HOW TO AUDITION FOR PWB
On the day of your audition, you must bring a non-returnable photo, a listing of all schedule conflicts you know of (May - July), and the completed audition form sent to you when you sign up. Rehearsals will start in late May, so please be prepared to list any schedule conflicts from then through the run of the show. We do ask that there be NO ABSENCES from the last week in June until the close of the show. Please note: Out of town college students may submit a video audition, however, in-person auditions will be given first consideration for casting. Any questions regarding auditions may be submitted to PWBBoardofDirectors@gmail.com.
For both ensemble and lead character roles expect to:
Sing 16-32 bars of any traditional Broadway musical theatre selection except the show being produced
Bring sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided - NO A CAPELLA AUDITIONS OR PRE-RECORDED TRACKS ALLOWED
You may be asked to read from a selected text (character voices encouraged)
You are expected to dance - please dress accordingly
The auditions are group style and has two phases that last approximately 30 - 45 minutes each:
Phase 1: Auditioners will sing, then after your song, you may be asked to read text from the show or other source material. You will then be measured by the costume - this does not guarantee a role, it simply gives us a jump start on costuming efforts.
Phase 2: Auditioners will learn and perform a dance to music from the show. Please bring dance shoes if you have them (jazz shoes for men, jazz or ballet shoes for women)--if you do not have dance shoes, you do not need to purchase them for the audition; socks or tennis shoes are good alternatives. Please wear clothing that does not restrict your movement - please wear this clothing for the singing portion also - we prefer you do not spend time changing between Phase 1 & 2
Call backs will be held on Saturday afternoon after the morning audition session. Not everyone will be required at call backs. If needed, you will be contacted. Please know that just because you are not called back, does not mean that you will not be offered a role. Likewise, being called back does not guarantee a role. It simply means we need to see more.
All individuals cast will be notified by telephone no later than the Sunday evening after auditions. The Cast List will then be posted on the website by that Monday evening at the latest.
Rehearsals will begin in late May. A rehearsal schedule will be distributed by the first rehearsal. Rehearsals are usually weekday evenings and are initially 3-5 times per week and increase in frequency, as the show dates approach.
If you are interested in playing in the orchestra, please send an email to: PWBBoardofDirectors@gmail.com .