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PREPARING FOR AUDITIONS 

 

RESEARCH

  1. The production - era, type of music, storyline, interesting roles
  2. Song options
  3. Monologue options

REHEARSE

       Practice leads to Confidence!

PREPARE

       Pack a bag to bring to Auditions

  1. CD or iPod with song accompianment
  2. Shoes to change into - jazz, ballet, tennis
  3. Water bottle

Dress nicely in something comfortable for moving that makes you feel good

 

DIRECTORS LOOK FOR:

  1. Team playersactors who listen and support their fellow actors
  2. Poise and Personality - confident, relaxed and energetic actors
  3. Good diction & projection - speaking loudly, clearly and slowly enough to understand each word
  4. Understanding - actors who "get" what they are singing, saying and reading
  5. Expression - sharing your feelings and emotions
  6. Vulnerability - allowing your sensitive side to show
  7. Authentic Acting - using face, voice and entire body
  8. Flexibility - ability to make changes when asked/directed
  9. Dedication - commitment to this show vs. heavy conflicts

As a 501c3 NON-PROFIT,

year-round donations from

individuals, families, service

clubs, businesses and

foundations are vital to our

continued success.  

All gift amounts are prominently

recognized within our production

playbills and in the studio.

 

Please MAIL to:

PO Box 1722, Manitowoc 54221

 

TIPS FOR A GREAT AUDITION

The Little Mermaid Jr - Students should prepare, memorize and rehearse a one-minute vocal solo (up to 32 bars) from a music theater production that highlights their range.  REQUIRED: bring a CD, ipod or smart phone with accompaniment, preferably without vocals on the track

To be considered for one of the 25 speaking roles, students should memorize a one-minute monologue from a theater production that shows good voice inflection and diction.  Sample monologues are available on this website, www.stageagent.com or www.backstage.com 

Arrive 10 minutes prior to their audition time slot, dressed in nice clothing suitable for movement and bring dance or tennis shoes.  Girls, please pull your hair back so we can see your face.  No need for excessive make-up or a fancy hairstyle. Students will learn a short dance and display movement abilities

Bring a POSITIVE attitude, SMILE and give your best effort!

 

 

 

The Little Mermaid JR

PRE-AUDITONS WORKSHOP

Optional, No Cost

Open to students AND parents/guardians

 

Sun, Sept. 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

818 Franklin St, Manitowoc 

Led by the Production Team

 

TOPICS

Rehearsal studio TOUR

Proper Preparation

What to expect

Selecting a vocal piece and/or monologue

What to wear

Importance of Body Language, Diction, Projection, Confidence & being receptive to instruction

 

 

Understanding Casting and

Dealing with Disappointment

 

Why Didn’t You Get the Role?

Actors must not worry about why they don’t get a role; they should only concern themselves with doing their best at auditions.  Casting is the most difficult process that a production team must complete.  The parts/roles fit like a jigsaw puzzle—and there are times when the best auditioners simply don’t ‘fit.’   Actors cannot be concerned with understanding the puzzle as it is extremely difficult to explain.  Just do your best at auditions, cry a little if you don’t get the role you wanted, and them dive into the role that you got or the next project.   Don't waste time asking yourself why because it is usually a series of items over which the actor has no control.

 

How Do I Find Out Why?

There is really no value in seeking and finding out why you weren’t cast in a role; you’ll rarely learn the truth, anyhow.  The reasons are likely to be complex and often times, have nothing to do with something you can control or alter.  What good will it do to find out that you're too short or tall?  Each show's casting considerations are relative and subjective, no matter what objective criteria is utilized.  Given readings of equal excellence, a Director is likely to select one over the other simply because “I like him/her.”  Since there is nothing you can do about this, it’s best not to concern yourself with it.  

 

AUDITIONS

 

Level 1 - SUMMER CAMP

Open to boys and girls, 4-14

with an educational focus 

Auditions* held on the first day of camp

    * ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ARE ASSURED

      OF BEING CAST MEMBERS

LINK to online Registration

opens June 1

 

 

Level 2 - FALL

Open to boys and girls, ages 6-18

with a local performance focus

Auditions held in September 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

for a time slot is strongly recommended; Walk in's welcome to arrive at the beginning of any Audition time slot

 

 

 Level 2 - SPRING

Open to boys and girls, ages 6-18

with a local performance focus

 Auditions held in February 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

for a time slot is strongly recommended; Walk-in's welcome to arrive at the beginning of any Audition time slot 

 

 

Level 3 - JTF Performing Team

Open to boys and girls, ages 10-18

with an Atlanta competition focus 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Auditions held in June

 

  

 QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, IDEAS? 

Karen Rohrer - Executive Director

 

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