Auditions

What To Expect

The audition process is broken down into three steps in order to provide our aspiring performers and their families the best possible introduction to performing with Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. Please be aware that the entire audition process may take a total of two to three hours.

Registration

Participants can pre-register online or download an audition packet and rehearsal calendar (links below). Either option requires you to bring completed forms when you check in on audition day. All forms must be completed and reviewed before moving through the audition process.

Two Ways to Register
  1. Register online below, pay the registration fee and (if applicable) sign up for an audition time. You will also need to print out the audition packet and a rehearsal calendar below and bring them with you to the audition.
  2. In person. Wait in line for the next available spot and fill out the complete audition packet and rehearsal calendar below by hand.

Check-in and Rehearsal Calendar Review

As you arrive, you will check-in and a CMT volunteer or staff member will confirm details of the audition process and review your completed rehearsal calendar. The purpose of the rehearsal calendar is to ensure expectations are set between the performer, the performer’s family and CMT. Please be prepared to discuss any questions or concerns that you have about your schedule with your production representative at that time. If you have 3 or more conflicts in your schedule, we encourage you to contact the CMT office before auditioning and we will be happy to review your calendar in advance.  Once your paperwork is complete and approved, performers will receive an audition number and proceed as a group through the audition process.

Auditions

Performers will audition in groups of 10. Each group learns and then performs a short dance combination. Individuals will then have an opportunity to perform a prepared song. The final audition step is to read a line or series of lines from the production that each performer will receive upon check-in.

Callbacks

Immediately following the audition, production representatives may ask specific performers to come back later in the week to audition further for specific roles. The remainder of the performers are considered cast in the show. The director of the show will let everyone know when the final cast list will be posted. If you have a conflict with the callback auditions, please inform the stage manager at the time of your audition.

New Families

Welcome new families! Below you will find additional tools to help answer questions about the audition process and production workshop.

New family initial audition FAQs

New family information packet

Fiddler on the Roof

Auditions: September 12-13
Callbacks: September 14-15
Ages: 8-15

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: August 29

Once Upon a Mattress

Auditions: December 12-13
Callbacks: December 14-16
Ages: 8-14*

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: November 28

Seussical the Musical

Auditions: March 6-7
Callbacks: March 8-10
Ages: 8-14*

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: February 27

The Wiz

Auditions: May 8-9
Callbacks: May 10-12
Ages: 10-14*

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: May 1

Robin Hood

Auditions: May 29-30
Callbacks: May 31-June 2
Ages: 6-9

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: May 1

The Who’s Tommy

Auditions: December 12-13
Callbacks: December 14-16
Ages: 14*-20

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: November 28

Avenue Q

Auditions: March 13-14
Callbacks: March 15-17
Ages: 14*-20

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: February 27

West Side Story

Auditions: May 22-23
Callbacks: May 24 & 29

Ages:14*-20

Rehearsal Calendar

Registration Opens: May 1

Auditions for the 50th Season CMT Marquee Productions are now closed.

Rehearsal Calendars

We understand that life can be busy, however, when you are cast in a CMT production it is expected that you will attend all rehearsals for which you are scheduled.

When you attend an audition you will be asked to fill out a conflict/rehearsal calendar and submit it to the CMT staff so that we are aware of any prior commitments that you may have during the rehearsal period. Please include any and all commitments that might prevent you from attending rehearsal, especially during the crucial two weeks immediately prior to the opening of a show. This includes anything from birthday parties to athletic practices or events to vacations—you get the idea! It is better to inform us of anything and everything that might present a problem rather than run into difficulties in the midst of the rehearsal process.

If you have too many conflicts during the rehearsal period it may be suggested that you wait and audition for a show when you are able to make rehearsing and performing a top priority in your life. We want every CMT show to be a smashing success and your participation will be a valuable part of that success!

50th Season Rehearsal Calendars

More Questions?

If you have any additional questions regarding CMT auditions, please call 408-288-5437 or email registration@CMTSJ.org.

*High school rule applies