Auditions & Opportunities
Note: All timelines are subject to change year-to-year, but the below information represents standard expectations for audition and performance schedules. Please check back regularly for updates.
Fall Auditions – September
- TeenSelect, Issaquah
- Performs in December
- TeenSelect, Everett
- Performs in October/November
- Ensemble, Issaquah
- Performs in April
Winter Auditions – December/January/February
- KIDSTAGE Originals, Everett
- Performs in February
- KIDSTAGE Originals, Issaquah
- Performs in March
- Ensemble, Everett
- Performs in April
- Summer remount performs in July and August
Summer Auditions – May
- Summer Independent, Issaquah
- Performs mid-July
- Summer Independent, Everett
- Performs mid-July
- SummerStock, Issaquah
- Performs end of July/beginning of August
- SummerStock, Everett
- Performs mid-August
- Village Theatre Institute/Pathway Program, Issaquah + Everett
- Program Runs September-May
Sign-up for an audition
You must make an appointment to audition! Please call or email to set yours up. There may be appointments still available the day before; it’s never too late to call! In your email or voice mail please provide – student’s name and age, parent’s name, parent contact phone number, parent email address and which program(s) the audition is for (i.e. Institute only, or SummerStock, Summer Independent and Institute).
Carefully read the audition requirements for each specific audition listing. Possible requirements include: 32 bars of one or two songs of different styles and a one-minute monologue. When auditioning for Institute you are highly encouraged to have additional material prepared.
Check your materials
- 32 bars of a song = 32 measures = one verse and one chorus (usually) = about one minute of singing. It’s okay to be a few bars under or over 32 if it helps you complete a thought or phrase.
- Keep to the time requirements. You will be cut off if your selections are longer than required.
- Have everything fully memorized and performance ready.
- Rehearse every part of what you want to perform during the audition.
- How you want to enter the room, talk the accompanist through your music and introduce yourself and your pieces.
- How you will transition smoothly from your slate through the first piece, into the second piece, and back into yourself to conclude the audition.
- Decide what order you are most comfortable doing your pieces in. We do not have a preference.
Remember to bring:
- Sheet music for each song you prepare
- PLEASE HAVE music for your songs. You may not sing a cappella (without accompaniment) or with a recording.
- In the key you are singing it. The accompanist WILL NOT transpose your music on the spot.
- Hole-punched, two-sided, and in a three-ring binder.
- Clearly marked start and stop points.
- Headshot/resume that looks like you do now
- Provide clear 8×10 or 8 1/2×11 photos that look like you now, where you are the only one in the photo. School or photocopied photos are OK. (You are not judged on photos-we just want to recognize you!)
- One copy of resume/headshot for each program you are auditioning, and an extra or two.
- Include all theatrical, music, dance, or other performing experience or training on your resume. Include relevant special skills like instruments played, dialects or languages, tumbling/gymnastics/acrobatics.
- Family calendar
- So that you can clearly and accurately identify conflicts with the rehearsal schedule(s).
There are many resources with audition tips and tricks available. Here are just a few:
- musicaltheatreaudition.com – particularly useful to identify overdone songs/monologues.
- tpsonline.org — Theatre Puget Sound’s website. Search Talent — a great way to look at examples of actor resumes.
Here are several examples of audition materials that would work great for auditions.
- Alto – “A Cockeyed Optimist” (South Pacific) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Alto – “Everything I Know” (In the Heights) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Baritone – “Be A Dentist” (Little Shop of Horrors) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Baritone – “I’ll Know” (Guys and Dolls) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Soprano – “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” (Anything Goes) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Soprano – “My Friend, The Dictionary” (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Tenor – “What If” (The Addams Family) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
- Tenor- “Who I’d Be” (Shrek the Musical) Sheet Music | Rehearsal Track | Performance Track
For audition monologues, CLICK HERE
Listed below are overdone audition materials. Do some digging, there are a ton of great alternatives out there!
- “I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning”
- “Good Morning Baltimore”
- “Mama Who Bore Me”
- “Part of Your World/Somewhere That’s Green” (really similar songs)
- Promedy – anything
- Anne of Green Gables – meeting Matthew
- You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – anything
- The Fantasticks – Luisa
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.