Each year, the Theatre Salina produces multiple full-scale productions. 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, Theatre Salina encourages all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Theatre Salina Mainstage Audition Schedule

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
A New Musical Comedy

Auditions: June 19 – 20 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: July – September
Performances: September 9 – 26

GLORIOUS!

Auditions: August 14 – 15 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: August – October
Performances: October 14 – 30

CHRISTMAS STORY
The Musical

Auditions: September 18 – 19 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: September – November
Performances: November 18 – December 3 and December 16 – 18

A DOLL’S HOUSE
Part Two

Auditions: October 16 – 17 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: October  – January
Performances: January 6 – 22

SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY

Auditions: December 4 – 5 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: December  – February
Performances: February 3 – 19

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Auditions: January 15 – 16 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: January  –  April
Performances: March 31 – April 15

SCHOOL OF ROCK!

Auditions: April 9 – 10 @ 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: April – June
Performances: June 9 – 25

What to Expect

AUDITIONS: 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.

ONCE CAST: Performers are responsible for memorizing lines, musical numbers, and dance routines. Performers are asked to provide their own stage make up and potentially some basic costume needs, such as shoes and undergarments.  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 may include but not be limited to: a costume parade, technical rehearsals (microphones, set, props, etc.), and running through the show in its entirety. Performances run for 3-4 weeks (but may be extended) with 3-5 shows each week. Understudies are not used. Clean-up duties will be assigned to performers during the run of the show and we ask that performers practice respect for the property and each other at all times. At the end of a run performers are asked to help strike the set, props, and costumes.

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. Audition song must be memorized and performers must be prepared 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.

 

Center for Theatre Arts Audition Schedule

CTA Fall Show

(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: August 26, 2022

CTA Spring Show

(4th – 8th Grade)
Auditions: TBA

Tuition: $210.00
Rehearsals: TBA
Performances: February 22 – 26, 2022

Summer Stage

(4th – 8th Grade)

Tuition: $450.00
Auditions: February 19, 2022

Performances: July 8 – 10, 2022

Summer Stage is a 4-week day camp that takes place Monday-Friday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, and students must attend every day.

For auditions, 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 a capella singing please. Auditions must be memorized. Additionally, students will learn a small piece of choreography to perform in small groups.

Stage II

(High School – College)
Auditions: May 20, 2022
Performances: July 21-24, 2022

Contemporary Dance Show

(High School – Adult)
Auditions: TBA
Performances: August 12 – 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

What to Expect

AUDITIONS: 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.

ONCE CAST: Performers are responsible for memorizing lines, musical numbers, and dance routines. Performers are asked to provide their own stage make up and potentially some basic costume needs, such as shoes and undergarments.  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 may include but not be limited to: a costume parade, technical rehearsals (microphones, set, props, etc.), and running through the show in its entirety. Performances run for 3-4 weeks (but may be extended) with 3-5 shows each week. Understudies are not used. Clean-up duties will be assigned to performers during the run of the show and we ask that performers practice respect for the property and each other at all times. At the end of a run performers are asked to help strike the set, props, and costumes.

CTA FALL SHOW and SUMMERSTAGE: 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 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 memorized monologue and we will have everyone read from a script provided during the audition. There is a tuition fee for this production.

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.

Volunteering at Theatre Salina is fun and rewarding. You’ll work in a lively atmosphere with creative people, and can contribute a skill you already possess or learn something new. Check out the positions listed, then download our volunteer form (please read instructions carefully to submit your form).

VOLUNTEER FORM

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get adobe readerIf you’re unable to submit your form online, mail your completed form to Box 2305, Salina, KS 67402-2305. You may also email or call Jill French at 785.827.6126 to volunteer.

Volunteer Positions

Costume Crew:
Members of the Costume Crew are organized by the Costume Designer and are to be present during technical rehearsals and the run of the show. Responsibilities include backstage quick changes, quick costume fixes, and special preparations. During performances the time commitment is 2-3 hours. Additional hours can be scheduled with the Costume Designer, some training may be included.

Stitchers:

Stitchers or Seamstresses can work hands on in or out of the costume shop to cut or construct costumes. These people work directly with the Costume Designer and there are opportunities for all skill levels and possible training opportunities.

House Manager:

The house manager runs the front of the house during performances. They are responsible for opening and closing the lobby curtains, ensuring playbills are accessible to ushers and patrons seated in the X row, setting up and checking out hearing devices, and answering any general questions theatre goers may have. House managers should be familiar with the layout of theatre including locations of exits and restrooms. The time commitment is 2-3 hours depending on the length of the performance. Training is minimal and can be done prior to audience arrival.

Light Board Operator:

The light board operator runs the light board for a production and checks all lighting equipment prior to each performance. This position includes climbing in the catwalks above the house seats. The time commitment is one week of rehearsal prior to opening and approximately 12 performances. Learning to operate the light board can take as little as 20 minutes; however, each show has specific lighting needs and attendance at 3-4 rehearsals is required to gather all of the light cues.

Performer:

Performers are responsible for memorizing lines, musical numbers, and dance routines as applicable for the production. Performers are expected to provide their own stage make up and potentially some costume pieces (i.e. shoes). Performers must attend all required rehearsals which 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 may include but is not limited to: 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.

Props Chief:

A prop, also known as property, is an object used on stage during a performance. The Props Chief is in charge of obtaining or constructing all props used in a production. The props chief is responsible for presetting props for each performance, assembling a props crew (if applicable), assisting the scenic crew with stage shifts, cleaning and replenishing consumable props after each performance, and maintaining prop organization in storage. The time commitment varies depending on the director’s needs, but generally includes one week of rehearsal prior to the shows opening and approximately 12 performances in addition to the time it takes to collect the props. The props chief will also be present to strike the show and return all properties to their appropriate location.

Set Builder:

The set builder assists the technical director with construction and painting of scenery. The shop is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:30pm. Some evening and weekend hours may be scheduled through the technical director. Carpentry and painting skills are helpful; however, all skill levels are welcome.

Spotlight Operator:

The spotlight operator runs spot lights for a production. This position may require standing for an extended period of time. This position is generally up in the booth above the house seats. The time commitment is one week of rehearsal prior to opening and approximately 12 performances. Training is minimal and can be done during tech week rehearsal.

Stage Manager:

The stage manager assists the director and keeps accurate records of rehearsals, blocking, and production business. The stage manager acts as a liaison between actors, crew, production staff, and the director. During the run of the show the stage manager is in charge of all aspects of the production from making sure the cast and crew arrive on time to calling all of the light and sound cues. The time commitment varies depending on the director’s needs. Some directors may require attendance at all rehearsals while others may not. Attendance is required for all technical rehearsals the week before opening and generally 12 performances.

Ushers:

Ushers take tickets, distribute playbills, and help patrons find their seats. Ushers must report 40 minutes prior to show time and may leave once the show has begun. Volunteers may schedule their dates for ushering through the Volunteer Coordinator, another opportunity to be an usher is by joining the Theatre Salina Guild.

 

These dates are tentative and subject to change and play or musical may vary in specific audition requirements.

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COVID-19 Disclosure Request: Theatre Salina asks for indication of vaccination status from our volunteers. This will not have any impact on casting. This simply allows us to create unique protocols based on the immunity levels of each production. 

Theatre Salina does not tolerate discrimination against any persons regardless of vaccination, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.