What are auditions?!
Auditions are a fun and exciting process that allows the actors, directors, and other members of a creative team for a production to get to see how each other work. Students auditioning for a play or musical will typically be asked to prepare a short monologue (2 minutes) or musical theater song to share with the director. However, not having a memorized monologue or song should not deter you from auditioning, as the director will also have selections from the script to read or sing at the audition. After the first round of auditions, directors frequently hold a second round of auditions, or “callback,” with a smaller group of actors being considered for a role. In the St. Olaf Theater, students with all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to audition, especially those for whom auditioning is a new experience. The St. Olaf Theater community is very supportive, and you can expect to be cheered on by your peers and instructors in the process!
Auditions are announced in advance via email and on posters around the Theater building, and generally take place in either Haugen or Kelsey Theaters or elsewhere in the Theater building.