Gillette Community Theatre

Audition Resources


This is a quick overview of the process of auditioning for a GCT production. We would like this to be a rewarding experience whether or not you are cast. There is a place for everyone who wants to be involved in creating the current production, for a show doesn’t come together without a community of volunteers.

The Process
For most GCT’s productions you can generally expect the following:

Announcing the cast

Building the set
Tech rehearsals
Dress rehearsals

If you are offered a part in a production, there are a few things you should make sure of before accepting the role:

  1. Make sure you can fully commit the time and energy to rehearse during scheduled times as well as memorize and practice your role at home.

  2. Double check that you can make all required rehearsals and performances without conflict.

  3. If there may be any possible conflicts, make sure to have noted them on the audition form. It is important to be open and honest with GCT production team in advance because the rehearsal schedule is based on those conflicts.

Please remember this: You do not have to be onstage to be involved. If evening rehearsals would conflict, we encourage you to be involved with the creative process both offstage and/or backstage. There is a place in our productions for everyone.


At most auditions, the director will ask you to do a cold reading from the script of the play. However, you may also be asked to do one or more of the following:

  • A short presentation
  • A prepared monologue
  • Sing a short portion of a prepared song (for musical auditions)
  • Improvisation

If these are to be asked of you, most of the time they will be listed on the Upcoming Auditions page and/or our Facebook page.

  1. Research the title of the show
  2. Know the performance dates
  3. Understand important details (special performance times or requirements)
  4. Get to know the production team
  5. What kind of audition (musical or play)
  6. Know the audition dates
  7. Know what to prepare (See What To Expect)
  8. Know what type of performers are needed (age, gender, any special skills)
  9. Read the brief synopsis
  • Team players
  • Poise & personality
  • Good diction & projection
  • Understanding
  • Expression
  • Vulnerability
  • Whole-hearted acting
  • Flexibility
  • Dedication


Read this before stepping on stage:

  1. Don’t forget the audience
    Think of the audience as your acting partner. Make sure they can see, hear, and understand you.

  2. Act with the voice AND the body
    How does your character stand, walk, gesture?
    What kind of character does the audience see?

  3. Pay attention to your voice
    Be aware of your diction, articulation, and volume. All three are necessary in the theatre!

  4. Stay in character
    Even if you forget lines or get horrible stage fright, stay in character. If you’re always in character the audience will never know there’s something wrong.

  5. You are never invisible
    If you can see the audience, they can see you. Never assume you can goof off, squirm, or break character when you’re not the focus of a scene.

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