Theatre Auditions

New Audition Instructions:

You will no longer need to schedule an audition appointment. You may still fill out an online audition form prior to auditioning or fill one out in person when you arrive to audition. Masks are still required during auditions. Social distancing will be observed.


All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

What to Expect During an Audition

  • No preparation is needed for auditions for most Manhattan Arts Center shows.
  • Please arrive between 7 and 8pm either night of scheduled auditions and fill out an audition form (you can also fill out an audition form online, but you will still need to come in to audition).
  • Play Audition Form
  • Musical Audition Form
  • Youth Audition Form
  • You will typically have a chance to read through the passages from the script that the director has selected.
  • All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
  • (Note: For musicals, please come prepared to sing a song no longer than 2 minutes, and bring sheet music if you would like accompaniment. Also, while not all roles in musicals require dancing, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a short dance audition.)
  • Please see the show page for specific audition instructions.
  • Auditioners under the age of 18 are required to have parent/guardian consent to participate.

If you are not cast, we welcome your participation in backstage roles.

Upcoming Auditions

Audition Dates Time Show Special Notes
Aug 7 & 8 7-9pm Little Shop of Horrors Musical - Please see Little Shop webpage for details
Oct 2 & 3 7-9pm One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall Please see Christmas Eve webpage for details
Jan 8 & 9 7-9pm The Illusion Please see The Illusion webpage for details
Feb 19 & 20 7-9pm The Sound of Music Musical - Please see Sound of Music webpage for details

Staged Readings


Staged readings may, occasionally, hold auditions, but anyone interested in participating in a staged reading should contact the MAC Office to be put in touch with the director of the staged reading.

Upcoming Staged Readings


Please check back later for more staged readings