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.
CTA SPRING SHOW: Please prepare a 30-second monologue and be able to read from a script. Auditions must be memorized.
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 @ 7:00PM
Rehearsals: July – September, 2019
Performances: September 4 – 22, 2019
Lost In Yonkers
Auditions: August 12 & 13, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Rehearsals: September – October, 2019
Performances: October 17 – November 3, 2019
Auditions: September 15 & 16, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Rehearsals: October – November, 2019
Performances: November 14 – December 8, 2019
Every Brilliant Thing
Rehearsals: November 2019 – January 2020
Performances: January 2 – 19, 2020
Murder on the Orient Express
Auditions: December 9 & 10, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Rehearsals: December 2019 – February 2020
Performances: February 6 – 22, 2020
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2020 @ 7:00PM
Rehearsals: February – April, 2020
Performances: April 2 – 19, 2020
Auditions: April 19 & 20, 2020 @ 7:00PM
Rehearsals: April – June, 2020
Performances: June 4 – 28, 2020
CTA Fall Show
(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: August 23, 2019 @ 4:00PM
Rehearsals: August – October, 2019
Performances: October 1 – 5, 2019
CTA Spring Show
(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: January 10, 2020 @ 4:00PM
Rehearsals: January – March, 2020
Performances: March 3 – 6, 2020
(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: February 22, 2020 @ 10:00AM
Rehearsals: June 15 – July 9, 2020
Performances: July 10 – 12, 2020
(High School – College)
Auditions: May 14 & 15, 2020 @ 4:00PM
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