All auditions for musicals, plays, and tech teams for these shows are open to any Platte County High School Student.
*Any of our Pirate Performer shows are for that class specifically. If you are interested in auditioning for the Pirate Performers class, please email
Mrs. Glidewell : email@example.com
Fall Musical Information
Monday Sept 9, 3:00-6:00
Tuesday Sept 10, 3:00-6:00
Callbacks Thurs Sept 12, 3:00-6:00
We will have audition meetings for the musical with detailed information on Tuesday Sept 3 at 7:00am and Wed Sept 4 at 3:00pm in room 45. Please attend this meeting if possible to receive information for how auditions will work, information over the show, as well as a packet of information that you need to fill out and have your parents sign. You must have this packet of information completed when you arrive at auditions.
All students auditioning for the musical will participate in a singing audition, dance audition, and a quick reading of sides from the show. They will sing and dance to the same song.
If a student does not receive a callback, that does not mean that they will not get cast. If a student receives a callback, they will participate in learning another song, possibly dancing again, and reading a scene with a small group or a monologue.
*Students do not need to prepare anything to come to auditions.
Winter Play Auditions
Please listen to announcements for audition information that will occur the week following the musical.
We will have audition meetings for the musical with detailed information in November.
Do you want to help backstage with any of the shows!? We would love to have you! For all of our tech teams we will have a sign up prior to the show, interviews to see where your talents and interests would work best for you, as well as an informational meeting.
Please see Mrs. Glidewell for more information!
Audition Etiquette & Procedures
- Be on time or even early if possible! Late arrivals may not be allowed to audition. Once you have signed in, do not wander around. Stay in the theater and wait patiently for others to sign in to begin.
- Speak to everyone kindly and with respect. Everyone.
- Please come to the informational meetings to fill out paperwork ahead of time. You must have this at the time of audition with a parent signature in order to participate. Print the paperwork neatly. If you are not able to come to the meeting, pick up paperwork from Mrs. Glidewell's room ahead of time.
- Place your nametag & number on your chest on YOUR right hand side. Nowhere else!
- You will have a quick headshot taken at the time of auditions form our stage manager. This is just for us. Please smile as yourself and no retakes.
- Be professional and please be respectful of those auditioning and those assisting in the auditions.
- Do not make a lot of excess noise because it can bother those who are about to audition. You may be asked to leave if you are disruptive.
- Please do not discuss your past theatre experience "I was the lead in..." "I hope I get this part because I am great". Remember that everyone has a fair chance at any and all parts within a show and that we work together as one ensemble to produce a wonderful production.
- If you see someone new, check in with them and encourage them with their audition.
- Show personality. You are being watched by someone from the moment you walk through the door of the building. Those running the auditions DO talk to the director. Be on your best behavior.
- Warm up and stretch. Nerves alone won’t get you through the audition. Prepare yourself by warming up your voice and your body, if necessary. Relax and breathe.
- Dress appropriately. Wear clothes that you feel good in, but allow yourself to be able to move freely. You may be learning a dance combination so NEVER WEAR SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS TO AN AUDITION!!!! (Slacks and a nice shirt / dress with shorts underneath). Please no athletic wear / gym shorts. Do not dress as the character.
- Know something about what you’re auditioning for. Read the play, watch the play, find out information for the characters. This will only help you when you are reading for the director or singing for a part. Always come prepared. You are auditioning for characters, so we would like to see your interpretation of that character.
- If you need more time, say so. If you need to read over something a little longer, just ask politely. Unless they’re in a time crunch, the director will oblige you.
- When you are called in to read, don’t stand there like a statue! That’s boring! Show the director you can move and make quick decisions that align with the character. However, remember not to sway back and forth when reading / singing. Make bold choices that fit the character.
- Transitions. These are the thought changes that occur throughout dialogue. Find these when you read over a piece so that when you read it aloud you don’t say everything the same way. Show the director you can bring variety to the scene.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions to anyone. If you are asked to do something that you don’t quite understand, then ask for clarification. The more information you have about what you’re doing, the better off you’ll be.
- Never give the director or artistic team advice on designs or choices during auditions or rehearsals.