TriArts Sharon Playhouse

Audition FAQ's

WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS?
Please prepare one short song with which you feel comfortable that best shows off your voice and acting. If possible, please prepare something that is stylistically similar to a show or shows in the Season.  Songs should be two minutes or less.  Please bring your audition "book" in case more material is requested.  A rehearsal accompanist will play all auditions.

 

WILL THERE BE CALLBACKS?
You will be contacted via e-mail if the creative team needs to see you for a callback.  Please note: If you are not called back, this does not mean that you are not being considered or cast in a role.  It just means we need some more specific information about you.

 

WHY ARE YOU TAKING MY PHOTO/ VIDEOTAPING?
Even if you have a headshot, it is helpful for the artistic staff to have a snapshot of how you look today.  We generally videotape auditions when a director or key member of the creative team is not able to be present.

 

WHEN WILL I HEAR WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE BEEN CAST?
The casting process is a long and complicated one.  If you are being offered a role, you will most likely be contacted sometime in March.  There can, and frequently are, exceptions to this general timeline.  Often shows are still being cast just before rehearsals begin.  You will not receive any kind of call or notification if you are not being offered a role.

 

WHAT IS THE REHEARSAL COMITTMENT?
We rehearse anywhere from 2-3 weeks total (depending on the production) with Mondays off.  Rehearsals are 8 hours per day, 6 days per week.  If cast, you will receive a general rehearsal calendar that lists all the times that the production rehearses.  Then, as each rehearsal gets closer, you will receive a more specific and detailed schedule.  Sometimes it is possible to release this detailed schedule up to a week or so in advance.  Other times, you may receive your schedule the day before.  You will always receive your schedule at least 12 hours prior to each rehearsal.  Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals for which you are called is absolutely required.

 

WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE?
Performances run Wednesday – Sunday, and frequently there are two shows in one day.  Please see the detailed performance schedule for each production for a complete listing.