Everything you Need to Know about the Audition Process
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GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
Casting Ages 10 – 18
Evenings: March 12th - 14th at 7:00pm
Matinees: March 14th & 15th at 2:00pm
Audition Sign-Up Online: November 25th - January 8th
Location: ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St., Longview, TX 75601
Auditions: Thursday, January 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
Friday, January 10th, 5:30-8:30pm
Callbacks: Saturday, January 11th, 10:00am-2:00pm – Call Back List posted by 9:00pm Friday, January 10th
Cast List: Posted by 7:00pm, Saturday, January 11th (on website, facebook, & ACT door)
If cast there is a $50 supply fee which includes script, t-shirt, costumes, and production supplies.
*Participation in audition does not guarantee a role in the production.*
~ See audition details below ~
This Arabian Nights tale begins on a festive evening of exotic music, delightful dancers, happy courtiers and one sour tempered King. Supremely bored, the King demands a mesmerizing tale from the best storyteller in the court, beautiful and clever Scheherazade. She truly is a brilliant storyteller but what kind of tale involves a musician, a cook, a jester, a porter, a chancellor, an accountant, a general, dancers and merchants? A MAGICAL one! Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is funny and fast paced as Scheherazade pulls members of the King's court into the action to portray the characters of her story . Can a musician be Aladdin? Can a dancer be a Princess? Of course, it's in-GENIE -ous! Because it's MAGICAL!
The Director will be looking for actors who can read the assigned roles with personality and depth. Come willing to try new things! The ensemble cast includes: 7 - 9 males / 7 - 9 females
The Musician (who plays Aladdin)
The Cook (who plays Aladdin’s Mother)
The Jester (who plays The Magician)
The Porter (who plays The Genie)
The Chancellor (who plays The Grand Vizier)
The Accountant (who plays The Grand Vizier’s Son)
The Dancer (who plays The Princess)
The General (who plays The Sultan)
Various Townspeople (who play Various Merchants, etc.)
The setting is the court of the King of some unnamed foreign land in some undetermined era. Once the story begins, the people of the court create the story settings from whatever material is available in the court.
Sign Up Online, November 25th - January 8th
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!
We are excited about this production of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and invite all who love theatre to audition!
Print the Audition Information Sheets found here. Fill them out and bring them with you to auditions. Please include a resume of prior theatrical experience as well as a recent photo/headshot of yourself. These will not be returned to you.
Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and athletic sneakers, dance/jazz shoes.
You will cold read from the script. Be ready to perform your monologue.
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
Arrive 10-15 minutes before your auditions begin, and plan to stay the entire time.
Sign in and have your picture taken (if needed).
Go over Audition Information Sheets to make sure you have marked all conflicts (see calendar here). Attach photo & turn in paperwork.
Auditions are closed. This means that only actors are allowed in the audition room.
Auditions will include reading from the script and character movement. Be willing to “try” any direction the audition panel may give you.
Saturday, January 11th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
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 Saturday, January 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Participation in Callbacks does not guarantee a role in the production.
Dress requirements are the same as the audition.
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.
Callbacks are closed, therefore, parents/friends/family members will not be permitted in the theater unless there is an emergency.
There will be a short discussion regarding the agenda for call backs.
Actors will participate in vocal and physical warm-ups as a group.
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 by 7:00pm, Saturday, January 11th.
*If cast, there is a $50 supply fee which includes a script, t-shirt, costumes, and all production supplies.
Rehearsals will be held at ArtsView, January 13th through March 10th, 2020.
~ Parent, Participant, & Production Team Meeting with Rehearsal following – Monday January 13th, parents, participants, and production team meet from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please print Participant Packet emailed to you, fill out, and bring to this meeting. *Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Following the meeting, cast members will have rehearsal until 8:30pm
Final Dress Rehearsal Performance: Wednesday, March 11th, 7:00 pm. *Participants may invite 2 guests to attend.
**Rehearsal call times and release times may vary beginning 2 weeks prior to performances.
All performances will be held at ArtsView Children’s Theatre
Evenings: March 12th - March 14th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Matinees: March 14th & 15th, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tickets on sale Monday, January 13th, 2019 for the General Public, and on January 6th for the Guild. $12 Online; $15 in office, by phone, or at the door