Admittance to the Theatre Arts program is not dependent on an audition.

San Francisco State University is holding open auditions for our Spring 2023 production of Rent.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Directed by Tracy Ward

Music Direction by Dee Spencer

Choreography by Ray Tadio

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Audition dates: 

  • Thursday, December 1: 6 - 9 p.m.: Dance Auditions Only 
  • Friday, December 2: 6 - 9 p.m.: Vocal and Acting Auditions Only
  • Saturday, December 3; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: All Three Auditions

Where: Creative Arts Building, room 21 (CA 21) on Thursday and CA 102 on Friday (for dance auditions) and CA 21 (for vocal / acting auditions) on Saturday. 


  • Thursday, December 8: 6 - 9 p.m.: Dance Callbacks only
  • Friday, December 9: Vocal and Acting Callbacks Only
  • Saturday, December 10: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All Three Callbacks

Rehearsals: Spring Semester, Monday to Friday 6 - 8:45 p.m. Cast should not have conflicts for the following dates/times: Sitzprobe: April 17 (6 - 10 p.m.); Company Call: April 18 (6 - 10 p.m.), Tech: (Saturday-Friday) 4/22 from 6 - 10 p.m.; Dress: May 1-3 (Monday-Wednesday); All performances (listed above).

Performance dates (subject to change):  May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 @ 7 p.m., May 7 and 13 @ 2 p.m., and May 10 at 6 p.m.

** All cast members MUST enroll in TH A 335 & 533.

Audition requirements:

  • Please sign up for a dance audition AND vocal / acting audition slot. (link below)
  • Please bring three copies of your headshot and resume and audition form (available here: (Headshot does not have to be an official headshot or printed on photo paper.) 
    • For dance auditions; please come prepared to dance.
    • For vocal / acting auditions: please prepare a one minute monologue and sing a song that demonstrates your vocal range.  Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist.

Audition Sign Up: Sign-up genius. Please sign up for a dance audition AND vocal / acting audition slot. More information about the show and the character roles can be found on the Sign-up genius form

If you are unable to make auditions, video submissions are accepted. Please fill out the audition form ( and send the audition form with your videos/video links (highlighting your dance ability, a monologue, and a song) to

Please forward all questions to SFSU’s Production Manager, Raissa Marchetti-Kozlov at

Still looking for Musicians for Spring 2023 Musical!

Are you interested in being in the pit orchestra for our Spring 2023 Musical, Rent, by Jonathan Larson?

Music Director Dee Spencer is looking for the following:

  • Lead guitar
  • Rhythm guitar
  • Electric bass
  • Drums

You will need to sign up for TH A 399 and meet from 6 - 7:40 p.m. M-W in Spring semester 2023.

If interested in auditioning for the orchestra please contact Dee Spencer at dspencer @


Admittance to the Dance program is not dependent on an audition.

For all-new Dance Majors and Minors

Welcome Dance majors and minors! The faculty, staff, and students are very excited to meet you!  

Spring 2023 Dance Orientation and Advising

Dates and Times to be announced

All new Dance majors and minors and anyone interested in becoming a major or minor should plan to register and join the event.

NOTE: this event will include a meet and greet, advising and dance technique levels 2 or 3 placement.


Dance Major & Minor FAQs

Q: What can I expect at the Dance Orientation and Advising?

A: Everyone in attendance will take a short technique class in modern and jazz dance.  Please come dressed to dance! Dance footwear (jazz shoes, ballet shoes, etc.) is optional but encouraged.  Students interested in enrolling in DANC 275: Modern II or DANC 376: Jazz III concurrently with DANC 170 will be given recommendations for placement. 


Q: What classes should I enroll in?

A: All new and prospective Dance majors and minors must enroll in DANC 170: Integrated Dance Technique. DANC 170 meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 - 11:40 a.m. You may enroll in any appropriate dance technique courses if registered in DANC 170.


Q: Should I wait until Spring 2023 to take DANC 170?

A: DANC 170 is the gateway course for the Dance major and minor. Ideally, students should enroll in the course their first semester on campus.


Q: The system will not let me enroll in DANC 170. What should I do?

A: If you are having trouble enrolling in DANC 170, please contact Professor Ray Tadio at


Q: I have not officially declared a Dance Major or Dance Minor. What should I do?

A: Register for DANC 170, attend Dance Orientation and Advising on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Many students can change their major or minor through the SFSU Student Center.


Q: Who should I contact for advising or other questions about the Dance Major or Dance Minor?

A: Ray Tadio (all students whose last name begins with A-M)

Dr. Yutian Wong (all students whose last name begins with N-Z)

Cinema/Theatre Student Production Auditions

Call for an Actress: looking for a Princess

A short play, called "The Wonderful Horse" is an adaptation of a legend from India. It is about a little girl, who changed the world with her kindness. The play is 15 minutes long. It starts with a talk between a grandfather and his granddaughter, who later morphs into a princess Candy-Cheek of the story.

Rehearsals are planned on Monday 11/28 and Wednesday 11/30 at 3:15 p.m. in the lab; these should be about half-hour each. The final off-book rehearsal will be on the day of the show, timing is flexible at the moment.

The plays will be performed once on Monday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lab.

Those willing to become a princess can email Victor Eydus at veydus @ or call/text me at (408) 674-7140. Text of the play is available by request.