Auditions


Magical Starlight Theatre would like to thank everyone that came out and auditioned for The Wizard of Oz. Thank you also to all the parents and friends that help those people along the way, by either encouraging them, giving them a ride, helping them with the audition, or in any other way.

RSC 1987 version licensed through Tams-Witmark

Follow a distraught Dorothy Gale as she is swept away on an adventure over the rainbow. Dorothy begins a journey down the Yellow Brick Road to get back home. With a new group of friends, ruby slippers, and her brains, heart, and courage in tow, not even a Wicked Witch can keep her from discovering the magical power of home.

 

Come back after The Wizard of Oz to find out more information about auditions for the next show.

Frequently Ask Questions

Do I need to come on both days of auditions?
No. You only need to come on either Saturday or Sunday, not both days.
Do I need to schedule an audition time?
Magical Starlight Theatre does not schedule audition time slots. Everyone auditions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where do I go to audition?
Auditions are held on the upper level of the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center located at 305 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540. Upon arriving, proceed to registration located in the “Community Hall” room (also on the upper level) – signs will be posted to help guide you.
How old do I have to be to audition?
Magical Starlight Theatre casts youth and adults of all ages; however, youth auditionees are required to be enrolled in 4th grade or above at the time of the audition.
How long will this audition take?
Auditions will take at least one hour – we strive to allow each and every auditionee an equal opportunity to audition their best. Depending on the number of people that show up, there could be a wait of about 36-60 minutes before being called into the audition.
What will I have to do for the audition?

Auditionees will be taken in small groups.  After music/dialog/acting exercise, the group will immediate move to the choreography audition room.

    • Each auditionee will sing approximately 32 measures of the song they have prepared.
      • An accompanist is provided.
      • Recordings and personal accompanists are not permitted.
      • Auditionees may be stopped before finishing if the staff has heard what they need.
    • The Music Director may ask auditionees to sing a scale to determine their range.
    • Auditionees will participate in reading a cutting from the script.
      • Script cuttings will be available to peruse in the registration room.
      • Auditionees may be asked to read additional cuttings of the director’s choice.
    • Auditionees may be asked to participate in a brief acting exercise with others.
    • Auditionees will then learn and perform a brief piece of choreography as a group.
    • The choreographer may ask you to stay, if s/he would like to see more.
Do I need my own music?
Each auditionee is asked to bring their sheet music. An accompanist will be provided for you. NO recorded music or outside accompanist is permitted.
Do you have to sing a song from the musical?
It’s suggested, but not necessary.
Do you have to speak with an accent?
If the role you are auditioning for has an accent, it’s suggested, but not necessary.
Will there be tap shoes required for auditions?
No but if called back for tap please bring tap shoes to demonstrate mastery level.
Can a parent(s) watch their child’s audition?
No
If I have a conflict during my age groups scheduled audition time, may I still audition?
Yes, you may.
Is there a cost if I am cast in the show?
There is no registration or production fee. You will be expected to provide the designated footwear, undergarments, and personal make-up that your character requires
Will I have to provide my own costume?
Depending on your character, there may be basic components to your costume that you would need to provide. For example: black pants and character shoes.
Will there be callbacks?
It depends on who auditions and if the director deems necessary.
If there are callbacks, when would I be notified?
No later than 11 pm on Sunday.
If I am not called back, does that mean I am not in the show?
No. Many roles are cast based on the first audition. Not all roles are called back.
When will I know if I am cast in the show.
If you are cast, you will be called by the end of the day Monday; no later than 10 pm.
How can I find out the cast list?
The cast list will be posted on www.magicalstarlight.org website by noon on Tuesday after callbacks. The cast list will also be posted on the Riverwalk Community Center front doors.
In general, when are rehearsals?
Sundays: 1 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm, Thursdays 7 – 10 pm
There are other dates as well.
Will I have to attend all rehearsals?
Your attendance is required at all rehearsals that your character is called for and that you have NOT communicated an existing conflict.