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Auditions Opening for Circle Theatre's 68th Season

Mar 02, 2020 02:00PM ● By WLMagazine

“No matter your age, gender, shape, size, or background, there’s a place for you at Circle Theatre! Audition Registration is open now through for Circle’s 2020 season. Find show details and audition resources at

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 3, 2020 - Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids’ go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, kicks off their 68th season with auditions for their 2020 season.
No matter your age, gender, shape, size or background, there’s a place for you at Circle —w hether you are auditioning for Circle Main Stage shows, the Magic Circle show, the Season Kickoff Concert or the Summer Concert Series (or all of them).

MAIN STAGE MUSICALS | March 6-7, 2020
All the musicals audition at one time, in the same room. This means that when auditioning for a musical, attendees will be auditioning for all the musicals at once. Even if they’re auditioning for one show, they’ll be auditioning in front of all of the Directors of all of the musicals.
Those who are auditioning should be prepared with 16-32 bars of a prepared song along with sheet music. An accompanist is provided, so singing acapella or with a music track is not allowed. Those auditioning should note that they may be cut off early while singing if the production team(s) have seen what they needed.


Those auditioning for plays and Magic Circle productions will be asked to read from the script of the show for which they are auditioning and should note that no prepared monologues are necessary. All plays audition during the same weekend, however, they do audition separately in different rooms. If an attendee is auditioning for more than one play, they should sign up for each play and allow enough time to attend each audition. It also helps to let the Stage Manager or Director of each show know that you are auditioning for other shows, therefore, attendees may not be able to stay for the entire audition period. However, they can always come back to an audition they’ve already read for, if time allows.

CONCERT SERIES | March 13-14, 2020
All the concerts audition at one time. So even if attendees are auditioning for one show, they will be auditioning for all of the Directors of the concerts. Those auditioning for a concert you will be required to bring two contrasting pieces of music, with 16-32 bars of each, along with sheet music. An accompanist is provided, so singing acapella or with a music track is not allowed. Those who play an instrument are permitted to accompany themselves.

Main Stage and Magic Circle Audition Registration closes on Thursday March 5th at 12 p.m., and Summer Concert Series and Kickoff Audition Registration closes on Wednesday March 11th at 12 p.m. Please note that no adjustments may be made to the schedule after that point. However, walkups are welcome.

This year’s Audition Notices and character breakdowns can be found under the Audition Notices tab on the Circle Theatre website. Every person auditioning should print off, fill out and bring one conflict sheet for each show they’re auditioning for with them. This sheet can be found on the Audition page of Circle Theatre’s website.

Those looking to familiarize themselves with the music from the upcoming season’s shows can listen to it all on Circle’s Spotify profile.
2020 celebrates Circle’s 68th year of producing plays and musicals for West Michigan audiences. The season gets started on April 17 with the Season Kickoff special event, American Graffiti in Concert. Main Stage productions this season include Disaster!; Moon Over Buffalo; Always… Patsy Cline; Noises Off; and Hair. The 2020 Magic Circle children’s production is Goldilocks and the Three Pigs. Circle’s unique and diverse Summer Concert Series performances include Hits of the ‘80s: Vol. 2; Freebird: Classic Rock of the ‘70s; ABC: Boy Band Revolution; and Hello Sunshine: Songs of Summer. All performances will be held at Circle Theatre’s home, the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 616.456.6656 or visit Circle’s website