Once a year, Theatre Under the Stars welcomes both union and non-union performers to audition for the upcoming season in three locations: Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City.
In each city, auditions will be conducted by TUTS’ Artistic Director, Bruce Lumpkin, who will be accompanied by the visiting directors of the upcoming productions. All of the season’s musicals will be cast from these auditions.
The Houston audition consists of an open call which is followed by individual callbacks for specific shows. Callbacks are normally attended by the directors and choreographers of each relevant production.
Auditions in all three cities are advertised through Equity hotlines and other publications specific to each locale. The open call in Houston is additionally announced via the StarMail newsletter which can be subscribed to through the TUTS homepage. Please refrain from calling or emailing in regards to audition scheduling as it will be announced through the aforementioned media.
To achieve diverse and high-caliber productions, TUTS invites and encourages interested performers from all walks of the profession to audition.
All performers over the age of 18 in TUTS’ productions are compensated.
TUTS regrets we do not have the staff time to review audition submissions sent on video or DVD. All auditions must be seen live and in person within the context of a regular casting call for best comparison of talent and suitability.
Location: TUTS Studios—1st Floor of the Arts and Education Building on the Walker Street side of The Hobby Center Complex (800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002).
TUTS holds daytime and evening rehearsals at least six days a week, for a minimum of two and a half weeks prior to the opening of each TUTS production. Rehearsals are 7.5 to 12 hours in length.
All Auditionees MUST
1. Be 18 years of age or older
2. Have 8X10 headshot (color or black-and-white accepted) and resume
3. Have 16 bars of music prepared. Please bring sheet music in your appropriate key.
A pianist will be provided at the audition. TUTS does NOT accept taped accompaniment. Please, no a cappella singing.
PERFORMERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 should contact the training wing of Theatre Under The Stars, the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. For more information on the school's classes, touring troupes, week- and day-camps, and workshop performances call 713.558.8801, or click here.