Registration for our 2020 Auditions are now open!

* Please refer to tabs below for information on casting breakdowns and other resources

Main Stage & Magic Circle: March 6th and 7th

Summer Concert Series & Kickoff: March 13th and 14th

Conflict Sheet

REGISTRATION INFO

Thank you for your interest in Circle’s 2020 Season Auditions!

We will walk you through the sign up process as best we can. Be prepared to spend some time completing this form. Be ready to include information about yourself, the shows you are auditioning for, and have your calendar handy so you can choose your audition time. 

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

MAIN STAGE AUDITIONS for ages 10-85*^ for musicals and plays will take place on Friday, March 6th and on Saturday, March 7th at the Art and Music Center at Aquinas College

MAGIC CIRCLE AUDITIONS for ages 6-65* will take place on Friday, March 6th and on Saturday, March 7th at the Art and Music Center at Aquinas College

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AUDITIONS for ages 12-up* will take place on Friday, March 13th and on Saturday, March 14th at the Theatre Annex at Aquinas College

SEASON KICKOFF CONCERT for ages 16-up* will take place on Friday, March 13th and on Saturday, March 14th at the Theatre Annex at Aquinas College. 

*See individual show/concert audition notices for character/concert specific age ranges.

^For Main Stage Productions, there is 1 part for a boy age 10-14. All other Main Stage roles this season are for ages 15 and up.

Don’t forget to print out your Conflict Sheet (which can be found HERE) and bring as many copies with you as the number of shows you are auditioning for. (For example – 1 show, 1 Conflict Sheet. 2 shows, 2 Conflict Sheets, etc.) In addition, we encourage you to bring a resume and headshot (if you have one) for each show that you are auditioning for.

No matter your age, gender, shape, size or background, there’s a place for you at Circle. Whether you are auditioning for Circle Main Stage shows, the Magic Circle show, the Season Kickoff Concert or the Summer Concert Series (or all of them), we look forward to seeing you at auditions.

Main Stage + Magic Circle Audition Registration HERE

Season Kickoff + Concert Audition Registration HERE

Main Stage and Magic Circle Audition Registration CLOSES on TUESDAY March 3rd at NOON.

Summer Concert Series and Kickoff Audition Registration CLOSES on WEDNESDAY March 11th at NOON.

No adjustments may be made to the schedule after that point.

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

AUDITION INFO

MUSICALS

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

Where am I headed for auditions? 

  • 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. 


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! We recommend that you look at our Conflict Calendar. 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! Youth/Teens may be considered for the Imagine and 21st Century Broadway concerts. 

RESOURCES

Click below to download resources.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the music from this season’s shows, you can listen to it all on our Spotify profile here.