2021 All Cities Auditions – Monday, August 16

UPDATE: Sign ups for the 2021 All Cities Auditions are now CLOSED. 


After conducting the 2020 All Cities virtually over Zoom for safety purposes, we are excited to return to in-person auditions this year!

Save the Date: The 2021 All Cities will be taking place on Monday, August 16 at Coronado Playhouse. 

The All Cities Auditions are a yearly event hosted by the San Diego Performing Arts League where local talent has the opportunity to audition for a panel of numerous casting directors, talent agents, and other performing arts professionals from across the Southern California region.

All participants in the All Cities Auditions are members of SDPAL Cast & Crew. To join, or re-join Cast & Crew, click here. 

COVID Safety: Please note that all auditors in attendance to the 2021 All Cities Auditions are required to be vaccinated. Audition performers must be vaccinated, or – if not vaccinated- must comply with wearing a CDC-approved face covering up until the start of their audition and immediately after.

What Can I Do at the All Cities Auditions?

The All Cities Auditions are meant to help you showcase your best skills as a performer. This includes: monologues, singing, dancing, or performing a 2 person scene. You have a total audition time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Be sure to select your performance intentions when requesting a time slot, as this will inform your audition time slot.

Important Dates & Information

Sunday, August 1: Deadline for All Cities Talent to request an audition slot

In order to facilitate an organized day and make the best use of auditor’s time, all talent audition requests must be received by Sunday, August 1 at midnight PST.

Monday, August 2nd at 5:30 pm PST on Zoom: Pre-All Cities Informational Session

Join D. Candis Paule and Jacole Kitchen for a 45 minute informational session on what the expect and how best to prepare for the 2021 All Cities Auditions. All participants are highly encouraged to attend. 

To sign up: Email membership@sdpal.com directly and share your name and the email you will be using to access the Zoom session.

***NOTE*** You must be a member of Cast & Crew to audition and your membership must be current through the audition date. If you are not currently a member of Cast & Crew, you can sign to join here.

Monday, August 9: Audition Appointments Finalized & Sent to Talent

If selected for an audition at the 2021 All Cities Auditions, you will be notified of your time slot by August 9th. Please note that the form to request an audition slot allows you to specify your availability on the day of the auditions. Auditions will be grouped by talent performed and union status.

If you have not received your time slot by August 10th, please email membership@sdpal.com 

What to Do After Receiving Your Audition Information

  • Immediately after receiving your audition time slot, be sure to login to the SDPAL portal and update your profile (headshots, resume, key information).
  • If you are NOT able to make your assigned time slot, please email membership@sdpal.com ASAP and we will do our best to reschedule you.

Prepping for Your Audition

  • Practice your materials!
    • If you are singing, please prepare your sheet music and make clear notes for the accompanist.
    • Your audition time must not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Practice your materials to ensure you are well-within the time limit (including your slate!) Due to time constraints, we will be stopping auditions after 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

On the Day of the Audition 

On the day of the All Cities Auditions – please arrive at the Coronado Playhouse (1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118) at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

You will be “checked in” by our volunteer audition monitor, and they will let you know when you are “on deck” for your audition.

When it is your turn to audition, you will enter the stage right doors and walk onto the stage from the stairs. Deliver your sheet music to the accompanist (if singing), and walk to the “X” in the center of the stage. 

Wait a few seconds, and introduce yourself – a simple, “Hello, my name is ___” is great.

At the end of your audition program, you can simply nod your head to the auditors, or you may wish to say something like “Thank you” or “Have a wonderful day.” Your audition is over when you complete your performance pieces, or at the end of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, whichever comes first.

When you are done, exit out the same door you came in. And that’s it! Enjoy the rest of your day and feel proud of what you brought to the room.


The All Cities Auditions are open only to individual SDPAL Cast & Crew Members. You must be a registered member of C&C in order to participate in All Cities.

C&C members, in addition to All Cities invitations, receive:

  • access to the private Cast & Crew Resource Page
  • invitation to free, private professional development workshops, held monthly
  • listing in the SDPAL Performing Arts Directory

To join SDPAL Cast & Crew, or to renew a previous membership, please click here or use the button below.