Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Drama Resources: Theater Business/Auditions

Theater Business/Auditions

Books on theater business and auditions

Selected books from the library's collection
Find more library books like these
The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition by Andrew Gerle
MT956 .G47 2011  Check Availability
Image:EnragedAccompanist.jpg From the publisher:
Award-winning New York theatre composer and pianist Andrew Gerle pulls no punches in this irreverent, fly-on-the-wall guide to everything you've never been taught about auditioning for musical theatre. From the unique perspective of the pianist's bench, he demystifies the audition process, from how to put together your book and speak to an accompanist to the healthiest and savviest ways to approach the audition marketplace and your career. By better understanding the dynamics of professional auditions, you will learn to present yourself in the strongest, most castable way while remaining true to your own special voice the one that, in the end, will get you the job.
More about this book: 
Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre by Jonathan Flom
MT956.F56 2009  Check Availability
Image:Get-the-callback.jpg From the publisher:
The easy-to-use handbook Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre offers practical advice on all the facets of auditioning, walking the reader step by step through the audition process, explaining what to expect, how to behave, and how to prepare for a winning audition. It also coaches the actor through the ins and outs of pursuing a career in musical theatre. The book includes valuable information on callbacks and how to field job offers, providing advice on contracts and negotiations. Further information on getting professional headshots, designing a quality resume, and writing winning cover letters is also included, each with examples. Unique to this volume is a chapter on auditioning for college training programs
More about this book: 
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part by Michael Shurtleff
PN2071.A92 S48 1984  Check Availability
Image:Audition.jpg From the publisher:
The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life.
More about this book: 
Rock the Audition: How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals by Sheri Sanders
MT956 .S35 2011  Check Availability
Image:RocktheAudition.jpg From the publisher:
Rock the Audition defines what is required of the actor-singer to succeed in the audition room and gives the aspiring performer the tools necessary to interpret rock material with abandon, creativity, and inspiration. This book shows those interested in auditioning for a rock musical how to holistically embody the essence of the show for which they are auditioning. This book shows readers how to interpret the meaning of the chosen songs and how to bring their own unique point of view to those interpretations.
More about this book: 
The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under edited by Jocelyn A. Beard
PN2080 .U48 1997 v.1  Check Availability
Image:ultimateauditionbook.jpg From the publisher:
A collection of classic and contemporary monologues drawn from fiction, essays and poetry that provides new audition material for actors.
More about this book: 
Producing Theatre: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide by Donald C. Farber
KF4296 .F37 2006  Check Availability
Image:ProducingTheatre.jpg From the publisher:
Whether you are a theatrical entrepreneur, an investor, an attorney, or a student, and whether the production is on Broadway, off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, instock or repertory, the revised edition of this standard theatrical reference work tells you everything you need to know about raising money, obtaining rights, and bringing a play to the stage. Written by one of the country's leading theatrical attorneys, this easy-to-use guide includes all new budgets and has been brought up-to-date to cover all the important changes over the past seven years in the legal and business aspects of producing theater.
More about this book: 
The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals edited by Frederic B. Vogel and Ben Hodges
PN2053 .C66 2006  Check Availability
Image:CommercialTheater.jpg From the publisher:
The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals now collects for the first time the cream of the crop of that advice, from the noted theatre professionals who participate in the program, in their own words. Interviews, contributions, and a resource directory are included from 30 theatre professionals who have won a total of 45 Tony Awards. Agents, directors, production designers, general managers, fundraisers, marketing directors, producers, and theatrical attorneys all offer invaluable advice in a book that will be the definitive resource in its field.
More about this book: