SETC Fall Professional Auditions

SETC Fall Professional Auditions

Thank you to all the company representatives and auditionees who made SETC’s 2016 Fall Professional Auditions a success! We hope to see you all again next year — start preparing your acts for our annual evening social event The Stage is Yours!

2016 Fall Auditions by the Numbers

The 2016 Fall Professional Auditions, held September 11-12, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport in Atlanta, GA, saw 140 actors, singers and dancers audition in front of 28 casting representatives from 23 theatre companies looking to fill 1,035 roles in dramatic shows, comedies and musicals. Theatres represented were repertory and stock companies, single show venues, cruise lines, dinner theatres, entertainment agencies, etc. Based on information provided by the hiring theatres, companies offered an average weekly salary of $440, with some as high as $1800/week. Here are just SOME of the shows for which theatres were casting for at SETC’s 2016 Fall Professional Auditions:


Professional Actors, Singers and Dancers

Check Your Eligibility

To participate in SETC’s Fall Professional Auditions, actors must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of two paid acting contracts in professional theatre* (companies must be recognized as professional by SETC Auditions Committee)
    OR — Be a fully current member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) or Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  • Two recommendations from the directors of professional credits listed on the application
    — AEA and SAG members are exempt from this requirement but must provide their Equity/SAG Card number on the application AND present their membership card onsite.
  • 19 years of age or older & have completed high school
  • Ability to accept year-round employment (i.e. Not enrolled in school*)

* Qualifier Auditions: Actors who have only one professional contract/reference and MFA students who will graduate in December may apply to pre-audition on the Saturday before Fall Professional Auditions. Those approved on Saturday will then audition on Sunday with the other professionals.

Attention Union Actors: SETC does not guarantee the presence of Union theatres or the number of roles available at the Fall Auditions.

Hiring Companies

Each year, professional stock, repertory, dinner theatres, cruise ships, entertainment production companies, and other organizations who provide monetary compensation/salary on a contracted basis to a majority of its staff, designers, directors, technicians, actors and musicians for the purpose of producing live theatre are invited to register to hire performers. A minimum of two years production history and solid financial standing are required.

Past Hiring Companies

A wide variety of theatre and entertainment companies from across the nation come to SETC for their casting/hiring needs. Click below for the full list of hiring companies for each event:

Blue Gate Musicals
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
Cumberland County Playhouse
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Dollywood Entertainment
Florida Studio Theatre
Granbury Theatre Company
Matt Davenport Productions: National Tours
Matt Davenport Productions: General Jackson Showboat
Matt Davenport Productions: Holiday World
Matt Davenport Productions: Industrials
Missoula Children’s Theatre
The National Theatre for Children
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Prather Entertainment Group: North American Touring
Prather Entertainment Group: Broadway Palm
Prather Entertainment Group: Off Broadway Palm
Prather Entertainment Group: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
The REP Theatre
RWS and Associates
Top Hat Productions / Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre
Venice Theatre

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
B Street Theatre
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Bigfork Summer Playhouse
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Blackfriars Playhouse
Blue Gate Musicals
Busch Gardens
Cedar Point Live Entertainment
Central Piedmont Summer Theatre
Cortland Repertory Theatre
CPCC Children’s Theatre
Cumberland County Playhouse
Dollywood Entertainment Productions
Emerald Coast Theatre Company
First Stage
Florida Repertory Theatre
Florida Studio Theatre
GLOW Lyric Theatre
Harold Clurman Laboratory
Horn in the West
The Huron Playhouse
Jenny Wiley Music Theatre
Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Kings Dominion
Legacy Theatre
Lexington Children’s Theatre
The Lost Colony
Maine State Music Theatre
Matt Davenport Productions

McLeod Summer Playhouse
Mill Mountain Theatre
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Nebraska Theatre Caravan
New Stage Theatre
Norwegian Cruise Line
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Peach State Summer Theatre
Playhouse On The Square
Princess Cruise Lines
The Prizery
The Redhouse Arts Center
Riverside Theatre
RWS and Associates
Sacramento Theatre Company
Serenbe Playhouse
Shadowbox Live
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre
Sight & Sound Theatres
Stephen Foster Drama Association
Tecumseh! – Outdoor Drama
Texas Musical Drama
Theatre West Virginia
Thin Air Theatre Company
Trumpet in the Land
Tweetsie Railroad
Unto These Hills
Virginia Repertory
Walt Disney Entertainment
The Warehouse Theatre
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
Cumberland County Playhouse
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Harold Clurman Laboratory
Kentucky Shakespeare
Matt Davenport Productions
Missoula Children’s Theatre
National Theatre for Children
Norwegian Cruise Line
Prather Entertainment Group
RWS and Associates
Serenbe Playhouse
The Legacy Theatre
The REP Theatre
Theatre IV
Top Hat Productions



Call the SETC Central Office at 336-272-3645 or email April Marshall, Professional Theatre Services.

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