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See yourself on stage!

Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and experience in performing in front of people. Currently enrolled CP Theatre students ages ages 8-18 have the opportunity to audition for a Broadway-style production that is presented at the end of each session.

Upcoming Auditions

Sign Up For Audition Time

Once you have registered for classes, you may sign up for an audition time. You will find the Sign-Up link on your class confirmation page.  Log into your MyCPT and click "View Confirmation". 

Who Can Audition?

Students ages 8 to 18 and enrolled in CP Theatre classes are eligible to audition for our shows.

About Auditions

Students need to prepare a one-minute vocal audition as well as learn and perform a short dance routine as part of the audition process. The dance routine will be made available to you a week before audition. Parents and friends are invited to watch auditions.

About Callbacks

Callback announcements are located on your MyCPT family page. The callback process is a closed procedure. Students are to be dropped off and picked up promptly according to their given callback time. We recommend students participating in callbacks bring water bottles. Note: receiving a callback does not necessarily mean you've been cast and NOT receiving a callback does not necessarily mean you haven't been cast. Cast lists will be posted on the website.

Audition Packet

Please bring the following to your audition and rrive at least 30 minutes before your audition time slot. 

  1. Audition Form
  2. Costume Information Sheet
  3. Parent Committee Form
  4. A Current Photo

Helpful Audition Information

  • Auditions are limited to registered CP Theatre students between the ages of 8-18.
  • Auditions are limited to a one minute segment of your vocal selection.
  • Choose a Broadway style show tune to fully display your vocal & characterization talent.
  • No a cappella singing; NO IPODs, MP3s or phones will be allowed in auditions. Students must download their song prior to auditions.
  • Make sure your song is within your vocal range.
  • No costumes or props are allowed.
  • Confidence is key! If you are not a singer, that's okay! Give the directors a show and win them over.
  • In most cases an upbeat song is best. Show energy and enthusiasm! Directors want actors who will look comfortable on stage. Be sure to smile.
  • Walk-ins will still be accepted on audition night, but must register and pay for classes upon arrival and wait for an available time.
  • Do not sing a song from the show for which you are auditioning; this is considered poor theater etiquette.
  • Audition Questions? Email our Show Area Coordinator at: shows@cptheatre.org .

Break a leg!

If you are enrolled in CP Theatre classes (and are age 8-18), you are invited to audition for that session's production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team, followed by performing a short dance routine in a small group. The audition process may also include a “callback” (on Saturday) in which you may be asked to read, sing, and/or dance for a specific role in the production. Auditions are a wonderful way for you to gain self-confidence and to show the best of your talents!

How do I know if I have a callback?

Callback notifications will be made via your MyCPT family account.  If your student has received a callback, there will be a box under your family summary that contains all of the information. 

The Casting Process

Casting a show is a complex process. We want to help you understand some of the factors that go into casting decisions.

There are some things you can do absolutely nothing about which may have a bearing on casting. These include your height, the height of others, your vocal range, what specific parts are available in a particular production, the sizes of previously constructed costumes as well as a myriad of other uncontrollable factors.

However, there are some things you can do that may affect the outcome of your audition.

  • PREPARATION: Prepare the best audition that you can. For callbacks, research the show and learn about the parts. If sides are provided, work with them until your callback.
  • BEHAVIOR: Directors want to work with people who behave well, and they may ask your Area Coordinator and others about you. Don’t harm your chances of being cast in a show by exhibiting poor behavior in class, at rehearsals, at shows, and even at auditions and callbacks.
  • PARENTS: This is also good advice for parents. Don’t harm your student’s chances by exhibiting poor character or behavior. Your behavior is also factored into difficult casting decisions.
  • VOCAL TRAINING: Take CP Theatre classes and/or private voice instruction to improve your vocal range and performance.
  • DANCE TRAINING: Lack of dance ability often keeps good singers and actors from getting parts in musical theater. Take CP Theatre classes and/or dance instruction to improve your skills.
  • READINGS: Show the director good character development and appropriate emotion at callbacks.

Good advice: do what you can do, don’t worry about what you can’t do, and leave the final decision to the Lord!