What do I bring to auditions?
A completed and signed Cast & Crew Personal Profile form. You will be emailed the entire information packet with your audition confirmation notice.
What do we do to audition?
Registration for your audition is simple. To secure a spot for your audition, simply arrive at the audition location 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Upon submitting the appropriate materials, auditioners are assigned a number & have a photo taken. Depending on the type of show, your audition might look something like this.
Auditions take place in groups of 10. Each group will have a ½ hour to learn and perform a dance combination. Then they will go on to ½ hour learning and performing a song from the show. Individuals will have an opportunity to sing a solo of their choice as well, acapella or with accompaniment CD. However, the CD cannot include vocals. Finally, each group will have ½ hour to perform cold readings from the script.
All auditioners MUST take part in all three segments.
Auditions take place in groups of 15. Each group will warm up with improv games then move on to cold reading from the play. You may read for as many parts as there is time available.
Auditions are <<Closed>>. What does this mean?
The term closed auditions means that only the artistic team can watch. You are simply dropped off and picked up at your assigned times. Some auditioners do better and some do worse when family and friends stay to watch.
What happens after the audition?
Casting choices will be narrowed down after initial auditions. Some actors will be called back to do further read-throughs and vocal selections from the show, as the audition committee feels is necessary. This process is called ‘call-backs’.
What happens at call backs and what part do they play in the casting process?
Call backs are a way of taking another look at a student with a specific part(s) in mind. Students will sing to show music and read from the show script. You do not have to prepare anything for call backs, although listening to the Broadway soundtrack from the musical and reading the script can make you more prepared. Dress comfortably, relax and enjoy this step of the audition process!
Just because you are not called back does not mean that you are not being cast in the show. Also, just because you are called back does not mean you are automatically cast in the show.
How will I find out if I’ve been called back?
Those with a call-back will receive a phone call as soon as initial auditions have been completed.
What do I bring if I get called back?
Wear comfortable clothes and comfortable, non-slip shoes (no flip flops or clogs please). Bring a water bottle. Turn your cell-phone OFF.
***Cast lists are posted the day after callbacks on the website***
What happens once I’m cast?
Parents & cast members are required to come to the first meeting/read-through. The entire rehearsal and show process runs more smoothly if we communicate well from the start.
Rehearsals – Cast members are required to be at all rehearsals for which they are scheduled. If an absence is necessary, in case of illness or emergency, it will only be excused if the Assistant Director is called for permission. Those missing more than two rehearsals may not be able to participate. Conflicts listed on audition forms will be considered as excused absences if the student is cast.
- Cast members may leave early or come late to rehearsals ONLY if pre-approved by the director.
- Cast members will be committed to up to approximately 48 hours of rehearsal time before Move-In and dress rehearsal week.
- Crew members will be required to attend final rehearsals, Move-In, all dress rehearsals and performances. Some positions may require more time commitments.
****Parents are required to attend parent meeting, and to serve on a production committee(s).****
There are some fees necessary to participate in a SKIT show. Some are mandatory and some are optional. SKIT Theatre is a non-profit organization. We strive to make our theater class and production fees as reasonable as possible so as many families as possible can participate. We only charge the fees necessary to provide quality classes, theater training, and productions. We do not charge fees to make a profit. Before you and your child decide to audition and participate in a SKIT production, please review our fee schedule (some required, some optional).
Production Fee: Each child that is cast in a SKIT production must pay a production fee. This fee partially covers the cost of our sets, props, costumes, lighting and sound as well as a show t-shirt. When cast in a SKIT production, your child also receives many additional hours of group and individual instruction time. This experience and training is tremendously valuable.
SKIT Class Participant $30
Non-SKIT Class Participant $40 (family discounts available)
Program Telegrams: For $10, family and friends of cast members are given the opportunity to send a telegram in the show program, wishing their “star” good wishes. Telegram forms will be emailed to parents.
Pre-order Gifts: Various items sold at our merchandise table will be offered to the cast prior to Opening Night. Parents can order items and have them sent backstage as gifts to their “star”.
SKIT Mission Statement
Our mission is to embody God’s love by creating a theatrical outreach for teens through theatre classes and full-scale productions. We will grow up good characters and great relationships, one play at a time by reaching into the community.
Break a leg!
Artistic Director, SKIT Theatre