CUTC strives to reflect the multicultural tapestry of our community and we are committed to being a diverse, inclusive and equitable company, where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and identity, income, education or disability.
We are committed to the practice of color-conscious casting and seek a diverse cast of actors, singers, dancers, and performers of any gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and identity, income, education, or disability. CUTC celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all forms and encourages performers to audition for all roles.
Community members ages 12+ are invited to audition.
Auditions: Vocal and acting auditions will be held Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st. Dance auditions for those interested in a lead role or as a featured dancer will be Sunday, May 22nd at the CUTC rehearsal space located at 117 E. University Ave. in Champaign.
Call-backs, if needed, will be on Sunday, May 22nd after the dance audition.
Vocal/Side Auditions: Please prepare 32 bars of an upbeat song from a modern musical, and read from a chosen side provided here.
Dance Auditions for those interested in a lead role or a featured dancer role will be
Sunday, May 22nd.
Please dress comfortably for movement (no restrictive clothing or long necklaces/dangly earrings, please). Dance shoes (ballet slippers, jazz shoes, or character shoes) are encouraged, but not required. If wearing non-dance shoes, please make sure that they have a rubber sole or another non-slippery material on the bottoms (such as tennis shoes).
Sign up for audition times here.
Please print the audition form below and bring with you to auditions! If you do not have a printer, we will also have forms available at auditions that you may fill out. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before your audition. In place of being fully vaccinated, participants must test within 72 hours of their audition time and present a negative test. Weekly testing will be required for those not vaccinated throughout the rehearsal period and run of the show. Home tests are acceptable
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will typically be held at 117 E. University Ave. Rehearsals will typically be held Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm. Weekend rehearsals may be added at the discretion of the directorial staff.
Mandatory Tech Week runs and rehearsals: July 30th - August 3rd
Performances: August 4, 5, 6, & 7. Times TBA
Questions: email Shrek@cutheatreco.org
Murder Mystery actors wanted!
CUTC’s Seven Corpse Dinner Murder Mysteries feature thrills, surprises, and KILLER entertainment, and we are looking for dastardly actors and actresses to join our troupe of killers.
If you enjoy improvising or taking on other characters, you’ll probably do well in a murder mystery. Many of our current actors became involved after attending just one murder mystery. Participants also receive a free meal.
More information on our Seven Corpse Dinners here.