Each year, the Salina Community Theatre (SCT) produces multiple full-scale productions. Performers are used in all plays and musicals produced at SCT. Performers are responsible for memorizing lines, musical numbers, and dance routines. Performers are expected to provide their own stage make up and properly store costumes during performances. Performers must attend all required rehearsals and be on time for said rehearsals. Rehearsals generally run 4-6 weeks, with 5-6 rehearsals per week, each 2-3 hours long. Performers are expected to participate in every aspect of Production Week (Sunday-Thursday of the week the show opens) which includes a costume parade, technical rehearsals (microphones, set, props, etc.), and running through the show in its entirety. Performances run for 3 weeks (but may be extended) with 4 shows each week. Understudies are not used and all performers are expected to attend every performance. Clean-up duties will be assigned to performers during the run of the show. At the end of a run performers are required to help strike the set.

At SCT, part of our core mission is to provide people of ALL ages and backgrounds the opportunity to participate in play production and other theatre activities. Because of this, SCT encourages all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

What to Expect

GENERAL INFORMATION: Doors open 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled audition time to fill out audition forms. For MainStage productions: scripts for upcoming productions can be checked out at our Box Office for perusal ($10 deposit). The script is due back by the Wednesday before the audition dates. Scripts will be provided at auditions for readings.

MAINSTAGE MUSICALS: Please prepare a song choice of around one minute in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided as well as an auxiliary line for electronic devices. No acapella singing please. Auditions must be memorized. Performers will also be asked to learn choreography from the show. Please pack a change of clothes/shoes if your audition attire restricts free range of movement. Additionally, you may also be asked to read scenes from the show with scripts provided at the audition.

MAINSTAGE PLAYS: Be prepared to read from the script provided at auditions.

CTA FALL SHOW, SUMMERSTAGE, STAGE II: Please prepare a 30-second monologue and a 30-second song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided as well as an auxiliary line for electronic devices. No acapella singing please. Auditions must be memorized. Additionally, students will learn a small piece of choreography to perform in small groups. There is a tuition fee for these productions.

CTA SPRING SHOW: Please prepare a 30-second monologue and be able to read from a script. Auditions must be memorized. There is a tuition fee for this productions.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE SHOW: Please wear comfortable clothes that allow full range of movement. The audition experience for this show is a more relaxed environment where performers will learn two combinations and perform in various groups using different prompts for motivation.

These dates are tentative and subject to change. Please view our Facebook page for recent updates regarding auditions.

2019-2020 MainStage Auditions

2019-2020 CTA Auditions


Auditions: June 24 & 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: July – September, 2019
Performances: September 4 – 22, 2019

Lost In Yonkers

Auditions: August 12 & 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: September – October, 2019
Performances: October 18 – November 3, 2019


Auditions: September 15 & 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: October – November, 2019
Performances: November 15 – December 8, 2019

Every Brilliant Thing

Auditions: October 20 & 21 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: November 2019 – January 2020
Performances: January 3 – 19, 2020

Murder on the Orient Express

Auditions: December 9 & 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: December 2019 – February 2020
Performances: February 7 – 22, 2020

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: February – April, 2020
Performances: April 3 – 19, 2020

Freaky Friday

Auditions: April 19 & 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: April – June, 2020
Performances: June 5 – 28, 2020

A Year with Frog and Toad

(CTA Fall Show)

(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: August 23, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Rehearsals: August – October, 2019
Performances: October 1 – 5, 2019

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

(CTA Spring Show)

(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: January 10, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

Tuition: $210.00
Rehearsals: January – March, 2020
Performances: March 3 – 6, 2020


(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Rehearsals: June 15 – July 9, 2020
Performances: July 10 – 12, 2020

Stage II

(High School – College)
Auditions: May 14 & 15, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
Rehearsals: May – July, 2020
Performances: July 23 – 26, 2020

Contemporary Dance Show

(High School – Adult)
Auditions: June 2020
Rehearsals: June – August, 2020
Performances: August 7 & 8, 2020