All auditions for Mainstage 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 Advanced Acting Rep Pirate Performers class, please email
Mrs. Glidewell : firstname.lastname@example.org
BYE BYE BIRDIE : MUSICAL AUDITIONS
In Person Auditions :
Wednesday Sept 8, 3:00-6:00
In Person Callbacks :
Thursday Sept 9. 3:00-6:00
GOOGLE CLASSROOM :
Students interested in auditioning need to join the google classroom. The classroom will have all of the information about auditions.
Google Classroom Code : wx4p7kl
There is nothing that students need to prepare ahead of time for this audition. Students will receive all material, rehearse, and perform at the audition.
During the audition students will :
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.