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Audition at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Below is information about upcoming auditions which is updated on a regular basis. Those planning to audition will be asked to read from a script. For musical auditions, come with a prepared song and be ready to take part in a dance audition. Some auditions require advance registration.


View the full 2017-18 Civic Audition Schedule. As audition sign ups become available, registration links will be added below. Please check back frequently. We look forward to your audition!

Registration now available for:


  • School of Rock and Little Women are part of the Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive Program.  Information on auditions and applications can be found here.
  • Shrek the Musical-February 25 & 26 from. Callbacks are the 27th. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Auditioning for a Show…

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is a community theatre, which means that all the actors who perform on our stage are everyday people who have a talent and interest in theatre arts. Everyone – from the novice to the most seasoned actor – is welcome to audition for our productions. From musicals and plays, to comedies and dramas, to children and youth productions, there is a show for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming audition soon!

Audition Notices

Check out our Facebook page and visit this Audition page for updated information regarding audition dates and times, casting needs, and rehearsal schedules. All sign-ups for available auditions are online via SignUp Genius, which will be posted above under Audition Schedule.

What to expect at an audition

Those planning to audition for a Play will be asked to read from the script. For Musical auditions, prepare 16 measures of a memorized song and bring sheet music that includes a piano accompaniment line. Recorded accompaniments and a capella auditions will not be accepted. Musical auditions will also include a dance audition.

what to expect at a callback

Those that are asked to return for Play Callbacks will read from the script. Musical Callbacks consist of reading from the script, singing from the show, and learning additional dance choreography.

Audition Workshops

Civic’s School of Theatre Arts offers workshops and classes designed to help you prepare specifically for an audition. Please check our current Theatre Workshop & Class Schedule for information and availability.