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17 Hilarious Audition Memes Only Theatre Geeks Will Understand

If the following memes make you laugh (or sigh, or roll your eyes, or begin weeping uncontrollably), there is a good chance that YOU might be a bona fide theatre geek!

#1

SOMETIMES YOU'RE JUST TOO PERFECT. 

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  1. That was me for Anything Goes. I was PERFECT for Reno Sweeney and everyone thought I was going to get her, but I guess I was just too perfect!

  2. I thought I would be Touchstone in “As You Like It.” All my friends thought so too. Ended up with Le Beau, but also Touchstone’s Understudy. NO REGRETS

  3. This was me when I was auditioning for Legally Blonde. Everyone thought I was going to get Chutney, but I was just too good I guess!

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#2

Commencing stages of grief in 3...2... 😭 

  1. OMG!!!!!! My dream show is Mary Poppins but the high school I will be going to is doing it next year A YEAR BEFORE I GET THERE!!!!! UHG!!! And now I will NEVER be able to do Mary Poppins!!!!

    • Omg my mom just played Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins it’s so much fun I really hope you get to do it someday. But it’s absolutely heart wrenching when it’s over.

    • I’m the same way. In my town, they were putting on Les Miserables, and I didn’t audition because I didn’t think I could. Turns out I could have. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do Les Mis…

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#3

You’ll either REALLY get this one, or really not…

  1. OMG yes!!! So this year we did The Addams Family at my middle school and there is 4 girls parts and 6 guy parts right but there is 8 guys who audition and like 70 girls who audition…anyways I got Alice Beineke my luck was great.

  2. OMG!! I did Aladdin Jr. recently and 33 girls auditioned… 3 guys auditioned. Only one of them could sing but refused to be Aladdin… that was fun! Speaking that I had to sing “A Whole New World” with someone who is tone deaf!!!

    • Same!! A whole bunch of girls auditioned last year with me when I did Aladdin. Only 4 guys auditioned, and 3 girls ended up playing Iago, Genie, and Jafar.

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#4

Well sure, because she could ju—oh wait, hang on…

  1. Me: *looks at audition age requirements* well….maybe they could just get someone younger…..to play the younger character???? I can pass as 18…….right?

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#5

(Sorry if this one's legitimately too painful to laugh at.) 😞

  1. Actually at my theatre (which I’m one of the youngest there) I’m the only soprano in ensemble because all the others get casted…accept me lol

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#6

Hey, you know you can't argue with that...

#7

*whacks actor with rolled up newspaper* NO!!

#8

Isn't there, like, a law against this or something? 

  1. This just happened to me! I was asked to prepare for Mama Morton in Chicago and halfway through the audition they asked me to read for Velma instead. Although it’s kind of an upgrade, I was not prepared.

  2. I wanted a part…even though they weren’t the biggest..(Alice from Addams Family) go to callbacks hoping for my dream role…and thank the theatre lords it was the only part I got called back for…and got..:)

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#9

feed the cat, wash the car, take a nap, call your mom, bake a pie, vacuum floors, learn to knit, mow the lawn, write your memoir, learn Chinese, briefly consider self taping audi—, call someone else’s mom, learn to juggle, polish the doorknobs, dust the mailbox, name your toes, feed the cat…

#10

(Fun fact: sometimes, it’s BOTH.)

#11

Share your dream roles in the comments?? 😘

  1. My best friend, Jessica, auditioned for Marius in Les Mis her freshman year, but my theatre director told her she couldn’t because she had *different parts*, but lo and behold her senior year she played the minister in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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#12

Hahahahahaha! That was just a trick to see if you were paying attention.

(They really can’t.)

  1. What if I told you that actors can also be ages 12- 18? Because there are literally zero decent roles for people that age except in junior editions.

  2. I was just told by a director on Wednesday thatshe would have cast me but the playwright wanted someone younger. Now I’m the stage manager. 😩

#13

I guess it's a good bad problem to have?

#14

FER MAH ERDERTERNS!!!

#15

Oh, don’t even think it won't happen to you...

  1. Auditioned for Hook, got cast as Mrs. Darling… I think that’s gotta be the weirdest feeling ever. I mean I’m a girl, they were casting Hook for either gender… but how does one go from reading for Captain Hook to getting Mrs. Darling?

#16

Thanks for nothing, treacherous Sister-in-Law.

  1. Spent 5 years doing same play. Finally old enough to get lead. They change the age range so they can give the lead role to the directors daughter.

#17

^ ^ (I think that’s actually the shortened version)

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