Audition Requirements:

All applicants and auditionees are required to fill out paperwork prior to auditioning or interviewing. The forms are located below:

To sign up for an audition for Indecent and/or Big Fish, please click on the link below:

To sign up for an crew interview for Indecent or Big Fish, please click on the link below:

For the Musical

  • 32-measure excerpt from a Broadway show that showcases your vocal talents

    • An Accompanist and an iPod/phone connection will be provided. If you intend on using the accompanist, please provide a clearly marked score that is either hole-punched or placed in a three-ring binder. A cappella singing is strongly discouraged.

  • A memorized 45 second to 1-minute monologue from a play

  • Review and learn the dance from the video (video available here).

    • ***Please remember the dance audition is not a commentary on your dancing skills. We are not just assessing your dance ability. We are assessing your ability of comprehension, your acting while dancing  and, most of all, your willingness to have fun.​

    • There will be a voluntary dance audition brush up 30 minutes prior to the first audition slot each day of auditions. 

    • The first round of the dance audition will be in the style of musical theatre jazz.  The callback dance will include tap. If called back and able, please bring a pair of tap shoes with you. If none are available, please wear character or Oxford style shoes.

  • A synopsis can be found here.

  • A character breakdown of the show can be found here.

For the Play

  • 1 minute contemporary dramatic monologue

  • Please note on your audition form if you speak Yiddish or have any experience playing violin, clarinet, or accordion. 

    • If you have experience, please be prepared to showcase that at auditions.​ Those students playing instruments should prepare 30 seconds of a piece  to showcase talents. 

  • There will be singing at callbacks, but you need not prepare a song for the initial  audition, unless also auditioning for the musical.

  • A synopsis can be found here.

  • A character breakdown of the show can be found here.

If you are interested in auditioning for both the play and the musical​, please prepare a song according to the directions above and then prepare a monologue according to the directions for the play. Also, be prepared to dance.

Technical Interview Requirements

For designer positions, if possible, please bring photos or sketches from a design portfolio from any recent work. If you do not have any photos, sketches, or design portfolio, you are not disqualified from the opportunity of being a designer.  Also, please familiarize yourself with the material for the season so that you can best answer show specific questions or ideas.  For all other technical positions, please come prepared to answer questions about the shows, your previous work, and what you might like to learn or achieve throughout the process. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can participate in CAST?

CAST is committed to casting incoming high school freshman through just graduated high school seniors. No roles are pre-cast. 

Can I be in both productions?

Individuals interested in participating in both productions this summer, are eligible to act in only ONE production. That means that an individual may ACT in one production and CREW in another.  Individuals who are interested in serving in a technical capacity for both shows may crew for each show, but may only serve in a design leadership position for one.

Is there a fee to participate?

There is an activity fee of $65 to participate. Students participating in both shows will receive a discount and owe only $100.  The activity fee is due within the first two weeks of rehearsals. Individuals seeking financial assistance or scholarships should contact us directly.

When will rehearsals be?

Rehearsals are typically held in the late afternoon or evenings.  The specific rehearsal schedule for each show will not be determined until auditions are complete.  We typically respect the need for students who work over the summer by allotting daytime hours for jobs or summer classes. We also understand the scheduling conflicts that arise with summer vacations.  We do our best to honor and work with the students' declared conflicts. Only 2 unexcused absences are permitted. The first rehearsals for both shows will be in May at Highlands High School.

If you have questions regarding the audition process or would like to receive email updates about auditions, please fill out the form below. 


*Photography acknowledgements on site to Dan Ledbetter Photography

and Mikki Schaffner Photograpahy*

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