Welcome to your Panther Playhouse!
We are so happy that you are considering joining your own theatre company. No previous experience is necessary. We will all be learning together and strive to make this a fantastic adventure for everyone.
Below we share audition tips and options for audition monologues. We also welcome those who want to work behind the scenes by creating the set pieces or working tech elements. We have photos of productions online so you can see what students have created previously. If you have any questions you can email the director at any time.
"I am so glad that the directors encouraged us to make the show our own, and this is only one of the many reasons I loved putting together the play with my inspiring peers."
"The director ensures everyone feels included and gets a part fit for them!"
"... be prepared to put other activities/sports/clubs on hold for a few weeks. They really do need your full participation to make this a success."
"Great opportunity to make new friends."
"It is really fun to learn new dances, sing new songs, and interact with new people. It was amazing!"
"Everyone was so supportive and wonderful to work with!"
Tips for Auditions
The audition process is a fun experience. We will introduce ourselves, talk about the show, perform monologues and perhaps play a theatre game. Below are some tips for a successful audition. For our fall show we have a monologue practice session (not required) the week before auditions where you can work on your performance and even pick out a monologue, if you do not have one already.
Selecting Your Monologue:
Always keep your monologue at or under the time limit.
Under two minutes for Panther Playhouse.
Make certain it is school appropriate.
Avoid using a character from the show you are auditioning for.
Creating An Engaging Monologue:
Memorize the monologue completely so you can be confident.
Make certain you are expressive, loud and move around.
Determine what your character wants and find new ways to get it.
Find a spot out in the audience/director area that you are speaking to.
You should expect a chair and nothing else when auditioning.
Before starting, introduce yourself and the monologue you will do.
Let the director see you change into that character.
Do not use props in an audition - the director is there to see you act.
Do not worry if you forget a line. Keep going - no one will know but you.
If you get stuck, pause (in character) and start again.
Do not worry if director stops you or asks you to try something.
That means they have confidence in you to try it.
If asked to sing - do not be timid. Put your voice out there!
Confidence and energy can overcome anything.
After Your Monologue:
At the end of your monologue, always say "thank you".
Return anything you used in your monologue.
Be a great audience member and support your fellow actors.
Relax, smile, be confident in yourself and have fun!
You do not need to use a Shakespearean monologue when auditioning for our spring production, but below are some links for monologues from the Bard.