A U D I T I O N S  F A Q

Participation Requirements
Our program requires a certain level
of parental involvement from every family, please read our Participation Requirements before registering. 

Policies and Procedures
Have questions regarding OCCT operating policies, protocol or activity costs and discounts?
See our Policies and Procedures Protocol!
Interested in getting your child involved in our program? See our Auditions page for more information!

Audition FAQ

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How long is the audition?

The audition is approximately three hours and all registered participants should pre-pare to stay the entire duration. If for any reason a participant will need to leave early they should let a staff member know in advance. 

Can parents watch the audition?

Yes, for those who choose to stay, there will be an area for parents to sit and watch the audition process. 

Do I have to audition by myself?

One At an OCCT audition all registered participants will receive an audition number during check in. When we're ready to start a staff member will ask the participants to line up in numerical order based on the numbers they were given. Although some individuals may be pulled out to read by themselves or with a partner at times, OCCT auditions all of the participants at once in a large group. This style of audition creates a comfortable and lighter atmosphere for all performers novice or not. 

How can I prepare for the audition?

One of the first things EVERY participant will be asked to do is to state their: name, age, the number they were given and something interesting about themselves in a loud, clear and creative way! This can be practiced at home with mom and dad or even in the mirror! 

In addition to your initial introduction, participants interested in a speaking role should spend some time working on the audition sides on the "Cast Page" (this page can only be accessed once a participant has registered). We aren't looking for participants to memorize the lines, but to see how they have physically and mentally chosen to approach each character: how they might walk, talk, think and feel toward other characters etc. 

Do I have to sing?

If the production is a musical all participants will be asked to sing 15-30 seconds acapella (without accompaniment) of a song of their choosing. Song selections must be from a published musical or a Disney film. As a secondary option participants can choose to sing "Happy Birthday" or "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".

Please, do not sing a song from the current show you're auditioning for! 

Participants who choose to opt out of singing will NOT be considered for any primary vocal roles in the show. 

Do I have to dance?

If the production is a musical, potentially! At the very least we typically have the participants work through some physical movement exercises to get a general idea of their overall coordination. Or we may break them into small groups and teach a simple eight count routine. This element of the audition isn't always exercised, but always a possibility. 


Do I need to bring my resume or contrasting monologues?

NO! Absolutely not. Although this is considered the basis of your audition in most other auditions, OCCT doesn't exercise this particular method. Please, leave them at home, as there will not be time to showcase any other pre-rehearsed materials. 


What should I wear?

All participants should come wearing comfortable clothing they can move in. Be prepared to crawl, skip or roll around on the floor if asked. Shorts or leggings under dresses/ skirts are a must! No sandals, slip on shoes or Ugg boots! 

Are any of the roles pre-cast?

If any particular role(s) in any given production have been pre-cast prior to the audition date this will be clearly noted on the auditions page before registration for that production is opened.