Grand Island Little Theatre encourages anyone with an interest in performing to audition for our productions. GILT has an open door casting policy, meaning you do not need previous experience with us to be cast. In fact, we often cast performers the first time they audition, and then they become hooked!
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Tips on auditioning:
- Relax and have fun. Auditions do not have to be a painful process, just look at it as another chance to perform.
- Come prepared to list all your schedule conflicts from the day of auditions until the closing performance of the show. This is VERY important.
- Most auditions consist of "cold readings" from the scripts. That means you will be asked to read some of the dialogue from the show, sometimes with other people sometimes by yourself. Don't worry if you stumble over words, we're looking for energy and character choices.
- It's good to know a little about the show before auditioning. You're welcome to come into the administrative office (located at College Park) beforehand. If we have extra copies of the script, we can check one out to you for a couple of days. A deposit may be required.
- For musicals, we want you to sing something, preferably no longer than two minutes. CDs and tapes are fine, but please bring your own boom box. Many of our musical auditions offer accompaniment. If you don't have the sheet music for your song, we have some selections you can look through. It's not necessary to sing a song from the show, just choose a song that best displays your vocal talent, style and range. Include song-appropriate facial expressions and body language during your audition and be sure to project your voice. You may have a lovely voice, but if we can't hear you, we won't know it. Regardless of your vocal training, be confident and shine when you get your chance!
- Be courteous and professional. Remember you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and your audition lasts from the minute you walk in the auditorium until the moment you leave.
- Each director has a unique way of holding auditions. These tips are meant to be a guideline and can be different, depending on the show and the director. For detailed information on a specific show audition, contact the director in advance. You can find a sample Audition Form here.