Auditions for the AU Theatre Spring Productions: Big Fish Alabama Love Stories 

Auditions will begin on Wednesday, November 28th with a General, Open Audition for both Big Fish & Alabama Love Stories

Big Fish

February 14–24, 2019

Based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel and Tim Burton’s 2003 film of the same name, Big Fish tells the incredibly tall, musical tale of Edward Bloom, an Alabama traveling salesman with a rather heightened flair for the dramatic. While his son struggles with the veracity of his father’s stories and the outside world threatens to intervene, Edward recounts the larger-than-life journeys of his life complete with witches, circus canons, giants, and werewolves. Through Edward’s tales, Big Fish reminds us of the importance of stories, of family, and of community while celebrating life well lived. 

Alabama Love Stories

April 12–22, 2018

Alabama Love Stories, a collaged original work, draws its inspiration primarily from archival materials found at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. With assistance from archivists and historians, the creative team has amassed stories that range across the 200 years of the history of the state of Alabama and that speak to a multitude of loves: familial, romantic, platonic, love of ideals, and love of the land. Join us for a memorable performance of songs, images, poetry, non-fiction, and other artifacts as we share our stories. 

For these auditions please prepare the following:

Sign up for a time slot on the Audition Sheet that is posted in the Telfair Peet Theatre outside of the Greenroom or email

Please Prepare: 

  1. A 60 second contemporary Monologue. Choose a monologue that allows you the opportunity to make a strong, bold choice. That choice should be evident both physically and vocally. Both pieces involve the active, embodied telling of story…so strive to choose a piece that has a clear beginning, middle, and end.

  2. Music: Please bring clearly-marked music in a 3-ring binder. Sing up to 32 bars of music from a show in the style of Andrew Lippa, Tom Kitt, Alan Menken, Frank Wildhorn, or Andrew Lloyd Webber. Please do not sing from Big Fish

** All-together, your monologue and song should not exceed 90 seconds

Please Note:

  • Callbacks for Alabama Love Stories will occur on Thursday, November 29th starting at 6:30 PM

  • Dance Callbacks for Big Fish will occur on Thursday, November 29th at 6:00 PM

  • All other callbacks for Big Fish will occur on Thursday, November 29th beginning at 6:00 PM

For questions regarding the audition process please email

Last Updated: November 06, 2018