Auditions are NOT required to participate in our curricular offerings or to become a major. However, we do hold auditions for several productions throughout the year. These auditions are open to all students, regardless of major or experience, and no preparation is necessary.
There are additional audition opportunities throughout each semester for student-produced scenes and productions.
The Davidson College Theatre Department is seeking musicians and girls ages 6-10 to audition for our Spring Mainstage production of Providence Gap. This is a wonderful chance to work alongside student artists and singer-song writer Laurelyn Dossett. Please see details below. We hope to see you at auditions!
Providence Gap is an Appalachian play with live music, concluding the Theatre Department's 50th Anniversary Season.
By Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett
Directed by Ann Marie Costa
Performances March 26-30, Duke Family Performance Hall
Auditions for girls ages 6-10: Auditions are on Friday, Jan., 17 from 4-6 p.m. in Cunningham Theatre Center (Room 100). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a 15-minute audition slot.
Character Description for Young Lucky: The child should read as age 6-7. A simple mountain girl. She is in four short scenes and hums a song in one scene. She has no speaking lines.
Rehearsals: Limited rehearsals needed until the dress rehearsals and performances. Prior to that, the actor will be needed for 3-4 short rehearsals and a run-through on Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m. Tech rehearsals are March 22-25 and performances are March 26-30.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! The children auditioning will audition directly from the script so there is no monologue preparation needed.
Auditions for musicians in the community: Auditions are Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Cunningham Theatre Center (The Barber Theatre). Please email email@example.com to sign up for an audition time.
Description: Seeking musicians who play stringed instruments: guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle. In roots styles: old-time, bluegrass, country, blues. Musicians that sing are all the better!
Rehearsals: Musicians will rehearse once a week (time TBD) until dress rehearsals and performances. Musicians will also need to attend a run-through on Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m. Tech rehearsals are March 22-25 and performances are March 26-30. No conflicts will be accepted during tech or performances.
Providence Gap is an epic musical play celebrating our region's Appalachian heritage. Musicians will join our student artists on stage along with singer-song writer Laurelyn Dossett, who also co-wrote the play and makes special guest appearances for the production's full run. You may have caught Laurelyn when she was in residence at Davidson College last year with Daniel Bernard Roumain. Musicians will collaborate directly with Laurelyn to learn and arrange music for the show.
Are you rusty when it comes to auditioning? Here are a few tips to help ensure that your audition goes smoothly.
If they take notes, don't worry about it. You'll never know what they were discussing—might not even be you. Thank the director (and accompanist if necessary). Breathe! The hard part is over! Break a leg!