Since 2010, Blue Gate Musicals has been committed to producing high-impact, high-quality, Broadway-caliber musicals for audiences around the country.


Blue Gate Musicals is leading the way in its creation of a unique genre of musicals set in Amish Country America.  Eight of our ten musicals have a central Amish Character whose stories intertwine the Amish and English worlds, creating intriguing dilemmas and soul-searching journeys - with lots of laughs along the way! Blue Gate Musicals gives our patrons a window into a world that is not their own, a world full of the challenges of community and the beauty of simplicity. 

 In addition, we are passionate about the people who work for us and are intentional about the actor’s experience with our company.  We strive to be competitive with all things important to you.  For the most part, our venues are small, intimate spaces.  We work without stage managers, swings, understudies or additional behind-the-scenes staff, with the exception of our sound and lighting engineers.  Our desire is to hire the most talented AND dependable actors available.


In 2022 we are running 6 productions in four different venues.  


  • Sarasota, FL: Carlisle Inn

    • Half-Stitched will run January 17 – March 15


  • Bird-In-Hand, PA: Bird in Hand Stage

    • Simple Sanctuary will run April 1 – August 10, 2022

    • Josiah for President will run August 11 – October 21, 2022

    • The Christmas Tree Ship will run from Oct. 22 – December  31, 2022


  • Shipshewana, IN: Blue Gate Theatre

    • Half-Stitched will run March 19-June 21, 2022

    • Dear Soldier Boy will run from June 23 - October 27, 2022

    • Our Christmas Dinner will run from October 28, 2022 - January 7, 2023

  • Sugarcreek, OH: Ohio Star Theater 

    • Josiah for President will run April 29 - November 3, 2022

    • Our Christmas Dinner will run November 4 - December 23, 2022


Auditions are held at multiple regional auditions around the country.  The auditions and contract dates  are listed below.  In addition, online submissions are accepted.

Send website* information to Wally Nason at  
Make sure website includes resume, references, head shots, at least 2 monologues and at least two contrasting song selections.

*Please do not send multiple emails with video links and downloads.


Blue Gate Musicals will follow local and national guidelines in regards to Covid procedures.  At this time, we require all of our actors to be vaccinated and test weekly.


  • Salary – $300 per week

  • Housing is provided (private rooms in large houses)

  • Meal stipend of over $300 per month – varies with venue

  • Work out facilities included – varies with venue

  • Comp tickets

  • Internet and cable provided