Thanks for your interest in auditioning for us! Currently, there are no productions that are auditioning at the moment, but be on the lookout for upcoming 2021 productions. Once our theatre opens again, we can't wait to invite you to be a part of the magic created on our stage!
- General Audition Information -
Where do auditions take place?
Auditions will always take place on the Younts Center campus, 315 N Main St. in Fountain Inn. However, the exact room may vary depending on the needs of the creative team and the other event(s) that may or may not be taking place at the time. If you are auditioning for a musical, there may be multiple rooms you need to visit to complete your auditions. (You may sing/ read for the director in one room and learn a short dance routine in the other.) There will be explicit audition information per production.
What time do auditions start?
Generally, auditions begin at 6:00 PM. Usually, there is window of time for you to come at your discretion, but other times, the director wants the auditionees to be there at the same time. There will be specific instructions per show.
How can I prepare for my audition?
Audition preparation and materials vary per production, but generally, you should bring the following:
a 3x5 or larger non-returnable headshot
a copy of your resume (if you have one)
If you are auditioning for a musical, you should also bring:
sheet music with 16-20 labeled bars of a song from a published musical that best showcases your voice
comfortable shoes so that you can learn a small dance routine
Depending on the director, you may be asked to prepare and perform a 60-second monologue that best fits the theme of the character or show you are auditioning for. (This could be asked for both plays and musicals.) There will be plenty of notice with specific instructions on the audition form if this is a requirement.
Can I sing a capella for my audition?
You may sing a capella for an audition, but it is HIGHLY discouraged.
Do I have to have previous experience to attend an audition?
No! We welcome everyone, regardless of experience! It's always fun to try something exciting and new, and there is no better place than the theatre.
Do you precast?
This is not a usual occurrence, but we have precast occasional roles in the past. If a role has been precast, there will be an explicit disclaimer on all audition materials, and that character's description will be eliminated from the audition information. Again, this is a rare occurrence.
Does the same creative team helm every show?
No. Theatre is one of the most collaborative art forms, so there are always new creative voices being heard and utilized!
What are the rehearsals like?
There will always be an initial meeting/ read through with the entire company and the director. This will get everyone familiar with the play and also provides a nice time for the cast to get to know each other. After the initial read-through, blocking will begin. (For musicals, the company normally learns the music first and then begins the choreography/ blocking.)
Unlike other theatres, the Younts Center now utilizes TWO technical weeks. One is for the tech crew and the second is for polishing/ dress rehearsals under show conditions. No one is allowed to miss the last THREE weeks of rehearsal.
How long are rehearsals, and how often are they?
The rehearsal process varies from director to director, but generally, rehearsals take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. All actors are not called to all rehearsals until the end of the rehearsal process (technical weeks and dress rehearsals).
A character description has an age by it. Do I have to be that exact age to audition for that role?
No! If there is an age or age range in a character description, you do NOT have to be that exact age to audition. However, you must be able to believably play that age if cast.
Can I audition for just one or two roles?
Yes, you can. However, please be definite on your audition sheet. There are two options: 1) You would like to be considered for the role(s) you listed, but you will take another role/ ensemble track if cast. 2) You would like to ONLY be considered for the role(s) you listed and you will NOT consider any other roles/ ensemble tracks.
Do I HAVE to dance for an audition? Sing?
If you are auditioning for a musical, yes, you should come prepared to sing and dance. You will need to prepare the song on your own, and there will be a short dance routine for you to learn at the auditions. (Don't worry about the dance routine! Just have fun with it. Nobody expects it to be perfect. We just want to see if you have rhythm, etc. We are a judgment free zone, so just smile and do your best.)
Is there an audition workshop I can attend?
For shows with a large child presence (such as Matilda), there will be audition workshops. For shows such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Smokey Joe's Cafe, there will only be an audition guide (written by the director). No worries though. You can always call the theatre with any questions or concerns.
Auditioning should be something that is FUN, so come in, do your best, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!