CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
Stars on Stage
June 3-6, 2019 (8:30-3:30), June 7, 2019 (8:30-2:00, 5:30-8:00)
Performances Sat. June 8, 2019 (2:00pm & 7:00pm) at the Cultural Activities Center, Temple
“Stars on Stage” is for students age 8-12 years. We will be casting for a production of Broadway scenes featuring song, dance and dialogue. We finalize scenes immediately following auditions. We are excited to feature our talented students by casting directly to their strengths!
Cost for the Workshop is $185 by May 15, $210 after May 15, which includes the week long workshop, t-shirt, and costuming.
Audition Dates: April 28,2019 6:00pm or April 29, 2019 6:00pm
All roles are open for casting (principals, supporting, and ensemble)
You do NOT need to come to both audition dates. Choose the date that works best for you and your schedule. If you are unable to attend auditions, please contact Shelley Dennis (254-298-8566) about an alternate audition time. However please be aware those auditioning at an alternate time may be limited to ensemble casting only.
AUDITIONS are WHERE:
Temple College Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center (MAMPAC), Room 707 (Backstage Theatre) – parking available off of 5th St.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS and EXPECTATIONS:
Arrive about 15-20 minutes early to fill out audition forms (audition forms will be available here in April , pdf link, please feel free to bring completed form to your audition).
Arrive with a song prepared 1 min to 1.5 minutes in length. You will be stopped after 1.5 minutes.
Appropriate audition song examples:
Any Disney songs (From film or Broadway productions)
Examples (but not limited to): When you wish upon a Star, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bare Necessities, When I see an Elephant Fly, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Colors of the Wind, Spoonful of Sugar, God Help the Outcasts, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Everybody Wants To Be a Cat, I’ve Got No Strings, etc.
Songs from other musicals:
I Enjoy Being a Girl, Goodnight My Someone, In My Own Little Corner, Puttin’ on the Ritz, All I need is the Girl, Notice me Horton, The Candy Man, Where is Love, Do-re-mi, Maybe, My Favorite Things, Oh What a Beautiful Morning
ABC Song, This Little Light of Mine, Amazing Grace, Twinkle Twinkle, Happy Birthday
Choose a song appropriate for your age and vocal range. The audition panel is listening for a clear, healthy voice singing in tune and watching for lots of personality and expression. Make the most of your minute and a half!
(please note that pop, rock, country or contemporary Christian songs are not recommended for this audition. These styles tend to be unhelpful for the audition panel for casting purposes.)
Bring an accompaniment track (without vocals) on CD or your phone with the auxiliary cord. There is no live accompanist provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. A piano is available.
After the vocal auditions are complete, you will be taught a very short basic movement/dance routine. Bring closed toe shoes for this portion. This process helps the audition panel assess coordination, cooperation and musicality.
After the movement audition, those interested in speaking roles will be asked to read short scenes from a musical script. If you are only interested in being a part of the ensemble, you do not need to stay for this portion of the audition process.