Auditions

Spring 2022 Auditions: January 31 – February 3

Arrive at 6:45 PM with masks in the lobby of the Main Theater (TA 25) to fill out Audition form.

We will meet as a large group briefly inside the theater. Then, auditionees will be brought in one at a time to share a prepared monologue or one that is provided, and a song if auditioning for "Spring Awakening." You do not need an individual appointment. Once you are done, you will be dismissed.

Date Activity Time Location
Monday, January 31 Music & Dance Auditions
Vocal Call: Bring a prepared piece of music to sing (with piano sheet music), 16 bars, in a similar style to the show (rock/pop). Dance Call: Wear clothes you can dance in.
7:00 PM Main Theater (TA 25)
Tuesday, February 1 Acting Auditions
Prepare a 1 minute monologue. If you do not have a prepared piece, then we will give you something to read; but a prepared monologue is preferred.
7:00 PM Main Theater (TA 25)
Wednesday, February 2 Acting Auditions
Prepare a 1 minute monologue. If you do not have a prepared piece, then we will give you something to read; but a prepared monologue is preferred.
7:00 PM Main Theater (TA 25)
Thursday, February 3 Callbacks for both show 7:00 PM Main Theater (TA 25)
Friday, February 4 Cast List Posted WVC Theater Facebook

If cast, students must sign up for assigned show:

Show Section Name Section Number Short Title
Importance of Being Ernest THEA 20C 32902 Studio Theater Production Workshop:
Classical Greek & European
Spring Awakening THEA 70B 32914 Mainstage Theater Production Workshop:
Modern & Contemporary

Audition for Either One or Both Shows

Classical European Comedy by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Amy Zsadanyi-Yale

Performance Dates: March 18–27, 2022

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. This wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations in which silliness ensues.

See full show details.

Rock Musical

Music by Duncan Sheik and book & lyrics by Steven Sater

Directed by Robin Aronson

Vocal Direction by Jacque Scharlach

Performance Dates: April 15–24, 2022

Based on a banned and censored 1891 play by the same name, the rock musical Spring Awakening explodes the repression that shut down the original play and lays bare an electrifying story of adolescent sexual awakening and rebellion against an oppressive society. Set in a provincial 1890s German village, local students struggle to understand the onrush of new feelings and desires as they come of age, but their efforts are thwarted by the narrow-minded, controlling adults who enforce stifling rules and withhold knowledge and support. With an exhilarating alternative rock score by Steven Slater and Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening deals with controversial issues of teen pregnancy, child abuse, abuse of power, abortion and suicide with stunning artistry. It won 8 Tony Awards in 2007, and many other awards then and since.

See full show details.

Tech Needs

Tech people are needed as well for stage management, creating posters and programs, assisting the sound designer and other needs.

There are also tech needs for the show if you would rather be backstage than onstage. Contact Carol Fischer for more information.

  • The West Valley College Theater Department welcomes all students, employees and community members to audition for our shows.
  • All cast members are required to enroll in THEA 20 (A, B, C, or D or THEA 70 (A, B, C, or D) to participate in the production. Registration must take place by the Friday of the first week of school.
  • The West Valley College Theater is committed to a policy of diversity and inclusivity in casting. Roles will be cast on the basis of merit, without regard to race or ethnicity.
  • All auditioning actors have the option to do a monologue but this is not required.
  • The audition process requires that prospective actors completely fill out the audition form.
  • The director of each production makes the final decision regarding casting with input from the department.
  • If, in the opinion of the director, a suitable cast cannot be selected from those who have auditioned, auditions may be extended beyond the original schedule, or else specific individuals may be invited to fill the need.

West Valley College Theater Department strives to cast a mix of skilled and unskilled actors that are representative of our entire student body.

Last Updated 12/2/21