Auditions

Individual directors determine preparation criteria for the auditions of each production. Sometimes there are cold readings and sometimes a director will request auditioners to come prepared to do short monologues.

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  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      November 1, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Agnes of God

      Written by: John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      Actors auditioning for the roles of Doctor and Mother should prepare a two-three minute monologue to feature their skills and talent. Actors auditioning for the role of Agnes please prepare a two minute monologue featuring your skills and talent, and be prepared to sing acapella. All actors must fill out an Audition Form or bring a resumé, and be ready to talk with the director about your theatre experiences.

    • Date
      November 2, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Agnes of God

      Written by: John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      Actors auditioning for the roles of Doctor and Mother should prepare a two-three minute monologue to feature their skills and talent. Actors auditioning for the role of Agnes please prepare a two minute monologue featuring your skills and talent, and be prepared to sing acapella. All actors must fill out an Audition Form or bring a resumé, and be ready to talk with the director about your theatre experiences.

    • Date
      January 30, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Return to the Forbidden Planet

      Written by: Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      Prepare 1 to 2 minute Shakespearean or Fakespearean (i.e. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) monologue. Please bring in 32 bars (about a minute) of a rock song (classic rock or musical theater rock – think Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Rock of Ages). Music from the show is not to be used for auditions. Show songs are posted below. Please bring sheet music in the correct key or a backing track in MP3.

    • Date
      January 31, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Return to the Forbidden Planet

      Written by: Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      Prepare 1 to 2 minute Shakespearean or Fakespearean (i.e. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) monologue. Please bring in 32 bars (about a minute) of a rock song (classic rock or musical theater rock – think Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Rock of Ages). Music from the show is not to be used for auditions. Show songs are posted below. Please bring sheet music in the correct key or a backing track in MP3.

    • Date
      April 3, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

      Written by: Christopher Durang

      Directed by: Gregory Chafin

      More details coming soon.

General tips for auditions at City Theatre

  • When you attend an audition, be prepared to fill out an application.
  • The rehearsal process is 6-8 weeks long and it is important for you to understand the time commitment.
    • Directors will provide a basic rehearsal schedule.
    • You will be expected to provide scheduling conflicts on your application, so bring your calendar with you.
  • Some directors may ask that you also bring a resume and head shot.
  • Most musical auditions will require you to sing a specified number of measures from a Broadway musical.
    • Avoid choosing songs from the musical we are producing.
    • You will be required to bring your own sheet music.
    • An accompanist will be provided.
    • Musical productions also usually include a dance component in the audition process.
  • Even without a dance component at an audition, for both plays and musicals, it’s important to dress appropriately.
    • Wear comfortable shoes, but avoid dressing too casually.

Dress to impress! Avoid flip flops and open toe shoes. You are welcome to change clothes if you prefer to do so for the dance portion of an audition.