On Friday night, students arrive during the designated time frame and sign up for an audition number. There’s an Audition form that needs to be filled out, signed, and brought with you. You also need to include a current photo of the student auditioning (3×5 is the preferred size). There are online forms that need to be filled out before you come: Parent Committee Form, Costume Form, and an optional Crew Form. These can be found on our Forms Page. If the show is a musical, they should also have a downloaded MP3 of their accompaniment track. WiFi is not reliable in many of our locations, so the track must be downloaded to the device being used. Students must be signed in before the designated end time in order to audition. Late arrivals will not be allowed to audition
Students audition with a group of 9 other students. They sit together and approach the stage one-at-a-time when their number is called. Make sure the device they are using to play their music is unlocked, and the song is cued to the correct starting place. When it’s their turn, the student comes to the stage, gives their device to the TREK student running the speaker, introduces themselves and their song, and then performs their portion of a song that is recommended to be 16-bars/measures, or 30-45 seconds, not to exceed 1 minute.
If the show is a straight play, they will perform their 1-minute monologue.
Auditions should be well prepared and polished. If a student messes up, they are encouraged to continue on rather than starting again. The artistic team generally helps get the performer back on track. This is the time to demonstrate poise under nervous circumstances. It is recommended that song selections be limited to 16 bars/measures, or 30-45 seconds from the time the student begins singing. If at 1 minute an auditioner is still singing, the music will be stopped and the audition will end.