THEATRE @ VHHS
MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION
WHAT DO I NEED FOR AUDITIONS?
You will need to prepare a short song. The song should be from a musical, but not from this musical, be about 16 bars or about a minute and highlight your wonderful voice! If you don’t have any clue what that means don’t worry, you can find songs to learn at the Backlight Website.
YOU MUST BRING A LIST OF ANY CONFLICTS THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH REHEARSAL. We will be rehearsing from 3:30-6:30 Monday-Friday August 21- October 26. The performances will be October 27, 28 and November 2,3,4.
WHAT HAPPENS AT AUDITIONS?
Wednesday or Thursday (but not both!): Break into groups. Group 1 will learn and perform a dance in the Auditorium; Group 2 will sing their song in the Choir Room. Then the groups will switch. Easy! You may be asked to do a short reading as well.
Thursday: Callbacks: if you are called back you will have the chance to sing selections for the show.
WHEN ARE AUDITIONS?
Wednesday 8/16/17 at 3:30 pm in the VHHS Auditorium
Thursday 8/17/17 at 3:30 pm in the VHHS Auditorium
Friday 8/18/17 at 3:30 pm in the VHHS Auditorium
WHAT ARE CALLBACKS?
You are expected to attend either Wednesday or Thursday but not both. A Callback sheet will be posted on the webpage sometime Thursday night. Those people that are called back will be expected to attend an additional audition on Friday at 3:30p.m. If you make it to callbacks you will be expected to stay until we are done (sometimes as late at 7 or 8pm). Bring a snack (something healthy to keep your energy up, not the junk they sell in the vending machines)
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR CALLBACKS?
Start getting to know the show now. Listen to the soundtrack, watch a production it’s all on YouTube.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You want to put your best foot forward. Dress nicely in comfortable clothing that you feel comfortable moving in but you find flattering. Look nice, feel free to dress up but also be ready to roll on the floor. Stay away from heels or high soled shoes, skirts, loose or ill fitting outfits. You may want to bring a change of clothing for the dance auditions.
Any questions please feel free to ask: Kevin.Phelan@d128.org
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
A play by Peter Bloedel
Auditions: August 21
Callbacks: August 22
Performances: Sept. 27, 28 TIME TBA
What to Expect:
Expect to work hard and play hard! This will be a fun show, but we have very little time to prepare!
We will be rehearsing 4-5 days a week for 6 weeks.
Rehearsals will be from 3:30-6pm. You may not need to be at every rehearsal, but you should be available.
Even though this is a no experience necessary play, you still need to be committed to it. You are expected to attend all rehearsals! Additional crew time is also required. Crew will meet on Saturdays.
No unexcused absences: If you think it might be a conflict please list it on the Callback Ticket.
While some absences are unavoidable, absences due to doctor appointments, special events, out of town trips, etc. should be scheduled at times that do not conflict with rehearsals.
You must keep your Grades up.
You MUST be in school to perform or rehearse!
Students may not miss any rehearsal during the last 2 weeks before the performance. This means no field trips, no college visits, etc. BE SURE TO CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE THESE TWO WEEKS.
Provide a list of every conflict that might interfere with rehearsal. If there is a doubt put it on!
YOU MUST ATTEND STRIKE!
Tech Rehearsals begin Thursday September 21
Final Dress September 26
Tech and dress rehearsals will go late
Tech Rehearsals 21, 22,: 8pm
Dress Rehearsals 25, 26: 8pm
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS:
The first day we will be working on movement and audition techniques. Final Auditions will be at callbacks.
WHAT ARE CALLBACKS?
Callbacks are a second audition. You will have the chance to come back the second day and read specific parts of the play.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You want to put your best foot forward. Dress nicely. Look nice, dress up, but also be comfortable. Stay away from heels or high soled shoes, skirts, loose or ill fitting outfits.
TELL ME ABOUT THE PLAY.
A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines -- similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM AN ACTOR?
We want actors that are willing to try new things. The whole point of the Fresh/Soph play is to give the younger students more theatre experience. You will be asked to act, sing, dance, also work as your own crew. We will all work together to create an ensemble performance.
WHAT HAPPENS AT REHEARSAL?
First we warm-up as you would any sport practice. We warm up our bodies by running and stretching. We will then play some acting games to get in the right frame of mind for rehearsal. Then we will work on specific parts of the show.
While you are not on stage you will be asked to work on building and painting the set. There will be no crew so the ensemble will have to do all of the stage work. Most of this work will happen during rehearsal or tech Saturdays. You may be let out of rehearsal early. You will be out every day (except tech rehearsals) in time to get on the late bus at 6:30pm.
One act directors are required to have completed Acting Studio. Applications are due by Sept. 8.
What is Crew?
Crew is a great pace to get to know new people and learn about collaboration, communication, creative thinkng, problem solving and theatre. Crew is term including set, lighting, sound, props and costume crews.
Thursday Aug. 31 3:30 Auditorium
Each crew is assigned a student leader or Crew Head.
Fill out your Crew Head Applications here.
Want to get invloved in theatre at VHHS?
Come to the first Theatre meeting of the year 8/15/17 @ 3:30 in the Studio Theatre
Follow this link for more information about BACKLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY. You must be logged into your VHHScougars.org account to follow this link.