director-actor.jpgAuditions for roles in mainstage University Theatre productions are open to all CMU students regardless of major, minor or year in school. Whether you're a major or just enjoyed your past experiences and want to stay involved, you're welcome to join in! 

Details are provided below and are also announced on social media, and signup sheets are posted on the Call Board outside of the Moore Hall #133 Faculty Office suite.

Crew Opportunities

Students interested in getting involved behind the scenes, working with set, lights, costumes, hair, props, sound, and make-up are asked to complete our online crew application form.  Feel free to drop in and briefly chat with our professional technical staff, to tell about your experience and special interests.  No experience is required!  ​

  • ​Costumes, Hair and Make-up
    Contact: Daniel Thieme-Whitlow - Costume Shop Manager
    Office:  #151 Moore - Email: - Phone: 989-774-3963
  • ​Set Construction, Lighting, Properties and Sound​ 
    Contact: Dan Daugherty - Technical Director
    Office: Moore #151 - Email: daugh1dp@cmich.eduPhone: 989-774-6594

2019 - 2020 Mainstage Season Audition Details 

Follow us on social media and check the call boards around the Green Room for additional Studio Theatre and Improv Team auditions.

Our Town 

Written by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Nancy Eddy

  • Download the audition flyer
  • Audition Date/Time/Location: January 13 and 14 from 6-9 pm in Theatre-on-the-Side
  • Call Backs Date/Time: January 16 from 6-9 pm
  • Roles: 7-8 Women and 14-15 Men
  • Signup: Signup for an audition time on the call board across from Moore 132.
  • Audition Information:
    • All actors must prepare a 1-2 minute monologue that shows your strengths as an actor.
    • Scripts are on reserve at Park Library at the Reserve Desk.  The script has to be read in the library.
  • Performances:
    • Bush Theatre: March 25th – March 28th at 7:30 pm/March 29th at 2:00 pm
    • High School Matinee on Friday, March 27th at 10 am
  • Stage Manager:
    • A Stage Manager and auditions are open to all CMU students. 
    • Those auditioning for the Stage Manager must take a copy of the monologue from Our Town on the Callboard. It must be memorized. No additional monologue is needed.
  • Contact Nancy Eddy at
  • Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 19   (8½ weeks)
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, described by Edward Albee as “… a masterpiece… one of the toughest and saddest plays ever written,” captures the daily life of a small New Hampshire town, Grover’s Corners, from 1901-1913, exploring the meaning of life and what it means to be human.

University Theatre Dance Company 

Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee

The UTDC audition is a 2-hour class a warm up, choreography selections from the 2020 concert, and a cool down.  Students must audition on Monday or Tuesday in order to be considered for the Wednesday callback.

  • Note: if you accept a UTDC spot, you will not be available for the spring University Theatre Mainstage shows.
  • Audition Time and Location: January 13 and 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Rose 127 Dance Studio, Registration begins at 6:00 pm
  • Callback Times and Location: January 15 at 6:30 pm in Rose 127. 
  • Signup: Each person much sign-up for either January 13 or 14 in order to be considered for the callback on the 15th. The audition sign-up sheet will be posted on the Rose 127 door in December.
  • Dress: Please come dressed in dance clothing. Bring your dance sneakers and jazz and / or ballet shoes if you have them..
  • Contact: Heather Trommer-Beardslee at
  • Performances take place in Bush Theatre April 16-18 at 7:30 pm/April 19 at 2:00 pm

Summer Theatre 2020 Audition

Download the audition flyer here.