Thank you for your interested in auditioning for Circle Theatre. There are currently no open calls for auditions. Please continue to check back for new opportunities throughout the year. 

AUDITION NOTICES

Thank you for your interest in Circle’s 2021 Mainstage Auditions!  

There are currently no open auditions available. 

Click to download the 2021 audition notices.

AUDITION SIDES

REGISTER TO AUDITION by clicking the links below.

  • There are currently no open auditions available. 
REGISTRATION INFO

There are currently no open calls for auditions.

We will walk you through the sign up process as best we can. Be prepared to spend some time completing the registration form. Remember to have your calendar handy so that you can let us know on the registration form of any schedule conflicts you may have.

Please mark on the form which show you would like to audition for.

Due to COVID-19 Circle Theatre will be accepting video submissions for the main stage productions listed below. 

To find this year’s Audition Notices and character breakdowns, look under the Audition Notices tab.

MAIN STAGE AUDITIONS 

The 2021 audition process will be a little different than previous years. If you have auditioned for us in the past please read the audition notices and details carefully as requirements have changed. 

This season Circle Theatre will be accepting video audition submissions for the following main stage productions:

There are currently no open calls for auditions.

No matter your age, gender, shape, size, or background, there’s a place for you at Circle Theatre. We look forward to seeing you audition!

No adjustments may be made to the schedule after registration has closed.

If you have any trouble with any of the audition forms, please contact us at auditions@circletheatre.org.

RESOURCES & CALLBACK MATERIALS

Click below to download resources.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the music from the shows available for this year’s auditions, you can listen to our Spotify playlists:

CALLBACK MATERIALS
*Callback materials will be available upon a scheduled callback.

GENERAL AUDITION INFO

The following is a breakdown of the audition process at Circle Theatre.  You can find details regarding specific 2021 audition opportunities in the above tabs.

MUSICALS

At Circle Theatre all the musicals audition at one time, in the same room. This means that when you audition for a musical, you will be auditioning for all the musicals at one time. So even if you are auditioning for one show, you will be auditioning in front of all of the Directors of the musicals.

If you are auditioning for a musical you will be required to bring the following:

  • 16-32 bars of a prepared song.
  • Sheet music for your prepared song.
  • We will provide an accompanist/pianist.
  • Singing a cappella or to a music track is not allowed.
  • You may be cut off early while singing if the production team(s) have seen what they needed.
  • You may not bring your own accompanist into the audition with you.

PLAYS AND MAGIC CIRCLE

  • At the audition, you will be asked to read from the script of the show for which you are auditioning.
  • No prepared monologues will be necessary.
  • All plays audition during the same weekend, however, they audition separately in different rooms.
  • If you are auditioning for more than one play, please sign up for each play and allow enough time to attend each audition.
  • It helps to let the Stage Manager or Director of each show know that you are auditioning for other shows.
  • Therefore you may not be able to stay for the entire audition period.
  • You can always come back to an audition that you have already read for if time allows.

CONCERT SERIES

All the concerts audition at one time. This means that when you audition for a concert, you will be auditioning for all the concerts at one time. So even if you are auditioning for one show, you will be auditioning for all of the Directors of the concerts.

If you are auditioning for a concert you will be required to bring the following:

  • TWO contrasting pieces of music, 16-32 bars of each.
  • Sheet music for your prepared songs.
  • We will provide an accompanist/pianist.
  • Singing a cappella or to a music track is not allowed.
  • You may accompany yourself if you play an instrument.
AUDITION FAQS

The following are common questions regarding the audition process at Circle Theatre. The 2021 season auditions will have exceptions to this process. Please contact us with any questions you may have at auditions@circletheatre.org.

Where am I headed for auditions? 

The 2021 auditions will be held by video submission. Details can be found in the tabs above. 

  • Auditions for Main Stage and Magic Circle will take place at the Art and Music Center on the campus of Aquinas College.
  • Auditions for the Summer Concert Series will take place at the Theatre Annex (Building 1721A).
  • Click HERE for a campus map.

*Allow yourself plenty of time to arrive; plan on showing up at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled audition time. 

Can I audition if I cannot be in Grand Rapids during audition weekend?

While it is to your utmost advantage to be present and audition in person, it is possible to be considered via video submission. Auditions allowing video submission will be listed in the above tabs. 


FAQs About the Auditioning For/Participating In a Musical

What is the process like?

  • You will enter the room with approximately 9-10 other people.
  • You will go up on stage and sing one at a time to sing.
  • Once everyone has had a chance to sing, the choreographer will teach your entire group a dance combination/routine. (This pertains to Teen/Adult auditions only.)
  • When you have finished the dance portion of the audition, you are free to go.

What do I wear?

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • You will be required to learn a brief and simple dance routine so that the choreographers can get an idea of how well you move. 

FAQs About the Auditioning For/Participating In a Concert

What do I wear?

Be comfortable and presentable; this is a great opportunity to show the concert Directors who you are as a artist.

What is the process like?

  • You will enter the room with approximately 9-10 other people.
  • You will go up on stage and sing one at a time to sing.
  • You may be asked if you can dance or “move”. Some concerts have small choreographed highlights in the show. Some Directors may have a short callback for movement and dance.
  • You may be cut off early while singing if the production team(s) have seen what they needed.
  • You may not bring your own accompanist into the audition with you.

Do we rehearse as long as what the musicals do?

No. Concerts usually rehearse for 1-4 weeks before the opening night of a Concert, and rehearsal schedules vary. For later performances of the concerts, there is usually a “pick-up” rehearsal to freshen-up and re-learn anything that’s needed, and then a tech rehearsal with the full band, sound, and lights, on the two days before the performances.

Can I be in a play or a musical and also be rehearsing for a concert at the same time? 

That’s a tricky one! If you have already been cast in a play or musical, you MUST have those rehearsal and performance dates noted on your conflict calendar when you audition for the concert(s).

Is it possible for me to participate in more than one concert this season? 

Absolutely; the concert rehearsal schedules should not overlap in a way that limits participation in more than one concert. 

Do I have to play an instrument? 

Absolutely not! If you DO play an instrument we’d love to know, and you’re welcome to bring it and accompany yourself. However, it does not necessarily give you an advantage towards being cast over those who do not play an instrument. 

Are concert performers paid? 

No; all actors/singers at Circle Theatre – from performers in the plays, musicals, Magic Circle family show, Season Kickoff, to the Summer Concert Series – are all all volunteers. 

How old do you need to be to audition for the concerts?

Traditionally, our concerts have been cast with people in their late teens and up; however, we’re opening up our concert auditions this year to teens and tweens to show us what they’ve got!