Theater Auditions

Auditions are a prerequisite for participating in any of our productions, and are for casting purposes. A placement audition will take place at the beginning of each production; our philosophy is to see that all enrolled students are cast in the production, however PLEASE NOTE that sometimes cast size is limited, therefore enrollments may sometimes be capped.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Audition Location:
151 Kalmus Drive
Suite G-3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Audition Date:
Saturday, June 10th, 9am-12pm

Performance Dates:
Friday 7pm, and Saturday 2pm, 7pm
July 14-15

Please no conflicts on Performance Dates

Rehearsal Dates:
* June 12-23: Mon & Thursday  6-8pm
* June 26-July 14: Mon-Fri  9am-12pm

Audition Requirements:
* Prepare 1 minute of a contemporary musical theatre song for the primary audition.
* No a cappella auditions.
* Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all auditionees will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination; there will also be cold reading from the script.
* All those auditioning are encouraged to bring a headshot attached to your audition form when registering for auditions.
* Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Directors before casting can be confirmed.
* “Open Call” auditions. Roles for everyone!

Audition Form
Character List

ENROLL

Tuition: $475
All who are enrolled will be cast in the production.

HAIRSPRAY, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and fun tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show". When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. But can she convince the show to embrace dance-party equality and integrate a TV network? Boundaries of race and body size are about to get a big jolt!!

Audition Date: Saturday, August 26th 2017
Audition Time: 9am-1pm
Location: 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite G-3 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Rehearsal Dates: August 31 - Mid November (Performance dates TBA)
Rehearsal Times: Monday & Thursday 6-8pm (as called), Saturday: 9 am-12pm

Tech Rehearsal: November (Dates TBA)
Shows: Mid November (Dates TBA)
Production Location: TBA

Audition attendance required for Saturday morning, 9am, August 26th. Callbacks will be on Monday August 28th, at 6pm.

 Based on the auditions, the directors will determine who they wish to keep for script readings after the Dance & Vocal Audition. Callbacks, if needed, will take place on the Monday following the initial audition date.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Vocal Audition:
* Sing best 16 bars of Broadway song, or popular song from the 60's.  Must have sheet music and or accompaniment music(that is cued).  Accompanist provided.
* It is imperative that you come prepared to "act" this number. This will impact our selection of those who will be allowed to read for roles.

Dance Audition:
* All will participate in basic movement audition
* Teens (+ Velma & Motormouth) will remain for more extensive dance audition.  Wear appropriate footwear and come dressed to move.

Sides (script excerpts for audition) will be available soon.
* Character Descriptions are available here: Character Descriptions
Auditionees will be required to fill out an audition form online which includes:

* ALL conflicts during the rehearsal period
* contact information
* previous theater experience

Rehearsal commitment will include 1-2 weeknights per week (M/Th as called) and Saturdays.  All must guarantee no conflicts in final rehearsal period and no conflicts for ALL performances.

Auditionees are encouraged to enroll in A&L's Audition workshop August 19,  or Summer Theater classes.

* A Tentative, detailed rehearsal schedule will be posted online at a later date.

For more information, call 714.728.7100 or email info@artsandlearning.org

Early Bird Rate: $395 (Until Aug 1st)

Enroll

Audition Form

Please complete form and submit when enrolling for auditions


Personal & Contact Information


General Background Information

Willingness and Flexibility Statement:

Conflict Calendar

(PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY ACTIVITIES COINCIDING WITH OUR PRODUCTION SCHEDULE ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED AND COULD JEOPARDIZE YOUR ROLE IN THIS PRODUCTION. THEREFORE IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY THAT YOU CLEARLY INDICATE ANY CONFLICTS RIGHT NOW SO THAT THE DIRECTORS CAN TAKE THEM INTO CONSIDERATION)

*Tech Week and Performances are tentatively scheduled for mid-November

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151 Kalmus Drive, Suite G-2, G-3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-728-7100

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