Get involved in Cardston Community Theatre Auditions!
While we get ready to announce our coming Spring 2019 production,
Get ready for your Cardston Community Theatre Fall Audition!
DATE: Fall 2018 (TBD)
PLACE: Cardston Civic Center
How to have a great Audition
BE ON TIME! Have a POSITIVE face, attitude, and body language.
SMILE! Be expressive, animated, and full of energy when you audition.
BE POLITE to everyone, starting with the first person you see at the audition, all of the others who are there to audition, and those in the audition room.
INTRODUCE yourself to the director, music director, choreographer, and piano player. These people will most likely be in your audition.
DO NOT apologize even before you start your audition. For example, “I have a cold and can’t sing.” Those in the audition room will be able to tell.
LISTEN carefully to and/or read all instructions given in the audition. If you have questions, please ask the person in charge.
BE COOPERATIVE. The director may ask you to try a part of another song from the actual show or start from a different point in your music. Do what is asked of you – don’t argue.
Say THANK YOU when the audition is over.
Musical Theatre Auditions
SING a song you like to sing in a comfortable key. Find a song that shows off the range of your voice. If you are an alto, do not sing a song where you have to screech high to get the notes out.
MEMORIZING your song and poem/monologue(if required)is not necessary. However, it does show how hard you’ve worked to prepare for the audition.
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE ahead of time in front of familiar people; parents, friends, or a music teacher.
PRACTICE with someone playing the piano for you. This is very important because the piano accompaniment may not be exactly what you’re used hearing on a recording or video. Take time to sing with a piano.
GET a drink of water before you sing. DO NOT CHEW GUM!
HAVE your full musical accompaniment (your singing notes and the piano notes) ready for the piano player. For example, in a book or taped to cardboard, not stapled or crumpled up. Have your poem/monologue marked in your book so you can get to it quickly. For example, use a bookmark to mark your page.
WEAR comfortable clothing to the audition and have a neat, physical appearance, including hair out of your face.
KNOW the show you are auditioning for – read the musical/play if you can.
KNOW the performance dates. If you cannot be there for ALL of the performances, DO NOT AUDITION.
FILL OUT the audition form correctly. Do not include information you were not asked to provide.
KNOW YOUR CONFLICTS – those times when you cannot rehearse. For example, Tuesdays – dance class, 4:00 to 5:00 PM Thursdays – basketball,3:30 to 5:00 PM