Every year at First Stage over 500 young performers audition for the eight Main Stage and First Steps shows in our season. We usually cast between 140-180 young performers and hope that you’ll consider auditioning for the upcoming 2015-2016 season!


GENERAL AUDITIONS for the 2015-2015 season will be held July 6, 7, 8, and August 3, 4, 5, 2015.  
GENERAL AUDITIONS are for any new young performer, or any young performer who would like to audition again. Auditions consist of a 30-minute session in a group of 8-10 others, with one of our directors. You will be asked to prepare a 1-minute monologue (memorized), and a 30-60 second song a capella (optional, but encouraged).  From that audition, you may be asked to come to our FALL CALLBACKS for our final five shows of the season. Those call backs will take place the first two weeks of September (see below).

Sign ups for the summer general auditions will begin May 15, 2015.


If you auditioned last season, or were involved in one of First Stage’s 2014-2015 shows, you may be asked to come to a SPRING CALL BACK for one of our first three shows of the 2015-2016 season, which will be announced soon.

SPRING CALL BACKS will be held between Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 26.   Schedule will be set once our season is announced and you will be invited to this call if you are asked to audition for one of the first three shows.  

FALL CALL BACKS will be held between Monday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 9.  We will have call backs for our remaining 5 shows during that time, and then casting for the entire season will be announced.  

If you are interested in auditioning for First Stage's 2015-2016 season, please email us at or sign up once the May 15 signup process begins. Please email Company Manager, Jeff Schaetzke at with questions. No phone calls please.   


May 15                                 Summer Audition Reservations open via email or phone

May 19-26                           SPRING CALLBACKS (by invitation only please)

July 6, 7, 8                           SUMMER GENERAL AUDITIONS

August 3, 4, 5                     SUMMER GENERAL AUDITIONS

August 31-Sept. 9               FALL CALL BACKS


 FAQ for Young Performer Auditions

MORE INFORMATION (for parents) about Young Performer General Auditions