MOCK AUDITION WORKSHOP
AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN AGES 12-18
October 7-8 at Tuscaloosa Academy
VIRTUAL AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN AGES 5+
To keep our board, staff, volunteers, and community members safe, auditions for children ages 5-11 will be conducted differently. We ask that children in this age range submit a video audition. Please note that children ages 12-18 who were unable to attend in-person auditions may submit a virtual audition to be considered for an ensemble role.
Questions? Contact Artistic Coordinator Drew Baker at 205-598-2500 ext. 2
We ask that you prepare a 16-32 measure song (approximately one minute in length) and a memorized monologue of up to one minute. Both of these should be in the style of the show you are auditioning for. Sheet music, CD, or music saved on your phone (no streaming) is highly recommended. A cappella (no accompaniment) is not recommended. Make sure that both the song and monologue you choose are age appropriate. If you are interested in a particular character from the show, choose material that is similar to the behavior or characteristics of that character.
You will be expected to perform a song and a monologue. A short dance audition will follow. Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes or jazz shoes) are recommended for the dance portion.
Being nervous is natural, but we hope to help alleviate those nerves with our fun atmosphere and opportunities to attend mock auditions held prior to auditions. And remember we are all here to have fun! Come into the audition room with confidence and a smile on your face! Show the judges you are comfortable being in front of people and you will rock that audition!
Behavior is noted right when you step into the audition room so make sure you respect both the production team and your fellow audition group members. It is important that you stay quiet when others are auditioning so they aren't distracted or prevented from performing their material. This will make the audition process run as smoothly as possible.
Callbacks are basically another audition where certain characters from the show are read or sung for. Callbacks normally are the following day after the second night of auditions. You will be notified by a phone call from the production stage manager or other production team member if you are needed at callbacks for the show you auditioned for.
Don't be discouraged! If you don't receive a callback after your audition, that doesn't mean you are not cast in the show. Casting is like piecing together a puzzle and callbacks are utilized to make sure that puzzle is put together just right!