Auditions have now been scheduled for
... summer 2013!
Audition Forms are available for you to download right here!
*When will auditions be held?
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7-9 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7-10 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5-9 PM
[Special times may be available by appointment if the above dates and times absolutely won't work for you.]
*Where will auditions be held?
Western Park's Ice Arena Building [East doors]
302 East 200 South
*Who may audition?
Everyone is invited, no one is pre-cast before auditions take place. Every part is important! Bit parts (with little or no lines) can make the show great or just average. No matter how great the leads are, if there's not a strong supporting cast, the show cannot reach its potential. Where would Ghengis Khan be without his hordes? Then again, are you the next Julie Andrews or Gene Kelly?
*How do I audition?
- You will be asked to fill out a form before you audition ... or you may click "Audition Forms" above to print out a form to fill in and bring with you to save time at auditions.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely. Costumes and/or props are not appropriate for auditions . . . we want to see you!
- Please come prepared to sing part of a song that you have rehearsed (1 verse and 1 chorus) (no more than 90 seconds) that will show off your vocal abilities. Bring someone to accompany you on the piano, a "karaoke" tape or CD. You may accompany yourself on the guitar or piano or something but we do not want you to sing a' capella (without an instrument of some kind). Do not bring a regular tape or CD and sing along with your favorite star. It won't work! Coming to auditions unprepared may seriously hurt your chances of being cast!
- We are looking for:
1. Vocal range (how far up and down the scale you can go comfortably).
2. The ability to stay "on key" or pitch.
3. Rhythm (can you count to 8 on beat?).
4. Projection (can someone at the back of the theater hear you?)
5. Ability to take directions.
- You will most likely be asked to read from the script (provided)!
- You may be asked to spend a few minutes with the choreographer to see how many feet you have, which designation they are (left, right or both) and whether you can kick them higher than your knees, your head or somewhere in between. Again, the ability to count and stay on beat will determine more than raw flexibility or the lack thereof.
- Allow some time! It's unfortunate ... but sometimes you have to sit and wait. Then again, if you make it into the cast, you will get used to sitting and waiting ... a great time to study your lines, or read or whatever.
Plan to have some fun! Fun and memories are the only things that we will really take with us when this is all over, so relax, loosen up, enjoy yourself and help others around you to do the same!
Children: There are no children's parts in the script.
If you would like to be involved with the play but don't feel good about auditioning . . . talk to us anyway . . . we might be able to help... or we might be able to use you on the staff somewhere. It's easy!
The commitment for the summer is fairly demanding. Rehearsals will begin in May and regularly run Mon-Fri, 7-10 PM. Therefore, we need you from May ?th until July 6th ... that's 9 weeks ... 7 weeks of rehearsals and 2 weeks of performances (11). Various holidays, graduations, recitals, etc. will heavily affect the schedule, we know ... but we (the show) need you. As the show gets closer (down to the last two weeks of rehearsals) things sometimes get really hairy and the time demands may become greater until we open the show. Please carefully consider the time commitment required ... if we all dedicate the time, we'll all have fun and put on a great show!
Now is the time to decide if you really want to be in the play... or go on vacation... the two don't go together well at the same time. If vacation is your focus, please go and have lots of fun. If being in the play is your thing, the thing that you live for... please come spend 9 weeks with us and go on vacation after July 6th. Don't expect to get a part in the play and be gone for performances or to miss very much rehearsal. We love you and want to work with you but we're afraid that you won't come visit us in the insane asylum after our nervous breakdown because only 2/3 of the cast comes to rehearsal each night. It won't work. It won't work. It won't work. Please think about others and not just yourself. Be considerate. Be kind. Devote yourself to the decision you make!