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.

You can stay informed about upcoming auditions by checking this page often, and by subscribing to our newsletter.

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      August 27, 2018
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description
      A FEW GOOD MEN
      Written by: Aaron Sorkin
      Directed by: Nancy Eppert
      Performance Dates: November 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 & November 11 at 2:00
    • Date
      November 5, 2018
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description
      WIDDERSHINS
      Written by: Don Nigro
      Directed by: Emerson Rapp, III
      Performance Dates: January 10 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30 & January 20 at 2:00
    • Date
      January 28, 2019
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description
      ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA
      Music & Lyric by: Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
      Adapted for the Stage by: Leslie Bricusse, Timothy Allen McDonald Based on the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
      Directed by: Aaron Stokes
      Performance Dates: April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 & April 14 at 2:00
    • Date
      April 8, 2019
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description
      A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
      Written by: William Shakespeare
      Directed by: Nathan Bowman
      Performance Dates: May 30, 31, June 1, 7, 8 at 7:30 & June 9 at 2:00

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.