Community Players Theatre

Auditioning

This page offers general information about the processing of auditioning for shows at Community Players. This information includes who can audition, when we generally hold auditions, and how our auditions are structured.

For audition dates for specific shows and other information about those shows, please see that show's web page. Audition articles are also published in member's bimonthly newsletter, Curtain Calls. These articles are frequently reprinted in our blog at

http://communityplayers.tumblr.com/tagged/auditions

We encourage you to become a member so you can received the issues directly.

 

Who May Audition?
Community Players invites all those who are interested to audition for a show. We encourage everyone regardless of theatrical experience.

When Are Auditions?
Usually auditions for a musical are held on a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday closing week of the prior show. Non-musicals audition only Monday and Tuesday in the same time frame. Please view the show description for specific audition dates as well as a list of primary characters.

How Are Auditions Conducted?
For a musical, the audition is typically split into three sections:

The first section is a vocal audition. In this audition you will be asked to sing a few bars of a prepared piece. An accompanist is provided. Please provide your own music.

The second section of the musical audition is a dance audition. No dance experience is required. The dance audition determines how well you are able to move and learn simple dance steps. Dance auditions may be more complex if the musical calls for complex dance numbers.

The third section of the audition is reading scenes from the script. The director is looking for your ability to interpret the script and interact with others. The director usually has in mind a certain physical type for a character and might take that into consideration (for example a family needs to look like a family).

For non-musicals, auditions typically consist of reading from the script.

Preparing To Audition
No special preparation is needed. Directors will usually have you read selections from the play. If you know the show and would like to read for a particular part you can indicate that on the audition form.

The most import aspect of the audition is to have fun!

Members are welcome to check out scripts if available. See http://communityplayers.org/involve_mem.html to become a member. Members also receive our newsletter, Curtain Calls, can vote in annual elections, and run for the Board of Governors, among other benefits.

Rehearsals
When you come to auditions there is generally a calendar available listing all dates of rehearsals. Typically they begin at 6:30 or 7:00 PM and end at 9:00 or 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Rember, for audition dates for specific shows and other information about those shows, please see that show's web page.

Send an e-mail message to admin@communityplayers.org if you would like to be added to an e-mail list for receiving audition information.

 

 

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