Theatre Coppell shows are usually cast through open auditions, which are announced shortly before the opening of each show. Information is posted on The Column, a local theatrical website, DFWAuditions, Theatre Coppell’s website, on various social media, in Theatre Coppell’s email newsletter, and on mail-outs to actors who have specified they want to be notified by mail.
In most cases, an appointment for auditions is not needed. Any conflicts that an actor has with rehearsals or performances must be communicated at the time of auditions. Call-back auditions are scheduled if needed.
Readings are from the script and, for most shows, excerpts of scripts to be used can be obtained in PDF format by requesting them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Headshots and resumes are appreciated if available. For musicals, the actor needs to provide sheet music in the proper key of a song he/she will sing. An accompanist will be available. If a show requires substantial dancing, actors may be asked to be prepared to learn a short dance sequence to be taught at the auditions.
If cast, an actor can expect about six weeks of rehearsals, one dress rehearsal week, and nine performances, on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Rehearsals, five per week, are held on weeknights, usually from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with no rehearsals on Saturdays. Not every actor is called to every rehearsal. A detailed rehearsal schedule is provided. Some conflicts with rehearsals can be accepted if communicated in advance, but no actor can miss dress rehearsals or performances.