Auditions


To be considered for a Parkland College Theatre Production, you must agree to abide by the Parkland College Theatre Letter of Agreement.  Please read the agreement before coming to auditions.  You will be asked to sign your audition form, stating that you have read and understand the agreement.  If you have questions, please ask Theatre Director Brian D. Morgan (bdmorgan@parkland.edu).

All members of the community, as well as Parkland and U of I students, are invited to audition; Parkland Theatre encourages diversity. Those with additional questions should email bdmorgan@parkland.edu.

Spring 2023 Auditions

When 

Saturday, December 10th, 9am – 4pm 

How to Audition 

Visit our Sign-Up Genius page to sign-up for an audition slot for either of our spring shows (Blithe Spirit and Sweeney Todd.) You may sign up for one or both shows (please be sure your audition times do not overlap.)

Fill out the Audition Form (via Google Forms). You only need to do this once (if you are auditioning for both shows) and do not need to print a copy to bring with you to the auditions.

Read the audition requirements for each show, listed in the next section.

 

Blithe Spirit
by Nöel Coward

Directed by Abby Gailey

Sides

Please read through and familiarize yourself with the below listed acting sides. The director will assign you a part to read during the audition. *Please note: Accents will be used in this production but are not required for this audition.

Blithe Spirit has 7 adult roles for actors ages 18 and up. You can view specific casting information and a character breakdown by clicking here. 

Video Submissions: 

In-person auditions are preferred, but if you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions will be accepted. Please follow the below guidelines for all video submissions:

 
  •  Fill out the audition form (notate you are submitting a video submission), but do not sign up for an audition slot.
  •  Follow the same guidelines as if you were auditioning in person.
  •  To submit a video audition:
    • Select an audition side from the website and a role within that reading. Find someone to read the other role(s) on the page, and film yourself reading the selected part. The person reading opposite you does not need to be on camera.
    •  If you do not have someone to read with you, you may film yourself performing a monologue of similar style.
  •  Videos must be uploaded to a file sharing website like Dropbox or Google Drive, or a video-hosting website like YouTube or Vimeo.
  •  Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 9th. Send an email with the link to your video(s) to theatre@parkland.edu. Please subject the email: [Your name] video audition for [name of show].
 

Please note: If you are considered for a role, you will be asked to attend callbacks on Sunday, December 11th.

Blithe Spirit has 7 adult roles for actors ages 18 and up. You can view specific casting information and a character breakdown here.

 

Sweeney Todd
by Steven Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler, and Christopher Bond

Directed by Jeff Dare

 

Sides

Music audition information:

Please prepare 30-60 seconds of a song from Sweeney Todd or a song in a similar style. Please bring your sheet music hole punched in a three-ring binder for the provided accompanist. If you have questions about the vocal style of the show, you may email Music Director Cheryl Forest-Morganson at cherylforest@gmail.com.

 

Acting Sides:

Please choose one of the acting sides from the document listed below to prepare for your audition. Memorization is not required, but your audition will be better if you research unfamiliar terms, prepare the material, and make deliberate acting choices. An appropriate accent/dialect is preferred.

 
 

There will be no dance audition for Sweeney Todd. 

Video Submissions: 

 

In-person auditions are preferred, but if you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions will be accepted. Please follow the below guidelines for all video submissions:

 
  •  Fill out the audition form (notate you are submitting a video submission), but do not sign up for an audition slot.
  • Follow the same guidelines as if you were auditioning in person.
    • Your music audition should have accompaniment, whether live or karaoke track.
  • Videos must be uploaded to a file-sharing website like Dropbox or Google Drive, or a video-hosting website like YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 9th. Send an email with the link to your video(s) to theatre@parkland.edu. Please subject the email: [Your name] video audition for [name of show].
  • If you are called back for a role, you may be asked to read an additional side and/or sing a song excerpt over the December 10th-11th weekend.

Sweeney Todd has 30-35 adult roles for actors ages 18 and up. One role, Tobias, is for a young actor around 10-12 years old. Actors of all genders, abilities, and ethnicities will be considered for all roles.