Auditions & Callbacks

K-5 and 6th-8th Grade Programs

(see High School/College below)

 Grades K-5

Grades K-5

 Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

Dates:

Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Callbacks are scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018. Not everyone will get called back. (Please see below!)

Time:

Auditions: Those who pre-registered (required) were sent an email to choose an audition time. If you registered and were not sent the email, please get in touch with us right away.

Callbacks: 6pm - 9pm

Location: The 1st United Methodist Church of Western Springs, located at 4300 Howard Ave in Western Springs. 

To Prepare:

Auditions: An accompanist WILL be provided. Please have sheet music ready to give to the accompanist. We recommend 16-32 bars (measures) of a musical theatre song (usually one verse and one chorus of a song equals about 32 measures). 

A great website to print out sheet music is www.musicnotes.com. You are able to listen to the music before purchasing it to see if it is in the right key, and if it isn't, most of the time you are able to change to a higher or lower key. 

ALSO: Remember, your audition starts the minute you walk through the door! Are you being a good listener?

FAQs about CALLBACKS:

What Does It Mean When You Get a Callback?

It just means that the production team needs to see more from you. It is neither a good thing nor a bad thing. It does not mean that your child did not do well at their audition.

When will I know if I got a Callback?

Either the director will let you know at the end of the audition, or a group email will be sent out sometime over the weekend to everyone the Director and the Production team wants to see.

What should do to prepare for my callback?
Usually at callbacks, you will be asked to sing something from the show— the team will let you know what you will be singing. You will also be asked to dance, so dress comfortably! If you have long hair, bring a ponytail holder in case you need to have your hair out of your face. You will probably be given some “sides” from the script to read along with other people also auditioning. Bring bottled water (no glass bottles, please) to stay hydrated. Remember that your audition/callback should start AS SOON AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR. Are you being attentive and cooperative? Are you following directions well?

How Soon Will You Hear About a Callback After an Acting Audition?

MMT will send out the cast list before the 1st rehearsal!

How Many People Get Callbacks?

Sometimes there will be only a handful of people who receive a callback, but sometimes there may be a rather large number of people called back. There may be 10, there may be 30!

Who Will Be in the Callback Audition?

MMT does closed auditions, but our callbacks are open to all who are called back. You should expect to meet the Director, Music Director, Vocal Director, and Choreographer.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE Production

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Audition Dates:

Auditions for our High School program will take place over two days:

either: Wednesday, October 24th from 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grand Ave. School Building

(4211 Grand Ave, Western Springs, IL)

OR: Thursday, October 25th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: 1st United Methodist Church of Western Springs

(4300 Howard Ave, Western Springs, IL)

You need only come to ONE of the two audition days

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical theatre production.

Callbacks are scheduled for

Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Location: Grand Ave. School Building

(4211 Grand Ave, Western Springs, IL)