Thank you for your interest in Upper Room Theatre Ministry auditions!
AUDITION DETAILS: In mid-May we hold auditions for our annual summer musical. By mid-April, we post audition details and requirements and make online sign-ups available.
ALL roles are open to rising 9th-12th graders, college students, and young adults in their 20s and 30s. Sometimes, in limited circumstances, we may expand those ages, depending on the specific character needs of a show.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin in mid-May shortly after auditions. Those cast will only be called to rehearsals when needed, sometimes for parts of rehearsals as well (everyone is not not be called to every single rehearsal until July). The bulk of rehearsals will happen on Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm, Sundays from 5:00-10:00pm and two additional floating weekday evenings from 6:30-10:00pm (generally M – Th as we try to avoid Fridays). Those preparing to audition should do everything possible to keep those dates and times available.
PERFORMANCES: The production will run for a week in July (our show’s audition page will give you the exact dates), with required strike (take down of all set/lighting/clean-up) happening one day after the closing of the show.
REQUIREMENTS: Unless stated otherwise (and depending on the show, things do change), you will be required to sing a musical theater piece for us as well as dance for us in your initial audition. We expect that your vocal and movement performances for us always demonstrate your storytelling and ACTING abilities. Every single role in this show requires strong acting. The audition preparation requirements change each year depending on the musical, but typically involve a 16- or 32-bar song and learning a dance routine (either for the initial audition or for the callbacks).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Upper Room Theatre Ministry is sponsored by All Saints Catholic Church. Casting will result in a mixture of members from All Saints in addition to those outside the church membership. We certainly welcome anyone within the required age ranges to audition. Be aware that because we are a ministry, we incorporate prayer into our rehearsal process by beginning and ending our rehearsals with prayer and dedicating our efforts to God. You don’t have to be Catholic, just open to allowing faith into the theatrical process.
Everyone is a volunteer. Proceeds from the production directly support the Youth and Young Adult Ministry spiritual opportunities and missions in addition to supporting future theatrical renovations.
The latest details are always on our UpperRoomTheatreMinistry.org website under the “Our Shows” menu item at the top. (In our off-season, or when we’re focused on the Winter Cabaret, there may not be many summer musical audition details yet, so please keep checking back.)
We look forward to seeing you at auditions!