Auditions - Department of Performing Arts - Theater and Dance - Christopher Newport University

Department of Performing Arts - Theater and Dance


Spring Auditions

9 to 5 the Musical

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton,
Book by Patrick Resnick, Based on the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture
Directed by Gregg Lloyd
Music Directed by Donna Peeler

Queen Margaret

By Jeanie O’Hare taken from William Shakespeare
Directed by Grace Godwin


  • Dance Call (all auditionees attend):
    Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m. in the Rehearsal Hall
  • General Auditions:
    Sunday, October 22, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Researsal Hall
    Email to request an audition card and time slot.

Please prepare:

  • One (1) 60-second contemporary monologue, dramatic or comedic
  • One (1) 60-second cut of a music theatre song in the style of the show or a country song in the style of Dolly Parton that shows your acting/singing range.
    • Musical in country-style examples: Big River, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Violet, Hands on a Hardbody, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Shucked, The Bridges of Madison County, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Waitress, The Spitfire Grill, Bright Star, Floyd Collins.

Callbacks for 9 to 5 the Musical:
Wednesday, October 25 6-9 p.m. - Music
Thursday, October 26, from 6-9 p.m. - Scene Work in the Studio Theater

Callbacks for Queen Margaret:
Tuesday, October 24 from 6-9 p.m. in the Studio Theater

TheaterCNU maintains an open casting policy for Mainstage and Second Stage productions. All students, faculty, staff and Tidewater community members are welcome to audition.

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