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 or additional behind the scenes staff, with the exception of our sound and lighting engineers.


In 2020 we are running 8 productions in three different venues.  


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

    • The Best of Me will run July 13 - October 20, 2021

    • The Christmas Tree Ship will run from Oct. 28, 2021 - January 1, 2022

  • Shipshewana, IN: Blue Gate Theatre

    • Stolen, A Musical Mystery will run March 26-May 23, 2020

    • Josiah for President will run from June 2 - October 31, 2020

    • The Christmas Tree Ship will run from November 6 - January 2, 2021

  • Sugarcreek, OH: Ohio Star Theater 

    • A Simple Sanctuary will run May 5 - August 4, 2020

    • Josiah for President will run August 11 - November 5, 2020

    • The Christmas Tree Ship will run November 13 - December 23, 2020


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.


  • 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