AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ARE OVER FOR THE 2017 SEASON. WE'VE LEFT UP THE INFO FROM THE MOST RECENT AUDITIONS TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT FOR NEXT TIME. SEE YOU IN THE FALL FOR AUDITIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON!

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Important Audition Info

Please read the following information below about auditioning. Also, be sure to:
  • Check the season calendar of rehearsal and performance dates and cross-reference your own calendars for potential conflicts.
  • Print and sign the Parent/Guardian Signature form (150kb PDF). This important document contains the photo release, company member conduct pledge, and medical release information. This must be read, signed, and turned in at the audition! (We will have hard-copies on hand at auditions.)
  • If I auditioned in the fall, do I need to audition again?
    It depends. Year after year, we’re amazed at how much growth we see during auditions. We don’t pre-cast shows — if we did, it would be to our own detriment, since the pool of talent changes so dramatically between auditions. Plus, auditioning is a great opportunity to meet some new friends, face a scary thing down, and practice your one-person show. So the answer is…

    YES – if you want to show us something new.
    NO – if you want us to consider you for callbacks based on your fall audition.

    IF YOU ARE NOT RE-AUDITIONING, YOU STILL MUST FILL OUT THE FORM! YOU WILL NOT BE ON OUR LISTS FOR CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL NOT END UP GETTING EMAILS IF YOU DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM!

    (Also, remember that every rehearsal is an audition -- if we have worked with you on past shows, we've gotten to know what you are capable of and what you're like to work with in greater detail than any 5 minute audition could show. An important fact to remember each day of rehearsal, eh?)
  • When are the auditions, and when will casting be complete?
    Auditions will be held:

    Saturday, March 11: 10am-5:30pm at BJM Elementary School Library/Theatre (302 W Buffalo St, Ithaca - directions)
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Saturday from 10am-2pm, then your dance audition is 11:45am-12:30pm.
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Saturday from 2:30-4:30pm, then your dance audition is 4:45-5:30pm.

    Callbacks will be Saturday, April 1 from 10am-6pm. The cast lists for Spelling Bee and Footloose will be posted by the end of the following week.
  • What shows do these auditions cover in terms of casting?
    JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT: Principal casting for this show happened in the fall, however we may have slots to add to the ensemble.

    THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Moving stories, compelling characters, and brilliant music combine with equal parts laughter and heart that may very well change your entire weltanschauung, but hopefully not lugubriously.

    FOOTLOOSE: Based on the hit movie from the neon decade, Footloose is the perfect summer blockbuster. Featuring hit songs and explosive dancing, get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes!
  • Is there a way for me to read the script or hear the music ahead of time?
    Sure. We have copies at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 West State St/MLK Jr. St. in Ithaca – directions). Email joey@runningtoplaces.org or call/text 607-216-8750) to make arrangements to borrow materials.
  • How do I sign up to audition?
    You may sign up to audition online.