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Theatre UCF Production Auditions

Summer and Fall 2021

Audition information for Summer Pegasus PlayLab is now available and Fall 2021 productions will be announced soon.

Summer 2021 Pegasus PlayLab

These will be VIDEO Auditions Only
Fill out the Theatre UCF Audition google form
(including your Youtube link audition video)
no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8

See below for instructions

March 15 though 19 — Zoom callbacks for shows.  Individual Directors will post their schedules. Please check your Knights email for Callback information after March 10.

Your entire audition package must include the following:

  1. A recording of your audition. Slate the recording with your name and the names of your pieces. This must include a contemporary monologue AND 16-bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. You will upload this recording to Youtube and provide the link (unlisted or public. Make sure it is NOT set to private.)
  1. A filled out “Department Audition Form.”  This form is where you will list your Youtube link for your audition video. The audition form can be found online at: https://forms.gle/9JFxyt5JmMU93XVc9  
  1. A Google document link with your resume, headshot, and a short bio in a PDF format. Please make sure that the permissions are set for anyone to view the material with the link. Include the link below your audition video in the Youtube description.

You have THREE minutes TOTAL for your audition package.

BFA and MFA Performance Majors:  Please note that this is NOT a required audition for you.

  1. READ THE PLAYS! Know the styles of the plays and select appropriate audition material. If there are specific guidelines listed for specific plays, KNOW THEM!
  2. DRESS APPROPRIATELY! Present yourself in the best possible manner. Directors will make judgment about you the minute you walk into the room. Don’t let that judgment be negative. This includes shoes ­ don’t wear flip flops or shoes you can’t walk in when you audition. And, make sure your hair is combed and out of your face!! Don’t walk in looking like you just crawled out of bed!
  3. Behave in a professional manner. Be polite to everyone you meet and encounter. You never know who will be making casting decisions. That includes the way you talk to Stage Managers, Accompanists, Assistants, and Directors.
  4. Be prepared and on time! Have everything required of you for the audition. The Stage Managers will NOT help you with making copies of your headshot/resume/music/audition forms. Do your job and be prepared to demonstrate how professional you are.
  5. Have your sheet music prepared appropriately.
    -Don’t bring in a whole songbook or pages taped together like an accordion. Copy the song from the book and put it into a nicely-organized notebook that will sit on the piano easily.
    -Be sure your music is from a full score or songbook. Do not bring in music that only has chords or is from choral books or is written for guitar!
    -Be sure your song is in the correct key. The Accompanist will not transpose on sight for you.
    -DO NOT PUT YOUR MUSIC IN PLASTIC SHEET PROTECTORS!
    -Make sure the copy of your music has ALL THE MUSIC on every sheet. Double check to make sure the bottom line of music hasn’t been cut off.
    -Make sure the title of the song is marked clearly somewhere on the first page of your music.
    -Mark your music clearly for the following: Intro, Vocal Begins, Cuts in the Song, Repeats, Song Ends.
    -Communicate with the Accompanist what tempo you want your song. They aren’t mind readers ­ sing a little of the song for them.
  6. Be sure to “slate” clearly ­ this includes your name and the titles of the pieces you will be performing. Slate ALL YOUR PIECES before you begin your audition. Don’t waste valuable time announcing each piece individually.
  7. If you plan to use the chair in the room, SET IT UP BEFORE YOU BEGIN! You waste valuable seconds during your audition slot by taking time to move the chair to where you want it. It’s stronger if you act without using a chair.
  8. REHEARSE, REHEARSE, REHEARSE! And, just when you think you have it, REHEARSE SOME MORE! Most performers kill their chances of getting cast because they aren’t prepared.
  9. Breathe! Remember ­ we WANT you to succeed! It makes casting decisions easier when you “bring it” and deliver what we need for our shows. Part of your assessment in the department is based on your audition skills, no matter what your degree program may be!
  10. BE FEARLESS! OWN THE ROOM!

Virtual Readings: Rehearsals approx.: 6pm – 10pm evenings

Dear Helena by Rachel Lynett
(Cynthia White, director)
Rehearsals: May 21-27
Performances: May 28/29

To Saints and Stars by Jordan Ramirez Puckett
(Be Boyd, director)
Rehearsals: May 28-June 3
Performances: June 4/5

As It's Written by Caroline Hull
(Vivian Majkowski, director)
Rehearsals: June 4-10
Performances: June 11/12

 The Amphibians by Dan Caffrey
(Mark Brotherton, director)
Rehearsals: June 11 -17
Performances: June 18/19

Outdoor Production: Approx Rehearsal 9am – 3pm.

Sombra del Sol
Collectively created by Bianca Alamo, Ximena Gonzales, Ralph Krumins and Daniela Monzon
Rehearsals: May 21-June 9
Performances: June 10-13 & 17-19


Fall 2021

Return soon for audition information for the 2021-22 season!

Reminder:  All BFA and MFA acting and musical theatre majors are required to audition.  It is YOUR responsibility to insure you meet this requirement by requesting an audition appointment.

