We know that auditioning can be scary - we've been there! MMTC's artistic director, musical directors, and choreographer will go out of their way to make this process as painless as possible for everybody. We know you will have a blast if you join the cast of one of our shows! Don't let stage fright stop you from attending the audition!
Encouraging participation by people of all ages and levels of experience is a crucial part of our mission. Below, find some information to help you understand how to prepare in advance, and some tips to help you be as successful as possible.
Singing Audition Tips
Your song can be any song from a musical that you love, preferably in the style of the show you are auditioning for. It should be a song that you are comfortable singing and enjoy. If you don't sing much, are auditioning for the first time, or are unsure of what to sing, pick something you know well. We are looking for two things - people with amazing voices who could be considered for leads, and enthusiastic, friendly, team-oriented people of all ages who can sing on key and be in the ensemble. Please project as much as comfortable - try to sing loud enough that people halfway back in the theatre can hear you. Smile. Tell us your name before you start. And when you are done, smile again!...and don't forget to breathe. That's important! :)
Dancing Audition Tips
You will be taught a movement combination to see if you can stay with the counts, and what sort of energy you bring to the dance. There are numerous dance-heavy ensemble songs in our productions, so all actors will also be taught a more advanced combination to better assist with casting. Wear clothes you can move in, and - if you own them already - bring character shoes or other dance shoes (ballet flats, jazz shoes, etc).
If you are being considered for a bigger role, you will be called back for a second different night of auditions. This is the point at which you will read with other actors considered for lead and supporting parts and sing the actual songs from the show. You do not need to memorize these song, but you will want to know the tune well enough to sing confidently at the callbacks with the words in front of you. We will also post the sides that will be performed at callbacks on the website so you can practice at home. NOT ALL PARTS WILL BE CALLED BACK. If we can cast a role from the initial audition, there will not be a callback, so do not assume that you were not cast in the show simply because you did not get called back. The cast list will be posted on the website within 72 hours of callbacks.