Audition at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Below is information about upcoming auditions. If you are planning to audition, you will be asked to read from a script. For any musical auditions, please come with a prepared song and be ready to take part in a dance audition. Some auditions require advance registration.

As audition sign-ups become available, registration links will be added below. Please check back frequently. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!


Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is holding auditions for the musical ONCE on Sunday, June 27th and Monday, June 28th.  Auditions are open to the public. This production features a cast of 12-15 adults, all of whom play an instrument and sing during the show, and one non-speaking child role for a girl 6-10 year old.

All of the information including dates, character descriptions, and audition requirements can be found on the Sign Up Genius Page:


Other Upcoming Auditions


Saturday, August 14th

Sunday, August 15th

Callbacks: Monday, August 16th



Saturday, September 18th 10am-4pm (for children 5-16 years old)

Sunday, September 19th (for adults 16+ years)

Callbacks: Tuesday, September 21st



Saturday, October 23rd times TBA

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 27th 6-9pm


More information, including links to the sign up pages will be posted here AT LEAST 2 weeks before the audition dates.

Auditioning for a Show…

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 this area who have a talent and interest in theatre arts. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned actor, you are welcome to audition for our productions. With each season offering musicals, plays, comedies, dramas, and youth productions, there is a show for everyone.

Audition Notices

Check out our Facebook page and visit this page for updated information regarding audition dates and times, casting needs, and rehearsal schedules. All sign-ups are done through SignUp Genius, which will be posted as they become available.

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 songs from the show, and learning additional dance choreography.

Audition Workshops

Civic Theatre’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.