Auditions take place at 1720 S. Edmonds Lane in Lewisville. Click here for Directions.
- Every child gets a role
- $55 due at auditions
- Mandatory parent meeting
- 20 hours of volunteer service required per family
- Headshots are taken before you audition
- Completed Cast (Requirements) List must be turned in to receive script
Auditions are held on a Sat. from 2 to 4 pm for those under ten and from 4 to 6 pm for those ten and over and any adults wishing to take part in our productions. Please see theCurrent Production or Upcoming Productions for exact dates. During the school year, children must be in kindergarten or above to audition. During the summer, children may be as young as three. There is no upper age limit. There is a $50 registration fee and a $5 cast party fee due at auditions.
The auditions are held on stage, in front of other auditioners. Children are called up on a first come, first served basis. Younger children are asked to recite something short, such as the Pledge of Allegiance and may sing a short song, such as “Twinkle, Twinkle”. Older children may be asked to do a cold reading from the script with other auditioners. These scenes may be repeated multiple times so the children can get comfortable with the script. They may be asked to read several different parts. A short monologue of 1 minute or less will also be required.
If they want to audition for a singing or dancing role, they should come prepared to sing a short song, (ballad or show tune is suggested) and do a short dance routine. Auditioners should supply their own accompaniment on a CD player.
Every child who auditions will receive a role. The exception is our annual Select Show, which means that not everyone who auditions may receive a part since only the listed roles will be filled. To audition for this production, you must have theatre experience that includes having appeared on stage in at least one full-length production, and you must be available not only during our in-house performance weekends, but able to miss three days of school to perform during our tour of elementary schools, if applicable.
Callbacks for the entire cast are held the next Tues. from 5 to 7pm. A mandatory Parent Orientation Meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 pm*. Casting will be completed then and the cast will be listed on this site late Wednesday or very early Thursday morning on the Season page under Current Cast List and/or under the poster for the show. Thursday, a read through of the script is held from 5 to 7 pm to acquaint each actor with their role. Roles will be posted at the theatre at that time and scripts will be distributed to all cast members who have turned in their completed Cast Check List page. Please note only headshots taken at auditions will be accepted for the program. *IF PARENTS DO NOT ATTEND THE MANDATORY PARENTS MEETING THEIR CHILDREN ARE INELIGIBLE FOR A ROLE. If you cannot attend please contact the assistant director to work out an alternative.
Please read The ACT Company Rules for further information before auditioning. APPLICATIONcan be downloaded from this page and may be filled out ahead of time, but must be signed by a parent or guardian for every child under 18 years of age. All children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 or older, at all rehearsals and performances. A rehearsal calendar is also located on this page for your convenience. All items are in Adobe .pdf format and are downloadable.
This is a volunteer driven theatre and your help and support are required and appreciated for the success of each show.