Auditions

Please read this full page for audition details, COVID safety information, and the ICCT casting statement.

Auditions for A Grand Night for Singing

Friday, May 10:  7:00-10:00pm
Saturday, May 11:  1:00-6:00pm

Auditions will be held in St. Andrew’s choir room (140 Gathering Place Ln, Iowa City, IA 52246, lower level). Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein (i.e., Broadway musicals from the 1940s to early 1960s). An accompanist will be available.

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Note for auditioners:

While this revue is usually produced with five performers, we are open to casting a larger number of actors, allowing us the opportunity to choose people perfectly suited to each section and song — and to minimize rehearsal commitment. We will base involvement in group numbers on individual availability and the requirements of the ensemble vocals.

This is the perfect show for actors who want to sing more, and singers who want to act more, and everyone in between. There is also some need for people with an ability to move well on stage — but this is not a dance-heavy show.

COVID Health and Safety

With the return to live theatre, the ICCT board has voted to take the following precautions with our in-person productions:

  • All cast and crew involved with a production are asked to be up-to-date on COVID vaccinations for the health and safety of their fellow volunteers.
  • Mask requirements will depend on community transmission level. If high, masks will be required (except for cast during tech week and during performances). If medium, masks encouraged. If low, masks optional.

ICCT Casting Statement

All performers are encouraged to audition for any production.
Almost all of our characters can be played by anybody.
Some roles require skills or attributes which are assessed through an audition process. In limited cases, the licensing contract may require that a character be played by a performer meeting a specific description; when this happens they will always be clearly marked.

Final casting decisions will depend on audition attendance, and the organization bears the responsibility of reaching out to bring a diverse representation of the community to audition. Each director will exercise his or her own discretion in choosing the performer who is the right fit for each role. Where licensing requirements permit, creative casting decisions can be made to allow performers who do not fit the character’s description to play the role. While this type of creative casting is encouraged where appropriate, ICCT commits to casting roles specifically written for members of underrepresented communities as accurately as possible. In situations where such a role cannot be cast from the audition pool, the show director will consult with the ICCT board to determine a solution, possibilities including, but not limited to, adding additional audition dates or selecting an appropriate performer without an audition. Such decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

These decisions are not taken lightly, are the responsibility of the show’s production team in collaboration with the Board of Directors, and frequently are made specifically to highlight or contrast human elements of the show.