Auditions for the Perry 200 Pageant – The Spirit of Erie

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

A community pageant presented by the Erie Playhouse and Perry 200.


A second round of auditions will be held April 13 at noon and April 14 at 6pm at the Erie Playhouse located at 13 West 10th Street for the Perry 200 Pageant – The Spirit of Erie.

The Spirit of everything Erie will come to life as we commemorate our extraordinary heritage and celebrate our future in this original, multimedia, musical extravaganza! Six visually breathtaking segments will highlight the journey that has led us to today and onward to the future.  Complete with lasers, multi-screen projections, aerial staging and more – this pageant will live on in the memories of those both on stage and in the audience for decades.

This all-community pageant is being produced by the Erie Playhouse and will feature over 200 actors/dancers/singers and a large cast of children.  The auditions are open to those ages 7 and older.  No prior experience is required.  The pageant is under the direction of Rev. Shawn Clerkin.

Audition requirements;

Singers – bring 16 bars of a song of your choice.

Dancers – be ready to move. A combination will be taught.

Actors – prepare a short dramatic monologue.

The Spirit of Erie Perry 200 Commemoration Pageant, June 25 – 30 at the Bayfront Convention Center. Eight shows – 7:30pm Tuesday – Sunday and 2pm matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets on sale beginning March 4.  Call the Erie Playhouse box office to make reservations.

  • Opening Night Gala tickets for June 25: Gala – 6:00pm, Show – 7:30pm – $100/pp, tables of 10 – $1,000 (includes food & drink + world premiere performance).
  • General admission tickets $12/pp (includes facilities fees)
  • VIP tickets $22 (includes facilities fees and preferred seating)

Patrons will be able to pre-order The Spirit of Erie Souvenir Program (a 64 page, full color, keepsake) at the early-bird price of $15 + tax when making reservations.

For more information on the pageant and auditions contact Richard Davis at the Erie Playhouse (814,.454,2852 ext. 2 OR