What to prepare:
Students are asked to bring approximately 32 measures or 1-minute of an upbeat pop or musical theater song written in 1970 or later.
Songs by the following composers/lyricists would make great choices: Tim Minchin, William Finn, Craig Carnelia, Maltby & Shire, Henry Krieger, David Zippel, Cy Coleman, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Kitt, Jonathan Larson, Andrew Lippa, Elton John, Pasek & Paul, Goldrich and Heisler and more!
Please do not sing in any British dialects, unless you naturally speak with a British dialect. Be yourself. Show the creative team your true self and showcase your talents and personality.
Auditionees are expected to bring their song’s sheet music with cuts clearly marked in a 3-ring binder. No a cappella or singing to accompaniment tracks.
Auditionees need to print and bring the completed Audition Form along with a headshot. If you do not have a headshot, we will take your picture at the audition. Here is the link for the Audition Form:
*HITS Theatre Staff is available for individual or group private coaching sessions to help students choose audition material and prepare their songs for auditions. Contact Front Desk to book a coaching session.
Auditions will be divided by grades: 5th-6th-grade group and 7th-12th-grade group.The auditions will be a Vocal and Dance Auditions combined.
OPEN AUDITIONS: (Choose one option)
OPTION A: Thursday, November 7
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7th-12th GRADERS ONLY.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance auditions (arrive ready to dance)
7:30-9:00 p.m. Vocal auditions (students are dismissed after they sing)
MAXIMUM SIGN-UP 22 STUDENTS
OPTION B: Sunday, November 10
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5TH & 6TH GRADERS ONLY
3:00-4:00 p.m. Dance Audition (arrive ready to dance)
4:00-5:00 p.m. Vocal auditions (students are dismissed after they sing)
MAXIMUM SIGN-UP 20 STUDENTS
OPTION C: Sunday, November 10
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7th-12th GRADERS ONLY.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Dance auditions (arrive ready to dance).
6:00-7:00 p.m. Vocal auditions (students are dismissed after they sing).
OPTION D: Thursday, November 14
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 5th & 6th GRADERS ONLY
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance auditions (arrive ready to dance); followed by Vocal auditions.
MAXIMUM SIGN-UP 15 STUDENTS
OPTION E: Thursday, November 14
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7th-12th GRADERS ONLY.
7:30-8:00 p.m. Dance auditions (arrive ready to dance)
8:00-9:00 p.m. Vocal auditions (students are dismissed after they sing)
MAXIMUM SIGN-UP 25 STUDENTS
Sunday, November 173:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. DANCE CALLBACKS
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ACTING CALLBACKS
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. VOCAL CALLBACKSWe may need to see more from some students after the general auditions for specific roles. Students invited to callbacks will be notified via e-mail after their initial audition. Unable to attend auditions?
Video submissions will be accepted. To submit, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. VOCAL CALLBACKS
We may need to see more from some students after the general auditions for specific roles. Students invited to callbacks will be notified via e-mail after their initial audition.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: All rehearsals are mandatory. Any and all conflicts must be approved prior to casting. Additional conflicts after casting is announced will be considered unexcused. Excessive tardies or absences may result in role reassignment or removal from the production. There may be some rehearsals when the entire cast is not called.
Spring Break vacations should be scheduled between March 16-22. There WILL be mandatory rehearsal on March 14th & 15th. January 2 - 4, 2020
Intensive 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
January 5, 2020
Intensive 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
January 8, 2020 - March 15, 2020 (Rehearsals at Immanuel Baptist Church)Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Saturdays 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.Sundays 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020 (Rehearsals at Miller Outdoor Theatre)6:00 - 10:00 p.m. March 28, 2020 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)2:00 - 11:00 p.m.Dress Rehearsals:March 30, 2020 - April 1, 2020 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Week 1 Performances (Curtain at 8 p.m.):Thursday, April 2, 2020 Friday, April 3, 2020Saturday, April 4, 2020
Call Time: 6:00 p.m. Brush-up Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (Immanuel Baptist Church)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Week 2 Performances (Curtain at 8 p.m.):Thursday, April 9, 2020Friday, April 10, 2020Saturday, April 11, 2020
Call Time: 6:00 p.m.
Initial vocal/movement auditions will determine acceptance into the production. Once accepted, access will be granted to register for this class. Role assignments may be determined at a later date. Anyone may audition, but students registered at HITS within the last school year will receive preference.
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