Upcoming Auditions

Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play

Directed by Josh Machamer

Music Direction by Paul Marszalkowski

  • Auditions - Monday, March 4, 2024 from 6:00-10:00pm
  • Callbacks - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 6:00-10:00pm
  • Rehearsals - Begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 (normal rehearsal days are scheduled Sunday - Thursday 7:10-10pm) and end on Sunday May 19, 2024 after strike of the show
  • Performances - May 9 - May 18, 2024 in the Spanos Theatre

Black Box Studio, Bldg. 45, Rm. 212 unless otherwise noted


Who can audition for MR. BURNS?

Any and all Cal Poly students who will be enrolled in Spring 2024 are encouraged to audition. Auditioning in person is preferred. However, if you are studying abroad or have another reason for being away from campus on March 4, please reach out to Josh Machamer ( to see about possible video submission arrangements or alternate audition day/time.

Preparing for Auditions on Monday, March 4th

  • Various sides to choose from will be provided at the audition itself - nothing is required to be prepared ahead of time. 
  • Those auditioning should look over the chosen side material and take as much time as they'd like in preparing. They should only put their name forward when they're ready to enter the room. No memorization is required of the sides.
  • Those selected for callbacks will be taught a song from Act III in addition to working with scene material from the play.


  • Read the script. Copies will be available in the main office of the Theatre and Dance department, Room 103 / Building 45 (Davidson Music Building) starting in early February 
  • Watch the "Cape Feare" episode of the Simpsons (though not necessary)


The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance department is committed to casting individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, social classes, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, documentation statuses, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability – and other visible and non-visible differences.


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