We hold all of our auditions over the course of two weekends in March. Auditions for our Main Stage and Magic Circle productions will be held March 6-8, 2020. Auditions for our Summer Concert Series will be held on March 13 and 14, 2020. Come out and join us to be considered for the 2020 season! 

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 NOTICES
  • 2020 info coming soon
AUDITION FAQS

Where am I headed for auditions? 

  • ALL auditions take place in the Art and Music Center on the campus of Aquinas College.
  • Click HERE for a campus map.
  • Look for #6 on the map to locate the building. We recommend entering campus from the Fulton Street entrance of campus, and parking in Lot #1, #7, or #9.

*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. 

AUDITION WORKSHOP

 

Based on the sold out workshop events of the past three years, once again we’re bringing our directors and production teams together to have lunch with YOU – and give you the chance to ask questions while getting to know various directors, their ideas, and their concepts for each of the six Circle shows for our upcoming season. You’ll hear about Circle’s season and the opportunities available to you, and you’ll get expert tips on how to best navigate your Circle audition weekend. 

 

The best part? We’re offering you personalized audition preparation in the areas that YOU want, the way that YOU want to experience it. You get to choose how and what you want to prepare for by choosing from different workshops, classes, and lessons that were strategically curated based on the feedback and ideas of our Circle performers. One-on-one attention and small group experience… designed for your comfort, confidence, and growth. 

 

2020 Workshop: February 8 & 9

 

Each participant’s registration fee will include the mandatory Q&A Director session followed by lunch AND one personalized prep session in the area of their choice. Want more? There’s NO limit. The more you register for, the more you get for your investment. But ACT FAST… all sessions have limited capacity! Packages start at $35. Registration opens in December.

RESOURCES
  • CONFLICT CALENDAR
  • CALLBACK INFORMATION
  • BLANK REGISTRATION FORM