AUDITION NOTICE - 2022-23 Season Auditions


NMU students are invited to audition for all productions in our 2022-23 academic season. Please read all of the below information carefully and email us at nmutd@nmu.edu with any questions. All auditions are open only to NMU students with the exception of Finding Home, our devised piece, which is open to the Marquette community.

You must fill out an audition form prior to auditioning for a production. Audition forms for each show can be found below under each show title. Please upload your headshot and resume on your audition form; you do not need to bring a physical resume/headshot to your audition(s). All theatre and dance majors and minors are required to upload resumes/headshots for each audition they attend.

Students should arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of auditions to take a number. Those auditioning will wait quietly outside of the audition room until their number is called. When you have completed your audition, you may leave. 

If you are unable to attend auditions, please email nmutd@nmu.edu. As a reminder, BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre students must audition for every production in the season (excluding dance auditions for CO/LAB Company). If you are an acting or musical theatre major who has already been cast in a show and your schedule will not allow you to be cast in another production, you must still audition; please note any conflicts on your audition form.

PLEASE NOTE: If there are multiple audition days for a single production, you only need to attend one day. Attendance of dance call is required to be cast in Grease.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for general audition and callback information.

For more information on each show, including synopses and show dates, please click here.


Salome


Audition Schedule:

Friday, October 28 at 6:00pm
Saturday, October 29 at 10:00am

Callbacks: Saturday, October 29 at 1:00pm
Location: Panowski Dance Studio (McClintock 125Q)
What to Prepare: Please prepare two short, contrasting monologues. You will have 90 seconds for your audition. 

Salome Audition Form


Grease


Audition Schedule:

Friday, October 28 at 6:00pm
Saturday, October 29 at 11:00am

Dance Call: Saturday, October 29 at 3:00pm
Callbacks: Saturday, October 29 immediately following dance call
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre
What to Prepare: Please prepare a short monologue and a cutting of a song in the musical theatre style. You will have 90 seconds for your audition. For dance call, please be sure to dress for movement and wear/bring appropriate footwear.
NOTE: Attendance of dance call is required to be cast in this production. Those cast in Grease will need to be back on campus beginning January 9th, 2023 for a preliminary week of rehearsals. Rehearsals during this week will likely run 9am - 5pm.

Grease Audition Form

How to Audition

The Department of Theatre and Dance holds separate auditions for each production in our season. Audition paperwork will be made available on this page prior to all auditions and must be filled out before audition day. Students should arrive to auditions 5-10 minutes before they are scheduled to start to take a number.

On audition day, performers will enter the space one at a time as their numbers are called and each performer will have about 90 seconds to present their audition materials. An accompanist will be available at auditions for musicals, and there will also be a speaker and an aux cord for those using instrumental tracks.

What to Prepare

This may change depending on the production, but the below is typically true:

  • For a play, actors should prepare two short monologues.
  • For a musical, actors should prepare one short monologue and a 16-32 bar cutting of a song in the musical theatre style.

Monologues may be comedic or dramatic. Those auditioning are encouraged to present contrasting pieces. If you are using an instrumental karaoke track, please remember to bring your phone and any adapter that you may need. If you are using sheet music, please bring it in the proper key and clearly marked.

Callbacks

If callbacks are held for a production, they are typically scheduled for the day after the final day of auditions for that production. Performers will be notified directly via email if they are needed for callbacks. A callback does not guarantee a role in the production. Similarly, if a student is not called back, it does not mean they will not be cast.

Cast lists for productions are posted as soon as possible following auditions and callbacks and will be made available via email and on our Facebook page.

For a full list of our audition and casting policies, please click here.