Shasta College
Theatre Arts Department 

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(Frequently Asked Questions):

Where will auditions be held? 

General auditions will take place on 4/17 and 4/18 from 5pm-9pm at Shasta College. Auditions on 4/17 will take place in the Shasta College Theatre; auditions on 4/18 will be in room 638 at Shasta College.

Please arrive 15 minutes before you scheduled audition time. 

Callbacks will be held on 4/23 from 5-9 in room 633 at Shasta College and will be by invitation only.

How do I sign up?

To reserve and audition time visit:

To effectively manage a large group of auditioners we need everyone to sign up for a time. Go to this website and sign up for a time that works for you. 

We will also have audition times available for signup at the door for both times is you are unable to sign up online.



What should I prepare? 

Please prepare a dramatic monologue that is 60-90 seconds in length. Also prepare 36 bars of music from a song from a musical. We recommend that the song is from Sweeney Todd, but it can be from a similar musical. Bring the sheet music for your song or have it recorded on a CD. You cannot use your phone as your background accompanist. Please bring a headshot or recent picture of yourself.


 Should I have a song with an embedded monologue?

No. We want to see a dramatic monologue that shows your full range as an actor.


What if I have no idea what to sing? 

We will create two accompanist tracks, one for higher voices and one for lower voices. You can request this ahead of time so that you can practice. Email Dalton Fitzgerald at to request an accompanist track. Arrange a pick-up time with him and bring a blank cd.

 Who should audition? 

Everyone should audition! The musical has a large cast of roles that span all age ranges. Please come prepared for your audition but remember that this audition will be low-stress and fun!

 Further questions?

Contact Dr. Gregory Thorson at

 Hope to see you there!

 Dr. Gregory Thorson, Dr. Elizabeth Waterbury and Hillary Rogerson

The Shasta College Theatre Arts Department operates 12 months a year.  Its activities include: offering classes, producing plays and musicals, promotion and box office, and program development.The Theatre Arts Department offers a variety of theory, production and technical theatre classes. The department features two main stage productions each academic year and a vigorous Summer Theatre Festival of popular musicals and comedies. Auditions are held at the beginning of each term and are open to members of the community. Rehearsals are scheduled during the evenings and on weekends. Technical theatre activities occur daily. Community involvement is very welcome. For additional information, call (530) 242-2369.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​