Audition


University Theatre (UT) aspires to inclusive casting that reflects our world, and our community. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled NC State students regardless of gender, race, ability, or identity. You do not have to be a theatre minor—or even be taking a theatre class—to audition for a production.

Commitment to the Audition Process

UT is committed to a welcoming and transparent audition process that supports students with various levels of experience. Unless a character choice is dictated by the author or the story, casting will be based on the actor’s experience level and fit for the particular role/cast, rather than skin color, body type, gender identity, or physical ability. If a student requires a special accommodation, said student may contact the show’s director in advance to make that request.

Audition Orientation

To prepare for auditions, an orientation session is scheduled the day before at which you will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as get insight into the audition process. While attendance is voluntary, these sessions prove to be very beneficial – especially if you are new to University Theatre.

What To Expect Upon Your Arrival

After being greeted, you will sign-in, have your student ID scanned, photo taken, fill out an audition card, and be assigned an audition number. Additionally, in completing the audition card, you will be asked to provide any known rehearsal schedule conflicts. Bring your current academic and/or work schedule(s) to aid you in completing this task. And finally, have fun!

AN IN-PERSON PROGRAM: PART OF THE WRIGHT WAY SERIES**

  • Audition Orientation: Jan 12
    • 7-9 pm : Thompson Hall
  • Auditions: Jan 18-19
    • 7-11 pm : Thompson Hall
  • Rehearsals: Feb 6 – March 2
  • Performances: March 3-6

*coming soon


Themes: Disability Visibility & Inclusion
Content Warnings: Adult & Ableist Language


For more information contact Mia Self: mlself3@ncsu.edu

**MAY CHANGE DUE TO COVID GUIDLINES

An In-Person Program – part of the Producing Series**

  • Audition Orientation: Jan 12
    • 7-9 pm : Thompson Hall
  • Auditions: Jan 18-19
    • 7-11 pm : Thompson Hall
  • Rehearsals: Feb 6 – March 20
  • Performances: March 31-April 10

What to prepare to audition for The SpongeBob Musical

Auditionees will need to prepare for the following:

  • warm up together; 
  • sing a song, preferably memorized, and bring an accompanying paper copy of the music, in the correct key, for the accompanist; 
  • dance/move in a group session and briefly demonstrate any special movement skills you have (tap, tumbling, etc.); 
  • read/act from scenes/sides you will receive copies of at the audition and that are available on the audition site. 

The audition orientation is not required but will walk you through the whole process so you can feel more comfortable with what you will be doing.

You can find sheet music on Scribd.com (they have a 30-day free trial) and through the NC State Library database at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/disciplines/music (though these resources are older). 


*coming soon


Themes: Inclusion & Friendship
Content Warnings: Moments of Fear & Suspense, Climate Change & Anti-Science, Immigration & Othering Language


For more information contact Mia Self: mlself3@ncsu.edu

**MAY CHANGE DUE TO COVID GUIDLINES

For general performance and audition information please contact Asst. Director for Performance and Academics, Mia Self at mlself3@ncsu.edu