

Williamina Fleming (50s+): Smart as a whip and fun. Scottish.

Copies of the script are available for review but must be returned to The Playhouse before the auditions on April 2. For inquiries about the production or to request a copy of the script, please call 814.627.0311 or email us at

We encourage all thespians to audition regardless of age, race, gender and disability. All casting decisions are at the discretion of the show’s directors. In addition to actors and actresses for the production, we are also looking for volunteers. We are seeking production assistants, stage managers, stage crew, concessions, front of house staff and parking assistance.

While experience is helpful, The Playhouse at McConnellstown does not require previous theatrical experience. We do ask that you have the desire, commitment, and the drive to help us produce the high-quality shows that our audiences have come to expect. Please come join us for a wonderful theatrical experience. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

The Playhouse is located at 11680 Raystown Rd, Huntingdon, PA, six miles South of Huntingdon Borough right on Rt. 26 in the Village of McConnellstown. For more information, please check the website at or like us on Facebook (The Playhouse at McConnellstown).