Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will be held September 8 & 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

If you have questions about auditions please contact us at or by calling us at 605-360-4800.

Come prepared! Download, print and bring with you an Audition form for The Mousetrap!


Guidelines for Auditions

During auditions you will be asked to:
• Read from the script
• Participate in improv exercises


RENT Auditions

Auditions for RENT will be held October 27 & 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

If you have questions about auditions please contact us at or by calling us at 605-360-4800.


Guidelines for Musical Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the Sioux Empire Community Theatre’s production.

We at the Sioux Empire Community Theatre are thrilled to be bringing this production to life at The Orpheum and we’re very excited to have the chance to work with members of our talented community.

Whether this is your fifty-first audition, we think it is important to set some guidelines as you prepare you audition for this particular production. Every role is a significant role in this production, even chorus parts, and we want to make sure that we give you the opportunity to prepare for this in the best way possible.

Some general guidelines:

  • Come prepared with a suitable song from another musical for your audition. Consider the show as a whole and the roles that you would like to be considered for, if it is a dramatic somber musical or a comedic musical, pick a song that reflects the show, and highlights your abilities to perform either. Do not come prepared with a song from the production.
  • Your audition must be accompanied, so bring sheet music or a CD. We need to be confident that you can sing along with accompaniment, so be prepared to demonstrate that with sheet music (preferred) or a backing track CD / MP3 (no lead vocals on the recording). We will provide a talented accompanist to play for you at your audition, though you are certainly welcome to bring someone to play for you if you wish.
  • Do not accompany yourself. We need to see you present your song as you would on a stage, not from behind an instrument.
  • “Happy Birthday,” “My Country ‘tis of Thee,” or other “last minute” songs are probably not the best choices. You are certainly welcome to audition with those, though we would MUCH rather you prepared a suitable selection from another musical. Please keep in mind, however, that even chorus roles in this production are huge and we need to know you’re up to the challenge. Your preparation for this audition shows us that you are.