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How To Navigate The Site (recent changes)

I'm so excited about some of the recent improvements around here in an effort to make the site easier to move around. Here's a summary of the most substantial changes related to navigation, to help... Keep reading

So You Finished Casting Your Musical... Now What?

We hear more often than expected that directors come to Cast98 with their cast list in hand, having already held auditions and made their difficult casting decisions. So now they are looking to build... Keep reading

Parents of Theatre Kids - The Struggle Is Real

Parents with children are able to edit their child's profile without logging out. This saved a giant hassle for updating conflict calendars and making sure emergency contact info was all the same, but... Keep reading

New Feature: Profile Assist

Parents asked for it, and we have delivered: Family Accounts are now possible for moms, dads, guardians, and spouses to manage their significant others' profile(s). We call it Profile Assist. Even... Keep reading

New in Version 3: Better Actor Profiles, Editable Audition Forms

Overall [Change] Thumb-friendly menus! (for tablets and smartphones) [Change] Faster page loading, because waiting 6-10 seconds per click was not fun. [Change] Backstage Dashboard is more robust and... Keep reading

Anxiety and Auditions: Why Online Auditions Are Better For Me

Knees shaking, palms sweating, and a sudden desire to visit the deepest parts of Zanzibar. Yep. It’s time for my audition. I don’t know about you, dear Reader, but I loathe auditions. Perhaps it’s... Keep reading

"Gosh I Hope I Get It" - Choosing An Audition Song Is The Hardest Thing Ever

Let’s talk about the time before auditions. Lots of actors have their methods for preparing for an audition, so start with the basics: Know yourself. Without getting into the woes of an identity... Keep reading

Coming Soon: Theatre Venues, Improved Rehearsal Schedule Design

I (Daniel) can't resist telling you about some of the exciting new features coming to Cast98 in 2017. Not only do I have high hopes to launch an all-new ticketing application that will supplement... Keep reading

Why Automating Your Audition Process Is Better Than Traditional Auditions

Cast98 exists to lessen the burden of show logistics for busy directors. Any performing arts studio, theatre, or organization can use Cast98 to automate their auditions process. No hidden fees or... Keep reading

Help Your Director By Revealing Your Conflicts Early

Our single most requested feature since we launched in the summer of 2016 has been "can I say I'm unavailable from 6-8pm, instead of marking the whole day as a conflict?" Our answer until now has... Keep reading

Ways To Offset The Cost Of Online Theatre Software

Cast98 requires a subscription, and we know that for most small performance companies, local dance studios, community theatres, a budget for such fancy things is usually non-existent. We get it, and... Keep reading

How It Works: Online Tools For Theatre Directors

Cast98 is a self-service website that community theatre directors can use to make the transition to an all-digital, automated auditions process. And that's just the beginning. At its core, we made... Keep reading