AUDITION DATES FOR OUR CURRENT SEASON
All Auditions start at 7:00 pm on the dates listed below. Please come join us and be part of the show!
Whistle Down the Wind: November 3 and November 4, 2013
Jesus Christ Superstar: Precast
Little Women (The Musical): January 19 and January 20, 2014
A Little Night Music: March 23 and March 24, 2014
Shrek, the Musical: May 18 and May 19, 2014
Legally Blonde: June 6 and June 7, 2014
TTC AUDITION FAQ
- Q: What time are auditions?
- A: Auditions always begin at 7 p.m. The first night is the open audition; the second night is reserved for call backs. If you don’t show up until the second night of rehearsals, you will usually not be allowed to audition.
- Q: Does TTC do “open” auditions?
- A: Yes. TTC will occasionally precast specific parts or special shows, but generally, all auditions are open, which means anyone can audition for any role. We welcome new performers of all ages, and we do try to cast age appropriately for our shows (i.e., young people playing young people, middle aged people playing middle aged people, etc.).
- Q: Will everyone hear me sing?
- A: Yes. The general public, all auditioners, the show stage crew, and our Artistic Director, Randy Wilson, will be listening to you during your audition. However, the casting is done primarily by the Artistic Director, sometimes with input from his music director or choreographer for specific shows. His decisions are final, and the Board of Directors of The Theatre Company fully supports the director in his selections.
- Q: Do I need to sing a Broadway song?
- A: Yes. We ask that you prepare a PORTION of a Broadway song that is NOT from the show for which you are auditioning. Sing a part of a Broadway song that shows off your voice, is appropriate (and free of profanity, since there may be younger patrons or auditioners present). We recommend that you select 16-24 measures of an appropriate song in light of the role for which you’re auditioning.
- Q: May I sing acappella?
- A: We look very favorably on performers who come prepared with an appropriate Broadway song that is well-rehearsed, and that has piano accompaniment. We have a pianist at all auditions, and ask that you bring sheet music and get with the accompanist before auditions begin to explain which part of your song you’re using, where the accompanist should start or what they should provide for an intro, etc.
- Q: Do I have to sing?
- A: Yes. TTC performs Broadway MUSICALS. You do not have to have a solo voice, but we will need to hear you sing, and you should not be afraid to sing in front of people. That’s what we do, so you need to be willing and ready to sing in front of any audience.
- Q: Will there be a choreography audition?
- A: For most shows, we will do a choreography audition after everyone has done their vocal audition. The choreographer will show you a few dance steps, usually from the show for which you’re auditioning, and rehearse those steps with the entire group of people auditioning for the show. Then the choreographer and artistic director will have small groups come out and perform the steps so they can see how well you move. If you’re not a dancer, it’s okay. We still need to see you dance, and we will require a dance audition in order to cast you appropriately.
- Q: Do I need a prepared monologue?
- A: For TTC, you do not need a prepared monologue. We will do cold readings of a scene from the show for which you’re auditioning on the second night (callbacks) of auditions and the director will ask people to read for specific parts.
- Q: If I don’t get a call-back, does that mean I’m not cast?
- A: Not necessarily. The director will just have callbacks for people he wants to hear read for specific parts. Others may be cast in the chorus, but if he doesn’t need to hear you read, he won’t waste time having you come to callbacks.
- Q: When is the cast list posted?
- A: The cast listed is posted on TTC’s web site and on our FaceBook page on the morning after callbacks, usually before noon.
- Q: Is there a required production/registration fee if I’m cast?
- A: No. TTC does not require its actors to pay production fees. Our underwriters graciously cover the cost of producing a show.
- Q: Do TTC actors get paid?
- A: No. TTC does not pay its actors. We are a volunteer, community theater organization that uses local, high-quality talent to put on professional quality Broadway shows at a fraction of the cost audiences would pay for a touring show.
- Q: How big is TTC’s audience usually?
- A: Our theater holds approximately 230 patrons. Frequently, TTC sells out certain performances, depending on the popularity of the show being performed.
- Q: Can I found out what the director thought about my audition?
- A: While it would be impractical for the director to provide immediate feedback for every single person who auditioned, it is okay to email Randy Wilson (email@example.com) to ask him a question or two. Please be understanding if he cannot email you back immediately due to the number of emails he gets, and please do not assume that if you aren’t cast or don’t get a quick response that you are not valued, or talented. TTC makes every effort to cast the best people for each role, taking into account reliability, experience, group chemistry, look, sound, age and a number of other factors. It’s quite possible that you may not be cast for numerous shows and then still be cast when there is a show for which you are the right choice, so we do encourage you to be persistent, continuously working on your audition skills, and remain optimistic about TTC and our audition process!