Theatre Under The Stars welcomes both union and non-union performers to audition for our productions. Audition locations vary from production to production, but are frequently held in Houston, Los Angeles and New York City. In each city, auditions will be conducted by members of the TUTS staff and production’s creative team including the director, choreographer and musical director.
Information on all TUTS auditions are advertised through Equity hotlines and other publications specific to each locale. The open call in Houston is additionally announced via press release, and is also noted in the StarMail newsletter, as well as here on the website. Information on how to submit your resume, headshot and schedule an auditions varies from show to show and will be detailed as auditions are announced.
To achieve diverse and high-caliber productions, TUTS invites and encourages interested performers from all walks of the profession to audition.
All performers over the age of 18 in TUTS productions are compensated.
PERFORMERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 should contact the training wing of Theatre Under The Stars, the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. For more information on the school’s classes, touring troupes, week- and day-camps, and workshop performances call 713.558.8801.
TUTS regrets we do not have the staff time to review audition submissions sent on video or DVD. All auditions must be seen live and in person within the context of a regular casting call for best comparison of talent and suitability.
TUTS holds daytime and evening rehearsals at least six days a week for a minimum of two and a half weeks prior to the opening of each TUTS production. Rehearsals are 7.5 to 12 hours/day in length.
Location: TUTS Studios—1st Floor of the Arts and Education Building on the Walker Street side of The Hobby Center Complex (800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002).
All Auditionees MUST
1. Be 18 years of age or older
2. Have 8X10 headshot (color or black-and-white accepted) and resume
3. Have 16 bars of music prepared. Please bring sheet music in your appropriate key.
A pianist will be provided at the audition. TUTS does NOT accept taped accompaniment. Please, no a cappella singing.
SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Auditions
Due to the impending weather conditions, the auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT – originally scheduled for Friday, August 25 and Monday, August 28 – are being rescheduled for a later date. Details will be announced soon.
MALE / FEMALE, 18-35. Lots of personality and strong technique in ballet, jazz, hiphop, and modern. Tricks a bonus as well as experience with partnering.
FEMALE, 18-28, feisty and beautiful but innocent, good acting ability, strong singer and dancing ability. Musical theatre base an advantage.
PRINCE PHILIP (possible understudy):
MALE, 18-35 Height 5’10 – 6’3’’. Powerful singing voice and great actor, comedic ability, Musical Theatre experience.
KING OF HOUSTON:
MALE, aged 50-65, experienced mature actor that loves to play a character part. Warm and friendly but must be obeyed. Comedy is essential.
GOOD FAIRY (possible understudy to cover both Good Fairy and Carabosse):
FEMALE, 30-60 leader of the seven fairies, strong acting ability and powerful, show stopping singing voice. Helps SILLY BILLY become the hero.
FEMALE, 30-60 extremely evil fairy, who hates the Kingdom and Aurora. Gets boo’d by the audience throughout but must be able to control them. Interacts with the audience, strong actor and powerful singing is a must. Musical theatre experience an advantage.
*THEATRE UNDER THE STARS is committed to diversity in casting, and will not discriminate against any Actor or applicant for a part in a cast by reason of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, sexual or affectional preference, age, handicap, political persuasion, or belief.