Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve always wanted to try musical theatre, but I’ve never done it before. Should I audition?

Yes, yes, yes! VOB is an incredibly welcoming place for first-time performers. Our casts always have a wide range of experience, and our artistic teams always do a great job of making sure that everyone feels comfortable with the show material. If you want to try out the technical side of theatre, we’re always looking for student technicians to help us backstage!

What if I want to help out, but I don’t want to perform onstage? 

We’re always looking for student technicians to help us out with our productions. We could always use help with board operators, run crew, backstage costume/prop assistants, and more. If you’re interested, please contact us.

What if I’m not studying music or theatre as my major? Is that a problem?

Not at all. VOB consists of a diverse group of people with different academic and professional interests. What we all share is a love of musical theatre, and if you’ve got that, welcome aboard. If it makes you feel any better, this year’s president and vice president are majoring in biology and engineering, respectively!

What are auditions like?

Usually, auditions require a prepared snippet of a song (usually 16 bars) and a “cold read” of a portion of the show you’re auditioning for. You’re welcome to sing a cappella, but if you have sheet music, we also have a wonderful accompanist at our auditions. Depending on the artistic team, there may be some added bells and whistles, like an assessment of vocal range or a prepared monologue. Specific requirements for upcoming productions will be detailed on audition flyers and on this website.

What does the rehearsal schedule look like? 

Our rehearsals are usually on Tuesdays 8-10 PM, Thursdays 6-9 PM, Saturdays 2-4 PM, and Sundays 12-4 PM. You may not be called for every rehearsal, though, and the artistic team is good about getting out rehearsal schedules.

How much do I have to pay in dues?

Nothing! We only charge our members for our entirely optional T-shirts, and they’re usually $10-$12, depending on the design.

What’s it like to be a member? 

Being a “Vobber”  is, in the words of our conductor, SO FUN. Not only do you get to tell beautiful stories through theatre, but you also get to hang out with a quirky bunch of people who genuinely care about one another. For more, check out our page of testimonials!