Theatre Auditions

The Giver – February, 16th – 19th, 2023
Adapted by Eric Coble

Alicia Fuss 

Stage Manager:

Rehearsals start Fall 2022

Cabaret – April 6-8, 2023
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Danielle Roos 

Stage Manager:

Rehearsals start Spring 2023

More information and synopsis of each production is available at the bottom of this page. Please read all information before submitting an audition.

Auditions will be held on campus, October 12th, 2022
5:30pm – 10pm in Tucker Theatre

Video Submission will be accepted in lieu of in person audition.
Video submission due by 5pm, October 12th

Auditions are open to all MTSU Students. If auditioning in person, please sign up for an audition time and fill out the audition form below.
Audition time sign up –
Audition form -

If submitting an audition video, please submit all materials through the audition form.


For your audition:

For both productions please prepare the following:

One contemporary monologue that is approximately 60 seconds in length.

If you would like to be considered for a role in Cabaret (in addition to the monologue requirement above) please also prepare the following:

16 bars of a musical theatre selection. Singing acapella or with accompaniment are acceptable. If requiring accompaniment, please print and clearly mark on your sheet music start and end of your selection.

Please use the audition form to submit audition information. You may upload your headshot, resume, and video directly to this form. Once you have filled out the form, if auditioning in person, select an audition slot time at
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time to check in with stage management at the audition desk in the back hall of Tucker Theatre.

Call backs are scheduled to occur on campus October 22nd and November 7th. Call backs may consist of scene work, cold reads, dance call and vocal exercises with our Directors and other auditionees. Schedule of individual callbacks will be communicated and based on conflicts listed on audition form. Additional callback requirements and questions specific to the show will be communicated prior to your callback session.


We understand not all students will have the same experience in auditioning for an MTSU production. Faculty, staff and students would love to connect and can provide some insight on how the audition process may go. If you are new to this process and would like to learn more, please reach out Production Manager - John Underwood or Stage Management Faculty - Kate Goodwin.

We also recognize not all students will have the same access to technology, equipment, or a space they feel adequate to fully participate creating a video audition. If you would like to submit by video but do not have access to adequate resources to record your audition please contact John Underwood and we will work with you to help ensure you are able to participate.

Prospective participants have the right to ask about details pertaining to their participation, including how cultural personhood or identities will be portrayed in the production. Please email any questions to the Director or reach out to faculty or administrative staff in the department with any concerns. The wellbeing of our cast and crew is the highest priority. If you have questions regarding your participation and safety, please reach out directly to John Underwood, stage management team, and our directors.

Feel free to contact us:
Directing Advisors - Lauren Shouse and Kristi Shamburger 
Stage Management advisor - Kate Goodwin
Acting Faculty - Kyle Kennedy
Production Manager - John Underwood

Show information

The Giver
Adapted by Eric Coble


Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny. (Dramatic Publishing)

Father – Jonas’s good-natured father

Mother – Jonas’ good-natured mother

Lily – Jonas’ 7-year-old sister

Jonas – an 11-year-old about to grow older

Asher – Jonas’ best friend, 11 years old

Fiona – another friend of Jonas, also 11
(may double as Rosemary)

Larrisa - an old woman in need of care

The Chief Elder – The master of Ceremony

The Giver (Old Man) – an old man about to change

Rosemary – a young girl from the past

Various Voices – ensemble


Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)
Sally Bowles
Clifford Bradshaw
Ernst Ludwig
Customs Official
Fräulein Schneider
Fräulein Kost

Herr Schultz
Boy Soprano 

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If you are interested in learning more about applying to work on the design or technical side of production, you can learn more at Production Applications


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