AUDITIONS

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CCCT auditions are open to all non-Equity performers; and are scheduled on a show-by-show basis.

Please come prepared with a current headshot and resume; if you do not have a headshot, please provide a clear full-face current photo of yourself with no other people in the shot. Your resume should be neatly laid-out and include the name of the show, the director, and the theatre where you performed.  Sample resumes can be found online if you’re making one for the first time.

Some tips to help you succeed at your audition (with thanks to Theatre Bay Area):

  • Always bring your calendar and a pencil or pen; you will be asked to fill out an audition sheet for the directing team when you arrive including any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule, so come a few minutes early to give yourself enough time.
  • If you have conflicts with the performance schedule, don’t audition. Our theatre does not have understudies, so we rely on people who can make the commitment to the entire run of the show.
  • If you’re auditioning for a musical you’ll also need to provide sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided; but don’t expect that person to transpose your music on sight. Most music directors prefer to hear you sing with accompaniment; an a cappella selection is usually not a good idea.
  • An audition is first and foremost a job interview, so dress appropriately. Clean, comfortable, and something that makes you feel confident should be your focus. Do not come in costume; or in something that pulls attention from your song or monologue.
  • No accents unless the director has specifically asked for them in the audition notice.
  • Choose appropriate songs and monologues and rehearse them until you don’t have to think about them anymore. Stay away from pieces that are insulting, racist, or otherwise controversial. Know the pronunciation and meaning of every word you say or sing. You’d be surprised how many actors don’t bother with this very important step.
  • Everyone on the directing team is rooting for you. If you succeed, we succeed. Own the room, don’t apologize for how you look or sound, and have a great time!