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!


Registration now available for: 

All Shook Up &
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland

Part of the Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive Program.

Auditions: Saturday March 16 12:30 – 5:30
Callbacks: Monday March 18 and Tuesday March 19, 6 – 10pm


Steel Magnolias

Performs: September 7-23, 2018
Auditions: June 22, 2018 (4:30-6:30 pm) and June 23, 2018 (10 am-1 pm)
Director: Kathy Gibson

And Then There Were None 

Performs: January 11-27, 2019
Auditions: November 4 & 5, 2018
Director: TBA

James and the Giant Peach 
Youth Musical

Performs: April 26-May 5, 2019
Auditions: February 23-25, 2019 (2-9 pm)
Callbacks: February 26, 2019
Director: Jolene Frankey

Number The Stars 
Children’s Play

Performs: October 12-21, 2018
Auditions: September 4-6, 2018  (6:30-9pm)
Director: TBA

Mamma Mia!

Performs: February 22-March 17, 2019
Auditions: December 2, 2018 (3-10 pm) and December 3-4, 2018 (7-10 pm)
Callbacks: December 7, 2018
Director: Bruce Tinker


Performs: May 31-June 23, 2019
Auditions: February 23-25, 2019 (2-9 pm)
Callbacks: February 27, 2019
Director: Allyson Paris

Little Mermaid
Holiday Musical

Performs: November 16-December 16, 2018
Auditions: September 8 & 9, 2018 (1-9pm)
Callbacks: September 10 & 11, 2018
Director: Allyson Paris

Traveling Troupe Musical

Performs: Tuesday mornings in March-end of May (6 community performances on evenings/weekends TBA)
Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2019
Callbacks: January 14, 2019
Director: TBA

All Shook Up & Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland
Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive

Performs: July 26-August 4, 2019
Auditions: March 16 & 17, 2019
Callbacks: March 18 & 19, 2019
Director: TBA

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.