* If you cannot make it to ALL the performances, the Saturday(s) rehearsal, the entire rehearsal the final week of rehearsals and if no adult representative is available to attend the mandatory Family/Cast Meeting - THEN PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION.
Winter/Spring 2019 AUDITION INFORMATION
for Charlotte’s Web and Disney’s Mary Poppins JR
Thur Dec 13 or Mon Dec 17 from 3:10pm-6:00pm
NOT EVERYONE WHO AUDITIONS WILL BE CAST AND SOME STUDENTS MAY BE CAST IN BOTH SHOWS.
If you are not cast, there are also opportunities for students to work on set, costumes, lights, sound or as stage managers. Those crew applications are available the week of auditions outside Room 20 at Fred Moore and Portable Room 5 at Washington. You must sign up for an audition time outside Room 20 at Fred Moore or portable Room 5 at Washington. Auditions located in the CHOIR ROOM at the Fred Moore campus of AMSA.
PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT:
Due to the incredible need for labor and the high costs of putting on a full-scale theatrical production, there is a parent volunteer hours requirement which includes a $100 potentially refundable deposit. For every hour a parent volunteers to work on the set, postering, ushering, house managing, selling concessions/flower/tickets they earn $10 of the deposit back. Volunteer 10 hours and you earn $100 back! This money will go to hire additional staff to cover areas that we seem to no longer have family support to take care of. This commitment is a per production requirement.
Charlotte’s Web is based on the famous novel by E.B. White. The story follows the lovable Wilbur, the pig, and his friendships with the other animals on the farm. However trouble arises when Wilbur’s life is in danger and his friend Charlotte, the spider, must come up with a plan to save him!
Disney’s Mary Poppins JR follows the story of the jack-of-all trades, Bert, who introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures and even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS:
Students who wish to audition must prepare and memorize a 30-second monologue (a short speech from a play). The monologue can be comedic or dramatic. You can find one on your own or there will be some sample monologues available outside Room 20 at Fred Moore and Portable Room 5 at Washington. If you wish to audition for Seussical, in addition to a monologue, you will need to also prepare 30-45 seconds of a song (aprox. 16 bars of music). Please bring the sheet music or a karaoke version of your song on CD or on your electronic device. There will be sample songs available outside Room 20 at Fred Moore and Portable Room 5 at Washington or you can find a song on your own. If you choose your own song it should be from a musical.
On the morning of Tuesday December 18 a Callback List will be posted outside Portable Room 5 at Washington and outside Room 20 at Fred Moore. Callbacks for Charlotte’s Web will be on Wednesday, December 19 from 3:10-5:00 and callbacks for Disney’s Mary Poppins JR will be Thursday, December 20 from 3:10-5:00pm. Callbacks are in the CHOIR ROOM at Fred Moore. You do not need to prepare anything for Callbacks but should plan to be there the whole time.
MANDATORY FAMILY/CAST MEETING:
We are having a mandatory meeting for the parent/guardian of cast members. If a parent cannot attend, another adult representative can go in their place. At this meeting, families will receive schedules, expectations, volunteer information, and requirements of having their child participate in the program. Charlotte’s Web Family Meeting is Thursday, January 3rd from 7pm to 8pm and the Disney’s Mary Poppins JR Family Meeting is Thursday, February 21st from 7pm to 8pm.
Charlotte’s Web (not a musical) SHOW DATES:
Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 9 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 10 at 2:00pm
Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 17 at 2:00pm
Disney’s Mary Poppins JR (a musical) SHOW DATES:
Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm, Thursday, April 25 at 7:30pm, Friday, April 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm
Charlotte’s Web: January 2 to January 31 from 3:10pm-5:00pm (Mondays through Thursdays) then February 4 through February 7 from 3:10pm-6:00pm. Please arrange for pick up transportation on the days we conclude at 6:00pm. There is one mandatory Saturday rehearsal on February 2 from 8:00am-Noon. IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE THE WHOLE REHEARSAL TIME FEBRUARY 2 AND FEBRUARY 4 THROUGH 7 - THEN DO NOT AUDITION.
Disney’s Mary Poppins: February 21 to April 11 from 3:10pm-5:00pm (Mondays through Thursdays) then April 15 through 18 from 3:10pm-6:00pm. Please arrange for pick up transportation on the days we conclude at 6:00pm. There are two mandatory Saturday rehearsals on February 23 and April 13 from 8:00am-Noon. IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE THE WHOLE TIME FEBRUARY 23. APRIL 13, AND APRIL 15 THROUGH 18 - THEN DO NOT AUDITION. There are no rehearsals over Spring Break.
If you have any questions about the audition or what you need to prepare, please contact Mr. Fietek at Jefferson.Fietek@ahschools.us, 763-506-5089 or stop by.