Theater Department Auditions

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SPRING 2022 SHOWS

Lionel Bart's Oliver!
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Directed Terry Christopher
Choreographed by Deana Occhipinti

Musical Direction by Joseph Mulroy

Vocal Direction by Roxanna Ward
Performances April 7-16

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Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Directed by AJ Sclafani
Performances May 5-15

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDITIONS

Do I need to sign up for a time slot to audition?

No. Auditions are not done by appointment. Arrive early on the day of the audition and plan on being there until you are dismissed.

Do I have to be a student to audition for a show at IVC?

The auditions are open to anyone. If you are selected for a role you will have to apply for admission the college and enroll in one or two courses that directly relate to your participation in the show. You will need to pay for the enrollment, and the classes at the standard rate.

What about accompaniment for my song?

A staff accompanist will be available at the audition. Bring sheet music for your audition material if you want piano accompaniment. Also, feel free to sing a cappella instead.

Do I have to take classes in addition to being in the show?

People that are cast in the show enroll in one or more classes that reflect their participation in the rehearsals and performances. Participants are not required to take additional technique classes during the daytime.

Can high school or middle school students audition?

Absolutely. The department casts high school and middle school students on a regular basis. There is some extra paperwork involved in order to enroll the students in the college courses. Consent of the student's school Principal is required.

Can I audition for both shows? Can I audition for just one show?

Yes. Auditions are held for both shows simultaneously. If you prefer to be considered for one show and not the other, just let us know when you arrive.

What should I wear to the audition?

Wear clothes that that allow you to move easily and deliver your monologue or song. It is not necessary or desirable to costume yourself for the audition.

When are rehearsals scheduled?

Rehearsals are scheduled between 7 pm and 10 pm Monday through Friday. Although you may not be called for all rehearsals, you will need to be available for every rehearsal. You will be given a rehearsal schedule at least two weeks in advance so you will know what your call times will be for any rehearsal.

I’d like to be in the show, but I can’t be at the auditions. What should I do?

Audition online by clicking here.Links to an external site.

If I have a scheduled trip or event during the rehearsal period, will that preclude me from being cast?

Not necessarily. Allowances can be made in the rehearsal schedule if you disclose all known conflicts ahead of time on your audition form.

What if I can’t sing very well. Can I still be in the musical?

Absolutely! Musicals often include non-singing roles.

What if I have classes or work on weeknights?

Some limited allowances can be made around your schedule, but generally if you want to be cast in a show, you will have to clear your weeknight schedule to be available for rehearsals. All people auditioning must be available for all of the dress rehearsal and performance dates in order to be considered for a role.

Are any rehearsals held on weekends?

Yes. Some costume fittings, and hair and make-up seminars may occour on Saturdays. Performances will be on weekends also.

How long a time period do rehearsals continue before the show is performed?

Depending on the show, the rehearsal period can range from six weeks up to four months.

I don’t have anything prepared. Can I still audition?

You can but bring something that you can read. Review it on the way to the auditions.

How can I get the script or the sheet music for the show so I can prepare my audition?

Using songs or monologs from the show your are auditioning for as audition material is discouraged. It is preferred that you use audition material that is similar, but not from the show itself. 

What are the dates and times of the performances?

Show dates and times will be given out at the audition. Generally, they cover two weekends, starting on a Friday (opening night) at 8 pm, then Saturday evening at 8 pm, and a Sunday Matinee at 2 pm. The following week the shows will be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Following the final performance, the entire cast is expected to help break down the stage scenery and put away equipment and supplies. This can sometimes last until midnight on the final day.

Do I have to be at the audition the whole time? Can I leave early?

While the audition process may not require the entire time posted, you need to stay until released from the audition.

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These shows are planned for on-campus rehearsals and performances with in-person audiences! 

ON-CAMPUS AUDITIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 25TH AND 26TH AT 6:30PM IN THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND CALL BACKS WILL BE THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THEN TO AUDITION. HERE'S HOW YOU CAN AUDITION RIGHT NOW:

  1. ​Collect your head shot, and resume
  2. Create an audition video of yourself. Sing a 16 bar song and/or perform a one minute comedic monologue.
  3. Fill out the audition information form and upload your photo, resume, and video at this link AUDITION HERE You will be asked to login to a Google account (like gmail) to access the form and upload files. Use the Chrome internet browser for best results. The deadline is Monday, January 24th at 9PM.
  4. On January 26th you will be contacted about callbacks and next steps.

For questions regarding this semester's audition process, contact the producer, Professor Scott Grabau at mgrabau@ivc.edu

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