Q- My son/daughter wants to audition for a Straight Production. What do I expect?
A- The straight productions (fall and spring shows) involves one or two nights of auditions which are usually a cold read, that involves multiple opportunities to read a variety of characters with a variety of teams.
The musical has 4 different parts of the audition as follows:
Day 1 - Vocal Audition - Select a side (selection of music from the show - choices provided) and then sign up for a time on the vocal slot posted on here. This is only a single 7 minute slot. Arrive 15 - 20 minutes before scheduled slot - check in and have your head shot taken in Black Box. Warm up in Choir Room. When called to stage, do your thing. Then you are done for day one.
Day 2 - Acting -Sides are available online. Usually this audition is posted in reading /audition teams. So that many people are able to read a greater variety of parts.
Day 3 - Dance - This is the most physically intense portion of the audition process. Wear comfortable clothes that your son/daughter is able to move in. Wear jazz shoes or light shoes that your son/daughter can move feet in and not stick to floor, and also protect feet. Students will be asked to stretch, learn dance steps, and demonstrate ability to pick up and lean steps quickly. Note: Wear sweats, jazz pants, and tee shirts (legs, shoulders and belly covered).
Day 4 - CALL BACKS - This is the final stage. On dance night, the callbacks will be announced. Students advance to callbacks have earned the privelege to be seen and heard again. Prep the music provided and prove why you want to be a part of the musical.
Q- What is the time commitment to the theatre program?
A- The answer to this question depends upon the student. A student may be involved as much or as little as he/she would like. Typical involvement for a lead role would be every rehearsal for the duration of the process. This is usually Monday through Friday 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm; and some saturdays; and required hourly committment for work parties (nearly every Saturday 8 am to 5 pm - come and go as needed. Just log in the hours). In order to letter, or become a thespian member take a look at the requirements on the Thespian tab.