how to prepare
- Bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together.
- Be prepared to stay until the audition is completed (excluding EPA).
- Bring appropriate dance attire.
- Be ready to show off your personality and ability to interact with an audience.
- Holland America Line applicants must be at least 21 years of age. All other applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
SINGERS: (Equity and Non-Equity Contracts)
Unless stated in a breakdown differently, prepare two brief songs which display versatility. Bring sheet music in the proper key for the accompanist. Please choose upbeat, positive music. You will also need to prepare a song from the RWS repertoire. You may be asked to dance.
Song options from the RWS repertoire are available on the left. Simply click on a selection to access audio tracks and sheet music. Please choose one song for your
DANCERS: (Equity and Non-Equity Contracts)
At dance auditions and/or callbacks, you will learn a short combination taught by one of our staff choreographers. If you have not already done so, you MAY be asked to sing.
MUSICIANS: (Non-Equity Contracts)
Prepare two brief selections of contrasting styles, which demonstrate your versatility. Singing and/or sight-reading may be requested. Be prepared to tell a joke or short story to show off your personality. Instruments other than piano are not provided.
PLEASE NOTE: A piano may be available for use at select locations.
TECHNICIANS/STAGE MANAGERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)
Please bring resume; interviews will be conducted during auditions.
STUNT PERFORMERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)
Please prepare a brief stunt combination to show off your ability. Tumbling is a plus. You may be asked to read. PLEASE NOTE: Mats will NOT be provided.
SPECIALTY PERFORMERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)
Please prepare a brief portion of your act, no longer than three minutes in length.
COSTUMED CHARACTERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)
Interviews will be conducted during auditions. You may be asked to learn a short movement combination.