Auditions for Spring Productions

Auditions for Auburn University Theatre’s productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Auburn University Theatre will hold auditions for its two spring productions Monday, November 28th at 6pm. All are welcome to audition! The Drowsy Chaperone, which won five Tony Awards in 2006 and is directed by Professor Daydrie Hague. The show runs February 23-26, and March 1-4 2017. Exit Pursued by a Bear, a dark marital satire  by Lauren Gunderson is directed by Professor Tessa Carr, and runs April 13-15, 18-23 2017.   Those  interested in auditioning should sign up for the first available audition slot on the call board across from the green room in Telfair Peet Theatre (corner of Samford and Duncan)starting November 14th.  Those unfamiliar with Peet Theatre may email Production Coordinator Taylor Dyleski to request an audition time. Auditions will end at approximately 9:00pm on the 28th.

Audition Requirements

Those wishing to audition for either production should prepare a one-minute comic monologue. Those auditioning for The Drowsy Chaperone should also prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo standard musical theatre song.  The song should be in the Golden Age musical theatre style of Lerner/Loewe, Rodgers/Hammerstein, or a similar composer. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring clearly marked, double-sided sheet music secured in a three-ring binder. Other composers of this style include: Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Loesser. Harold Arlen, Bock/Harnick, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Kay Swift, George M. Cohan, Jule Styne, Cy Coleman. Ross /Adler, Mary Rogers, Lucy Simon, Harvey Schmidt-- tnything in the style of pre-1970 musical theatre: Golden Age, traditional or standard musical theatre repertoire.

All auditionees are encouraged to bring a headshot and résumé if available, and to dress in a professional manner. Everyone is encouraged to familiarize yourself with the script. Scripts can be checked out from the theatre’s main office. Located off of the upstairs lobby in the Telfair Peet. The main office is opened M-F 7:45am-4:45pm.

Callbacks for both productions will take place November 29th at 6:30pm in the Telfair Peet Theatre. Those auditioning for The Drowsy Chaperone will also be required to attend a dance call on November 29th at 5:30pm.

Please contact Taylor Dyleski, Production Coordinator ( with any audition-related questions. For specific questions regarding the particular productions please contact the director Daydrie Hague ( or Tessa Carr (

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Last Updated: November 10, 2016