AUDITIONS

Auditions are done for the first half of the 2018 season. We'll be holding another round in March. Check back here for details later. Meanwhile, get a sense of what to expect by reading the info below.

Please read the following information below about auditioning. Also, be sure to:
  • Check the season calendar of rehearsal and performance dates and cross-reference your own calendars for potential conflicts.
  • Print and sign the Parent/Guardian Signature page (150kb PDF). This important document contains the photo release, company member conduct pledge, and medical release information. This must be read, signed, and turned in at the audition! (We will have hard-copies on hand at auditions.)
  • If I auditioned last year, do I need to audition again?
    Yup. Year after year, we’re amazed at how much growth we see during auditions. We don’t pre-cast shows — if we did, it would be to our own detriment, since the pool of talent changes so dramatically between auditions. Plus, auditioning is a great opportunity to meet some new friends, face a scary thing down, and practice your one-person show.

    (Also, remember that every rehearsal is an audition -- if we have worked with you on past shows, we've gotten to know what you are capable of and what you're like to work with in greater detail than any 5 minute audition could show. An important fact to remember each day of rehearsal, eh?)
  • When and where are the auditions, and when will casting be complete?
    Auditions will be held:

    Friday, September 22 from 5-9pm at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 West State Street, Ithaca – directions)
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Friday, then your dance audition is from 6:45-7:30pm.

    Saturday, September 23 from 10am-6:30pm at Southside Community Center (305 South Plain Street, Ithaca – directions)
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Saturday from 10am-2pm, then your dance audition is 11:45am-12:30pm.
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Saturday from 2:30-6:30pm, then your dance audition is 4:15-5:00pm.

    Sunday, September 24 from 12pm-8:30pm at Southside Community Center (305 South Plain Street, Ithaca – directions)
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Sunday from 12pm-4pm, then your dance audition is 1:45pm-2:30pm.
    • If you sign up to do your song/monologue audition on Sunday from 4:30-8:30pm, then your dance audition is 6:15-7:00pm.

    Callbacks will be Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. The cast lists will be posted by the end of the following week.
  • What shows do these auditions cover in terms of casting?
    PIPPIN: We've got magic to do! Fresh off an incredible revival recently on Broadway and touring nationally, Pippin is the story of a young man's quest to find purpose in his life. We'll be teaming up with Circus Culture to create feats of derring-do that the revival became known for. This show will have a strong dance/movement requirement and likely will be largely high schoolers.

    THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: A non-musical play with a true ensemble is a rare animal. And this show brings to the stage dozens of critters of every kind! A sweet mole, a sensible rat, a curmudgeonly badger, an eccentric toad, plus countless rabbits, otters, and let’s not forget the rascally weasels! A true classic of children’s literature that will delight the entire family. Middle and high school.

    JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: Roald Dahl’s beloved story has been given new life with music composed by Pasek & Paul, the songwriting team that won an Oscar for creating La La Land and a Tony for Dear Evan Hansen. A child, some insect friends, an oversized piece of fruit, and the adventure of a lifetime awaits! Grades 6-9.
  • Is there a way for me to read the script or hear the music ahead of time?
    Sure. We have copies at the Just Be Cause Center (1013 West State St/MLK Jr. St. in Ithaca – directions). Email joey@runningtoplaces.org or call/text 607-216-8750) to make arrangements to borrow materials.
  • How do I sign up to audition?
    You may sign up to audition online here.

    NOTE: The link will take you to the "Auditionee Info" form. This is different from the Parent/Guardian Signature page. The Auditionee Info form is several pages long, and it's where you will enter all of your contact info, experience, special skills, etc. You may not sign up for an audition appointment until you have completed the Auditionee Info form!