Auditions


Audition Info

Come back in late July for information on auditions for our Winter 2019 production.

Frequently Ask Questions

Q: Do I need to come on both days of auditions?

No. You only need to come on either Saturday or Sunday, not both days.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: What will I have to do for the audition?

  • 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 are available for you to peruse before you go into the 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.

Q: 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.

Q: Do you have to sing a song from the musical?

It’s suggested, but not necessary.

Q: Do you have to speak with an accent?

If the role you are auditioning for has an accent, it’s suggested, but not necessary.

Q: Will there be tap shoes required for auditions?

No but if called back for tap please bring tap shoes to demonstrate mastery level.

Q: Can a parent(s) watch their child’s audition?

No

Q: If I have a conflict during my age groups scheduled audition time, may I still audition?

Yes, you may.

Q: 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.

Q: Will I have to provide my own costume?

Depending on your character, there may be components to your costume that you would need to provide. For example: black pants.

Q: Will there be callbacks?

It depends on who auditions and if the director deems necessary.

Q: If there are callbacks, when would I be notified?

No later than 11 pm on Sunday.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: How can I find out the cast list?

The cast list will be posted on www.magicalstarlight.org website by noon on Tuesday. The cast list will be posted on the Riverwalk Community Center front doors by noon on Tuesday.

Q: In general, when are rehearsals?

Sundays: 12 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm, Thursdays 7 – 10 pm
There are other dates as well.

Q: 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.

Q: When are the performances?

January 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2017

Q: When do tickets go on sale & how much are they?

Ticket sale date will be announced soon. They are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, all general admission.