It’s audition time for the 24/25 Season…

and we’ve made some changes to our processes this year!

Read the content on this page fully to set you on the right path for success, whether you are brand new to Civic or a return auditioner.






Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is holding auditions for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW on Saturday, June 29th from 12-4pm, and Sunday, June 30th from 6-9pm.  Auditions are open to the public.  This production features a volunteer cast of 20+ adults (ages 18+). We are looking for multifaceted volunteer performers of all gender identities, ethnicities, and body types.

ABOUT THE SHOW: In this cult classic more than 50 years old, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. This production of The Rocky Horror Show is a Grand Rapids Civic Theatre first! Rated: R for adult language and sexually explicit content.

REHEARSALS BEGIN: Monday, July 15th

PERFORMANCES: September 13th-October 6th | Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm; Friday, September 27th at 11:30pm

PRODUCTION STAFF: Director: Jolene Frankey, Music Director: Matty Owen, Choreographer: Amy Wilson, Intimacy Choreographer: Caitlin Hart, Stage Manager: Rhonda Lehan

HOW TO AUDITION: Click on the buttons below to get started. Note: If you are a returning auditoner to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre you may notice some differences to SignUpGenius and for the ’24/’25 Season. All pertinent forms, links, and documents can now be found on this page of our website and SignUpGenius will only be used to schedule your appointment. Refer to this page at for all questions and resources to prepare for your audition. 

Start by reading the Audition Guide above; then visit the links below.

Need some help? Check out the step by step checklist that can also be found in our Audition Guide! 

Instructional choreography video will be shared approximately 2 weeks prior to auditions.

JOIN US FOR… ’24/’25 auditions!

Note that auditions dates below are tentative and may shift slightly; be sure to confirm audition dates and times in the official audition notices. Notices are posted here approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the audition dates.


Saturday, June 29, 12-4pm and Sunday, June 30, 6-9pm;

Callbacks Monday, July 1, 6-10pm


Saturday, August 24 and Sunday August 25, 12-3pm; Callbacks Monday August 26, 6-9pm (Note: These dates have shifted slightly from what was original posted)

CATS Auditions:

Friday, September 6, 5-9pm and Saturday, September 7, 12-4 pm;

Callbacks Wednesday, September 11, 6-10pm

THE 39 STEPS Auditions:

Friday, October 25, 6-9pm and Saturday, October 26, 4-8 pm;

Callbacks Monday, October 28 6-10pm

CAMP ROCK Auditions:

Friday, January 3, 6-9pm and Saturday, January 4, 12-4 pm;

Callbacks Monday, January 6, 6-9pm 


Friday, February 7, 6-9pm and Saturday, February 8, 4-8pm;

Callbacks Monday, February 10, 6-10pm

TEN FOR ALL Auditions:

To be announced in 2025

WAITRESS Auditions:

Friday, February 21, 6-9pm and Saturday, February 22, 12-4pm;

Callbacks Monday, February 24, 6-10pm

Learn more about the ’24/’25 season at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre:

Auditioning for a Show…

Is there a place for me?

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is a community theatre, which means that all the actors who perform on our stage are a collection of individuals from West Michigan who have a talent and interest in theatre arts and volunteer their time. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned actor, you are welcome to audition at Civic! It’s not uncommon for newcomers to be the star of the show, or a part of the ensemble! On average, approximately 30%-40% of Civic’s volunteer performers are new, either to our community or our theatre. GRCT welcomes all genders and non-conforming individuals, all races and ethnicities, and artists of all ages and body types. With each season offering a variety of musicals and plays, we are excited to offer a little something for everyone.

Audition Notices

This page is your best resource for updated information regarding audition dates and times, casting needs, and rehearsal schedules.  

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 16-32 measures of a memorized song and bring sheet music that includes a piano accompaniment line. Musical auditions will also include a dance audition. For specific details on how to prepare and what to expect, visit the Audition Guide above.

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 songs from the show, and learning additional dance choreography.

Audition Workshops AND CLASSES

Civic Theatre’s School of Theatre Arts offers workshops and classes designed to help you prepare specifically for an audition. Please check our current Education page for information and availability on upcoming classes.