Bainbridge Performing Arts is a community organization that encourages and supports the active engagement of local community members in all of its programs. If you are interested in performing on stage or in they orchestra, please read on for our requirements.
Theatre Auditions Requirements
Auditions for our Mainstage productions will be held throughout the season. Those auditioning should prepare a one-two minute monologue and, for a musical: 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided but those auditioning must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please - no outside accompanists or acapella singing. All roles are open to audition. Those auditioning are requested to bring an acting resume and head shot, if available. For an appointment, please email BPA Production Manager Deirdre Hadlock.
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Auditions Requirements
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) auditions are held annually in the late summer, to be announced. Parties interested in participating in BSO AUDITIONS are urged to contact BSO Manager Larry Telles to arrange an audition time.
Theatre AUDITION HELPFUL HINTS AND ETIQUETTE
Here are some guidelines to help you put your best foot forward and show off your skills at an audition. These are only suggestions, not rules.
Before the audition – choosing the right audition pieces:
Always choose a monologue from a theatre show – not TV, movies, or books.
Do not use a piece (monologue or song) from the show for which you are auditioning.
Choose a monologue or song that reflects the feeling or genre of the show you are auditioning for (example: comedy, drama) or the role you have your eye on (example: southern belle, shy doctor), and select something that is age appropriate.
Give your monologue some context – read the whole play or scene to help you develop a character.
If you have to prepare a song as well, choose one that is within your range and ability.
At the audition:
Come at least ten minutes before your appointment to give yourself enough time to fill out audition forms and do whatever vocal or physical warm up you find helpful.
Make sure your monologue and song are memorized.
If you do not have a resume, prepare a typed list of shows you’ve been in, experience, hobbies, classes, etc., anything that shows your skills and interests. If you do not have a headshot, bring any picture of yourself – we find it very helpful to put a face to a name!
Please dress appropriately – as if you were going to a casual job interview (ripped jeans, no shoes, and a messy appearance make an impression that “you don’t care”).
Be considerate of fellow actors, and keep your volume down in the lobby while you’re waiting.
Be friendly and confidant, and have a good time!
Bainbridge Performing Arts
200 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110