Become a part of the Vaud-Villities family and our 80+ year history by auditioning for our annual productions.

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What makes us unique

WHY VV?

Our cast and crew would say that Vaud-Villities is truly a second home. There’s simply something magical and familial about being a part of our cast and crew. Many of our members have been in Vaud-Villities for decades or for generations. Membership with Vaud-Villities is guaranteed to fulfill your performing heart and you’re bound to end up with lifelong friends and memories participating in our annual variety show productions.

AUDITIONS
SEPT 18 + 19, 2022

Be a part of our 100+ person all-volunteer cast of singers, dancers and actors from across central Ohio. Auditions for chorus only are valid for one year for both the spring and holiday performances. Dance and acting auditions are required for each show.

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022 | Vocal Auditions 1:00pm to 6:00pm & Dance Auditions 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 19, 2022 | Vocal Auditions 6:00pm to 7:00pm & Dance Auditions 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

@ Ohio Dominican University’s Bishop Griffin Center | 2nd Floor Dance Studio

SING

Prepare from the selected pieces of music via the button below to be performed for judges. Practice with both the track with voices, and without as the audition will be utilizing the track without voices. Vocal auditions will also include a basic movement audition. If interested in CHORUS ONLY and you are a returning member, please simply fill out the membership form. Vocal placement will occur at kick-off.

DANCE

Dancers will be taught a series of combinations including: jazz, tap (optional), kickline (optional). All will be performed in front of judges. Wear dance attire and appropriate shoes. All dancers, returning and new must audition.


ACTING

There are several opportunities for actors (adults and youth) throughout this year's holiday performance. Register for a time to audition to act in the show, prepare in advance by reviewing the lines. Few rehearsals for this role, must be a self-starter and willing to work on learning parts individually.

YOUTH

Youth ages 7-17 are invited to participate in a movement/vocal number. To be added to our mailing list please email hello@vvshows.org. Complete the membership form and someone from our team will be in touch with next steps. Parent helpers needed!

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOLIDAY SHOW, PLEASE DO 1 OR 2 BELOW

1. If interested in CHORUS ONLY and you are a returning member, please simply fill out the membership form. Vocal placement will occur at kick-off.

2. If you are new to the organization, or are interested in performing in vocal solos or vocal ensembles, acting or dancing in the show please register to audition.

HOLIDAY ROAD

There is always something bound to happen when you’re traveling for the holidays. A group of traveling performers end up stranded in a bus stop during a snowstorm just days away from the holiday season. How will they keep themselves entertained while they wait for their bus to be repaired? Join along as they travel down the Holiday Road, singing and dancing their way into the upcoming season. 

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Vocal Auditions

1:00pm to 6:00pm

Dance Auditions

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Vocal Auditions

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Dance Auditions

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration required in advance.

Ohio Dominican University’s  Bishop Griffin Center on the 2nd floor in the dance studio. Parking is available in the Gold Lot behind the building.

 

Only those interested in solos, ensembles, acting and dance plus all NEW members need to audition.

If you are returning members from the Holiday 2021 Show or Gala 2022 show voice placement will be required and conducted at kick-off on September 25th.

Dues are $30/show for each of our members.

There will be a short movement audition as part of the vocal audition. This is movement, not necessarily dance.

No. Vocal auditions are not required for dancers. Dancers are however encouraged to also audition for vocal placement should they have interest in singing.

The holiday show is December 2-4, 2022. The spring show is April 20-23, 2022.

Ohio Dominican University Matesich Theatre, Columbus, OH

No. We have recently lifted our mandate and are not requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Yes, please register in advance using the link above.

Rehearsals are Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting September 25, 2022 leading up to tech week at Ohio Dominican University.

Please email hello@vvshows.org and we will contact you to make arrangements for an audition.

Up to two (2) missed absences are excused if shared with the Artistic Team in advance. Please bring your calendar to auditions to note any potential conflicts for rehearsals in advance. You MUST be available during Tech Week (week prior to the show) and all show dates.

There will be judges in the room at both the dance and vocal auditions that include the Artistic Leadership Team and possibly other appointed individuals such as Board Members or key organizational leaders or members of the production team.

Kick-off for the holiday show, “Holiday Road,” is Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Ohio Dominican University.

Singers should dress professionally. Dancers should wear dance attire and bring the appropriate shoes for the various styles of dance (jazz, tap, kickline, hip-hop). Heels are not required but are recommended for kickline.

Yes, there are several characters and speaking roles for the holiday show as well as 2 children’s roles. 

Your rehearsal schedule will come with your casting at the show kick-off.

Following auditions, the judges will tabulate scores and cast the show. Casting will be released following auditions and a full schedule will be shared at that time.

Email hello@vvshows.org and someone will be in touch with you.

OHIO DOMINICAN CAMPUS MAP

Auditions are located in Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center (#12) on the map. Parking is free in the Gold Lot.

 

Access Ohio Dominican University from Sunbury Road.

 

GPS Address: 1216 Sunbury Rd, Columbus, OH

CAST TESTIMONIALS

Being a Vaud-Villities performer for the past 10 years has been a joy! Without much previous theater experience, I’ve learned to dance, sing and be a comedian! Best part of it all is contributing to the creative process to create a show from costumes, to props, to sets, script, fundraising and even serving on the board! What is even more warming than the applause? Great friendships that I’ve made!
Kelly Friar
Singer
As a member of Vaud-Villities, I can be with my friends, make new friends and feel at home no matter where we perform. I love being a part of an organization that welcomes people of all ages and diversity.
Peggy Rennick
Singer & Board Member
Nothing greater than taking the stage with 100 people you call family. It's been sheer joy to be a part of this organization since 2007 as a dancer, choreographer, youth leader, dance manager, board member and board chair. Come join our family!
Maggie Ellison
Board Chair & Dancer

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Vaud-Villities Productions, Inc.

PO Box 696, Columbus, OH 43216