AUDITION INFORMATION

Everything you Need to Know about the Audition Process

Please read through our Covid-19 guidelines before registering to audition - these will be updated as needed.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

If cast, there is a  $50 supply fee which includes script, t-shirt, costumes, and production supplies.

Boy Who Stole the Stars will hold auditions for actors and actresses ages 12-22 on February 26th from 6:30-9pm.

Boy Who Stole the Stars will be directed by: Judah Armour

Audition Slot signups can be found here.

Audition Information and Conflict Form is requested can be found here.

*Participation in audition does not guarantee a role in the production.*

~ See audition details below ~

STORY SYNOPSIS

A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man's behavior is different; he's short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather's aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars. Their togetherness seems to renew the old man's interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars. An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying. At play's end, the youngster comes to understand how important he is to his grandfather. 

An excerpt of the script can be found here for those who would like to gain a better understanding of the show prior to auditions.

CASTING

Characters:

  Poet - narrator

  Nicholas - a young boy

  Bessie - Nicholas' grandmother

  Matthew - Nicholas' grandfather

  Genevieve - a young girl

  extra characters 

The number of cast members needed will be determined by the Director, with a minimum Company size of 4 cast members. 

AUDITION DETAILS

Members of the audition panel are looking for actors with individuality, energy, the ability to take direction, and the ability to cooperate in a group. During auditions, actors are encouraged to perform actions and dialogue that will best represent the characters in the play. This will help the panel determine which role may be best for you!
 

A successful audition means accomplishing the following goals:

1. Do the best you can that day. Be confident and focus on having a good audition, instead of simply getting cast.
2. Learn something. Never leave an audition/call back without learning a new acting trick, new audition material, or making a new friend.
3. Have Fun! Yes, “Acting is Reacting,” BUT….it’s also PRETENDING! It’s time to PLAY!   

AUDITION PREPARATION

Audition Preparation

  1. Please sign up for an audition slot here.

  2. Check the rehearsal and performance dates on the calendar here for scheduling conflicts. Be sure to list these on your Audition Information Sheets.

  3. Please fill out the digital Audition Information/Conflict List here

  4. Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and athletic sneakers, dance/jazz shoes.

  5. You will also cold read from the script. 

  6. Be prepared to take direction and be willing to show character traits.

**Clear background checks are a prerequisite for all ArtsView volunteers, staff, cast, and production team members, ages 18 & up, as part of ArtsView’s child safety policy.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS

What to Expect at Auditions - PLEASE NOTE, IN ORDER TO AUDITION, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION SLOT AND COMPLETE THE AUDITION INFORMATION FORM BY FOLLOWING THE LINKS PROVIDED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. Please arrive on time to your slotted audition. 

  1. Arrive 10-15 minutes before your auditions begin, and plan to stay the entire time. 

  2. Sign in and have your picture taken (if needed).

  3. Go over Audition Information Sheets to make sure you have marked all conflicts (see calendar here). Attach photo & turn in paperwork.

  4. Auditions are closed. This means that only actors are allowed in the audition room.

  5. Auditions will include reading from the script and character movement. Be willing to “try” any direction the audition panel may give you.

  6. Auditions at ArtsView Children's Theatre are held in a group format. You will be auditioning with multiple other auditioners who may be older or younger than you. 

  7. Please contact the theatre if you need to make alternate arrangements for your audition. These arrangements are decided upon in a case by case basis and may include the option of a video audition, etc. 

CALLBACKS

Callbacks - There will be no callbacks for Boy Who Stole the Stars

For shows that do include a Call Back: 

  1. If you are “called back,” it is simply because the director needs to see you again before casting. If requested to attend Callbacks, please return to ArtsView on (not applicable). Participation in Callbacks does not guarantee a role in the production.

  2. Dress requirements are the same as the audition.

  3. Please plan to stay the entire time. Check in at the front desk. You will receive a name tag to be worn on your RIGHT SHOULDER.

  4. Callbacks are closed, therefore, parents/friends/family members will not be permitted in the theater unless there is an emergency.

  5. There will be a short discussion regarding the agenda for call backs.

  6. Actors will participate in vocal and physical warm-ups as a group.

  7. You will read excerpts from the script with other actors and/or by yourself. Be prepared to read for all parts.

The Cast List will be posted on the front door at ArtsView, on Facebook, and on our website once the show is cast.

REHEARSAL DATES

All rehearsals will be held at ArtsView Children's Theatre. 

 

Rehearsal dates will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays beginning March 22nd and continue through April 22nd, from 7-9pm. There will also be rehearsals on Saturday, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, and April 24th, from 9am-noon. These Saturday rehearsals are subject to change depending on the Directors needs and we will keep the cast updated to any changes that may occur. The week of our performances, April 26 - May 2nd, will be Tech Week. Rehearsals will begin at the cast member's specific Call Time this entire week (Monday - Sunday) and will end no later than 9pm. 

PERFORMANCE DATES

All performances will be held at ArtsView Children’s Theatre and are ticketed performances. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or by calling the office. Please note, there will be no door sales for this show. 

Performance Dates are:

  Thursday, April 29 - 7pm

  Friday, April 30 - 7pm

  Saturday, May 1 - 2pm

  Saturday, May 1 - 7pm

  *There will be no show on Sunday, May 2nd.*

Tickets will be $12 (plus the online fee per Tickets to the City) and will be available for purchase to the public March 22nd. 

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