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Auditions for Fall Theatre & Film Productions 3/27!

Auditions for 'The Liar' and 'The Prom' are open to the University community 3/27 at 6 p.m. in Fulton Chapel

The Department of Theatre & Film welcomes the UM community to audition for our fall 2023 productions, The Liar and The Prom. Auditions will be held Monday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m., in Fulton Chapel.

Prior to the auditions you should submit the Audition Information Sheet and requested headshot at These should be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, March 26. If you have any questions about the form or the submission process, please contact Katherine Stewart at

For the audition, you will have 90 seconds if you are singing and acting or 60 seconds if you are acting only. You must sing to be considered for The Prom. You are encouraged to pick a song from The Prom but may also choose a different song from another piece. Actors who are not singing should prepare a short, comedic monologue from a French Farce (Moliere, Corneille, etc.), preferably in verse. Feel free to go over-the-top a bit in this outrageous period style!   

The timing of callbacks will be confirmed on March 27; auditionees should be prepared to begin the callback process for The Prom on Tuesday, March 28, in the Turner Center Dance Studio and for The Liar on Wednesday, March 29, in Isom 202. Information about callbacks will be sent out after the primary auditions.

For dance callbacks: If you are called back for dance auditions, you will need to prepare the main dance combo if wanting to be considered for The Prom and the secondary combo if wanting to be considered for the role of Angie in The Prom. The dance combos can be found here:

*Before auditioning, please review the complete audition guidelines and instructions in the linked document.*

More about our fall productions:

The Liar:

By David Ives - Adapted form Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille

THE STORY: Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend, Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world’s greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives.

The Prom:

Book by Bob Marin and Chad Beguelin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

The careers of four eccentric Broadway stars are struggling and they desperately need a new stage upon which to shine bright once more. Seeking out a cause, they head straight to small-town Indiana. Through social media, they have heard of trouble brewing around a school prom. Local girl, Emma Nolan, wants to take her girlfriend to prom but the homophobic PTA are on a mission to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow. Determined to transform lives and put themselves back in the limelight, the Broadway celebrities muscle in to change the town and give Emma the prom she deserves.

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