Audition Information

Spring 2024 Auditions: To audition for Finding Nemo JR. or Mary Poppins, sign your child up for a spring class for ages 8-18, and you will be prompted to sign up for an audition during the registration process.

***NEW for 2024*** Please note that audition songs must be 30-60 seconds in length, but no longer than 60 seconds.


Students who are enrolled in a CharacterWorks class or intensive for ages 8-18 are eligible to audition for one main-stage show during the corresponding session. Everyone who auditions will be required to use the CharacterWorks-provided accompanist, and they may pick a song from our audition song options or choose one themselves.

Audition Signups Through the CWorks Website
Sign up for auditions through the CWorks website! Here's how:
  1. Log in to your family account.
  2. Register for a class for students ages 8-18.
  3. In the registration process, you'll be prompted to sign up to audition for a show. Select the show and time slot. Students can only audition for one show each session. 
  4. Finish the checkout process to secure your time slot.
If you aren't sure if you want to audition or don't know which show you want to audition for, you can sign up after registering for class using the following steps:
  1. Log in to your family account.
  2. On your dashboard, click "Members," then click the student who is auditioning.
  3. Select the "Auditions" tab.
  4. Click "Edit Audition Appointment" to sign up for an audition time slot or to edit or delete an existing signup. (Please note that this option won't appear unless the student is registered for a class in that session for students ages 8-18).
If you want to view, edit, or delete your audition appointment, follow steps 1-3 above. Please note that lists of what students are auditioning in a given audition slot or for a given show will not be visible, but may be sent out to auditioning students the week of auditions.

Audition Process

Please note that students can only audition for one main stage show per class session.
  1. Sign up to audition through the CWorks website. You will be prompted to sign up while registering for a class for students ages 8-18, or can sign up by logging into your family account, selecting “Members” on the dashboard, selecting the student who wishes to audition, clicking the “Auditions” tab, and clicking the “New Audition Appointment” button.
  2. Choose an audition song that is 30-60-seconds (but no longer than 60 seconds) in length. You can either choose a CharacterWorks-provided song or choose your own song.
    • Choose a CharacterWorks-provided song: Song options by gender and age range are listed below. Both sheet music and accompaniment tracks to practice with can be found by clicking "View Audition Materials" below. Use the rehearsal track to practice for your audition.
    • Choose your own song: You can find and purchase downloadable sheet music online, at sites such as
  3. Print your sheet music and make sure it is clearly marked with a starting and ending point. Make sure the song's time signature is marked either on the first measure of the first page of your audition song's cut, or on the first measure of your cut (near where you mark the "start" of your song). It is also required that you put your sheet music in a 3-ring binder or mount it to the inside of a folder, which will make it easier for an accompanist to flip through and read. Music in a binder should be double-sided. If you would like to see an example of how to mark your music, check out the song options provided below.
  4. Practice, practice, practice! Rehearse your song until it is the best audition you can possibly perform.
  5. The audition team will send a choreography teaching video to auditioning students the week of auditions. Practice this choreography at home, and then you will perform it in a group at the end of your audition slot.
  6. Print and fill out the Audition Packet. On the day of auditions, arrive 15-30 minutes before your audition slot, and bring your sheet music (in a binder or mounted on a folder), completed audition forms (pages 2-5 of the packet), and a $10 audition fee.
  7. When it is your turn to audition, you will hand the accompanist your sheet music and discuss your song. The accompanist is there to help you and make you look good. You should talk with the accompanist about the tempo for your song and have him or her play the first line with you at the piano to make sure you feel comfortable. Once you are ready, step forward, introduce yourself, and give the best performance you can!
  8. After your song audition there is a short dance audition. Students will perform the dance audition combo you learned at home in a group.
  9. The callback list will be posted on the CWorks website home page shortly after auditions. This list contains people that the artistic team needs to see again before making casting decisions. The cast list is posted on the show's page soon after callbacks (see the show's page for specifics on when the cast list will be posted).

Audition Song Recommendations

Girls 8-12
  1. Be Kind To Your Parents - Fanny
  2. Do-Re-Mi - The Sound of Music
  3. I Always Knew - Annie Warbucks
  4. Truly Scrumptious - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Girls 12-15
  1. Good Girl Winnie Foster - Tuck Everlasting
  2. I Got the Sun in the Morning - Annie Get Your Gun
  3. Live Out Loud - A Little Princess
  4. Six Hours As A Princess - Children's Letters To God

Girls 15-19
  1. A Change In Me - Beauty and the Beast
  2. Crazier Than You - The Addams Family
  3. Getting to Know You - The King and I
  4. Once You Lose Your Heart - Me and My Girl
  5. You've Got Possibilities - It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman!

Boys 8-12
  1. Alone in the Universe - Seussical the Musical
  2. Do Re Mi - The Sound of Music
  3. It's Possible - Seussical the Musical
  4. Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun - A Christmas Story: The Musical

Boys with Changing Voices
  1. Almost Nearly Perfect - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  2. Hugo's First Case - Tuck Everlasting
  3. My Best Girl - Mame
  4. When I Get My Name in Lights - The Boy from Oz
Boys with Changed Voices
  1. Any Dream Will Do - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  2. Be the Hero - Big Fish
  3. Put on a Happy Face - Bye Bye Birdie
  4. Strangers Like Me - Tarzan
  5. Ten Minutes Ago - Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Frequently Asked Questions

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