Audition, Callback and Casting Information

Thank you for your interest in Phoenix Theatre! Our 2017/2018 Season General Auditions are coming up soon. These auditions are one of the most important opportunities for Phoenix Theatre artistic staff to see and stay current with the work of local actors.

The audition schedule is as follows:
Saturday, April 8th 2017: MUSICAL/STRAIGHT PLAY AUDITIONS 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday, April 9th 2017: MUSICAL/STRAIGHT PLAY AUDITIONS 11:00am-7:00pm
Monday, April 10th 2017: AEA ONLY OPEN DANCE CALL AUDITIONS 1pm-2:30pm (Women) and 3pm-4:30pm (Men)
Monday, April 10th 2017: MUSICAL/STRAIGHT PLAY AUDITIONS  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

ASU STUDENTS PLEASE READ: Arizona State University School of Music and Lyric Opera Theatre (LOT) students who are designated as  JUNIORS, SENIORS or GRAD Students (2017-18), DO NOT book an audition time in the schedule above or using Phoenix Theatre, a separate audition is reserved for you (Sunday April 9th, 7:30-9:30PM). To book your audition  USE THIS LINK . ASU School of Music and Lyric Opera Students who are designated as FRESHMAN or SOPHOMORES (2017-18), if you would like to audition for Phoenix Theatre, book your audition time through Phoenix Theatre (link on this page) and NOT THROUGH THE LINK ABOVE. ALL ASU STUDENTS who are NOT part of LOT and School of Music, please audition through Phoenix Theatre.

All auditions will be held in the Main Stage Rehearsal Hall. Check-in and holding will be in the Green Room.
CHANGE: The general dance callback round for musicals has been moved to April 11h 2017 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. This is invite-only, you may be asked to attend this call.

NOTE:  These auditions are for actors ages 16+. Phoenix Theatre will be holding a separate audition for youth at a date/time TBD. Youth actors are encouraged to send their headshot/resume and a filled out audition form to auditions@phoenixtheatre.com with the subject line YOUTH AUDITIONS 2017. Phoenix Theatre's Casting department will notify youth actors once the Youth General Auditions are set.

ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

All of our audition times are open to AEA members. Please sign up for a time the best fits your schedule. If you are having any trouble finding an audition time please email auditions@phoenixtheatre.com. We will be keeping an online schedule for general auditions this year. Please make sure you sign up early. Audition time slots tend to fill up very quickly, and we want to make sure everyone gets a slot that works with their schedule.

If you cannot attend our general auditions, please read the information listed under Submitting Your Headshot and/or Video Submissions.

CLICK HERE FOR STEP-BY-STEP BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SEASON SHOWS AND OTHER PROGRAMMING

CLICK HERE FOR CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Please make sure the e-mail address attached to your audition slot account is correct, we will use that address to contact you about callbacks. If you are using a family account to book your slot you will need to create a new account for the person who is auditioning so the slot is booked under that individual’s name and not under a family name and contact info. Every person needs their own account.

Please look at the Frequently Asked Questions to get more information regarding our General Audition procedures prior to booking your audition. If you still have questions please email auditions@phoenixtheatre.com and your email will be answered as soon as possible. 

What should I prepare?
For Non- Musical (straight play) auditions you should prepare 2 contrasting monologues, no more than 1 1/2 min each. For Musical auditions you should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song; 16 bars of a ballad and 1-1 1/2min monologue. You will only sing one song for your audition the second song will be sung upon request.

How many copies of my headshot and resume should I bring? What about sheet music?
Please bring 3 copies of your headshot, resume, and 3 copies of your audition form. We ask for 3 copies because 1 is kept with the Artistic Director, 1 with the casting consultant and 1 with the production team. As for your sheet music, please have your sheet music in hand to give to the accompanist upon entering the audition room.

Production Casting and Callbacks
For callbacks, the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, invites individual actors to read for roles in specific productions. These callbacks are based on participation in the General Auditions and are held throughout the year on an invitation-only basis in Phoenix, and also possibly in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Toronto as the project warrants. As a courtesy to our artists, once casting has been completed for a specific show, a generated email will be sent to all actors who were called back. Until the email has been sent, the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, are still in the midst of casting.

Seeing Your Work
Members of the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff try to see as many theatre performances as possible. If you are cast in a production in the Phoenix area, please send us an invitation card to our physical address (ATTN: DIRECTOR OF CASTING). Time permitting, one of the artistic staff members will attend. We regret that it is impossible for us to see everything.

Out-of Town Actors
Throughout the year, Equity actors visiting from out of town are welcome to request an audition appointment by emailing auditions@phoenixtheatre.com . Auditions are scheduled contingent on the availability of the artistic staff.

Submitting Your Headshot and/or Video Submissions
If you would like to submit your headshot and resume to be kept on file for future consideration, please submit your photo (JPEG or PDF), resume (PDF ONLY—No MS WORD Files please) and a filled out Audition form (PDF file below) to: auditions@phoenixtheatre.com (please use OPEN SUBMISSION in the subject line).

If you would like to submit your headshot and resume to be considered for a callback, please submit your photo (JPEG or PDF), resume (PDF ONLY—No MS WORD Files please) and a filled out Audition form (PDF file below) to: auditions@phoenixtheatre.com (please put the title of the SHOW OF INTEREST in the subject line).

You may also send a physical copy of your PHOTO, RESUME and AUDITION FORM to:
ATTN: DIRECTOR OF CASTING
PHOENIX THEATRE
100 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, ARIZONA, 85004

DO NOT SUBMIT PHYSICAL COPIES TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ARTISTIC STAFF, this may affect any/all consideration.

If submitting video auditions, links to hosted video sites (YouTube private, Drop box, etc…) and/or email friendly QT or WM files are acceptable.

Phoenix Theatre maintains detailed records on Phoenix-area actors. We keep a file of the photos and resumes of actors who have worked at and/or auditioned for the theatre in the past two years. It is important that we have current information. Any time you change your telephone number or union status, please send us an updated headshot including your name, address, telephone number, and email address and send it to auditions@phoenixtheatre.com