When are Auditions?
Auditions happen in 3 parts:
Vocal auditions on Tuesday 12/6, Wednesday 12/7, and Thursday 12/8
Choreography on Thursday 12/8 at 4pm
Callbacks (as needed) Friday 12/9 at 4pm
Do I HAVE to sing/dance/act?
While we know it's scary to step out of your comfort zone, we really want to see everyone sing, dance, and act so that we can find the best spot for you in the show.
What are auditions like?
Honestly--they're fun! Everyone is very happy you're there. You'll sing in front of the directors only, and you'll spend the first hour of choreography learning the dance before you're asked to do it with a small group.
Do I have to be in Drama/Choir to audition?
Nope! Auditions are open to all Sundevils, even if you've never done a show before!
What should I sing?
Sing something that shows off your vocal range (highs and lows!) and something that lets you play a bit of a character--we want to experience you as an actor AND a singer! Find a 1-minute musical theatre selection NOT from this show--and please be memorized!
What's the rehearsal schedule like?
We don't have a live rehearsal schedule yet because we build it around the conflicts of our cast and crew. However, you can check out our calendar for an idea of the weeks we'll be working on the production.
What if I want to work backstage?
Theatre at the Mount has an incredible technical theatre program! We'll hold our tech interest meeting after school from 4-5 on Tuesday, January 3rd. Fill out the Tech Form here.
The following videos are examples of good auditions from talented individuals--but they make a few mistakes that make their auditions less than professional. Can you spot the changes the actors make to take them from "good" to "better"?
The actor has chosen a great song and has a lovely voice--but she's dressed unprofessionally, so her first impression isn't as strong as she'd like. She also seems uncomfortable--hiding behind the piano, missing multiple entrances, and swaying/moving unnecessarily.
Just as in the other clip, the actor has chosen a great song for his voice. He's fidgeting a lot, which tells us he's nervous (and prevents him from demonstrating any character choices!). Even though he slips up on the lyrics, he recovers well--but apologizes at the end, which makes his "mess-up" the last thing we remember.
"Better" Audition Techniques
The following videos are examples of better auditions--but again, the actors make some mistakes that they could easily fix! Can you spot the changes the actors make to take them from "better" to "best"?
The actor has chosen a new outfit, but she's fidgeting with it, as well as her hair, which is really distracting to the casting director. She is clearly well-rehearsed, but the adrenaline of the audition makes her appear a bit rushed at every step.
The actor is very prepared--this clearly isn't his first audition. But his overconfidence is a little off-putting, and he comes off as cocky and stiff. Warm and friendly attitudes are welcome in the audition room--overconfidence is not.
"Best" Audition Techniques
The following videos demonstrate best audition practices.
She greets the accompanist and is clear and confident with her musical needs. This piece is well-rehearsed, with meaningful gestures and breathwork. She's able to show off not only her voice but also her talents as an actor and storyteller. She is warm, professional, efficient, and prepared. All the work she has put in is able to shine through for an excellent audition.
This piece is well-rehearsed, with meaningful physical actions and phrasing. He's able to show off not only his voice but also his talents as an actor and storyteller. He is friendly, professional, efficient, and prepared. All the work he has put in is able to shine through for an excellent audition.