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Play Auditions

Big Guy Ballerina Auditions

Auditions for ETBU's resident improv troupe, Big Guy Ballerina will be held Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woods Great Room on the second floor of the Student Center.

You don't need to prepare anything! Just bring your imagination and have some fun. BGB performs at least twice each semester, usually to sell out crowds. Come be part of the fun!

Addams Family - A New Musical Auditions

Auditions for The Addams Family - A New Musical will be held in the Jenna Guest Music Building on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Callback will be Friday, September 6.

Anyone planning to audition for Addams Family needs to prepare both a vocal and an acting audition. Those auditioning should bring sheet music to be played by an accompanist for their vocal audition; this audition selection should derive from a published contemporary musical theatre production and be 16 measures in length. In addition, please prepare a short, contemporary, comic monologue no longer than 90 seconds.

General Information

The Department of Theatre Arts holds open auditions and invites all students, regardless of major, to audition.  Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome to participate. 
Directors make casting decisions based upon the following: 

  • The quality of the audition
  • The individual’s suitability for a role
  • Recent roles performed
  • Specific course or degree requirements
  • Availability for and recent participation in workdays and strikes
  • Calendar conflicts
  • Academic standing
  • Specific performance skills required by a role
  • Chemistry with other actors

Auditions are typically comprised of cold readings from the script.  However, they may also include improvisation, movement studies, and dialect readings. Musical auditions require each individual to prepare at least sixteen bars from a previously produced musical (accompaniment is provided). Please bring a copy of your sheet music.  

Auditions are announced at least two weeks prior to the audition date via departmental email, ETBU This Week, Tiger Daily, and the website.

If you have questions about the audition process, the time commitment involved, or about a particular production, please do not hesitate to contact the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts.