audition for

audition for

To perform in order to display one's abilities in an attempt to be granted a role in something (typically a role in a play). Are you auditioning for this year's spring musical? I'm going to sing that song when I audition for the play.

audition someone for something

to allow someone to try out for a part in a performance; to judge someone's singing, speaking, or playing potential for a part in a performance. Will you audition anyone else for the part? Have you been auditioned for a part in the school play?

audition for something

to try out for a part in something. (In a setting in which one's singing, speaking, or playing is heard and judged.) I plan to audition for the lead role in the school play. Liz auditioned for The Mikado.
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A spokesman said: "We want to give everyone the maximum opportunity to audition for the show whether they are an amateur artist, have had a management deal in the past or have one now.
Joe Gaunt, 10, a pupil at Galley Hill Primary in Guisborough, recently travelled down to Liverpool to audition for Britain's Got Talent 2011 in the hope of making it through to the next stage to wow the famous judges with his musical talent -playing the saxophone.
Big Brother winner Anthony Hutton, from Consett, is set to audition for a part in the film, about the relationships within two nouveau-riche families.
Actors, whether seasoned or new, who regularly audition for musicals and plays should not omit taking at least a peek at the advice in The Complete Professional Audition: A Commonsense Guide To Auditioning For Musicals And Plays: it's a 'must' for would-be pros and provides an edge over the competition in both musical theater and regular play auditions, from locating the right music or monologue to demonstrating unique talents in a mere 2 minutes.
BUDDING stage stars are being invited to audition for parts in Rugby Theatre's October production, The Madness of George III.
Whether you're a bunhead or a hip-hopper, our guide has just the audition for you.