Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a member?
Yes you do.
Do I audition alone?
Yes you do for a named character. Ensemble auditions are done as a group.
What can I audition for?
You can audition for a named part or/and ensemble. One audition is usually adequate; however you may wish to audition for two contrasting characters. You can also add ‘to be considered for’ for another part. All auditionees will be required for the ensemble part of the audition.
How much will I need to learn?
You will be required to learn your chosen characters dialogue, sing your characters song and take part in the dance part of the audition if there is one. You won’t be able to read your audition from the script. If you choose to go for the ensemble only, you will learn a song at the music calls and a dance which will be set either on the audition day or during one of the pre-audition calls.
Do I have to tick chorus?
If you’re not successful in auditioning for your named part, but would still like to take part in the show, then tick the chorus box.
Do I need the correct uniform/rehearsal clothes to audition?
No you don’t need this for the audition, but if you are successful you will need to wear rehearsal clothes which are: Young Gen T-Shirt, black skirt with shorts underneath and character shoes for girls, black joggers and jazz shoes for boys. Jeans and trainers are not allowed. All hair should be tied back at all times and jewellery and watches removed. All other clothing, such as a cardigan for warmth, should be black also.
What do I need to wear?
Something comfortable that you feel confident in. You need to be able to move easily in the dance part of the audition, so comfortable shoes are important too. There is no need to dress up as a character as this will not influence the audition panel in any way, but you may do so if you feel it will help you get into character. You will be given a clear name badge to wear which will have to be handed back in at the end of the audition.
Who will be on the audition panel?
The director, the production assistant, the dance captain and the musical director. There will also be two other people in the audition room to ‘read in’ but they do not take part in the decision process.
Do I need to act in my audition?
The director will want to see your acting skills and what you can bring to the character.
What is a music call?
This is led by the musical director and is essential for learning the songs.
What do I need to bring with me?
You need to bring your completed audition form with a photograph attached, your completed health & safety form, your show fee by way of a cheque, lunch, a drink (water is best), money for the tuck shop, all contact details, including clearly written out email address and a phone number (or your mobile) to contact your parents when the auditions finish. Mobile phones are not allowed in the rehearsal hall at any time.
How much will it cost?
The show fee for Joseph is £60 which includes the cost of your script. Please make cheques payable to CYGAMS and write your name and address on the back so that if you are not successful it can be returned to you. A separate cheque is also needed to cover your membership if not already paid. Remember, no cheque, no audition!
Does everyone get in?
No. Places are limited for some shows, so not everybody will be successful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in with workshops, parties and other events during the year. But remember, just because you weren’t right for one show does not mean that you won’t be successful at the next auditions, so it’s important to keep trying!
How will I find out the results of the audition?
All auditionees will be contacted within 24 hours by email or phone. Anyone who is unsuccessful will have their show fee cheque returned.
Do I need to come to all rehearsals?
Yes you do if you are successful. Cast members are expected to give 100% commitment. This means attending ALL rehearsals you are called for.
We hope this helps and answers your questions. If there is anything else you’re not sure of or want explained further, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help.