Auditions by appointment only: January 13, 2018 (sign up link below)
Callbacks (as needed): January 14, 2018
Rehearsals: February 19 - March 18, 2018

Mandatory Dates: March 19-25, 2018
Show Dates: March 22-25, 2018

The Theater Bug is excited to announce auditions for our upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost", directed by Santiago Sosa.

Show dates: March 22-25, 2018
Auditions by appointment only: January 13, 2018 (sign up link is below)
Callbacks, as needed: January 14, 2018
Rehearsals: February 19-March 18.  Rehearsals will take place after school hours and on weekends (4-8:30pm Mon.–Fri.; Sat. 10am-6pm and Sun. 2-6pm). Performers will not be called every day. We do allow 4 pre-approved conflicts during the regular rehearsal period, but availability/conflicts may influence casting.
Mandatory Dates: March 19-25 for Tech Rehearsals & Shows

Cast Size: 25
Ages: 11-18
Note to 11-13 year old actors: While we do have 3-5 speaking roles for this age range, the show is set in a high school so please know that the majority of the characters will be aimed to read between 14-18 years old. We think that auditioning, especially for Shakespeare can be an AMAZING learning experience, but wanted to make sure all participants understand the casting demographics beforehand as we know that there is a lot of preparation that goes into the audition process and that disappointments can be hard. We will also be adding lots of music and our singers and musicians can be any age!

AUDITION REQUIREMENT: Please prepare one minute of a Shakespeare monologue in verse and 16 bars of a 1950’s song if you want to be considered for a singing part. You may accompany yourself or bring a track. No acapella, please. All pieces should be memorized. Please bring a headshot and resume to your audition, if you have one.
All ages, genders, ethnicities and skill levels are encouraged to audition.

We will not be able to cast all who audition.

This is a tuition based program. Tuition will be announced soon and is not due until you are cast. Financial Assistance is available.

The Theater Bug is located at 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville in the back building of New Life Baptist Church.

If you have questions, contact us via email or text or call 615-818-7358. Break a leg and HAVE FUN!


The first step in auditioning is choosing great, appropriate material that you love! When choosing material you'll want to make sure it:

  • Is age appropriate. All material should be for a character that could be played by you. 
  • Is unique. Some material has been heard so many times, it gets a little lost on your audience. Let's find you something special!
  • Plays to your strengths. If you are an awesome alto, don't choose a soprano piece. 
  • Is something you love to perform. If you love it, it will show!

Wondering where to find a monologue? Here are some tips:

  • Read plays! Lots of them. Look for characters your age. Check the library, Amazon or book stores. Straight plays tend to have more monologues than musicals, but you can find them in either.
  • Read books! Some of your favorite fictional characters may have great monologue material! These may need some editing so it sounds like it is being delivered in the present tense to another person. You'll need to edit our the "he saids" and other narrative parts. We can help.
  • Watch movies! I bet you can find some one minute pieces from a character you love in your favorite movie!
  • Surfing the internet for monologues can be a little risky. Many of them are not great pieces or are pretty over done. You could find a gem if you look hard enough!

What about songs?

Since we often require everyone to have sheet music for a program, we wanted to give you a hand. Some of our favoite places to find sheet music are:

OR you can check with us and we will try and help you! Please double check that the song is in the key you want!