Auditions

Interested in auditioning for a High Tide production? We welcome performers from any background and experience level. Our auditions are always free and open to any interested performers!

Check out the information below to find out more about audition opportunities, general audition information, and audition FAQs.

📷  Greta Cross, Springfield News-Leader

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Tick, Tick… Boom! Auditions • February 25th & 26th

 

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions are available by appointment and are open to anyone interested. Auditioners must be 18 years of age at time of audition. Auditions will typically take place at Martha’s Vineyard, located at 219 E. Olive St., Springfield, MO 65806, unless otherwise noted.

Please refer to the Upcoming Auditions section for any specific audition requirements for each show.

Auditions typically consist of three parts:

1. General Audition

At the general audition, you will be asked to sing a up to 32 bars of a prepared song in the style of musical theatre. An accompanist will be provided unless otherwise noted in the audition notice. You may also be asked to perform a short dance combination/routine, which will be taught to your audition group at the audition.

2. Callback

A callback is the second round of auditions in which the creative team will have people dance, sing, and read parts from the show. After they have seen what they need at callbacks, the creative team will develop the cast list. A callback list will be posted by noon on the day after the last day of general auditions. Callbacks will take place that evening. If you do not receive a callback, that doesn’t necessarily mean you will not be cast in the show, so make sure to check the cast list!

3. Cast List

The cast list will be generally be posted by noon on the day following callbacks, unless otherwise noted. Cast lists will be posted on the High Tide website and the High Tide Theatrical Facebook page.

Unless otherwise noted, please prepare the following for your audition:

  • 32 bars of a prepared song in the style of musical theatre
  • Sheet music for your prepared song, in the correct key
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

Things to keep in mind when auditioning:

  • Singing to a music track is only allowed when specified in the audition notice
  • You may be cut off early while singing if the production team has seen what they need
  • You may bring your own accompanist to the audition with you with prior approval only
  • Please be respectful of the other auditioners. This includes remaining silent during other auditions, being courteous and polite, and being fully prepared and on time for your audition. Gossip and/or harassment of other performers will not be tolerated and you may be asked to leave auditions if you engage in disrespectful behavior.

AUDITION FAQs

What should I bring to the audition?

Bring your sheet music, appropriate footwear, and a water bottle. Have a list ready of all conflicts between auditions and the show’s closing. Most importantly, bring your confidence and enthusiasm!

What should I wear to the audition?

Wear comfortable and appropriate clothes. There may be a dance call at the audition, so make sure you can move freely. Jazz shoes are encouraged but there is no need to purchase dance shoes for an audition. Please do not dress like a character from the show.

What kind of song should I sing?

For most musicals, it’s best to sing a musical theatre song in the style of the show. You should never sing a song from the show you are auditioning for unless requested to do so by the director or if specified in the audition notice.

Can I audition for a specific role only?

Although there is a place on your audition form to note if you’ll only accept certain roles, the first round of auditions are general auditions. Directors generally will not ask you to read or sing from the production until callbacks. However, even though you indicate your preference for a specific role, you may not be asked to read for it.

How should I bring my music?

The best way to bring your music is in a binder. Books tend to close while the accompanist plays and taped or loose sheets can fall off the music stand. Please make sure you clearly mark where you want to begin and end your selection on the sheet music.

If a track is allowed or requested for your audition, please provide the track to the creative team prior to the audition per the instructions in the audition notice. 

How long is the audition process?

Audition times vary depending on the show and audition process. At the initial audition, you are usually dismissed after you sing. However, auditions may take up to a few hours. Callback times will vary from show to show.

When and where are callback and cast lists posted?

A callback list will be posted by noon on the day after the last day of auditions. Callbacks will take place that evening.  If you don’t receive a callback that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be cast in the show, so make sure to check the cast list!

The cast list will be generally be posted on by noon on the day following callbacks, unless otherwise noted. Callback and cast lists will be posted to the High Tide website and the High Tide Theatrical Facebook page

What do I do if I am not cast?

Use it as a learning experience and opportunity for growth. Keep auditiong, and consider volunteering to help with another part of the show, such as backstage or costuming. Many area organizations also offer educational opportunities to help singers, actors, and dancers develop their skills!

For more information on auditions, contact

info@hightidesgf.com

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