Welcome to the 2019 Season auditions for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival! We foster an environment of creativity, collaboration and joy and we look forward to seeing you this year as we embark on our search for incredible talent both on and off the stage.
January 25 – 27
Friday – Sunday
Fill out the form below to schedule an audition.
What should I expect on the day of my audition in Auburn?
Upon arrival please check in with our registration desk. There is a designated holding room where you can prepare for your audition. These are long days. You may be asked to return later in the day to dance, sing, and/or read. Please bring water, dance clothes, and all dance shoes. And of course, please bring your full music book and a pic/resume stapled together. We ensure that the audition process is as stress-free as possible and foster a professional environment of warmth and support.
When is your casting process complete and when are people notified of employment?
The Festival’s casting process lasts through late March. In total, we will see over 4,000 auditionees. The process is lengthy and comprehensive and as such, offers typically go out the third week in March. Notification can continue through early April and is a rolling process. Given the volume of talent, we are only able to notify candidates with job offers.
MGR Youth Theatre’s casting process is completed by the end of May. Actors who are offered a contract will be notified by then.
Are there any other audition opportunities nearby?
Do you have housing, and is it provided?
Yes, we provide housing for all of our out-of-town employees.
Do you pay your actors? Do the ensemble members, as well as the principals, receive pay?
We are a professional theatre and as such, everyone who is hired to work for the company is compensated. The only exceptions are internships and observerships— they are customized individually or with a higher education institution.
When I audition, will I be considered for multiple shows throughout the season, or just one?
All roles for all shows are up for consideration. Be terrific and let us figure out where you can shine.
How long is the rehearsal process and where do the rehearsals take place?
Our shows rehearse for 13 days, from first day of rehearsal to opening night. Rehearsals take place in various studios at our administrative offices, sometimes at satellite studio locations as well as at the various venues.
Are any equity contracts available?
Yes. We are an equity theatre and we operate under a Letter of Agreement (LOA) referenced to the COST contract. Our equity contracts provide for collectively bargained terms including salary, health benefits, pension, transportation, housing and more. For more information, please see the AEA website: actorsequity.org
Youth Theatre Auditions:
The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Youth Theatre is seeking actors/instructors for our year-round, resident touring company.
Season runs from late August – late April. Pay is $375.00/week including housing.
Auditions will be held simultaneously with Festival auditions.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre as well, please fill out this form.
Administrative Staff Positions (Click for descriptions)
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Summer Production Staff & Internships (Click for descriptions)
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