Theatre Auditions

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
  • You will typically have a chance to read through the passages from the script that the director has selected.
  • (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.)

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

Special Instructions for Auditions as we reopen following COVID-19.

Please read the document below so that you know what to expect once you have submitted your audition form online. Please submit your online audition form at least one hour prior to the start time of auditions so that the director has time to contact you with an audition appointment.


Audition Guidelines

Upcoming Auditions

Audition Dates Time Show Special Notes
April 27, 2020 (Mon) - POSTPONED 7-9pm Belles After Dinner Theatre (Staged Reading)
Oct 18 & 19, 2020 (Sun/Mon) 7-9pm The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge 5M, 3F, ages teens to 60s
Jan 10 & 11, 2021 (Sun/Mon) 7-9pm As You Like It  
Feb 7, 2021 (Sun) 6-8pm Spring Musical - TBA Musical (ages 6+)
Feb 8 & 9, 2021 (Mon/Tue) 7-9pm Spring Musical - TBA Musical (ages 6+)