YOUNG PERFORMER AUDITIONS

First Stage is the nation’s leader in age-appropriate casting. As such, we can’t do plays without amazing young performers! Each year, we audition over 500 young performers for between 150-180 roles throughout the season.

You can audition for First Stage plays in one of two ways:

GENERAL AUDITIONS for Young Performers will take place:

  • Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28
  • Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2

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 *Please note: You need only to sign up and come to ONE night of general auditions.

For GENERAL AUDITIONS, we ask for a 1-minute memorized monologue, and a 30-60 second song. The audition takes about 30 minutes and the directors are encouraging and lead you through some exercises and improvisations. They are group auditions with 7 other young performers. We cast young performers from ages 8-18 as those are the ages of the roles that we look for.

CALLBACK AUDITIONS for the 2017-2018 season will take place in May and September. Callbacks are by invitation only and are for those young performers who were cast or called back for a show last year, and for those who are called back out of the General Auditions.

For CALLBACKS, you will be invited to any number of callbacks and be given material from the show to prepare.

CALLBACK SCHEDULE FOR MAY 2017:

  • Wednesday, May 17:  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 4-8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 23: SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN THE MUSICAL 
    4-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 24: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG 4-8:30 p.m.

CALLBACK SCHEDULE FOR:

  • EDWARD TULANE, THE WIZ, THE CAT IN THE HAT, ANTARCTICA, WI and JUDY MOODY will be scheduled between the dates of August 30 and September 11, 2017. Dates will be announced early summer. 

If you have any questions about young performer auditions at First Stage, please contact Company Manager Jeff Schaetzke at auditions@firststage.org.


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MORE INFORMATION (for parents) about Young Performer General Auditions

Monologue FAQ