Annie, Jr AUDITIONS at The Dance Studio 920 Ida Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo (next to The Juice Cafe and The Bee Hive) Friday, February 12th 5:00 to 8:00 Saturday, February 13th, 2016 10:00 to 12:00 (Callbacks if necessary 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday)
On Friday, February 12th from 5:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 to 12:00, The Dance Studio will have auditions for our Spring production of Annie, Jr.
These auditions are no pressure, and there is no need to worry or panic. Just have fun! With a large cast, this show has a place for everyone! This is a fun and classic show, and a fabulous learning experience performing in a classic theatrical production. To help you through the audition process, we have prepared the following information for you.
Audition Times: Friday, February 12th 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, February 13th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Audition Procedure: The audition process will take 10-15 minutes once you begin. We have open audition times, so just sign in and actors will be called in the order they arrive. Callbacks for lead roles, if necessary, will be from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday.
Requirements for Auditions: Ages 5-7: Prepare introduction of name, age, grade, and favorite movie or play. Children will be asked to repeat and recite lines with our staff. If you want to prepare a song of your choice, we would love to hear it!
Ages 8-13: Prepare introduction of name, age, grade, and favorite movie or play. Individuals will be asked to read lines from the play with our staff. Those who wish to audition for a singing role, please prepare a song of your choice (a cappella). ***Those wishing to audition for the role of Annie, please prepare the monologue included in this packet and the song “Tomorrow” (a cappella). The lyrics included in this packet.***
Ages 14-18: Prepare introduction of name, age, and grade. A group cold reading of lines from the play will be done with staff for various roles. If you want to prepare a short monologue, it is encouraged but not necessary. Those who wish to audition for a singing role, please prepare a song (a cappella).
Adults: Prepare introduction. Group cold reading of lines from the play will be done. If you want to prepare a short monologue, it is encouraged but not necessary. Those who wish to audition for a singing role, please prepare a song (a cappella) of your choice.
What do I need to bring to the audition?
Your completed Audition Form (in this Audition Packet) (see the download link below)
A current head shot (a clear photo of your face, any size, in black
and white or color). A school photo is fine. Industry head shots are also accepted. (We have current head shots of Dance Studio students~~no need to bring another unless you want to have an updated photo on file.)
A Resume or Experience Form (available in the Audition Packet) (see the download link below)
Your completed Conflict Calendar (available in the Audition Packet) (see the download link below)
If I audition, am I guaranteed a role in the show? If you complete all the requirements of the audition and sign the production agreements, you will have a role in the show.
Can my parents stay to watch my audition? Since your audition will only take 10-15 minutes, we will ask your parents to wait for you in the lobby. Since lobby space is limited, we ask that siblings/extra family/friends wait outside. Your parents will not be permitted into the studio classroom during your audition.
After auditions? You are free to go with your parent or guardian (who will be waiting). A cast list will be posted on the website by 5:00 Sunday, February 14th.
How do I know what part I got in the production? The cast list will be posted on The Dance Studio’s website by 5:00 on Sunday, February 14th. Cast members will also be contacted individually by email on Sunday, February 14th. Rehearsals begin Saturday, February 20th,10:00am to 2:00 pm. There will be a parent meeting at 10:00 am. All rehearsals will be on Saturdays in February, March, April, and May, except for Tech Week, when we may have rehearsals in the evenings.
Do I have to be a current member of The Dance Studio to audition? No. However, after accepting a role in the production, cast members ages 5-18 must be enrolled in our studio. This includes the weekly Production/Rehearsal class. Cast must be enrolled from February 20 to the end of May 22. Tuition is $55 monthly (plus a $25 registration fee for new students), due on the Saturday nearest the 20th of each month. Tuition and enrollment fees are used to pay our faculty, venue, royalties, production costs, and advertising. Adults auditioning for the production or stage crew are considered volunteers and are NOT required to be enrolled.
Will I get comp tickets to this show? Enrolled students, ages 5-18, will receive one free ticket (per family) to each show for their parent or guardian chaperoning them to and from the performances. All other tickets may be purchased.