So you want to be a Singer?

Each semester, we become incredibly excited for the next class of Singers, and we’d love to have you audition!

Performing Members

When: Sunday, September 2nd from 2-5pm and Monday, September 3rd from Noon-5pm.

Where: Platt Student Performing Arts House, find the Singers table in the lobby.

How to Prepare: We ask that you prepare 32 bars (about 30 seconds) of a song in the musical theatre or classical/opera canon. If possible, please bring sheet music clearly labeled “Start” and “Stop” for our accompanist to play as you sing. A capella is also acceptable.

What to Expect: When you arrive at Platt, Singers Board Members will be there to greet you and have you fill out an audition form. You will be given a number of monologues to read through and pick one to perform in the audition. When you are ready, you will be brought back into the audition room where you will sing your song, read the monologue you picked, and most likely will be asked to sing scales with the help of the pianist.

And that’s it! New Company Members will be revealed the night of September 3rd.

Those admitted into the company are guaranteed at least an ensemble role in every show we do during your time at Penn.

Tech Members

When: Sunday, September 2nd from 2-5pm and Monday, September 3rd from Noon-5pm.

Where: Platt Student Performing Arts House, find the Singers table in the lobby.

How to Prepare: Come with an idea of what area of tech you’d like to work with us on, whether it be costumes, lights, stage management, set design, etc. — we’re always accepting new tech members in every department! If you don’t have a ton of relevant experience per se, think of what attributes you can bring to the table! We are more than willing to train and mentor.

What to Expect: When you arrive at Platt, we will have you fill out an audition/interest form. You will then sit down for an informal interview with our Tech Directors that will last around 4-7 minutes where they will assess where your skills and passions can fit into our company.

And that’s it! New Tech Members will be revealed the night of September 3rd.

Lead Auditions

Only performing members in the company are allowed to audition for leads in our productions.

When: Tuesday, September 4th from 4:30-8:30pm.

Where: Platt Student Performing Arts House.

How to Prepare: All Performing Company Members interested in lead roles will sign up online for a 10 minute audition time slot. Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the Addams Family Musical (can be the same as your audition song for new member auditions).

What to Expect: At some point during the 4 hour time block, there will be a mandatory, hour long dance-call for all Performing Company Members (time TBD). In the lead audition itself, you will deliver a cold-reading of a side from the show, and sing your 32 bars in front of the Music Director, Director, and Accompanist.

Within 24 hours, callbacks will be announced and take place on Thursday, September 5th.