AUDITIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF NOV. 29 !!
VIDEO AUDITIONS DUE NO LATER THAN 3:30PM DEC. 10 !!
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Musical Theatre Auditions:
-A separate solo audition will take place for major singing roles of the show.
-If you wish to have a singing part in the musical, it is STRONGLY encouraged that you to be a member of Choir to regularly develop your ensemble singing voice and boost confidence. Yes, you can still join Choir if not already involved.
-Minor roles within the musical do not require a formal audition but you may get asked to perform a short monologue or read a scene.
-Strong character, great voice projection, adaptability, and good interaction with others is what we look for.
Other Important Info:
-Be prepared on your audition date and be ready at least 5 minutes ahead of you time if possible.
-Auditions are usually held on stage in the large theatre.
-You may wait in the upper lobby of the theatre for the person before you to come out or someone will come and get you.
-The audition is performed in front of the directors (usually 2 or 3). No one else is permitted in the theatre during audition times.
-We know it is nerve-racking so, take your time and take a deep breath before you begin. WE ARE THERE TO SUPPORT YOU! ☺
-The directors may be taking some notes during your audition.
-There may be some basic questions before and/or after your audition.
-Each audition takes about 5 minutes.
-Occasionally, the directors may ask you to sing a portion of your piece again if necessary. This is NOT a negative thing.
Tips on Preparing:
-Sing your audition material often. Sing in front of people as often as you can (i.e. family, friends, strangers).
-Project your voice! Sing big and fill the room with your voice!
-Always sing in character adding as much expression as possible.
-It is okay to move around. The entire stage is yours!
-It is best to have your lyrics memorized but it is okay to have a reference sheet or device if needed.
-Drink lots of water every day. Bring a water bottle with you to your audition. NEVER SHARE WATER BOTTLES WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
-Avoid drinking milk products or caffeine just prior to your audition, rehearsals, or performances.
-Have great attendance at the groups with which you are involved to continue developing your singing voice and show your dedication.
-Be on time for your audition date and time, rehearsals, and performances.