Want to audition but don’t know how?
Adult auditions take place annually in early March. If you want to audition for a part but do not know where to start, then look no further. The audition season begins with a workshop in February. There you’ll hear from each of the show directors as they discuss their vision for the show and what they are looking for in those auditioning. You will also hear tips and instruction from the Muni staff about how to complete a successful audition.
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The Muni Auditions Workshop
Sat, Feb. 15 at 10:00am - 12:00pm | Hoogland Center for the Arts
After being provided with some basic information about the audition process, attendees will hear from the directors of each show about their vision for their production, what they are looking for in cast members and likely rehearsal schedules. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to visit “subject matter expert” volunteers to ask questions about vocal auditions, dance auditions, audition form completion, and general questions about auditions and what being in a Muni show really means. There will also be volunteers to sign up volunteers for the summer! Attendees will find the staff members of all four shows who will be available for questions. Attendees will be able to obtain the designated URL/code in order to go online Saturday after the workshop to select an audition spot before the online registration process is open to the public. Can’t attend the audition workshop? You can still sign up for an audition time slot starting February 16, 2020 HERE.
When are adult auditions?
March 7, 8, 14 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Open to those 13 years of age and up
Adult auditions take place in hour-long sessions. Vocal auditions are separate from dance auditions. Plan to check in at the registration table at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time, allowing time for the vocal warm-ups before the actual audition.
The Muni provides accompanists for all vocal auditions, so please bring sheet music suitable for piano accompaniment.
Some roles require auditionees to participate in a full dance audition which will be conducted in a separate hour-long session.
Some shows may require callback auditions. Callback auditions will take place on Sunday, March 15th with times to be determined by the show staff. Callbacks are given out at the discretion of the directing team. Those needed for callbacks will be notified the Saturday evening following the end of adult auditions. Specific pieces may or may not be given for preparation at the staff's discretion.
Saturday (03-14-20) Muni Audition Update
We are so excited to see you this weekend at auditions! We had a great first weekend and know the second will be just as great. As you are preparing your song and dance for us, we want you to be aware of a few things we are doing, and a few things you can do, to remain healthy and fight the spread of infectious diseases, including the Corona Virus.
First, I am happy to share that the Hoogland Center recently issued a statement explaining that staff have increased the frequency of disinfecting high-touch surfaces. We, too, will be cleaning such surfaces frequently as auditionees come and go throughout the day. We ask you to frequently wash your hands while at auditions, if coughing, please do so in your elbow or a tissue and to refrain from touching, hugging and kissing others. For us theatre folk, that is a tall order as we tend to be an affectionate group!
Lastly, if you are sick, we ask that you stay home. If you wish to submit a video audition due to illness, you can do that by uploading you video to YouTube and placing a link to the video in the “Conflict Box” on your audition form. However, if you are healthy, we want to see you in person!
We appreciate your attention to this matter and look forward to another show stopping weekend of auditions!
Muni Board President
Saturday (03-14-20) Muni Audition Update #2
Wanted to send out some additional instructions/updates to tomorrow’s audition. We ask that you arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.
Out of an abundance of caution we will be making a couple of changes to the audition.
1. There will be no vocal warmup. We ask that you spend a few extra minutes in your car warming yourself up.
2. We will be taking auditionees into the audition in smaller groups. You will still audition within your designated timeframe, but instead of groups of 20 we will have smaller groups auditioning.
3. We are increasing the number of dance auditions to allow for smaller groups of people at a time. We plan to do a 10:30am and 3pm dance audition. Please check with the registration table when you come to verify which slot will work best.
We know that auditioning can be a nervous time, but please know we are so excited for you to join us tomorrow. The measures we are taking are only to ensure we provide as safe an environment as is possible.
Break a leg!
Muni Board President