Auditions

Stay up-to-date with audition schedules throughout the year with the events calendar below

THEATRE DEPARTMENT EVENTS CALENDAR


Fall 2018 Audition Information

Call for Actors, Dancers, Musicians, and Singers for Theatre Department's Fall 2018 Productions: 

The Revolutionists Oct. 5–21, 2018. Directed by Tom Kremer
Guys and Dolls Nov. 9–18, 2018. Directed by Anne Brady, Choreographed by David Wynen.
Jazz Nutcracker Nov. 30–Dec. 2, 2018. Choreographed and directed by JoEllen Kuhlman.

Open Call Auditions for Actors, Dancers and Singers
7-10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23
5:30-7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 24

These audition dates are for acting, dancing and singing students with a prepared one-minute monologue, 16 bars of a song and/or a one-minute dance piece (all dance styles are welcome). Callbacks will be Aug. 25-30.

No Fear Auditions for Actors, Dancers and Singers
6:30-10 p.m. on Friday Aug. 24

Perfect for students new to theatre and auditioning! Callbacks are Aug. 25-30 Here are some choices in audition style for 'No Fear:

  • Learn a song from Guys and Dolls, and read a scene from The Revolutionists or Guys and Dolls
  • Learn a song from Guys and Dolls and do a prepared one-minute monologue or a one-minute dance piece
  • Sing 16 bars of a prepared song and read a scene from The Revolutionists or Guys and Dolls

Click below for the PDF versions of the No Fear Song and Scenes

No Fear Song (Luck Be A Lady)

Guys and Dolls No Fear Scene 1 (1 Man, 1 Woman)

Guys and Dolls No Fear Scene 2 (2 Men)

The Revolutionists No Fear Scene 1, No Fear Scene 2

Musicians

Guess what, you can earn academic credit for playing in our pit orchestra, how awesome is that?! We need everyone for our musical, Guys and Dolls: piano, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, horn, drums, and percussion. Ready to play? Please email the director, Anne Brady abrady@binghamton.edu to set up an audition.

Youth Auditions for Jazz Nutcracker
5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug 20.
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22

Callbacks are 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23

Full audition call PDF

Looking for dancers approx. ages 7-13 to play the role of the children with Jazz, Acro/Gymnastic, and tap skills. If you perform in more than one of these styles of dance, you may choose to combine them for your audition piece. If your styles are not compatible with each other, you may sign up for an additional slot. Arrive early to fill out paper work and allow yourself time to warm up and stretch. Have your music either on your phone, tablet or computer. Sign up for your time slot by emailing JMHansen@binghamton.edu


 How to sign up and prepare for auditions

  • Sign up for a time slot on the Theatre Call Board, outside FA 127
  • Record the time slot you sign up for and fill out your form online prior to your audition.
  • ALWAYS arrive 15 minutes early.......to everything......learn it, live it!
  • If students choose the 'no fear' audition, they may read with another actor signed up in their group or they may read with a provided reader in the audition room
  • Sides for The Revolutionists and Guys and Dolls and the audition song for Guys and Dolls will be available via PDF starting Aug. 17
  • Scripts will be available in Theatre Department Office, FA 127 during office hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday starting Aug. 17.
  • Have questions? Email us at theatre@binghamton.edu any time 

 

Who can audition for a theatre production?

Any and all registered Binghamton University students are welcome to audition for all Theatre Department Productions. We do NOT require that an auditioner is a Theatre Major or Minor. We hold general open auditions for our MainStage and Studio Shows. Always arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork ahead of time. 

Casting Policy for Binghamton University Students

Attending a callback must be understood to mean that the auditionee must accept any role "as cast" in the production for which he or she has been called back. All directors are charged to consider the best interests of the student(s) as well as the overall production needs for each casting decision.

If a student declines to accept a role "as cast" after attending callbacks, the student will be denied casting in any departmental MainStage, Studio Showcase, In-The-Works or Dance productions for the semester for which the casting is being done and through the next semester. In the case of musical productions, any student who declines "as cast" in a musical after having attended callbacks will be ineligible for casting in the next season's musical, even though he or she may be eligible for casting in straight plays or dance productions.

Tips for auditioning from our directors

  • Choose a monologue and/or a song that you feel passionate about. Something that makes you say to yourself "I have to do this!" Practice, practice, practice.

  • Ask friends and family to listen to you do your material. Listen to feedback but only use that which you feel certain in your heart you can apply to the text. Say it while you do the dishes, while you drive, while you do the laundry, when you take a walk. Do it hundreds of times.

  • Know, deep within you that the people who are auditioning you want you to be great. They are not looking for your problems but rather your promise!

Interested in working backstage, building or designing for a show?

Earn 2 or more credits for working in the Costume or Scene Shop, Backstage, with Designers! You don't have to be a major or minor! No prior experience needed (although always appreciated!) Want to learn more? Stop by the Theatre Department Office (FA 127) and we'll guide you to the shops or where you're interested in working! Or email us anytime at theatre@binghamton.edu.

All students in the University registered for four credits or more are invited to participate in sanctioned activities of the Theatre Department regardless of official academic emphasis. In addition, freshmen are welcome with the same enthusiasm as graduate students.

Students in all disciplines are eligible to participate in theatre and dance activities in the department from their first day on campus, whether or not they intend to major or actually declare a major in theatre. All a student needs to do is check the bulletin boards near the entrance to the department's main offices (FA-127) and follow the directions for auditioning, doing technical work, etc.

It takes just as many people off stage (often times more) to produce a show! You need students to design, build, sew, stitch, schedule, organize, call shows, run lights and sound....the list goes on! Interested in joining a crew? Contact our Technical Director, Don Guido in the Scene Shop or Marisa Wade in the Costume Shop.