Who may audition?
Anyone is free to audition. Each show has ages that are specific to the characters in that show, so please, look at a show to make sure it is appropriate for you to audition for.
When and where are the auditions?
Auditions are held at The Everett Theatre complex. They may be held in The Everett Theatre Annex, The Everett Theatre, or The Gibby center for the Arts. Please, check the audition information for where you will need to report for auditions. Audition dates are posted on Facebook and our website and are updated frequently.
What do I need to bring to an audition?
If you are auditioning for a musical it is required that you bring 16-32 bars of music in two contrasting styles but in a similar style to the show you are auditioning for. You must bring your own sheet music, marked with a start and stop point, in the appropriate key. If an accompanist is not available, you will be asked to sing acapella. You may only get to sing one of your two prepared pieces.
If you are auditioning for a play, you will need a 2 minute memorized monologue in the style of the play you are auditioning for.
You will also need to bring a calendar with all of your conflicts to be listed on the audition sheet. Conflicts are not accepted after a role has been offered, so please, bring them all at the time of the audition.
Headshots and resume’s are accepted but not required.
Please, check the audition notice for specific audition requirements.
Do we need to attend both nights of auditions?
You only need to attend one night of auditions.
Do I need an appointment?
Auditions are done on a first come, first serve basis. You will sign in, fill out your paperwork, and wait to be called in.
When do I sign in?
The sign in location will be listed in the audition notice and marked on the outside of the appropriate building
How should I dress?
Dress in a professional manner for the part you are auditioning for. Do not dress in costume, flip flops, torn jeans, or sweat pants.
Who does the casting and what are they looking for?
Casting is done by committee generally including the producer, director, music director (if applicable) and choreographer (if applicable). Director’s are looking to cast the best possible show. Please, just bring your best.
What is a callback?
A call back is an invitation for a second audition. This may be for specific parts or for dancing. A callback means the director wants to see how you do in a specific role as well as how you may fit in the cast overall. If you do not receive a callback, it does not mean that you will not be cast. It just means the director does not need to see you in a second audition.
Will I be required to dance?
If you are, it will be stated in the audition notice on the website and Facebook.
How long do auditions last?
Audition length depends on how many people are signed up and what the casting committee asks you to perform. Generally you are called back in small groups and the actual audition time lasts between 5-10 minutes. Waiting times may be longer based on the amount of people who are auditioning.
Do parents need to attend the auditions with their child?
Auditions are closed to people who are not auditioning. However, parents are required to fill out the paperwork for anyone under the age of 16. Parents may wait for their child in the holding room.
When will I hear back about casting?
Dates will be posted on a board at the audition call as to when you will be notified. All auditioners will be contacted as to whether they have been cast or not. All notifications are done by email only.