Audition, Callback and Casting Information

Audition, Callback and Casting Information

THe phoenix Theatre Company is Dedicated to the casting and employment of local Phoenix-based talent.

We hire actors on a show-by-show basis, throughout the season. Auditions for individual shows are by invitation only, and are determined by participation in our general auditions.

The Phoenix Theatre Company produces classic and contemporary musicals, classic and contemporary dramas and comedies, world premiere plays and musicals, new work developmental readings and staged readings, and numerous outreach and community-based programming.

Thank you for your interest in The Phoenix Theatre Company!


The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 2019/2020 Season General Auditions are coming up soon. These auditions are one of the most important opportunities for The Phoenix Theatre Company’s artistic staff to see the work of local actors.

audition schedule

Friday, March 22, 2019: Musical/Straight Play Auditions from 5:00pm - 10:00pm ​
Saturday, March 23, 2019 : Musical/Straight Play Auditions from 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 : Musical/Straight Play Auditions from 11:00am - 9:00pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 : AEA ONLY - Open Dance Call Auditions from 1pm - 2:30pm (Women) and 3pm - 4:30pm (Men)

All auditions will be held in the Mainstage Rehearsal Hall. Holding room and check-in will be held in the Green Room.

Click here to book your audition

ASU STUDENTS PLEASE READ

Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera students who are designated as SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS or GRAD Students (2019-2020), DO NOT book an audition time in the schedule above or use The Phoenix Theatre Company’s website to book a slot, a separate audition is reserved for you (Saturday, March 23, 7-9pm). To book your audition USE THIS LINK.

ASU Music Theatre and Opera Students who are designated as incoming FRESHMAN (2019- 2020), if you would like to audition for The Phoenix Theatre Company, book your audition time through The Phoenix Theatre Company and NOT THROUGH THE ASU LINK ABOVE.

ALL ASU STUDENTS who are NOT part of ASU Music Theatre and Opera, please book your audition through The Phoenix Theatre Company.

NOTE: These auditions are for actors ages 16+. The Phoenix Theatre Company 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 2019. The Phoenix Theatre Company’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 below about “Submitting Your Headshot and/or Video Submissions.”

*Please make sure the e-mail address linked 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 page 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.

Next Steps

Book your audition

Audition Form

View character description information for the upcoming season

Learn more about our season and programming

Production casting and callbacks

For Callbacks, The Phoenix Theatre Company 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 (Canada) as the project warrants.

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.

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, is still in the midst of casting.

What to prepare

For Non-Musical (straight play) auditions you should prepare two (2) contrasting monologues, no more than one and a half minutes each.

For Musical auditions you should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song, 16 bars of a ballad, and a one and a half minute monologue. You will only sing one song for your audition the second song will be sung upon request.

Please bring three (3) copies of your headshot, resume, and three (3) copies of the downloaded audition form. We ask for three copies because one is kept with the Artistic Director, one with the casting consultant, and one 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.

Seeing your work

Members of The Phoenix Theatre Company 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

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 completed audition form to auditions@phoenixtheatre.com. Please put “OPEN SUBMISSION” in the subject line of the e-mail.

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 completed audition form to auditions@phoenixtheatre.com. Please put the TITLE of the SHOW OF INTEREST in the subject line of the e-mail.

You may also send a physical copy of your photo, resume and completed audition form to: ATTN: Director of Casting, The Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85004.

DO NOT submit physical copies to other members of the artistic staff as this may affect any/all consideration.

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

The Phoenix Theatre Company 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.

CALLS OR EMAIL SUBMISSIONS SENT DIRECTLY TO THE PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY ARTISTIC STAFF ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.

All actors will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, political persuasion or belief, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or status as a whistleblower. The Phoenix Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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