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Department of Music and Theatre

Theatre Productions Auditions

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO!

We are very excited to have you become part of our dynamic Department of Music and Theatre and wish you great success. 

The office is available by email. All information will be provided through email. Monitor your Wildcat email regularly and the FAQ's page

Any online information suggesting in-person events such as sign-ups or auditions will be virtual and announced in class and/or by email.

Online Virtual Auditions

Audition Procedures

The Theatre Department holds several auditions throughout the year to cast our productions and provide feedback to our students. Auditions are open to all CSU, Chico students as well as Chico community members. Theatre and musical theatre majors are always given first consideration according to the needs of the student and of each individual production. 

All theatre and musical theatre MAJORS are required to audition for the semester's productions at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters. The spring audition is a juried audition for which theatre and musical theatre majors are provided written feedback by the faculty. Theatre majors who intend to participate exclusively in the areas of stage management and/or tech/design will do a portfolio presentation/interview. 

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AUDITIONS

Sign-ups for auditions will be outside of the department office the Friday before classes start.

  • Sunday before the first day of classes from 2 - 4 pm. Dance Concert Auditions. (All interested students).
  • Sunday before the first day of classes from 6 - 9 pm. (Regular Auditions for Musical Theatre and Theatre majors). 
  • First day of classes from 6 - 9 pm. (Auditions for Theatre and Musical Theatre Freshman, new transfer students & minors, general CSUC students, and community members).

Callbacks - (Specifics for each show will be posted when callback lists are posted)

Contact Matthew Miller for more information (PAC 205 / mtmiller@csuchico.edu / 530-898-5493)

Other Audition Information:

The gathering place to receive instructions from the stage managers is in the Green Room. Please show up well in advance of your group's call time so you can complete the audition paperwork. Callbacks for these shows are posted in the mornings for that evening. Cast lists are posted by the end of the first week of school. 

Make sure you read the casting policy before you audition.

Please remember, if you want to be considered for the musical, you need to participate in the Dance Auditions and include a short song in your acting audition.

Fall 2020 BFA in Musical Theatre will not require an audition.

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Academic Advising

Monitor your Chico State WildCat email account for advising assignments and announcements sent from the department office.