AUDITIONS

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Upcoming Auditions:

 

We are thrilled to announce auditions for Bye-Bye Birdie: Youth Edition:

 

Director: Isabel Julazadeh

Choreographer: Stephanie Coffelt

Music Director: Rio Chavez

 

*This production will be performed without masks*

 

Audition Date/Time: Friday, July 30th 4pm-8pm.  (Please reserve a time-slot by clicking the “signup button to the right).

Callback Date/Time: Late afternoon Saturday, August 14th.  Exact time TBD.

First Rehearsal: August 23rd.

Rehearsal Days: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Tech Week: September 20th-22nd.

Performance Dates/Times: September 23rd-Oct 2, Thur-Sat 7pm, Saturday Matinee at 3pm. 

 

Audition Requirements:

 

Please prepare 32 bars (measures), or a short selection of a song in the style of the show.  You may sing a song from the show if you’d prefer.  Please also prepare a 30-60 sec monologue.  

 

An accompanist will not be provided so please bring a device with a backing track to sing  along to.  You may sing acapella, but it is not preferred.  

 

If you cannot make it to auditions in person don’t fret!! You may send in a video audition to julazadehi@gmail.com with the above requirements by Sunday, August 1st at 11:59pm.  

 

All roles are open to actors ages 8-15.

 

Character Breakdown


 

Albert Peterson

good comic timing, character singer

Rosie Alvarez

excellent singer & dancer, Albert's fiancee

Mae Peterson

character actress, non-singing, must be good "Jewish" mother

Conrad Birdie

rock & roll singer, good mover, "Elvis type"

Kim MacAfee

very pretty, quite self-possessed, the girl who gets kissed by Conrad, dances.

Harry MacAfee

character singer & actor, Kim's father.

Mrs. MacAfee

sings, character actress, Kim's mother

Ursula Merkle

hyper, enthusiastic young lady, mad about Conrad Birdie

Hugo F. Peabody

Kim's boyfriend, jealous over Conrad

Ensemble

Plus a large singing and dancing ensemble including roles that will be cast out of the ensemble, such as "Baby Talk to Me Quartet", Maude the Bartender (part of the quartet), Mayor, Mayor's wife, Mrs. Merkle, Harvey Johnson, Debra Sue, etc.

Auditions

 

 THE ACTORS CHOICE (in partnership with AYT) will be holding auditions for
A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED by Agatha Christie

Directed by Diedra Celeste Miranda

Open to actors age 16 and up

 

This will be a fully Blocked and Directed Staged Reading at performance level.

Four Presentations: October 7th and 8th at 7:00pm, 9th  at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

The Tuscany Theatre in Gilbert, AZ

 

Auditions:  August 9th 7:00-10pm.  Open Call

Callbacks TBA

Sides will be provided at the theatre.

 

Rehearsals: All Sundays in September 3:00-6:00

September  27th, 28th, 29th 6:00-9:00pm

October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

 

Character Breakdown

 

JULIA SIMMONS  25        Attractive, Confident, a bit Edgy with Attitude.

 LETITIA BLACKLOCK   50   Attractive, Good figure, Classy, Sweet, Intelligent.

 DORA BUNNER    55     Absent minded, Bit of Dementia,  Kind, Sincere,

 PATRICK SIMMONS  26   Julia’s brother.  Handsome, Sarcastic, Intelligent.

 MITZI  26  European.  Petite, Dark,  Accent, Explosive Character.

 PHILIPA HAYMES  26  Tall, Elegant Blonde.  Serious minded, Classy, Sincere.

 EDMAND SWETTENHAM  28  Serious minded.  A bit Pretentious.

 MRS. SWETTENHAM  55-60  Busy Body, Nosey, Local Gossip

 INSPECTOR CRADOCK  60  Very Earthy,  Dry Sense of humor, Very English

 SERGANT MELLORS   35  Very Opinionated.  Confident.

 RUDI SHEREZ  35  Will double as Sergeant Mellors  

AUDITIONS FOR THE CRUCIBLE: On or about Saturday, September 4, Afternoon (More info coming shortly!)

General Audition Information

Auditions can be held in many different ways, but in general you can expect the following:

Student will sing a small part of a song or be asked to prepare a number of measures (or bars) from a song of their choice.  They may also be asked to learn a short dance, prepare a monologue (a scene in which only one character speaks), or do a cold reading (a scene a director provides the actor to review for  a minute or two prior to reading out loud).

Directors respond positively when your child can do the following:

BE PREPARED: Lyrics and melody of your song is memorized.

SMILE AND ENJOY THE AUDITION PROCESS: The director and the audition team want you to do well.

SHOW GOOD BEHAVIOR: Directors are often more concerned with how you behave than how well you sing, act, or dance.

TRUST THE DIRECTOR'S CHOICES: Do your best at whatever you are asked to do, even if you are reading for a role that you find challenging or awkward.

CALLBACKS

The director may hold another set of auditions after the initial round, called "callbacks".  At callback auditions the director may ask certain auditionees to sing again, read another scene, dance some more or any combination of these.  They will often ask pairs or groups of actors to read scenes to see how different combinations of actors work together (often referred to as having "chemistry").

Callbacks can be a source of stress and confusion for young actors.  If some kids aren't invited to callbacks, they may think they did something wrong or are not being considered for a part.  This may or may not be the case.  Some roles may have been cast after the initial audition and may not require a callback.

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Please prepare 32 bars (measures), or a short selection of a song in the style of the show.  You may sing a song from the show if you’d prefer.  Please also prepare a 30-60 sec monologue.

 

An accompanist will not be provided so please bring a device with a backing track to sing  along to.  You may sing acapella, but it is not preferred.  

 

If you cannot make it to auditions in person don’t fret!! You may send in a video audition to julazadehi@gmail.com with the above requirements by Sunday, August 1st at 11:59pm.  

 

All roles are open to actors ages 8-15.

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AUDITIONS