Meanwhile, two people who accompanied their clown friends to the tryouts are fast asleep in their folding chairs.
“Come over after supper and tell me about the tryouts,” said Helen.
“I will,” promised Margaret as she turned to the classroom where the tryouts were to be held.
Miss Williams called for tryouts for minor rôles first and Helen sent an anxious glance toward Janet and nodded toward the hall.
also try-out, by 1900, from phrase to try out "to examine, test," attested by 1785.