WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS?
Please prepare two contrasting short songs with which you feel comfortable that best show off your voice and acting. One up-tempo and one ballad would be ideal. A rehearsal accompanist will play all auditions.
WILL THERE BE CALLBACKS?
Yes, and if you do not hear at your audition, you will be contacted via e-mail if the director needs to see you for a callback. Generally speaking, there will be callbacks for dance and for principal roles. Please note: If you are not called back, this does not mean that you are not being considered or cast in a role.
WHY ARE YOU TAKING MY PHOTO/ VIDEOTAPING?
Even if you have a headshot, it is helpful for the artistic staff to have a snapshot of how you look today. Being able to attach a photo to your information sheet makes it much easier for our directors, choreographers, and musical directors to match up a name and face. We generally videotape auditions when a director or key member of the creative team is not able to be present.
WHEN WILL I HEAR WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE BEEN CAST?
The casting process is a long and complicated one. If you are being offered a role, you will most likely be contacted sometime in March. There can, and frequently are, exceptions to this general timeline. Often shows are still being cast just before rehearsals begin. You will not receive any kind of call or notification if you are not being offered a role.
WHAT IS THE REHEARSAL COMITTMENT?
We rehearse anywhere from 2-3 weeks total (depending on the production) with Mondays off. Rehearsals are 8 hours per day, 6 days per week. If cast, you will receive a general rehearsal calendar that lists all the times that the production rehearses. Then, as each rehearsal gets closer, you will receive a more specific and detailed schedule. Sometimes it is possible to release this detailed schedule up to a week or so in advance. Other times, you may receive your schedule the day before. You will always receive your schedule at least 12 hours prior to each rehearsal. Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals for which you are called is absolutely required.
WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE?
Performances run Wednesday – Sunday, and generally adhere to the following schedule: Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm; Sundays at 5 pm; Thursdays at 7 pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees are at 2 pm. Please see the detailed performance schedule for each production for a complete listing.
(For Child Actors and Parents)
IF MY CHILD IS CAST, DO I NEED TO ATTEND REHEARSALS?
While parents are not required to attend rehearsals with their children, parents are expected to pick up/stay with children during longer breaks, such as dinner breaks.