Auditions

Find your starring role in an upcoming TheatreUNI production

To be cast in a TheatreUNI production, you’ll need to audition. Auditions are required for theatre performance majors, and are open to all UNI students, regardless of major. 

Audition Information For Spring 2024

What: Auditions for Heathers & Suzette Who Set to Sea

Who: All are Welcome

Where: Bertha Martin Theatre (BMT - SWT 117)/ Strayer-Wood Theatre (SWT - SWT 111)

When: Saturday, October 14th; 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

The link to sign up for an audition time is below.

Each audition slot is assigned to a dance call - this is noted beside each audition time. The Dance Calls are scheduled so you will have time to cool down and clean up before your audition.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your first call.

What to Prepare:

Performance Emphases:

Please memorize a 60-second comedic monologue and prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the musical (Heathers).

If you play an instrument, please bring it and plan to play a short piece in addition to your audition materials.

Other Emphases, Theatre Minors, and Non-Theatre Majors:

You may follow the guidelines for performance students if you like or, if you do not have a monologue prepared, we will have print-outs for you to read at the audition.

If you only wish to be considered for one of the productions, please specify that on the audition form.

Piano accompaniment will be provided. For your audition, your music should be photocopied double-sided, three-hole-punched, and in a binder. Please also make sure any cuts are clearly marked.

*Please, no tracks or acapella singing.


Additional Information:

Callbacks will be on Sunday, October 15th

The scripts for the plays can be found at the link below


Rehearsals and Performances:

Heathers will begin rehearsing the week of January 8th (the week before classes start). 
The typical rehearsal schedule will be T, W, Th., Fri. from 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM and Saturdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (We will rehearse on Saturday and Sunday during tech week).

Opening is February 23rd with performances running through March 3rd.

Suzette Who Set to Sea will be part of a class and tour to all 11 middle schools in Waterloo after spring break. If you are cast you must be registered in Theatre 2060 (Production Studies) which will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. We strongly recommend that you do not take a MWF 8:00 AM class. In the second half of the semester, it is likely we will be leaving the building a bit before 9:00 AM to get to our tour locations.

There will be two public performances, Saturday, April 20th at 10:30 AM, and Sunday, April 21st at 2:00 PM