August 25, 2021

Musician Auditions for STORM STILL: Saturday, 8/28 @ 4:30pm

University of Utah Department of Theatre:
Live Musician Auditions for STORM STILL
Open Call - Saturday August 28 @ 4:30pm*

Auditions will be held on the University of Utah Campus 
PTAB (Building 73), Rm 112


General Information:

The University of Utah Department of Theatre is looking for 3-4 musicians to form a small onstage band for our first production of the 2021/2022 Season, Storm Still. Band members will be playing original music composed for this production and working directly with the composer. The production runs from September 24 to October 3; rehearsal details can be adjusted based on availability, but tentative schedule info is listed below. 


We are looking for players of any of the following instruments:

      • Accordion
      • Acoustic Guitar
      • Mandolin
      • Ukulele
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Cello
      • Upright Bass
      • Percussion (w/ specific interest in Cajón players as well as misc. toys)
      • Toy Piano/Keys
      • Singing ability in addition to instrumental ability is a plus, but not a requirement

* If you are unable to attend on Saturday but are still interested in auditioning, please contact Jen Jackson (Composer/Sound Designer/Faculty) at 


Audition Requirements:

        • Prepare and perform 30-60 seconds of music, preferably in the style of folk or bluegrass if possible. Does not need to be memorized.
        • Ability to play well (intermediate players and above; no beginning players please)
        • Ability to read music and/or tablature
        • Have your own instrument/access to an instrument for tech and run of show (with some exceptions where percussion toys are concerned, as we can find/purchase a few of these).


Tentative Schedule for Music Rehearsals:**

1-2 nights of rehearsal during the week of 9/6, 2 hours each

2-3 nights in between 9/13-9/17

**Rehearsal schedules can be flexible depending on individual schedules. Music will be provided ahead of first rehearsal. 


Tech Rehearsal Schedule: 

9/18:  during the hours of 12:00pm-10:00pm***

9/19:  during the hours of 12:00pm-10:00pm***

9/20:  6:00pm-10:30pm

9/22:  6:00pm-10:30pm

9/23:  6:00pm-10:30pm

***TBD shortly. Your presence will not be required for this entire time. We will do everything in our power to limit your schedule to the times when you will be needed. 


Performance Schedule:

Evening performances on September 24, 25, 30 and October 1, 2, 3  @ 7:30pm†

Matinees September 26 and October 2, 3 @ 2:00pm†

†Musicians will be called prior to showtime at a time determined by Stage Management. 



For music-related questions or questions about audition requirements, please contact Jen Jackson (Composer/Sound Designer/Faculty) at . For schedule-related questions or other audition questions, contact