Cast Size 20+
Dear Edwina JR
Wiregrass Drama Club
Cast Size 16
Murder at the Malt Shop
Ages 12 to adult; 11 roles + ensemble 15+
Elf The Musical
Cast Size 25+
Audition schedules and methods are at the discretion of the Director, but these general guidelines apply to most SEACT auditions:
Several dates are usually listed for an audition. You may audition on any or all of those dates. However, if you are unable to attend all of the dates, please let the producer or director know. In general, the more a director sees you, the more significant impression you can make.
Typically, a limited number of scripts are available to review two weeks prior to auditions. Contact the SEACT office to make an appointment. Scripts may not be removed from the SEACT office.
You will be asked to complete an audition form requesting your personal information (name, address, telephone numbers, email address, age, previous acting experience (if any), roles you are interested in, etc. You may also have your digital photo taken. There may also be legal releases or waivers. If you are under the age of 19, have a parent present.
Be honest on your audition form. List rehearsal conflicts. Know going in that these might affect how you are cast and whether or not you are cast. Depending on your role, the director may be able to work around them.
Auditions may be open or closed, at the discretion of the director.
You do not need any previous acting experience to audition.
Unless otherwise posted, wear something comfortable and neutral in color and style. A director must be able to imagine you in different roles and that is difficult if you appear dressed in any particular style.
Wear close-toed shoes you can dance in for musicals that may include a choreography audition. The more comfortable you are, the more you can focus on pouring yourself into the reading, the dance, or the song.
If the production is a musical, you may be given an opportunity to learn and sing part of a song from the show in a group. If you are interested in a lead or featured role as opposed to the chorus, you may be asked to sing first in a small group and then solo on stage.
You may be given the opportunity to perform basic dance steps in a group with instruction from the choreographer.
You may be paired or grouped with one or more other people auditioning and be given a scene or section of a scene from the production to read. Often each person auditioning will be asked to go through the process of reading with several different partners during the audition period.
Once the auditions have taken place, most often the cast list is posted the next day. This list can be found at SEACT.com and usually our social media.
Rehearsals are normally held from 2 PM until 5 PM on Sundays, and from 6 or 6:30 PM until 8:30 or 9 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. These rehearsals usually begin the Thursday after auditions and last until opening night. The closer the rehearsals get to opening night, the more likely the director will schedule daily rehearsals, including Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Performances for season productions are normally scheduled Tuesday through Saturday nights at 7:00 PM. Cast call for performances is usually one hour prior to the performance time. If you have additional make-up or costume requirements, your call time may be earlier. You must not have any conflicts with any of the performance and call times.
Set strike may be scheduled for the Saturday night after the last performance or the following Sunday. Participation in set strike is considered mandatory for all cast and crew, unless otherwise directed.
SEACT welcomes new faces, though your first try may seem intimidating. You’re only the new kid on the block once. After your first SEACT production, your only question will be, “When can I come back?”