Firelands College Theatre

Did you know there was a theatre on the BGSU Firelands campus? There is! McBride Auditorium in the North Building is open and waiting for you!

Whether you are interested in performing or prefer to remain out of the spotlight, the Firelands College Theatre program at BGSU Firelands offers numerous ways for people to get involved both on and off stage. There are a variety of theatre courses such as, The Theatre Experience, Acting Principles, Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Performance, Basic Scenic Construction and Painting, Lighting and Sound, Performance Studies, and Directing.  Students also have the opportunity to earn credit by performing in productions as well as working in the scene shop or on a stage crew. Whatever your passion, there is something just right for you!

About the program:

  • BGSU Firelands is the only Ohio regional, branch campus of a university with a Guest Artist Program and a Resident Youth Theatre Program – Caryl Crane Youth Theatre.
  • Between Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre, we produce several major productions each year. Students play an integral role in every aspect of production.
  • Firelands College Theatre welcomes high school students through the PSEOP program, and non-traditional students to theatre courses and stage productions.
  • You can complete 2 years of your Theatre major/minor at BGSU Firelands, and several of our courses fulfill BG Perspective requirements.
  • Through a unique partnership with the Sandusky State Theatre and Terra State Community College, BGSU Firelands theatre students have the opportunity to earn credit while participating in productions at the State Theatre. 
  • Our scene shop is open Monday-Friday from 1 – 5 pm. Stop by and see students at work.
  • Join the Student Theatre Guild and get to know other theatre students.


David Gilmore

David Gilmore

Position: Technical Director
Phone: 419.372.0823
Address: One University Drive
1012 Ceder Point Center
Huron, OH 44839

Mr. Gilmore received his M.A. degree from BGSU in the area of scenic design. He taught theatre technology at Findlay University as a graduate student. He has designed productions for the Huron Playhouse, the Firelands College Theatre, and for Caryl Crane Youth Theatre. His design credits include: Once Upon A MattressBabes In ArmsTender TimesThe Lion, The Witch, and The WardrobeYankee DoodleThe Lion Who Wouldn't, and Raggedy Ann & Andy. He performed in the title role of CCYT's first Firelands production, The Pied Piper. His experience with the various theatre's has given him 40+ acting credits to date. David has also performed at Cedar Point on the week-ends in the Fall; playing diverse roles including the insane narrator of Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell Tale Heart.


BGSU Firelands College Theatre and CCYT are holding open auditions for the co-production of BLOOD BROTHERS February 19 and 20 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm McBride Auditorium BGSU Firelands College No experience necessary.

  • Seeking all ages (14 and up) and types for Willy Russell’s BLOOD BROTHERS
  • Rehearsals begin March 26 and will be weeknights from 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Weekend rehearsals TBD - only if needed
  • Performances are April 26 (7:00 pm), 27 (7:30 pm) and 28 (7:30 pm).
  • There WILL be a student matinee on April 26 at 10 am.

For the Audition, please sing a short contemporary musical theatre or pop song that shows off your voice. Songs must be memorized. A bluetooth speaker will be provided. Bring appropriate accompaniment. Please take an audition side from the folder on the callboard (or print from below). They do not have to be memorized. Sides from the script will be provided at auditions. The setting of the musical play is London, gold stars for all attempts a a British accent!

Questions: Call/Text Director Brian Marshall at 216-374-3047.


(Does not have to be memorized) Narrator: So, did y'hear the story of the Johnstone twins? As like each other as two new pins Of one womb born, on the self same day How one was kept and one given away? An' did you never hear how the Johnstone's died Never knowing they shared one name Till the day they died, When a mother cried My own dear sons lie slain An' did y'never hear of the mother so cruel There's a stone in place of her heart Then bring her on and come judge for yourselves How she came to play this part

(Reminder: The setting is London. The Narrator sets the mood for the story and functions as the conscience of the characters throughout the play)