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You Can't Take It With You - Audition Information


When are Auditions?

Auditions are usually held on a Monday and Tuesday evening two weeks before the first rehearsal. 

How do I audition?

Auditions differ for each production. Usually you will participate in an acting or movement warm up and then read selections from the script with other actors. Musicals will include a singing and dancing audition. We always try to make everything easy for newcomers as well as veteran actors. You will not need to prepare anything for an audition, but it can be helpful to have read the script beforehand. Call the theatre a few weeks before your audition to check out a script.


Should I bring anything with me?

Yes! You should bring your calendar to every audition. Being a part of a production is a big time commitment. Casting decisions are based on many factors, including the scheduling availability of the actor. It is very important that you be honest and as completely forthcoming about all possible conflicts. This helps the director determine if you can be worked into the rehearsal schedule.

If you have a resume or headshot, you're more than welcome to bring them to the audition. However, most of our volunteers do not have one, and it's certainly not necessary.


When will I know if I got a part?

Unless otherwise stated, cast lists are posted the Friday following auditions at noon. Cast lists will be posted on the SCT website, on the SCT facebook page, and on the south doors of the SCT Playhouse. If you have been cast in the show, please follow the instructions to let your director know that you accept the role.


Can I audition just for practice?

Absolutely. Sometimes volunteers who can't commit to the production would like to go through the audition process to meet a new director or practice their auditioning skills. You are always welcome at an audition. If you are not interested in being cast, please clearly indicate this on your audition form and let the stage manager or director know right away.


Our Address:
  PO Box 1225
518 1st Ave E
Spencer, IA
Hours of Operation:
Business Offices Tue. to Fri. 10 am to 5 pm
Box Office Hours (when open) Tue. to Fri. 11 am to 5:30 pm
       Saturdays of Performances 11 am to 2 pm
       One Hour Prior to Curtain Times
Costume Shop: Tues and Thurs 11 am to 6 pm

SCT Mission Statement

Vision Statement
Spencer Community Theatre is a magical place where performers, patrons, and volunteers are transformed by the creative experience. SCT encourages multi-generational and diverse participation in the artistic process. We are inspired by your past, proud of our present, and anticipate our future as a vibrant pillar of the cultural life of our community.

Mission Statement
Spencer Community Theatre serves as an instrument for community enrichment and education by offering the public the most fulfilling live theatre experience possible.

Spencer Community Theatre's programs are made possible in part by grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Leadership Partners, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the National Endowment for the Arts, Renaissance Initiative Grant, Clay County Community Foundation, the Basil and Mildred Deegan Children's Theatre Endowment, and the Dvergsten Family Foundation. 



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