Auditions are not required to participate in our curricular offerings or to become a major, however we do hold auditions for several productions throughout the year. These auditions are open to all students, regardless of major or experience, and no preparation is necessary.
There are additional audition opportunities throughout each semester for student-produced scenes and productions.
Audition sign-up for our spring shows are now open. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled Davidson College students regardless of major or experience level. Students are not required to audition for both shows unless they are a Theatre Major.
When: Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30–9:30 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Cunningham Theatre Center, Room 100 and the Barber Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof
What You Will
Starting in the Fall of 2014, the Department of Theatre has moved to an online sign-up process to increase accessibility to the greater Davidson College student body. All students wishing to audition must put their name and email address next to one of the empty time slots listed on each production's respective sign-up sheet. In order to avoid congestion, if you wish to audition for both shows, please leave a 25 minute gap between your sign-up times. Shortly before the day of the audition, all registered students will receive an email confirming their audition time. Please be aware that changing any other students sign-up time on the form is considered stealing and a violation of the Davidson College Honor Code. Because of the high volume of students wishing to participate, we ask all those who wish to audition to take a few steps to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Though we don't require any side or monologue preparation, we strongly encourage all audition candidates to read the script of the play(s) for which they wish to audition. Plays can be found under reserve in the E. H. Little Library under THE000, or in the Cunningham Script Library beginning on December 1st.
We ask that all students print and fill out the audition form for the show for which they would like to be considered. Students should bring these forms to the registration desk in Cunningham and sign in no later than 15 minutes before their scheduled audition time. Any late registration could forfeit an audition slot. The closest pawprinter to the Cunningham Theatre Center is located on the first floor of Watts Hall.
Following the general auditions, directors will host a few nights of callbacks where students will read for specific roles to help perfect the final casting decision. On the day of each callback audition, the callback list will be updated by noon with the details of that evening's callback schedule. (See links below.) All candidates should be advised that just because they are not called back does not mean directors are not considering them for a role in the final cast.
Final cast list postings can be found on the callboard outside of RM100, and will be announced via email communication.
All students wishing to audition for Fiddler on the Roof should be aware that all students called back will be required to attend a dance audition on Friday Dec. 5 from 7:45–9:15 p.m. If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact Quincy Newkirk, the Theatre Department Fellow.
Are you rusty when it comes to auditioning? Here are a few tips to help ensure that your audition goes smoothly.
If the director and/or anyone else takes notes, don't worry about it. You have no way to know what they are discussing. Thank the director (and accompanist if appropriate). Breathe! The hard part is over. Now go break a leg!