Auditions Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to audition with one of the CWorks-provided audition songs?
No. Students are free to choose whatever audition song they would like. However, if this is one of your first times auditioning or if you are unfamiliar with using sheet music for an audition, you are welcome to use the CWorks-provided audition song resources.

Is it better to audition with one of the CWorks-provided audition songs?
You should choose the audtion song that best showcases your talents, whether that's a CWorks-provided song or one you find yourself. The best audition song you can choose is the one you perform best!

Will CharacterWorks provide the same audition songs for every show?
CharacterWorks will rotate the songs each session (fall/winter/spring), so that there is a mix of new and familiar songs available as options for auditions.

Does CharacterWorks provide private voice lessons for auditions?
CharacterWorks does not provide private voice lessons. However, there are several CharacterWorks-affiliated teachers who provide voice lessons in our area. For more information on this, contact us at brooke@cworkstheater.org.

I don’t know what song to sing. How do I make a decision?
First, find a song that fits your vocal range. Next, make sure that the content of the song is appropriate for your age. Finally, think about your strengths. Do you have a strong voice? Choose a song that shows it off. Maybe you are a strong dancer, but struggle with hitting some higher notes. Pick a number that is easier for you to sing but highlights your other skills. Find a song that best showcases your unique talent and prepare the strongest audition you can!

Can I bring my accompaniment on a CD or karaoke track on my iPhone/iPad?
No. We require that all those auditioning use sheet music and the CWorks-provided accompanist. We are providing song options with sheet music and tracks, as well as an accompanist at auditions. 

Does this audition process apply to Masters Camp, Show Camp, or other CharacterWorks summer programs?
No. All students registered in camps will be cast in their respective shows. There will still be auditions in a group setting to determine casting, but no preparation is necessary for these auditions.

Have any other questions? Send us an email at brooke@cworkstheater.org.