Video Auditions Due: Friday, April 23
In-person Callbacks: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday May 15
Dates: July 5–30 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | M–F
See yourself under the stage lights one day? Realize your potential with us! Our program includes four weeks of learning, exploring, creating and rehearsing for RENT, along with workshops and studio classes focused on singing, dancing and acting. Plus, create friendships with your fellow cast, crew and orchestra!
Tuition: $1300 tuition assistance available
Actor Audition Information
Even if you have never auditioned to a formal musical theatre; we still want to see you!
AUDITION VIDEOS DUE: Friday, April 23
IN-PERSON CALL BACKS: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday May 15
REHEARSALS AND MASTER CLASSES:
July 5 – 30, 2021 | M – F | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PERFORMANCES: 7 p.m. July 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday July 31 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
STUDENTS MUST BE AVAILABLE
FOR ALL REHEARSALS, MASTER CLASSES AND PERFORMANCE DATES.
TUITION: $1300 total.
*$650 deposit due once cast. Payment plans aid financial aid are available for those who qualify. Auditions for students 14 to 19 years old (must be going into 9th grade in the following September) only for this production.
Parents will not be permitted into the audition room; however, parents are needed to sign necessary paperwork for any students under 18 years of age.
Q: What do I prepare for the video audition?
A: Prospective students should prepare two contrasting traditional Broadway/pop rock-style (up-tempo and ballad) 32-bar segments of a song. Either have a piano or track play behind you to provide the music; make sure you are louder than the music!
Select a portion of a song from a musical that best demonstrates your vocal range, musicality, interpretive skills, and acting ability. It is OK to start at any point in the song. Many times, the end of the song has the most range and will show off your vocal ability.
Also, music should be age appropriate and from a Broadway musical. You want to sing a song that is believable while you are acting it. If you are new to auditioning stay away from songs that are too ambitious vocally, but rather songs that you are comfortable with.
Q: Should I prepare music from the show?
A: No, please pick another show to sing from. If students are called back, they will then sing from the show music.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We ask you to wear clothing that shows you off at your best and is what you are comfortable in. This means neat, stain-free, wrinkle-free and preferably solid colors. No costumes or props please.
Q: How should I wear my hair?
A: If you have long hair, please make sure your hair is pulled back off of your face so we can see you and your beautiful smile and your hair does not fall into your eyes.
Q: How should I do my makeup?
A: If you wear makeup, please keep it simple and clean. Again, we want to see you, not the character.
Q: What are we looking for?
A: Musical theatre is telling a story with a song as opposed to spoken lines. It is just as important to us that you can tell the story of the song, expressing the feeling of the moment as well as being able to maintain the melody of the song and sing the song as written. For the dance audition, we want to see how you move. Above all we want to see you and your personality.
Q: Do actors have to prepare a monologue?
A: No. students may be asked to read from the script at callbacks.
Q: Where can I find sheet music?
A: You can purchase sheet music at local music stores, or on websites like musicnotes.com and sheetmusicplus.com. The Disney song books or Rogers and Hammerstein musicals are a good source of material that is age appropriate.
Q: If I don’t get a callback, should I assume I have not made the cast?
A: No! Even if you don’t get a callback, you can still be cast. We have simply seen what we need to and will be in touch with the cast list soon after callbacks.