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Personalized Audition Prep Workshop and
Director Q&A with Lunch

FEBRUARY 3-4, 2018

Based on the sold out workshop events of 2016 and 2017, once again we’re bringing our 2018 directors and production teams together to have lunch with YOU - and give you the chance to ask questions while getting to know various directors, their ideas, and their concepts for each of the six Circle shows for our upcoming season.  You’ll hear about Circle’s 66th season and the opportunities available to you,  and you’ll get expert tips on how to best navigate your Circle audition weekend.  

The best part?
We’re offering you personalized audition preparation in the areas that YOU want, the way that YOU want to experience it. You get to choose how and what you want to prepare for by choosing from different workshops, classes, and lessons that were strategically curated based on the feedback and ideas of our Circle performers. One-on-one attention and small group experience… designed for your comfort, confidence, and growth.

Each participant’s registration fee will include the mandatory Q&A Director session followed by lunch  AND one personalized prep session in the area of their choice. Want more? There’s NO limit. The more you register for, the more you get for your investment. But ACT FAST… all sessions have limited capacity! Packages start at $35.

So how does it work?
1) Go to circletheatre.org (you're already here...keep reading!)
2) Review the sessions below.
3) Pick what interests you and count up your preferred sessions.
4) Pay for the package that you’d like HERE

5) You'll receive an emailed receipt after the completion of your purchase. Within 24 hours (M-F) you'll also receive an email from the Circle staff with  a link and confirmation number to REGISTER for each of your sessions.
6) Prep!


Break down the cold read, making character choices, and understanding how to analyze a script at a moment’s notice is the focus of this session. SMALL GROUP SESSION

Bring your accompaniment sheet music and digital recorder to this session, where your coach will create a vocal warm-up for you that compliments your vocal range and audition piece. You’ll leave with a recorded version of your warm-up and your audition song - exactly what you’ll want to rehearse with as auditions draw near! PRIVATE SESSION

Perform your prepared sixteen bars of music and receive feedback and helpful tips from our coach on technique as well as storytelling through song! (Don’t forget to bring your sheet music!) PRIVATE SESSION

Stuck between 2-3 audition songs? Bring your sheet music and get feedback on your choices and what the best option is for your voice and the show you're hoping to be cast in! Our coach will help you choose the best 16-32 bars to show off your talent. PRIVATE SESSION

Learn the choreography routine for 2018 Auditions . Get feedback and helpful tips from a professional and have the opportunity to ask questions about show movement and dance. SMALL GROUP SESSION


At the end of the weekend, you’ll be able to take all that you learned and apply it to a mock audition experience, which will allow you the opportunity to exercise both your choreography skills, and sing your 16-32 measures. Organized just like Round One of Circle’s audition weekend, this experience allows you to go through the motions of the audition process, helping you shake those nerves along the way! Keep in mind that no 2018 season directors will be present, and that no feedback will be given in this session. GROUP SESSION 

Work 1:1 with a coach to optimize your script reading skills and character awareness. work specifically on scenes/characters that YOU are most interested in. PRIVATE SESSION

Participants sing and get feedback on style, delivery, and technique to optimize your Summer Concert Series audition! SMALL GROUP SESSION

Break things down and get 1:1 individual assistance with your choreography audition! PRIVATE SESSION


PACKAGE 1 - $35
DIRECTOR Q&A followed by LUNCH and ONE personalized prep session.  $45 Value

PACKAGE 2 - $50
DIRECTOR Q&A followed by LUNCH and TWO personalized prep sessions. $75 Value

PACKAGE 3 - $65
DIRECTOR Q&A followed by LUNCH and THREE personalized prep sessions.  $115 Value

PACKAGE 4 - $80
DIRECTOR Q&A followed by LUNCH and FOUR personalized prep sessions. $150 Value 

PACKAGE 5 - $120
DIRECTOR Q&A followed by LUNCH and FIVE personalized prep sessions. Plus Circle Theatre Apparel! $210 Value

PACKAGE 6 - $145
DIRECTOR Q&A followed by LUNCH and SIX personalized prep sessions. Plus Circle Theatre Apparel! $250 Value 

What past Workshop Participants had to share:

“It's a safe environment to mess up, ask questions, learn, and grow. That, coupled with the expertise, eyes and ears of  mentors is a great place to be for anyone of any level.”
-Jon Calkins, Participant

“What these participants just walked away with is invaluable. No one else is offering this kind of opportunity and I’m so glad that Circle did this.”                                   
-Mary Lohman, Q&A Panelist

It allowed me to approach things in a way I never thought about before. It was a whole new perspective that I hadn’t considered until now.”
-Sarah Suydam, Participant

"This was excellent and it made me feel good about myself and helped me feel more prepared.”
-Stacey Wykoski, Participant 

“I feel more confident, prepared, and emotionally more comfortable in the area I will be auditioning in. Plus I met a lot of new people which is nice. It's easier to walk in a room of familiar faces.”
-Audrey Geysbeek, Participant

“Being able to pick the brains of the directors is priceless.”
-Royce Robinson, Participant


Circle Theatre Audition Dates:

Main Stage and Magic Circle
March 2-5, 2018

Summer Concert Series and Season Kickoff
March 9-10, 2018

Stay in touch with us on social media to be the first to know when audition registration begins.

Workshop FAQs

Can I purchase the workshop as a gift for someone? 
Absolutely! We’ll email you a gift certificate for you to present! 

How do I know if this is the right session for me? 
Trust your gut! OR, contact us at nskidmore@circletheatre.org with your questions. We’ll help! 

What if this is my first audition? 
Perfect! Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned veteran, our workshop is designed to help everyone at their individual level through personalized preparation. 

Who are the coaches?
We’ll roll out our coaches on our Facebook page over the next several weeks. They come from a wide variety of background and skill and know Circle Theatre well! 

Will ALL directors be present for the Q&A?
We have one director that may be absent, but the rest of the production team will be present for you to ask questions of and hear the show concept and plans. 

Where am I headed and what do I bring? 
The event takes place at the Art and Music Center on the Campus of Aquinas College. We’ll be in touch closer to the event with directions, a campus map, a list of helpful hints, and what to bring. 

What if 24 hours pass by after I've purchased my Workshop Package and I haven't received my email with registration link and instructions?
We'll send of the email with registration link Monday-Friday; if you believe your purchase may not have gone through, contact nskidmore@circletheatre.org.