When are the auditions? Auditions will be held on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10 at 3:15 in the Middle School Auditorium. You only need to come to one of those dates. Then, callbacks will be held on Monday, January 13.
Do I need to prepare anything for the auditions? No. We will teach you a dance combination and a song for you to sing.
When are the performances? The show plays at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Call will be at 5:00 PM both nights.
What's the rehearsal schedule going to be like? Rehearsals will likely be held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school (with occassional Wednesdays and/or Fridays if needed) from 3:15-5:00. The rehearsal schedule will depend on conflicts and casting. Some, but not all rehearsals leading up to March will be full cast rehearsals (that is, rehearsals where everyone is needed). The full cast will be required to attend every rehearsal in the last two weeks before opening (March 9-13 and March 16-20) - those rehearsals will be mandatory regardless of conflicts.
Do I really have to attend every rehearsal two weeks out in their entirety? Yes. The last two weeks is the only time we get to rehearse in the high school auditorium and we are dealing with many "moving parts" at that time - we really need full attendance. This is out of respect for the entire team that is putting this show together - cast, crew, and production staff. Tech rehearsals will not go unreasonably late - they will begin at 3:15 and end by 7:00. If there is an extenuating circumstance regarding your schedule, please have your parent reach out to me before the first rehearsal so we can try to figure out a solution.
I can come to tech rehearsals no problem, but has many other conflicts - will I still get a big part? First of all, please stop saying "big part." The part you get is based on how well the director thinks you fit in to their vision of the show. Every director has a different vision of the same show. Second of all, the ensemble is vital to the storytelling in every show - it is not a place for students who otherwise wouldn't have "made the cut." It all depends on the show (I played a lead in A Chorus Line in 11th grade, and was in the ensemble in Pippin in 12th grade - none of the "big parts" fit me for Pippin. While I was disappointed, I participated the show anyway, like a good team player!). Back to conflicts: Conflicts will affect casting decisions. We need students in the same scenes to be available to rehearse together. So it depends on what roles we think they will shine in and availability of counterparts that are in the same scenes. Please be honest with your conflicts - don't tell us you're free all the time and then have a bunch of conflicts if we cast you in a role you didn't want! We depend on everyone being a team player - you will not learn from this process, nor will the show be a success, unless 100% of the cast, crew, and production staff is a team player.
I don't want to be in this show unless I get the part I want. We cast the show assuming that everyone auditioning is eager to be a part of the show, regardless of what role they play. Please don't audition unless you are willing to accept whatever part you are cast in.
Is everyone who auditions for the musical cast? Yes.