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At INSPIRE Theatre, we welcome everyone to audition for our productions, no matter their background or experience level.
If a playwright or story requires specific characteristics for a particular role, we value the original intentions of the works we perform and we will cast accordingly. However, if changing these characteristics does not significantly affect the intended story, we consider all applicants without bias towards any particular physical attribute, gender, race, age, ability, ethnicity, or experience.
At INSPIRE Theatre, we believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Upcoming Auditions & Recent Cast Lists
We are so excited to announce that INSPIRE Entertainment and INSPIRE Theatre Company will be producing The Lion King Jr. instead of Singing in the Rain Jr. in April of 2024! Please download an audition packet and sign-up for an audition spot! We look forward to another spectacular show!
DIRECTOR: Shannon Rogers
Auditions: December 16, 2023
Callbacks: Monday, 12/18
Contracts: Due by Friday, January 5th, 2024
Weekly Rehearsals: Mondays 4:30-6:30 p.m. starting January 8, 2024. If you are chosen as a lead, we will have 4 main cast rehearsals on Saturdays from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Dress Rehearsals & Performances: April 22-27- Reserve the whole week for rehearsals and shows!
Auditions will be held at INSPIRE Entertainment - 4469 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
AUDITION SIGN-UPS for Pride and Prejudice are live!
Auditions will be held November 6, 2023.
Rehearsals begin January 6, 2023
Director: Marina Blue Jarrette
Click the buttons to download your audition packet and sign-up for your audition slot!
INSPIRE Theatre auditions and rehearsals are held at our INSPIRE Theatre Company Studio
6118 East Main Street B103 Mesa, AZ(next to Goodwill).
Preparing for the Audition
Show-specific audition information will be posted in advance. Check this page regularly for details and reach out with any questions.
Make sure to follow instructions carefully.
All auditions are performed live and in person. Arrive early to warm up.
Call backs and casting information will be sent to audition participants. See you at the audition!
Tips for a Great Audition
Choose the right material.
Choose a song or monologue that showcases your strengths as a performer and is appropriate for the show you are auditioning for. Avoid overused material or pieces that are too similar to the show's style or content.
If you are asked to present a song or monologue, practice it many times. You may even consider memorizing it.
Research the show and the characters.
Read up on the show and the characters you are interested in portraying. This will help you understand the context of the audition and give you insights into the character's personality and motivations.
Dress in comfortable clothes that will not impede your movement, but will still look neat and clean. Avoid flip-flops, boots, high heels, wheeled shoes, etc. Dance shoes are appropriate but not required.
Bring a headshot and resume.
Most auditions require a headshot and resume. Make sure your headshot is recent and professional-looking. Your resume should be well-organized and highlight your experience and skills.
Arrive on time.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that all of your paperwork can be completed before you go in for your audition. Arriving early gives you time to feel calm and focused before your audition.
Warm up before your audition.
It's important to warm up your voice and body before your audition. Take a few minutes to stretch, do some vocal exercises, and run through your song or monologue.
When you walk into the audition room, introduce yourself and the name of the piece you have prepared. This creates a good first impression.
It's okay to be nervous.
Don't worry about being nervous; most people are. Try your best to smile and enjoy the experience.
Avoid looking directly at the directors.
During the presentation of your song or monologue, it's best not to look directly at the people you are auditioning for, unless directed to do so. This is an opportunity to perform.
Don't apologize for mistakes.
Mistakes happen, and it's best not to draw attention to them. Others may not even notice a mistake, but if you point it out, they will know for sure.
Be open to direction.
During the audition, the director may give you some direction or ask you to try something different. Be open to their suggestions and show that you can take direction and make adjustments.
Thank the panel.
After your audition, thank the director and panel for the opportunity to audition. This shows your appreciation and professionalism.
Be kind and professional.
Remember that your audition for every show begins as soon as you walk through the door and doesn’t end until you leave the building. Even if you are perfect in the audition room, rude behavior in the lobby will be noticed.
Remember, auditioning is not just about getting the role, it's also an opportunity to showcase your skills and learn from the experience. Even if you don't get the role you hoped for during the audition, we'll remember you for future shows when the right fit comes along. So keep practicing, stay positive, and know that your time to shine will come!