AUDITION NOTICE - 2021-22 Season Auditions

NMU students are invited to audition for all productions in our 2021-22 academic season. Please read all of the below information carefully and email us at with any questions.

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.

Once you have completed your audition form(s), you will receive an email with your scheduled audition time(s), with the exception of CO/LAB COLLECTIVE auditions, which will be a group audition. Please indicate any time conflicts on your audition form(s) and we will do our best to accommodate. Students should be sure to arrive 5-10 minutes before their scheduled audition time(s) and wait quietly outside of the audition room. 

If you are unable to attend auditions, please email As a reminder, BFA Musical Theatre students must audition for every production in the season (excluding CO/LAB COLLECTIVE). If  you are a 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 email the director of the musical theatre program, Paul Truckey, at, as well as the director of the show you cannot participate in, to confirm with them that you are auditioning but will not be able to be cast.

PLEASE NOTE: If there are multiple audition days for a single production, you only need to attend one day.

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

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

Elf the Musical

Audition Schedule:

Monday, September 13 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, September 14 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dance Call: Tuesday, September 14 at 8:30pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00pm
Audition 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. Please also bring tap shoes if that style is in your repertoire.
PLEASE NOTE: These auditions are open to both NMU students and Marquette community members. Students will be given preference in casting.

Elf the Musical Audition Form

Next to Normal and The Wolves

Audition Schedule:

Friday, October 1 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 2 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Callbacks: Sunday, October 3 at 1:00pm
Audition Location: James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre (McClintock 105)
What to Prepare: Please prepare a contemporary monologue and a cutting of a rock song in the style of Next to Normal. If you would only like to audition for The Wolves, you may just prepare a monologue. You may audition for both productions, but schedules for these shows will not allow for double casting. You will have 90 seconds for your audition. 
CONTENT NOTE: Next to Normal involves depictions of mental illness, a suicide attempt, electro-convulsive therapy, drug abuse, and depression. During the rehearsal and performance of the show, there will be limited choreographed intimacy between the characters of Dan and Diana, and Henry and Natalie. There will be no intimacy during auditions or callbacks.

Next to Normal and The Wolves Audition Form

The Producers

Dance Call Schedule: 

Saturday, October 2 at 10:00am - Check-In and Warmup
Saturday, October 2 from 10:30am - 12:00pm - Dance Call
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

Audition Schedule:

Saturday, October 2 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

Callbacks: Sunday, October 3 at 3:30pm
Location: James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre (McClintock 105)

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. Please also bring tap and/or pointe shoes if those styles are in your repertoire.

The Producers Audition Form

How to Audition

The Department of Theatre and Dance holds separate auditions for each production in our season. Audition forms will be made available on this page before audition day and must be filled out prior to your audition. Actors will enter the space one at a time 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 typically actors should prepare two short monologues or a 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 are typically scheduled for the day after the final day of auditions for a production. Performers will be notified if they are needed for callbacks. Cast lists are posted as soon as possible following auditions and callbacks and will be made available via email and our Facebook.