Auditions for productions in the Department of Theatre and Dance are open to all Cornell College students, regardless of their major or class standing. In general, students auditioning for productions are asked to read the script and prepare a one to two minute monologue or two contrasting monologues totaling three minutes in length.  For musical auditions, students are often asked to prepare a short monologue and 16 bars of a song.  

Because auditions vary based on the needs and styles of that particular production, please contact the production director, refer to the News and Announcements page or visit the Cornell College Theatre and Dance Facebook page for specific information regarding location, time, requirements, sign up information, etc.

Students interested in technical positions should contact Technical Director, Don Schneider (  Other questions can be sent to the Theatre and Dance Department Chair, Scott Olinger (


The Rocky Horror Show      
 **Auditions for this production will be open to the public, 18 and older.

Music, lyrics and book: Richard O'Brien
Director: Janeve West
Music Director: Lee Nguyen
Choreographer: Alvon Reed, Cornell College Artist in Residence

Kimmel Theatre
Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 27th at 7:30 and 10:30 pm
Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 and 10:30 pm


WHERE: Armstrong Hall, on the Cornell College campus.

  • Monday, September 4th from
    • 3:30 - 6:00 pm - Open only to Cornell College students
    • 6:30 – 10:00 pm - Open to campus and public.
  •  Tuesday, September 5th from 6:30 – 10:00 pm - Open to campus and public.

CALL BACKS: Wednesday, September 6th from 6:30 – 10:00 pm.
                           Those called back will be notified via email. 

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 11th and will run through the opening and run of the show.
– 28th.   Kimmel Theatre on the Cornell College campus. 

PREPARE: Auditions will consist of a prepared audition and a dance component. 

Performers should prepare to sing and bring sheet music for 16 bars of a contemporary musical and follow with a no more than 2 minute monologue from a contemporary play.  Audition materials cannot be from The Rocky Horror Show.  An accompanist will be provided.  

Please arrive early to secure an audition time slot and complete necessary audition forms.  Performers are encouraged to dress ready to move.  A theatre and/or dance focused resume would be appreciated, though not required.

The director is excited to cast a diverse ensemble and eagerly invites performers of color and from the LGBTQQ community to audition. 

Questions should be sent to


Check back for more information on auditioning for our 2017 - 2018 Season.