Audition Information & Materials

We will have an optional audition prep night on August 8 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm for Oliver Jr. and 7:00pm – 8:00pm for Newsies. This is a great way to come meet the directors, learn about what we are looking for in auditions, and review the materials.

Both audition prep and auditions will be held at:
Jackson Church
68 Bennetts Mills Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527



The audition process:

DURING THE AUDITION

Once you arrive, please sign in and wait until we are ready for your audition. Your individual closed audition will be in the sanctuary of the church with a panel. You will perform your prepared song and deliver your chosen script/slide. Remember, the panel is looking for stage presence, vocal tone, emotion, and range. They want you to succeed – so relax, smile, and show your best effort!

SONG REQUIREMENTS:
● Choose a song from the song list provided for your show.
● Accompaniment tracks are provided.

SCRIPT/SLIDE REQUIREMENTS:
● Prepare a script/slide from the provided character list for your show.
● You do not have to memorize the dialogue, but it is strongly encouraged.

AFTER THE AUDITION
You will be contacted Monday night if you are requested to attend a callback. A callback does not guarantee a lead role in the production. Additionally, not all cast members will receive a callback. It simply means the panel needs to see you again to finalize their decisions. The cast list will be announced during the week after auditions via email.


Choosing a script/slide and song

If you know you want to audition for a particular role, choose the script/slide and song listed for that character at the sites above (listed as script and score on the site). Be familiar with other characters since you may be asked to do an additional read. Audition materials may not be available for the specific part that you are auditioning for; choose one that is similar or fits you the best instead.


Video Auditions

We highly recommend coming and doing your audition in person, but we do allow video auditions for those who are not able to make the audition times. Select “Video Audition” under audition time when registering. Please email a video of yourself performing your song and script/slide to [email protected] and let us know when parts you would like to audition for.