1. What kind of song should I sing?
We like to hear what best suits your voice. Generally, a section of 16 bars of an up-tempo show tune is suggested. With that being said, we discourage the use of songs from our season, with nothing allowed from the shows involved in your audition. But we encourage songs that mirror the style of the show. If you’re completely stuck, start by looking for resources online and/or maybe researching the creators of the show you are trying out for.
During processes in which there is an outstanding amount of auditioning students, the panel may cut an audition short for the purpose of making sure every student gets a chance to be heard.
2. Are auditions accompanied?
No. Due to our use of Rutgers space, we cannot guarantee the capital to accommodate an accompanist and therefore ask that you be prepared to sing your
3. Will I have to prepare a monologue?
No. The purpose of the open call is to gauge people's voices, energy, personality, and confidence. We will judge your acting solely through your vocal audition.
4. Will the open call be private or public?
Open call auditions are held in a private room, where you will sing for members of the production staff and artistic team.
5. Do I need a headshot and resume?
It is not required that you bring in a resume or headshot into your open call. However, it would be helpful to us to know your background in more detail.
6. If I am bringing my resume, what should be on it?
Your theatrical resume should describe/list your background in dance, theater, and music training. A list of your past performing experiences should also be included. This information is all asked for on the audition application, so it will save you from having to restate it and give the production staff a better idea of your past experiences.
7. How will I find out if I'm called back?
After the second open call, we place a callback list on the main page of the LTC website. After this, expect to receive an email with specific sides and information regarding the callback. We will announce final casting the same way and a member of the production staff will be in contact about the first rehearsal.
8. What happens if I'm not called back?
If you are not called back, it means we have seen all we need to see of you. You should still check the website once the cast list is posted to see if you are cast.
9. Is it necessary that I show up at the start time for the open call?
You do not have to arrive precisely at the start time, but keep in mind that the later you arrive, the longer you will likely have to wait for your audition.
10. I can't sing! What should I do?
First of all, anybody can sing! You are not being judged solely by how well you sing as we are always looking for performers who can bring energy and personality into their auditions. In addition, in virtually every show there are non-singing parts for which you may be considered and various opportunities to be involved
11. What are rehearsal schedules like?
Because of how quickly we put up our productions, most shows rehearse 5-7 nights a week. However, depending on your role you may not be called for every rehearsal. The staff works very hard to budget your time appropriately. The best course of action is to be up front about your schedule, conflicts, and time restraints at auditions so that the staff can work around them when coming up with the original schedule. Conflicts that arise post-auditions often damage the show's artistic integrity and are not tolerated by the production staff.