South Carolina Children’s Theatre holds open auditions for each of its productions at our new facility in downtown Greenville. This means that ANYONE can audition and yes, first-timers are often cast–adults as well as children.
Where do I audition?
SCCT Headquarters located at 153 Augusta Street.
How do I prepare for an audition?
Each audition will be different based on the type of show, the cast needed, and the director’s requirements. Therefore, you will need to check the specific Audition Call for each specific production you are interested in. Audition requirements will be posted on the audition page of our website. If you have further questions regarding auditions, please contact Vanessa Weber.
Do I have to take SCCT Theatre Arts Conservatory classes in order to audition?
Not at all! You are not required to take SCCT classes in order to audition or be cast in a production. We do, however, encourage participating in theatre training. It’s like any other form of training. It takes practice to hone the craft – the more you do it, the better you get.
What do I wear to my audition appointment?
In preparing for your audition appointment, always dress neatly and comfortably. Typically, the Audition Call will offer further instructions based on the type of production.
What do I wear to a dance call?
Most musicals will almost certainly have dancing and part of auditioning for a musical will include learning and performing a short dance. In this case, you would want to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes that will allow you to move. Skirts/dresses and open toed shoes are not recommended.
How do I know if I am cast for a SCCT production after an audition?
For MainStage Productions, the Cast List will be posted online under the production’s page on the Friday following the audition. Every one that auditioned should check the Cast List, just because you were not “Called Back” does not necessarily mean you did not get cast.
How does my child get involved in SCCT?
Auditioning is a great introduction to South Carolina Children’s Theatre, but the best ways to get involved in SCCT are participating in the Conservatory or volunteering. Both ways provide the opportunity to learn the basics and essentials of bringing a production to life.
Does SCCT use talent agents/agencies for casting?
As a volunteer theatre, we do not seek out talent agents/agencies for casting, but rely on dedicated members of the community who enjoy participating in theatre.
If I can’t attend the auditions, can I still be considered?
Yes, you absolutely can! If you can’t attend in person, you can submit a video audition. Here are some guidelines for creating your video.
What kind of time commitment for rehearsals is required if I or my child is cast in a SCCT MainStage Production?
Rehearsal times vary based on type of production, directors, and individual roles. Most are scheduled Sunday through Thursday 6:30 pm- 8:30pm or later, and beginning as early as two to three months from opening night. Rehearsal schedules are subject to change.