Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Springfield Muni Opera Announces 2017 Audition Workshop

The Springfield Muni Opera Announces 2017 Audition Workshop

Springfield, IL – February 14, 2017 – The Springfield Municipal Opera (“The Muni”) will hold an Auditions Workshop in preparation for their upcoming auditions for the 2017 Season. The Muni encourages anyone interested in auditioning to attend the FREE Auditions Workshop on Saturday, February 18 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. The 2015 season of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Irving Berlin's White Christmas and Grease requires performers of all ages, sizes and abilities.

The Children’s Audition Workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the Adult Audition Workshop will follow at 1:00 p.m. The Auditions Workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the audition process, including how to register via The Muni’s online registration form and how to prepare for an audition. Attendees will hear from the directors of each show about their expectations, casting requirements and planned rehearsal schedules. Afterwards, the shows’ directors and staffs will be available to answer questions and distribute music. Those attending the workshop will also be granted access to the online registration form to sign up for an audition slot before it is opened up to the public on Sunday.

Auditions for adults will be held March 4, 5 and 11. Auditions for children will be held March 18. There are children’s roles in all shows except for Grease. All auditions and call-backs will be at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. For more information about The Muni’s Audition Workshop and Auditions, please visit

The Muni will present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, directed by Mac Warren and sponsored by Springfield Clinic, from June 9-11, 14-18; 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, directed by Craig Williams II and sponsored by UCB and Illini Bank, from June 30-July 2, July 5-9; 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, directed by Joe-Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Cheney and sponsored by Edward Jones, from July 21-23, 26-30; and 

Grease, directed by Bill Bauser Jr. and sponsored by RSM, from August 11-13, 16-20.

About The Muni
The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is a not-for-profit theatrical organization that has become a Springfield summer tradition, providing the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 50 years. Located lakeside at 815 East Lake Drive in an outdoor amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theater organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, please visit

Muni Tap Audition Preview

Muni Tap Audition Preview

With a season full of dance shows, tap will appear in both Mary Poppins and White Christmas at the Muni this summer(see Sightlines for more specific information).  After general dance audition, a tap combination will be taught. View and rehearse it ahead of time and "wow" them with your moves by watching the video below or on the Adult Audition page.