General Auditions

General Auditions for the 2024-2025 season will be held on May 25, 2024.
Sign-Ups will be available on this page by May 1st.

For more information about submitting a video audition, please contact Suzy Newman, Production Manager at [email protected]

Crazy for You Auditions

Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT) will be holding auditions for its summer production class, Crazy for You, on May 5th and 8th, with callbacks on May 14th. Auditions are by appointment and are open to students ages 11-18. Please note that this is a production class with a tuition of $695. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

• Initial auditions are by appointment: May 5th (3:30-7:30pm) or 8th (3:30-7:30pm)
• Dance and Reading callbacks (by invitation) May 14th (4:00-7:00pm)
• Make an audition appointment HERE.

• 18-22 roles for ages 11-18. All roles are open. The full list of available roles is HERE.
• Strong singers and dancers are encouraged to audition!
• Please note all roles are open to actors of any gender and some actors may be cast as more than one character.

All audition material is available here.
• Prepare/familiarize yourself with ALL the roles in BOTH Scene 1 and Scene 2. Scenes do not need to be memorized.
• Learn/memorize ONE of the two song selections. You may choose either song, unless you are auditioning for Polly, in which case we’d like to hear Someone to Watch Over Me. You may practice with the vocal guide version of the track, but we ask that you sing to the backing track at auditions. We’ll provide the music at auditions; no a Capella singing, please.
• Conflicts: you will be asked to share any conflicts you may have with the show’s rehearsal schedule. Please come prepared with your summer calendar.
• Please bring a current photo of yourself to the audition.
• Comfortable, moveable clothing is encouraged.

• Rehearsals: May 26-July 5, 3-4 afternoon/evenings per week; July 7-17, Monday-Friday evenings. Some rehearsal conflicts can be accommodated.
• Production Dates: July 18-28. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday matinees.
• Tuition: $695. Scholarships and Payment Plans available.

A Gershwin musical comedy. Full plot is HERE.
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Claire Edmonds
Music direction by Danielle McNamara
Choreography by Natalie Mara

A musical-loving banker sent to foreclose on a small-town theatre decides to revive it with the magic of the Follies some slapstick comedy and a whole lot of charm. Flush with mistaken identities, a classic love story, and 1930s glamour, Crazy for You radiates playful humor and high-energy show-stopping numbers! A wealth of Gershwin tunes including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It” fuse with Ken Ludwig’s lively book to bring you a delightful American musical comedy!

Generous scholarships are available for all ACT programs, provided through a grants from the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Central Coast Funds for Children, and Mechanics Bank. For more information or an application, please click HERE or contact Education Director Kerry DiMaggio at (805) 781-3889, ext. 14 or email [email protected].

Many thanks to our generous ACT program sponsors, Ann Robinson and Richard and Catherine Luckett and Crazy for You show sponsor, Wilda Rosene.