BEFORE THE AUDITION:
-- Sign up for our newsletter to receive email notifications of auditions.
-- Check the rehearsal and performance schedules before you audition. It's disappointing to audition, get a part and then find that rehearsals interfere with classes or that you'll be out of town during the 2 weeks the play goes on. Rehearsals and performances occur weeknights and on weekends.
-- Read the script and familiarize yourself with the characters. Knowing the characters will help you to decide for which part or parts to audition. Scripts can be borrowed from the theater.
-- If the play you are auditioning for requires an accent, be sure to study that accent and practice it on your own. Youtube is a great resource for this.
-- If the show is a musical, be prepared with a song and sheet music for the accompanist.
AT THE AUDITION:
-- Be on time!
-- Wear clothes that are reasonable for the audition and are comfortable.
-- Fill out an Audition Sheet.
-- Be courteous and professional. Remember you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and your audition lasts from the minute you walk in the auditorium until the moment you leave.
-- Most auditions consist of "cold readings" from the scripts. That means you will be asked to read some of the dialogue from the show, sometimes with other people sometimes by yourself. Don't worry if you stumble over words, we're looking for energy and character choices.
-- Relax; auditions do not have to be a painful process. Give it your best shot and HAVE FUN!
NOTE: Each director has a unique way of holding auditions. These tips are meant to be a guideline and can be different, depending on the show and the director. For detailed information on a specific show audition, contact the theater in advance.
Auditions are open to all interested persons. If a role is precast, it will be noted in the audition announcement! Otherwise, ALL ROLES WILL BE OPEN!!! While experience is helpful, it is not necessary.
What we want:
--a positive attitude
--a willingness to listen and learn
--a good work ethic
--a commitment to the project
What we DON'T want:
--an inflated ego
--a bad attitude