Take a look at our library of audition monologues and songs- all available for your use! Then read some of our frequently asked questions to better understand how the audition process works.
Note: Some of the monologues may be too long and can be cut using your own discretion.
The Light in the Piazza - The Light in the Piazza
No One Is Alone - Into the Woods
On the Steps of the Palace - Into the Woods
Goodnight My Someone - The Music Man
It's De-Lovely - Anything Goes
I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy - South Pacific
Will He Like Me - She Loves Me
In My Own Little Corner - Cinderella
If I Were A Bell - Guys and Dolls
How Lovely To Be A Woman - Bye Bye Birdie
Mama Who Bore Me - Spring Awakening
Hopelessly Devoted to You - Grease
Roxie - Chicago
Once Upon A Time - Brooklyn
Out Here On My Own - Fame
Times are Hard for Dreamers - Amelie
Holding Out For A Hero - Footloose
Superboy and the Invisible Girl - Next to Normal
All Grown Up - Bare
Where Did the Rock Go? - School of Rock
King of the World - Songs for a New World
Goodbye - Catch Me If You Can
Lost In The Wilderness - Children of Eden
My Unfortunate Erection - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
What Do I Need With Love - Thoroughly Modern Millie
And Then There Were None - Spring Awakening
Moving Too Fast - The Last Five Years
Can't Fight This Feeling - Rock of Ages
I Can't Stand Still - Footloose
On the Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady
People Will Say We're In Love - Oklahoma!
I Am Adolpho - The Drowsy Chaperone
If I Can't Love Her - Beauty and the Beast
I, Don Quixote - Man of La Mancha
If Ever I Would Leave You - Camelot
Ten Minutes Ago - Cinderella
Agony - Into the Woods
I've Never Been In Love Before - Guys and Dolls
Love, I Hear - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum
Suddenly Seymour - Little Shop of Horrors
Alone in the Universe - Seussical
Close Every Door to Me - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Great Big Stuff - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Razzle Dazzle - Chicago
If I Told You Now by Jason Robert Brown
Honestly Sincere - Bye Bye Birdie
I Am the One - Next to Normal
It Takes Two - Hairspray
What am I expected to audition with?
Please prepare a 1 minute monologue and, if auditioning for a musical, a 16 bar (or 1 minute) cut of a song.
What is the timeline for the audition process?
Typically, initial auditions (song and monologue) will occur MTW, dance auditions on Thursday, callbacks on Friday, and cast lists emailed out Saturday.
Are there any restrictions on song/monologue choices?
We just ask that you avoid performing selections from the show you're auditioning for. Song cuts should be limited to 16 bars (or 1 minute) and monologues should be no longer than 1 minute.
What if my song or monologue is longer than 1 minute?
If your song or monologue lasts more than 1 minute, you may be asked to stop by the creative team. This does not mean they did not enjoy your selections, it is simply to keep auditions running on schedule.
What should I bring to my audition?
Make sure you've completed the online audition form. Be sure to fill out the conflicts portion of the audition form to the best of your ability, including any conflicts you expect to have and their specific times. You are welcome to bring some kind of instrumental accompaniment track (please no lead vocals!). You can bring a small speaker or just play from your phone, but you are also welcome to sing a cappella. Other than that just bring yourself!
What can I expect from my audition?
You'll first be greeted by Casting Associates in the hallway outside of the audition room. We will check you in and confirm that you have submitted your audition form with conflicts and past experience. When the audition team is ready, a Casting Associate will bring you into the audition room, you'll be introduced, and you'll perform your monologue and song (you can pick which one you want to do first!). You may be asked by the director to re-do one of your pieces to get a better idea of your range and capabilities, or asked a few questions by the creative team.
I want to be in the show, but only as a certain character. Will I have the chance to indicate this?
Yes. There is an area on your audition sheet where you can indicate any character preferences you might have as well as if you are willing to accept an ensemble part.
Should I dress as the role I'm interested in for auditions?
Don't come in costume, but you can dress in the style of the character. You don't have to dress like anyone at all, just look put together, make sure the clothes are not too constricting, and most importantly, feel confident and comfortable!
What if I have no dance experience?
Just do your best: showcase your ability to portray a character, tell a story, and keep up your energy.
Which productions are cut and which are no-cut?
Everyone that auditions for the winter rep shows will receive a part, whereas the fall musical and spring play have more limited roles.
I didn't get a callback! Does that mean I didn't get cast?
Nope! Historically, HOOLIGANs have definitely been cast in shows they didn't get callbacks for. It's also possible that there are roles the director isn't calling people back for, but will instead cast during the rehearsal process.
When will I know if I got cast?
Everyone will receive an email regardless of whether or not they were cast in the show.
What is "fundraising" and why do I have to do it?
When you are cast in a HOOLIGAN mainstage production, you will be expected to contribute to the show's overall funding through individual fundraising. There are many ways to do this, and these options will be thoroughly explored at the first read through for cast and at the first Blue Sky meeting for crew. Student theatre is very expensive to produce, but it's all made a little easier with your help!