Auditions

Yearning for the spotlight?

Open auditions are held each year in the late winter or early spring. Dates and requirements are announced on this page, on our social media pages, and in our e-mail newsletter. A press release announcing auditions is sent to the media.

Initial 2017 auditions have already taken place. Supplemental auditions for In The Heights have been set for late April. See below for details.

During auditions, call backs, and rehearsals, all those present must abide by ASGT’s official Audition Policy (see below) and by Board of Education policies (if at a public school) or the policies of the host. This includes a prohibition against smoking anywhere on public school grounds.

Thank you in your interest in auditioning with ASGT!

SISTER ACT
Book by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken| Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Clare Shaffer
Musical Direction by Paige Rammelkamp
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

Sister Act has been fully cast. Thank you to all who auditioned!

Performances: May 25-June 17, 2017
Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun plus Wed. June 14, all at 8:30pm

To learn more about Sister Act, click here.

THE FULL MONTY
Book by Terrence McNally
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Mason Catharini
Musical Direction by Emily L. Sergo
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

The Full Monty has been fully cast. Thank you to all who auditioned!

Performances: June 29-July 22, 2017
Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun plus Wed. July 19, all at 8:30pm

To learn more about The Full Monty, click here.

IN THE HEIGHTS
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris
Musical Direction by Chris Pinder
Choreography by Eben K. Logan

Round One auditions took place in January. Many thanks to all who auditioned.

SUPPLEMENTAL AUDITIONS
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12pm
West Annapolis Elementary School
505 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis

Supplemental auditions are being held for the following roles only:

  • Graffiti Pete (strong dancer with rapping skills)
  • Sonny (strong actor and singer with rapping skills)
  • Kevin Rosario (strong actress/singer)
  • Vanessa (strong actress/singer)
  • Male and female members of the ensemble

This supplemental audition is open to anyone age 16 years or older, which is defined as anyone who will reach the age of 16 by opening night of the production (August 3, 2017). Individuals who will not reach the age of 16 by opening night may not audition.

All roles are unpaid. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Our full Audition Policy is available at the bottom of this page.

No appointment is necessary. Please bring a headshot and resume.

Please prepare two pieces of contrasting styles consisting of 16-32 bars of a song from a contemporary musical. You’re encouraged to sing one song from the show. Men interested in Sonny should also prepare 30-60 seconds of a rap from the show.

Accompaniment will be provided. A cappella singing is not permitted.

Please be prepared to participate in a dance call, as well.

Rehearsals: Beginning in June 2017
Performances: Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun at 8:30pm from August 3-September 3, 2017

To learn more about In The Heights, click here.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Vanessa: Usnavi’s love interest, works at salon, wants to get out of the barrio, worldly and urban; high belter (to E5)

Kevin Rosario: Nina’s dad, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, strong actor, dreaming through Nina; singer, baritone (to E4)

Sonny: Usnavi’s younger cousin, works at the bodega, aggressive, charming; rapper/singer, tenor (to Bb4)

Graffiti Pete: Local graffiti artist, hip hop dancer, rapper/singer

Ensemble: Male and female residents of Washington Heights—should be strong singers/dancers (dance in multiple styles preferred—Latin/hip hop helpful)

  • There shall be no pre-casting of actors. All potential cast members must audition.
  • A minimum of two audition dates will be scheduled for each show. In exceptional circumstances only, if an actor has a valid conflict with scheduled auditions the Director may accept a recorded audition or conduct an initial audition at the beginning of call backs.
  • All auditions are made public and open to all who wish to participate. Auditions are announced on ASGT’s website, social media, and in our e-mail newsletter. A press release announcing auditions is sent to the media.
  • Actors of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and experience levels are encouraged to audition.
  • Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older, which is defined as anyone who will reach the age of 18 by opening night of the production for which they’re auditioning. Individuals who will not reach the age of 18 by opening night of the production may not audition.
  • Age restrictions may be waived for particular roles depending on the needs of each show. Any such waiver of age restrictions will be published in the official audition notice.
  • It is ASGT policy to cast “age appropriate” actors in all roles when possible.
  • ASGT does not accept audition forms, resumés, or headshots prior to the scheduled auditions.
  • Auditions are open or closed at the discretion of the Director and Board Production Director. Only those invited may come to call backs. No one may observe call backs without prior permission.
  • The Director, Music Director, and Choreographer for a production may not audition for, be cast in, or appear in that production except under special circumstances and with approval of the Board. Also, no one auditioning may sit at the casting table.
  • The following people must be present for the duration of auditions and call backs: Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, and two members of the Board.
  • The Director should be efficient in the use of the auditioners’ time and respectful of their efforts.
  • The Director has final say on all casting decisions. ASGT leadership will provide input only if the Director asks for their input and/or if prior personnel issues (quitting a show, being fired, failure to show for rehearsals, etc.) are unknown to the Director and might affect casting decisions.
  • Individuals are expected to come to auditions and call backs dressed appropriately and professionally, with proper footwear for dancing/movement and legible music that is marked for the accompanist. They should bring a current headshot or a photo will be taken for them, and may bring a resumé (optional).
  • No one will be notified of casting deliberations or decisions during the public audition/call back process.
  • All who audition will be thanked by phone or e-mail for their participation by the designated production staffer. Individuals in consideration for a role but not ultimately cast will not be notified until those who were cast have accepted the roles offered.
  • Additional auditions (outside of the initial two nights and call backs), if necessary, will be publicly announced.
  • Performers are encouraged to audition for more than one ASGT show per season. ASGT and the Directors will make every effort to accommodate conflicting rehearsal schedules, with the earlier show taking precedence over the later show.
  • The use of illegal drugs or alcohol is never permitted during any ASGT audition or call back, or before/during any rehearsal or performance. Firearms/weapons are never permitted with the exception of Board-approved use for a production.