Tuesday, November 28, 7:00pm, Thompson Hall
The orientation session provides insight into the audition process at University Theatre. Additionally, the dance routine used for the Hairspray auditions will be taught. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the audition orientation.
Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, 7:00pm, Thompson Hall
A perusal script is available in the lobby at Thompson Hall. Those interested in auditioning may drop in and read it. Please note that it must remain in the building. Once audition sides are available, they will be posted here. Check back often for updates.
What to Expect During an Audition
University Theatre student performances usually audition with short scene or monologue readings from the script. These “sides” are provided to the actors at the audition. The “sides” can be found on this audition page a couple of days before the audition so you can familiarize yourself with them. Perusal scripts and audition information are available in the Thompson Hall lobby. Musical auditions are held differently and will most likely have you sing 16 bars of a prepared song, and learn a song and dance from the show. If you are auditioning for TheatreFest, our summer performances, you will be asked to prepare a short monologue, read from sides, and sing and dance if it is a musical. However,every director and play’s audition requirements might be different.
When you arrive at a University Theatre audition, you’ll fill out an audition card. Bring your schedule with you, the director will need to know all conflicts up front. Then, you’ll wait for the director or stage manager to call your name. Most likely, you’ll be partnered with others to read a scene and/or given a monologue. You’ll be given the opportunity to read more than once. It’s not necessary, but you may come to both nights of auditions if you wish.