College of Arts and Humanities

Production Auditions

Theatre UCF 2017 Spring Production Auditions

The following shows will be cast from these auditions:

Hedda Gabler
Directed by Kate Ingram
Performs: March 23-April 2 in the Black Box Theatre
[Students cast in this production will be required to return from Spring Break on Saturday, March 18 for tech weekend.]

Oklahoma!
Directed by Earl D. Weaver
Performs: April 7 in the Disney Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

Puddin’ and the Grumble
Directed by Julie Woods-Robinson
Performs: This is a TYA Touring production. Performances at UCF on 2/27, local schools on 3/8, 3/22, and 3/29 and UCF Celebrates the Arts in April.

General Auditions will be held in the Studio 2 as follows:

Monday, October 24

  • 5:30-9:30 p.m. – Individual Appointments
  • [Priority will be given to cast/crew of "Young Frankenstein"]

Callbacks for Hedda Gabler will be held in the Studio 2 as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 26 - 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27 - 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Callbacks for Puddin' and the Grumble will be held in Rehearsal Room 3 as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 26 - 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27 - 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Callbacks for "Oklahoma!" will be held in the Studio 1 as follows:

  • Saturday, October 29 - 9:00 a.m. - Reading Callbacks; 10:30 a.m. - Singing Callbacks
  • Monday, October 31 - 6:00-10:00 p.m. - Dream Ballet Audition/Dance Callbacks
  • [Dancers only interested in being considered for the Dream Ballet should attend the October 31 audition with all the appropriate paperwork (department audition form, picture, and resume).]

Reminder: All BFA and MFA acting and musical theatre majors are required to audition, if you are returning for the Spring semester and will be taking theatre courses required for your major. It is YOUR responsibility to insure you meet this requirement by requesting an audition appointment. You will not be given an appointment automatically.

  • Audition Requirements

     
    • THREE copies of your headshot and resume. Headshots may be photocopied for this audition.
    • FOUR completed copies of the "Department Audition Form," attached to your headshot/resume. The audition form can be found online at: ttp://theatre.cah.ucf.edu/files/production_audition_form.pdf
    • TWO copies of the "Audition Jury Form" (BA Theatre Studies and BFA/MFA Performance majors ONLY). The audition form can be found online at:http://theatre.cah.ucf.edu/files/audition-jury-form.pdf

      You will need to complete the information at the TOP of the page only (Name, Semester of the Audition, Class Standing, and Audition Pieces). Please print clearly so we can read your writing.
    • A TYPED program bio no more than 75 words in length.
    • You will have 2 minutes TOTAL to complete all your audition pieces.
    • ONE monologue that demonstrates a clearly-defined physical life
    • 16 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show
    • You must bring PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT music FROM THE SCORE - no vocal book parts, chord charts or guitar/choral music sheets. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions. Sheet music will be checked at the door by the Stage Managers to insure you are fully prepared with the correct material.
    • If you do not know how to properly prepare your music for a singing audition, please sign up for an appointment with any of our Staff Accompanists.
    • If you arrive at your audition appointment without the appropriate materials prepared, you will not be allowed to audition. You will forfeit your appointment time and will be rescheduled, if there are slots available.
  • How To Get An Audition Appointment

    • E-mail Earl D. Weaver at Earl.Weaver@ucf.edu
    • If you are a Theatre Major or Minor, the deadline to request an audition slot is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14. Priority will be given to Theatre Majors/Minors first. After the October 14 deadline, all slots will be released on a "first-come, first-served" basis to any UCF student, regardless of their major.
    • In the e-mail, include the following information:
      • Name
      • Major
      • Class Standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, First Year Transfer, Second Year Transfer, Third Year Transfer, Fourth Year Transfer, Grad Student)
      • Phone number where you prefer to be reached
      • E-mail address where you prefer to be reached
      • First choice for day. Audition slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. So, if you need a specific day because of work or another conflict, you need to specify that.

        Auditioners DO NOT get to select the time they want to audition! You will be given the first available slot.

      E-mail requests without all the required information WILL NOT BE ANSWERED, and you will risk losing your chance at getting an audition slot.
    • Audition appointments will be assigned only through e-mail requests.

Tips for Auditions

  1. READ THE PLAYS!  Know the styles of the plays and select appropriate audition material.  If there are specific guidelines listed for specific plays, KNOW THEM!
  2. DRESS APPROPRIATELY!  Present yourself in the best possible manner.  Directors will make judgment about you the minute you walk into the room.  Don't let that judgment be negative.  This includes shoes ­ don't wear flip flops or shoes you can't walk in when you audition.  And, make sure your hair is combed and out of your face!!  Don't walk in looking like you just crawled out of bed!
  3. Behave in a professional manner.  Be polite to everyone you meet and encounter.  You never know who will be making casting decisions.  That includes the way you talk to Stage Managers, Accompanists, Assistants, and Directors.
  4. Be prepared and on time!  Have everything required of you for the audition.  The Stage Managers will NOT help you with making copies of your headshot/resume/music/audition forms.  Do your job and be prepared to demonstrate how professional you are.
  5. Have your sheet music prepared appropriately. 
    • Don't bring in a whole songbook or pages taped together like an accordion.  Copy the song from the book and put it into a nicely-organized notebook that will sit on the piano easily.
    • Be sure your music is from a full score or songbook.  Do not bring in music that only has chords or is from choral books or is written for guitar!
    • Be sure your song is in the correct key.  The Accompanist will not transpose on sight for you.
    • DO NOT PUT YOUR MUSIC IN PLASTIC SHEET PROTECTORS!
    • Make sure the copy of your music has ALL THE MUSIC on every sheet.  Double check to make sure the bottom line of music hasn't been cut off.
    • Make sure the title of the song is marked clearly somewhere on the first page of your music.
    • Mark your music clearly for the following:  Intro, Vocal Begins, Cuts in the Song, Repeats, Song Ends.
    • Communicate with the Accompanist what tempo you want your song.  They aren't mind readers ­ sing a little of the song for them.
  6. Be sure to "slate" clearly ­ this includes your name and the titles of the pieces you will be performing.  Slate ALL YOUR PIECES before you begin your audition.  Don't waste valuable time announcing each piece individually.
  7. If you plan to use the chair in the room, SET IT UP BEFORE YOU BEGIN!  You waste valuable seconds during your audition slot by taking time to move the chair to where you want it.  It's stronger if you act without using a chair.
  8. REHEARSE, REHEARSE, REHEARSE!  And, just when you think you have it, REHEARSE SOME MORE!  Most performers kill their chances of getting cast because they aren't prepared.
  9. Breathe!  Remember ­ we WANT you to succeed!  It makes casting decisions easier when you "bring it" and deliver what we need for our shows. Part of your assessment in the department is based on your audition skills, no matter what your degree program may be!
  10. BE FEARLESS!  OWN THE ROOM!

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