AUDITIONS--MAY 23, 2016
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
This program is perfectly designed for newcomers and seasoned performers!
Students ages 10-19 are eligible to audition --PRODUCTION FEE (SEE DETAILS BELOW)
Students age 19 are eligible to audition.--NO PRODUCTION FEE
Audition Sign Up
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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE REQUESTING AN AUDITION RESERVATION.
Auditions: MAY 23, 2016—AFTER SCHOOL HOURS
Call Backs: MAY 24, 2016—AFTER SCHOOL HOURS
Performances: JULY 27 & 28, 2016 @ 7:00P.M.@ Birmingham Seaholm High School Auditorium
NOTE: ALL DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
It is very important that we have ALL CONFLICTS at the time of the audition. We are seeking enthusiastic singers/actors/dancers.
Prepare one full BROADWAY show-tune up-tempo song or ballad which shows off your voice, range, and personality.
Be sure to bring sheet music (not just lyrics but actual piano music) in the correct key – do not expect the pianist to transpose your music on sight. Have all cuts or repetitions clearly marked.
Place your music in a binder or tape the sheets together for the benefit of the accompanist.
Pianist is provided.
Arrive dressed and ready to dance, wearing clothes that shows your body type (no baggy clothes). Wear clothing you can move in for the choreography portion of the audition, which will be taught on site.
NO A CAPELLA or SINGING WITH PRE-RECORDED MUSIC ALLOWED.
• Bring a 8x10 headshot/recent photo. You DO NOT have to have a professional head-shot. A simple pic of yourself is fine!! Make sure you are the only one in the picture. Photos are not returned to you. Please write your full name on the back of your 8x10 photo.
• Parents can wait in our lobby during the auditions.
*NOTE: We encourage actors of all ethnicities to audition.
1. VERY IMPORTANT: Please NO selections from, “CINDERELLA”, "WICKED”, “FROZEN”, or “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid”. Please, no selections from Stephen Sondheim. No POP songs!
2. VERY IMPORTANT: Please plan on performing your musical selection with the same amount of acting with which you rehearse and perform a monologue or scene.
3. Bring your sheet music (w/full piano accompaniment) with you. PLEASE three-hole punch your music and place your music in a 3-ring binder!
4. Arrive NO MORE THAN 10 minutes before your audition appointment.
5. PLEASE NOTE: The entire audition process may take approximately 1 -2.5 hours.
ADVICE: Please do not wait until the last minute to order your music online and/or from a local store. It often takes a couple of weeks for shipping. Also, we strongly suggest practicing/reviewing your sheet music with a pianist before your audition. Do not assume the CD/Radio version of your song is the same as your sheet music. Hearing the sheet music version of a song for the first time during an actual audition will not allow you to perform at your best!!
Online Sheet Music Resources:
JW Pepper Music online; www.sheetmusicplus.com; www.amazon.com
· Rehearsals typically take place weeknights (2-3 times a week) after 5p.m. and a few Saturday’s – early morning. All cast members are not scheduled for all rehearsals.
· There is tuition and additional production related fees for youth and teens who are currently in elementary, middle or high school. See details below.
· Partial financial scholarships are available for teen actors currently in high-school! If assistance is needed, please indicate interest in your audition email request.
· There is NO tuition fee for adults (non-high school). We require each adult cast in the show to support the production with ad sales and production volunteer hours.
· Callbacks are usually a minimum of 4 hours.
· IMPORTANT: IF YOU RECEIVE A CALLBACK--YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE CALL BACK SESSION. FLEXIBILITY & PATIENCE ARE A MUST DURING OUR CALLBACK SESSION. IF YOU RECEIVE A CALLBACK AND ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND--WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE A SEPARATE CALL BACK TIME FOR YOU.
· Tuition Fee: Participants in elementary, middle or high school, who are cast, will pay a $200 production fee. Tuition is non-refundable/non-transferable. 100% of these fees are put towards the cost of the production. All shows and final rehearsals are mandatory. Partial financial scholarships are available for teen actors currently in high-school! If assistance is needed, please indicate interest in your audition email request.
· Costume Fee. Participants in elementary, middle or high school--Rented or custom made costumes are not fully covered by the production fee. Participants will pay an additional fee to help cover the rental, creation and/or purchase of costume items. Prices will vary depending on size and number of roles.
· ADDITIONAL FEES (most are optional):
Merchandise (cast t-shirts/sweatpants/bags, etc.)
Cast Retreat (not optional)
Costume accessories/shoes/wigs/leotards/tights (not optional)
These and other ancillary costs are not included in the tuition fee.
· Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents with children currently in elementary, middle or high school.
After casting, you may indicate your parent work assignment preference, but assignments are made based on production needs. The strike is scheduled immediately following the final production.
Children of parents who fail to volunteer for both a pre-production duty and show duty will be dismissed from the cast. Tuition is non-refundable.
· ALL ROLES ARE ANNOUNCED DURING THE CAST MEETING
· Audition & Rehearsal Location: DayDream Rehearsal Studio on Cranbrook Road--Bloomfield Hills.
Rehearsal times will vary from one role to another as rehearsals are scheduled around scenes. Therefore, some participants will rehearse more often than other participants. Once you receive your audition form --you are asked to indicate if you have regular rehearsal conflicts during the week and on weekends.
Note:: A complete rehearsal schedule is not available at this time.
ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend dress rehearsal every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company – please do not audition if you are unable to attend.
We anticipate LATE night final rehearsals the week of the show.
NOTE: THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF ONE DAYTIME TECH REHEARSAL DURING TECH WEEK!!
ATTENDANCE/CONFLICT POLICY DETAILS
1. We require you to submit all conflicts during the auditions.
2. All conflicts must be handed in by the last night of callbacks.
3. Additional conflicts or new conflicts are considered unexcused absences, and may lead to being dropped from the show.
3a. If a performer is forced to withdraw because of too many conflicts, no tuition will be refunded.
4. We accept one unexcused absences and we do keep track of unexcused absence
5. We reserve the right to not cast a participant if that person has an excessive number of conflicts.
6. Participants may have NO conflicts during technical weeks (the last week of rehearsals before the show opens.)
AUDITION RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN!!
EMAIL US TODAY!!
Auditions are via appointment only!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: CINDERELLA AUDITION)
Please include the following details in your email:
GRADE (15/16 school yr.):
ADULT/GUARDIAN NAME & EMAIL (FOR STUDENTS 10-18):
We will contact you, via email, within 5-7 days with a confirmed time and additional audition details.
DayDream Casting Policy
Choosing to “drop” a Show:::
It is the policy of Project DayDream that if an actor auditions for a show (agrees to take any role including ensemble) and is cast, they must accept the role they are given. If the actor chooses not to participate in the production following the cast list being announced, they may NOT audition for another show for 1 year.
That actor will also NOT be considered for a principle role in the next production they audition. In addition, this action may be considered in future casting decisions and any written references.
Not only is dropping a show unprofessional, it is disrespectful to the directors, cast members, and above all to the craft of theatre itself.