Theatre Auditions

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
July 30 & 31, 2023 7-9pm The Mystery of Edwin Drood Musical
Aug. 26 & 27, 2023 7-10pm Beehive: The 60s Musical Musical
Oct. 15 & 16, 2023 7-9pm Coney Island Christmas Play
Nov. 27 & 28, 2023 7-9pm Next to Normal Musical
Jan. 8 & 9, 2024 7-9pm An Evening of Culture: Faith County II, The Saga Continues Play
Feb. 18 & 19, 2024 7-9pm South Pacific Musical

Be sure to visit each show's webpage for any additional audition information, specific to that show.

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