Your Audition Package Must Include:

  • TYPED bio no more than 75 words in length.
  • A copy of your headshot and resume.
  • A filled out “Department Audition Form.”  The audition form can be found online at: https://forms.gle/9JFxyt5JmMU93XVc9
  • Audition Pieces to Perform: Two contrasting monologues: 1 contemporary monologue; 1 verse/language monologue
  • Your audition pieces together including the slate cannot exceed two minutes TOTALNOT two minutes per piece!!
  • Auditioners are allowed to perform their audition pieces in whatever order they wish.  HOWEVER, be advised that if you do not complete both pieces within the allotted time, you run the risk of not being considered for any callback auditions.  The department faculty directors are committed to seeing you being fully prepared to deliver the audition package that has been asked of you.  If you fail to follow the established guidelines for this audition, there will be consequences.

  • FIVE copies of your headshot and resume. Headshots may be photocopied for this audition.
  • A TYPED bio no more than 75 words in length.
  • FIVE completed copies of the Production Audition Form attached to your headshot/resume.
    TWO contrasting monologues
  • 16 bars of a song. You must bring piano accompaniment music with you – no chord charts or guitar/choral music sheets. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions. No singing to recorded music or karaoke tracks will be allowed.
  • You will have 3 minutes TOTAL to complete all your audition pieces.
  • Auditioners are allowed to perform their audition pieces in whatever order they wish. HOWEVER, be advised that if you do not complete all three pieces within the allotted time, you will be penalized severely on your audition evaluation and run the risk of not being considered for any callback auditions. The department faculty directors are committed to seeing you being fully prepared to deliver the audition package that has been asked of you. If you fail to follow the established guidelines for this audition, there will be consequences.
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your audition appointment (so you are ready to go if the Auditors get ahead of schedule).
  • If you arrive at your audition appointment without the appropriate materials prepared, you will not be allowed to audition. You will forfeit your appointment time and will be rescheduled, if there are slots available.

  • E-mail Earl D. Weaver at earl.weaver@ucf.edu
  • Check the deadline for the current audition cycle

In the e-mail, include the following information:

  • Name
  • Major
  • Class Standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, First Year Transfer, Second Year Transfer, Third Year Transfer, Fourth Year Transfer, Grad Student)
  • Phone number where you prefer to be reached
  • Knights E-mail address

E-mail requests without all the required information WILL NOT BE ANSWERED, and you will risk losing your chance at getting an audition slot.

Audition appointments will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis only through e-mail requests.

  1. READ THE PLAYS! Know the styles of the plays and select appropriate audition material. If there are specific guidelines listed for specific plays, KNOW THEM!
  2. DRESS APPROPRIATELY! Present yourself in the best possible manner. Directors will make judgment about you the minute you walk into the room. Don’t let that judgment be negative. This includes shoes ­ don’t wear flip flops or shoes you can’t walk in when you audition. And, make sure your hair is combed and out of your face!! Don’t walk in looking like you just crawled out of bed!
  3. Behave in a professional manner. Be polite to everyone you meet and encounter. You never know who will be making casting decisions. That includes the way you talk to Stage Managers, Accompanists, Assistants, and Directors.
  4. Be prepared and on time! Have everything required of you for the audition. The Stage Managers will NOT help you with making copies of your headshot/resume/music/audition forms. Do your job and be prepared to demonstrate how professional you are.
  5. Have your sheet music prepared appropriately.
    -Don’t bring in a whole songbook or pages taped together like an accordion. Copy the song from the book and put it into a nicely-organized notebook that will sit on the piano easily.
    -Be sure your music is from a full score or songbook. Do not bring in music that only has chords or is from choral books or is written for guitar!
    -Be sure your song is in the correct key. The Accompanist will not transpose on sight for you.
    -DO NOT PUT YOUR MUSIC IN PLASTIC SHEET PROTECTORS!
    -Make sure the copy of your music has ALL THE MUSIC on every sheet. Double check to make sure the bottom line of music hasn’t been cut off.
    -Make sure the title of the song is marked clearly somewhere on the first page of your music.
    -Mark your music clearly for the following: Intro, Vocal Begins, Cuts in the Song, Repeats, Song Ends.
    -Communicate with the Accompanist what tempo you want your song. They aren’t mind readers ­ sing a little of the song for them.
  6. Be sure to “slate” clearly ­ this includes your name and the titles of the pieces you will be performing. Slate ALL YOUR PIECES before you begin your audition. Don’t waste valuable time announcing each piece individually.
  7. If you plan to use the chair in the room, SET IT UP BEFORE YOU BEGIN! You waste valuable seconds during your audition slot by taking time to move the chair to where you want it. It’s stronger if you act without using a chair.
  8. REHEARSE, REHEARSE, REHEARSE! And, just when you think you have it, REHEARSE SOME MORE! Most performers kill their chances of getting cast because they aren’t prepared.
  9. Breathe! Remember ­ we WANT you to succeed! It makes casting decisions easier when you “bring it” and deliver what we need for our shows. Part of your assessment in the department is based on your audition skills, no matter what your degree program may be!
  10. BE FEARLESS! OWN THE ROOM!

Fall 2021 productions will be announced soon.