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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 about 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 30-60 minutes before being called from the waiting room into the audition room.
What will I have to do for the audition?
Auditionees will be taken in small groups.  After music and dialog, the group will immediately move to the choreography audition room.
    • Each auditionee will sing part of a song from the show (see the audition materials).
      • For the vocal audition, pick from the song keys provided in the audition materials that you feel most comfortable with.
      • A music recording is provided.
      • Other recordings and personal accompanists are not permitted.
      • Auditionees may be stopped before finishing if the staff has heard what they need.
    • The Music Director will ask auditionees to sing a scale to determine their range.
    • Auditionees will participate in a monologue from the script.
      • Monologue cuttings will be available beforehand on the website (see the audition materials).
      • You may peruse the monologues in the registration room as needed.
      • Auditionees may be asked to read additional cuttings of the director’s choice.
    • Auditionees will then learn and perform a brief piece of choreography as a group.
    • The choreographer may ask you to stay, if they would like to see more.
Do I need my own music?
No, accompaniment will be provided for you. NO recorded music or outside accompanist is permitted.
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?
Is there a cost if I am cast in the show?
There is no registration or production fee. You will have to register with a NPD course, but there is no fee.  You will be expected to provide the designated footwear, undergarments, and personal make-up that your character requires.  Cast members may be responsible for providing a basic costume or costume components for the production.  Options will be discussed if needed.
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?
If there are callbacks, when would I be notified?
We strive for no later than 11 pm on Sunday.  Some calls might happen Monday if we are unable to reach you 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 Thursday; no later than 10 pm.
How can I find out the cast list?
The cast list will be posted on website by noon on Friday after callbacks.
In general, when are rehearsals?
Sundays: 1 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 6:30 – 9 pm, Thursdays 6:30 – 9 pm Tech week is Sunday through opening.  Those times are will be provided on the first rehearsal date; these nights do go slightly later.
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.  Typically Sundays are used for large group numbers, where Tuesday and Thursday are smaller groups with specific charaters.