Audition for our Shows

Mason Cabaret and Musical Theater Ensemble Auditions

These are the two productions for this audition (the dates and locations are currently under consideration):

In a Sentimental Mood: The Music of Duke Ellington Performed by The Mason Cabaret, around February 4th, 5th, and 11th 2022. Directed by Erin Gardiner and James Gardiner, Musical Direction by Joe Walsh.

The Boy Detective Fails Directed by Erin Gardiner, Musical Direction by Joe Walsh. Musical Theater Ensemble, May 6th and 7th, 2022. This show deals with suicide and mental health issues. A cast breakdown will be available soon and placed on the audition portal.

Casting is open to all full-time degree-seeking Mason students, regardless of major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. In-person auditions for productions will be October 6, 2020.

To audition for Mason Cabaret or Musical Theater Ensemble, you must fill out the audition form.

Once you have indicated your interest by submitting this form, you will be directed a Blackboard Organization where you can place a video audition submission of you singing. Please expect at least a 24 hour wait to be to be added to the Blackboard Page. Please prepare a one-minute song.  It can be in a jazz, musical theater, or pop/rock style, or a style of your choosing.  You may be asked to sing a second song if you have one available.  An accompanist will be provided for the in-person auditions, but a cappella and internet tracks are also acceptable for both in-person and video submissions.

Screen captures or photos of you taken during the audition, rehearsal, or performance process may be used by the School of Theater and George Mason University for promotional purposes.

The Boy Detective Fails is part of the Musical Theater Ensemble class. If cast, you must register for the class THR 428 (3 credits).

At this time, these performances are scheduled to perform in person. For rehearsals all need to wear masks and for performances performers can unmask.

Contact the Theater Office with any questions. 

Fall 2021

The Originals!  

Premiers on Mason Arts at Home, October 8th at 8pm and runs through October 16. 

Tune in for an evening of original new works featuring Mason School of Theater’s talented student playwrights and students. Recorded previously and edited for a digital Mason Arts at Home premiere, The Originals! offers Mason’s creative artists the chance to share their work in a variety of forms. Whether it’s a musical, a one-person show, choreographed devised work, or the traditional ten-minute play structure, explore the brilliant imaginations of our students as they present this year’s Originals!

A Concert Presentation of: Footloose

Directed by Erin Gardiner 

Musical Direction by Joe Walsh 

Choreography by Ahmad Maaty 

Performed in the Concert Hall October 28, 29, 30 at 8pm; October 30 2pm; October 31 at 4pm 

Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE  

Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford Music by TOM SNOW Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD  


Based on the 1984 film of the same name, FOOTLOOSE the musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness. Our Concert Presentation will have all the performance elements of the show (choreography, song, and scenes), but, due to ongoing safety protocols, will utilize minimal design and technical aspects, similar to our practice in our Musical Theater Ensemble presentations. 

Kick off our new season with exuberant singing and dancing as everybody cuts footloose! 

Footloose is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals 

Love’s Labors: Quarrels and Cravings

Directed by Nicholas M. Horner 

Performed in TSpace November 18, 19, 20 at 8pm: November 20 & 21 at 2pm 

Love’s Labors explores the many ways lovers play, fight, and live and die together in an unexpected collection of Shakespeare scenes. From seething bromances to sacrificial love, we will navigate the dreamscape of desire in this physical, 90-minute heartbeat. 

Mason's School of Theater and School of Music
Jessica Barraclough, Rebecca Kinard and Rachel Sharp, class of 2021.