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Auditions at the White Theatre

 

Auditions for Disney's Beauty & the Beast

THEATRE IN THE PARK SEASON AUDITIONS

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 from 9am - 4pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017 from 9am - 4pm
LOCATION: The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center: 8788 Metcalf Ave., OPKS

BASIC INFORMATION

ONLINE AUDITION FORM
Everyone auditioning for our 2017 Season is required to complete an online audition form and bring eleven (11) copies with them to the auditions. ELEVEN COPIES OF THE AUDITION FORM ARE NECESSARY EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN ONE SHOW.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 7 years old or older on the day of auditions to be cast in one of our productions.

CHOOSE YOUR TIME TO AUDITION!

Auditionees will be able to choose a one-hour time slot on either audition day. Audition numbers will automatically be assigned when you choose your time slot at the end of the online audition form process.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot, check in at the registration table, have your photo taken and be through the audition process in about 2 hours.

Traditionally, 50 people are seen every hour at TTIP general auditions, so when you choose your time slot, you will be among 50 in that group. The entire group of 50 should be through the complete audition process in 1 1/2 hours or less.

WALK-IN AUDITIONS

On Sunday, March 5 at 3PM, walk-in auditionees will be registered and seen. Any walk-in auditionees that are registered between 3PM and 3:30PM are guaranteed to be seen that day, but there may be a wait. Walk-in auditionees are still required to complete the online audition form and bring 11 copies with them to the walk-in auditions, even if they are only interested in auditioning for one show.

HOW THE AUDITION WORKS

Auditionees will be called in numerical order and escorted in groups of 10 to the waiting area for the vocal audition. Auditionees will sing individually. After you sing, you'll go to a waiting area for the dance audition (IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE in the dance audition). The dance routine will be taught on the spot in groups. After a few minutes of practice, each group will audition the routine for the choreographers. After the dance audition, you're done for the day.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot make provisions for anyone to be seen out of numerical order.  There will be a lunch break of approximately one hour each day.  The break is planned for 12 pm to 1 pm but may change depending on circumstances.

Before you decide to audition, please seriously consider any potential schedule conflicts or other performance opportunities that may interfere with your commitment to The Theatre in the Park and any production in which you may be cast.

All performers must be willing to commit to several weeks of rehearsals (4 rehearsal weeks plus one tech week) in addition to the performance dates (7 performances spanning two weeks.) Variations to the day(s) and/or time(s) of rehearsal are at the discretion of the director. Additional rehearsals may be added if needed.

To help determine the time commitment and your possible conflicts for rehearsal and performance dates, please preview the master rehearsal schedule.

VOCAL AUDITION

Everyone is required to participate in the vocal portion of the audition.

Please be prepared to sing NO MORE THAN 16 measures of a song of your choice (not a song from one of our 2017 shows). We'll provide the accompanist for your vocal audition, but you need to bring the sheet music (in the proper key) with you for your song. (It's a huge help if you can prepare your music by copying it to single sheet(s) of paper and attaching the individual pages to a file folder or cardboard so that the music stays open and upright on the piano.) Please highlight the portion of the song that you'll be singing.

A volunteer will direct you into the vocal room when it's your turn. There will be about 17-25 people in the room to hear you sing (directors, vocal directors, stage managers, theatre staff, etc.).

When you enter the room, please hand your sheet music to the accompanist then take your place on the "X" marked on the floor. Introduce yourself to the people in the room and then sing your best for us.

Collect your music as you leave the room and then return to the hallway where a volunteer will direct you to the waiting area for the dance (if you choose to participate) portion of your audition.

DANCE AUDITION

Auditionees are NOT REQUIRED to participate in the dance audition. It is your choice. However, please know that TRYING the dance audition is certainly in your best interest! 

Following your vocal audition, volunteers will show you where to wait for your turn for the dance audition if you choose to participate.

Groups of auditionees will be taught a short dance combination, have a few minutes to practice the routine, and then audition the dance for the choreographers. The dance routine will be auditioned in front of choreographers and assistant choreographers for all of the shows.

The choreographers of each show know that everyone might not consider themselves a "dancer"... you don't have to dance perfectly, we just ask that you do your best!

VIDEO AUDITION

If you are unable to attend the auditions in person, you may submit a video audition up until 12 pm noon on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Video auditions will be accepted by posting a video online and providing us with the web address of that video. Audition videos should include 16 measures of singing, an example of dance or movement and be less than three minutes in total length.

When you fill out the online audition form, please check the box next to "I will be auditioning by video". The TTIP Administration office will forward your audition form containing your video audition information to all of the directors of our 2017 productions.

Again...you may submit a video audition up until12:00PM, Sunday, March 5, 2017.

MUSICIANS

Over 100 instrumentalists share their talents with us each season playing in the orchestra of our shows. Never played in one of our shows before, and would like to? We'd love to have you join us! Music Directors and Conductors that work with us each season know a LOT of musicians... but they may not know YOU!

Send us a note telling us what instrument you play, what show or shows you are interested in playing, and attach a resume if you have one and we will forward your information on to the Music Directors and Conductors!

CALLBACK AUDITIONS

Callbacks are by invitation only and will be held on the following dates.

GREASE - Saturday, March 11, 2017 from noon-4pm
Monty Python's SPAMALOT - Wednesday, March 8, 2017 6pm-10pm
CRAZY FOR YOU - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6pm-10pm
Disney's CAMP ROCK - Monday, March 6, 2017 6pm-10pm
BACK TO THE 80s - Thursday, March 9, 2017 6pm-10pm
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Friday, March 10, 2017 6pm-10pm

A list of everyone invited to callbacks will be posted online at www.theatreinthepark.org on Monday, March 6, 2017 by noon. All actors being called back are ENCOURAGED to attend the callback audition to be considered for the role.

If you choose NOT to attend the callback audition, it's likely you may not be cast. Music and/or dialogue for the callback roles will also be posted on the TTIP website to review ahead of time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not invited to a callback audition, this does not mean you will not be cast in a show this season. Some roles will be cast directly from the initial auditions and a callback audition will not be required.

CASTING
Casting decisions for The Theatre in the Park's 2017 Season will be made on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Cast lists for all shows will be posted online sometime before MIDNIGHT that evening.  All roles will be cast first from those performers who attended the auditions in person or submitted a video audition in accordance with the procedure outlined above. Only very special circumstances with the express permission of the Producing Artistic Director will supersede this policy.


For more information, please contact Jayson Chandley, Facility and Production Manager for the White Theatre.  To receive information about upcoming open auditions via email, subscribe to our email list and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheWhiteTheatre.

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