FAQ- Auditions

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.  We have suggested times for youth and adults as recommended times to show up.
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/dialog/acting exercise, the group will immediate move to the choreography audition room.

    • Each auditionee will sing part of a song based on the character they want (see the audition list).
      • Pick the song for the top character you want if you are open to multiple characters.
      • 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?
Nope. An accompanist 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?
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 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 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?
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.
In general, when are rehearsals?
Sundays: 1 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm, Thursdays 7 – 10 pm
Tech week is Sunday through opening.  Those times are will be provided on the first rehearsal date.
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.