Athens Creative Theatre Auditions

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Athens Creative Theatre strives to provide a fun all inclusive theater experience for everyone no matter how much previous performance experience participants have. ACT encourages all performers ages eight and up to come enjoy the magic of theatrical performance. Auditioning for ACT is fun and easy, simply call and schedule an audition time for the production of your choice. Visit our "Shows" page for a complete listing of upcoming audition and performance times and dates.

GENERAL AUDITIONS (AGES 8-12)


  • In order to audition, a child must be at least 8-years-old at the time of auditions.
  • Children in this age range to do not need to prepare anything before the audition. Audition materials will be provided when they do their audition and will consist of cold reading in a group setting (and singing music in a group setting if auditioning for a musical performance)
  • Children will sign up for a 10-minute audition slot in 5-person groups. Children will sing a short excerpt taught to them during their audition time.
  • Children should arrive with a parent at least 15 minutes before his/her scheduled appointment to complete paperwork. All paperwork must be completed and turned in before going in to audition. (If you arrive late, you may be moved to a later audition group.)
  • Auditions are closed, which means no one may enter the theatre except those auditioning (please call ahead for special circumstances). Those not auditioning may wait in the Conference Room during auditions.
  • Those auditioning will be asked to complete a conflict calendar to turn in at the audition showing all rehearsal conflicts the child might have.
  • Wear comfortable clothes (no dresses or skirts) and close-toed shoes with a heel strap to the audition.
  • Children will most likely be cast in an ensemble. Some children will have featured roles within these ensembles. Children’s rehearsals will be kept to a minimum and will end by 7:30pm until a few weeks before performances.

GENERAL AUDITIONS (Ages 13+)
  • For this audition, adults are considered at least 13-years-old by the time of the audition. Therefore the adult audition will include teenagers, students, adults, and seniors.
  • Adults will sign-up for an audition time to perform a cold reading from the script with a small group. 
  • Upon arrival report to the waiting area to complete your paperwork and conflict calendar. All paperwork must be completed and turned in before going in to audition. (If you arrive late, you may be moved to a later audition time) 
  • Auditions are closed, which means no one may go in the theatre except those auditioning (please call ahead for special circumstances)

MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITIONS (Ages 13+) 

  • For this audition, adults are considered at least 13-years-old by the time of the audition. Therefore the adult audition will include teenagers, students, adults, and seniors.
  • Adults will sign-up for individual 10-minute audition slots. During these 10 minutes, adults will sing a prepared solo, and will be asked to do a reading from the script. Some adults may be asked to sing from the score.
  • All adults will do a dance/movement audition following your 10 minute audition. (If you arrive late, you will be asked to stay until the end of auditions to do the dance/movement audition.)
  • Upon arrival report to the waiting area to complete your paperwork and conflict calendar. All paperwork must be completed and turned in before going in to audition. (If you arrive late, you may be moved to a later audition time) 
  • The only preparation needed is 16-32 bars (about 30-45 seconds) of a prepared solo of the singer's choice. You must bring sheet music for the piano accompanist (you will get it back). If you need assistance finding sheet music resources please contact the ACT staff and they will be able to provide some resources to help find sheet music. 
  • Auditions are closed, which means no one may go in the theatre except those auditioning (please call ahead for special circumstances).
  • Wear comfortable clothes (no dresses or skirts) and close-toed shoes with a heel strap to the audition.

ATHENS MUSICAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

  • To audition as a LEAD role in the AMTO you will need to prepare the materials in the audition booklet (provided by the ACT staff upon scheduling your audition) specific to the character you are auditioning for. Audition ages vary depending on the production and casting needs for each show. 
  • Auditions will take place in 10-minute audition slots. During these 10 minutes, performers will complete the audition as notated in the audition book. 
  • Upon arrival report to the waiting area to complete your paperwork. All paperwork must be completed and turned in before your audition can be completed. (if you arrive late, you may be moved to a later audition time)  
  • To audition as an INSTRUMENTALIST there are no audition requirements we only ask that you have basic proficiency on your instrument to participate in the orchestra. You will need to sign up in advance of the first rehearsal with the ACT staff and provide information on your playing experience, instrument(s) played and contact information
  • To audition as a CHORUS MEMBER there are no audition requirements. You will need to provide your contact information and your preferred vocal part to the ACT staff upon signing up. 

CALLBACK AUDITIONS

Some auditions might require the casting director to call back actors and actresses for an additional audition. Callback auditions are typically held after all scheduled auditions are completed. You will be contacted via phone and/or email if you are needed to return for a callback audition. 

AUDITION RESULTS

Cast lists are completed between 1-3 business days after the close of auditions for a production depending on the cast size and the number of callback auditions needed to make casting decisions. The cast list is distributed via email to all members of the finalized cast. All auditions who were not awarded a role are notified by email. If you for some reason do not receive an email regarding your audition results please contact the ACT staff so that they can provide you with your audition results. 




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