Fall Play Audition Procedures

  • What do I need to do in order to audition?

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    A signup sheet will be posted outside Room 121 the week before auditions. You need to sign up for a slot on either Day 1 or Day 2 of auditions. You only need to attend one day of auditions.

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  • What do I need to prepare for auditions?

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    Audition monologues will be posted on this website prior to auditions. Please choose ONE of the audition monologues for your audition. The monologues will also be available at the audition itself for you to review.

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  • Do I need to memorize my monologue?

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    Memorization is not required, but it is encouraged. Having your monologue memorized will show the director that you’ve come prepared, and it will also allow you to make stronger character choices. However, you will not be penalized for not memorizing your monologue.

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  • What will we be doing at callbacks?

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    You will be performing scenes from the play with different combinations of actors.

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  • If I don’t get called back, does that mean I’m not cast?

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    No- we will only be calling back a handful of roles. The majority of the roles will be cast from our initial audition pool.

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  • When do rehearsals begin?

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    Rehearsals will begin August 30th. Please see the Drama Calendar page for more details.

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  • Will I need to be at every rehearsal?

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    No. You only need to be at rehearsals for which you are called. As we get closer to production time, we will be having full-cast rehearsals more frequently.

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Spring Musical Procedures

  • What do I need to do in order to audition?

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    A signup sheet will be posted outside Room 121 the week before auditions. You can sign up for a slot for a vocal audition either Day 1 or Day 2. YOU MUST sign up for an audition slot in order to audition- no “walk-ins” will be permitted.

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  • What if I am absent and miss the sign ups?

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    If you are absent, please send Mrs. Litman an email and she will enter your name in a sign-up slot, provided that there are slots available.

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  • What do I need to prepare for auditions?

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    Please prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical for auditions. We will most likely cut you off after approximately 16 measures, but it is only in the interest of time! Please anticipate that you will not sing an entire song. You may sing a-capella (without accompaniment) or you may bring a CD for the director to play while you sing.

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  • Can I leave after my audition is over?

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    Yes. After you have sung, you are free to leave!

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  • Can I sing a song from the show?

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    It is prefered that you do not sing anything from the show we are producing. This is standard for auditions in high school and the community/professional theatre world. It is encouraged that you find a song that is similar in style to the show we are producing. 

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  • What if I don’t know any songs from musicals?

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    Check out the list of Mrs. Litman's suggestions on the bottom of this page. Many different musicals are on iTunes and/or Youtube and with a little bit of research, you can be prepared!

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  • I’m not a dancer. Do I still have to attend dance auditions?

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    Yes. Everyone who wishes to audition must attend the dance auditions. You will be taught a simple combination and will perform it in small groups. DO NOT worry if you are not a dancer- this is a great opportunity to showcase personality and energy.

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  • What do I need to wear for the dance audition?

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    Please dress comfortably (i.e. gym clothes, yoga pants, leggings, a comfortable t-shirt, etc. NO jeans!) If you own dance shoes (jazz shoes or character heels preferably), please bring them. If you do not own dance shoes, please wear sneakers. NO flip-flops or Uggs.

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  • How do I know if I’m called back?

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    Callbacks will be posted online and outside room 121. If you do not get a callback, please do not be upset or worry! We will only be calling back a small group of students.

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  • So if I don’t get a callback, does that mean I’m not going to be a lead or supporting character?

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    Not necessarily. If an actor receives a callback, it is because the directors need to see more of his/her vocal or acting skills before making a decision. Sometimes we know exactly how we want to cast someone just from their initial audition alone and don’t even need to call them back. There’s no rhyme or reason to how this works, and decisions are made according to what would be the best fit for the show. The best advice we can give regarding callbacks is: Don’t over-analyze! 🙂

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  • What will we be doing at callbacks?

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    You’ll be learning sections of songs from the show in small groups. Then, you will perform these vocal sections for the directors. You will also be reading through scenes from the show.

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  • When do rehearsals start?

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    Rehearsals will begin Nov. 18th. Please check for the calendar on the Drama website to stay updated on the rehearsal schedule.

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  • Will I have to be at every rehearsal?

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    No. You only need to be at rehearsals for which you are called. As we get closer to production time, we will be having full-cast rehearsals more frequently.

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Stage Crew Procedures

  • How do I join stage crew?

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    There will be an informational meeting at the beginning of the year for the Fall Play stage crew, and another informational meeting later for the Spring Musical stage crew. To sign up, simply show up at the first meeting and sign up for one of the committees. These will take place AFTER auditions. Dates will be listed on the Drama Club Calendar.

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  • What committees/positions are available?

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    Lots! Set building, painting, costumes, props, stage manager, assistant stage manager, ushers, run crew, and more!

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  • How do I apply for Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager?

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    Please fill out the forms located on the call board outside of Mrs. Litman's classroom by day one of auditions. No late submissions will be accepted.

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  • What does a stage manager do?

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    The stage manager works closely with the director and artistic staff during rehearsals, recording all blocking, entrances, exits, changes, etc., so the director can focus on actually directing. The stage manager must observe and listen carefully to ensure that no detail is neglected. A stage manager must be present at every rehearsal and show.

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  • What does an assistant stage manager do?

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    Before each rehearsal, the ASM should help the SM insure the stage or rehearsal space is ready. This could include sweeping, setting up furniture, set pieces, and props. During rehearsals the many jobs the Stage Management team needs to do will be distributed. The ASM may be asked to notate blocking.  It is important the ASM has a complete understanding of the placement and movement of scenic pieces and props. It could be the ASM’s responsibilty to train the running crew.

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Audition Song Ideas

  • For Females:

    • “Notice Me Horton” (from Seussical)
    • “Home” (from Beauty & the Beast)
    • “The Girl I Mean To Be” (from The Secret Garden)
    • “Part of Your World” (from The Little Mermaid)
    • “I Know Things Now” (from Into the Woods)
    • “These Palace Walls” (from Aladdin)
    • "home" (from Wonderland)
    • “Some Things Are Meant to Be” (from Little Women)

    For Males:

    • “Alone in the Universe” (from Seussical)
    • “Corner of the Sky” (from Pippin)
    • “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” (from Mary Poppins)
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” (from The Lion King)
    • “Giants in the Sky” (from Into the Woods)
    • “Proud of Your Boy” (from Aladdin)