Auditions

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One of the great benefits that community theatre provides is the opportunity for people of all backgrounds to take their spot in the limelight. It doesn’t matter if you have previously graced the stage with your acting prowess, dabbled in acting way back in high school, or if local live theatre is on your “bucket list” – IVT has a role for you and auditions are a great place to start! All are always welcome, so bring your friends, neighbors, and any local natives that will fit in your car.

Throughout the year, IVT puts on productions from Melodramas at the Sandwich Fair to comedies to musicals and dramas, and the available roles are just as diverse. Our current audition opportunities are listed below and we invite you to join us for one – or all – of our shows! You will find being part of our community theatre family will provide you with the acting experience that feeds your aspirations and provides an experience of working with a tight-knit group that pulls together to “break a leg” on stage!

Melodrama Auditions Announced

Auditions for Melodramas will be held June 29th 1-3pm and June 30th 1-3pm in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House. 2 different shows directed by Michelle Wade and Connie Cline will be cast! Melodramas are performed during the Sandwich Fair and you will be expected to attend rehearsals as well as help with set build the weekend before the fair. Men and women all age groups are needed to play Villains, Heroes, Madams, and many other fun characters! Prepare for cold readings from the script and OVER acting is preferred! Please contact with any questions and feel free to share! We hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 1PM – 3PM

Sandwich Opera House Community Room
144 E Railroad St, Sandwich, Illinois 60548


 A Note About Rehearsals

Directors are sensitive of the personal commitments of their actors and production crew and will coordinate their rehearsal schedules to allow for the most beneficial process. Usually, rehearsals will be held on select evenings during the week and on the weekends, commonly during the day.


Please keep these things in mind when considering auditioning for IVT

Be prepared: Thoroughly research the audition requirements provided and prepare with material to fulfill those requirements. Different shows mean different directors, so study the audition notice to understand the specific requirements for the show for which you intend to audition.

Know your schedule: Please come to the audition with a clear knowledge of your availability. If significant conflicts exist, be prepared to list them for the information of those casting the show.

Know the show: If the materials are available, research the show for which you are auditioning. If it’s a musical, listen to the soundtrack. If it’s a scripted play, research it online so you better understand the characters for which you are auditioning.

Musicals: In the event we are casting for a musical, please be prepared. If the audition notice calls for singing, bring music that you plan to sing with either a pianist provided or bring a soundtrack to sing with. The audition notice will stipulate what the vocal format will be at the audition.

Be polite and courteous and listen: Everyone is given a chance to audition, from beginners to veterans. Listen carefully at the audition.  Details about the timing of casting decisions, first rehearsals, etc. are often given verbally at the audition. Always listen carefully for these details and take lots of notes!

Don’t get discouraged: You may, once casting decisions have been made, be unhappy with the role you receive or you may not get cast at all. Don’t be discouraged! There will always be another show and auditioning in itself is great practice for roles to come!

We look forward to seeing you at the next audition. Good luck!

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