AUDITIONS

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The 8th Annual Winter Concert

Ages 6-18
December 12th-15th

Auditions October 19th-21st
Audition Sign Ups Open September 17th
Rehearsals begin November 3rd
Tuition Based Program

The Theater Bug is excited to present our 8th annual Winter Concert! This fully produced evening of music is one of our favorite events all year. Performers will rehearse a combination of solos, small group numbers and group numbers to be performed as part of The Theater Bug's Main stage Season.

Auditions
October 19th-21st
Performers must prepare 1 minute of a song in the style of their choosing. Sheet music or instrumental tracks only. No A Capella. The 21st will be our dance callback where performers will learn a combination with choreographer, Bakari King. If you plan to use sheet music, please be sure to sign up in an accompanist slot. If you plan to use a track, please only sign up for a track spot.

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals begin Nov 4th and will take place after school and weekends based on actor and instructor availability.

  • There is no rehearsal November 27th-Dec1st.

  • Performers are allowed 4 pre-approved conflict days. Conflicts must be submitted at auditions. Additional conflicts after casting are not permitted.

  • Mandatory rehearsal dates are: December 2nd-11th.

  • There is no rehearsal Saturday, Dec 7th.

  • Some conflict exceptions may be made for seniors traveling for college auditions so long as they are discussed prior to casting.

Performances
Performances will be held December 12th-15th and are mandatory.


AUDITION TIPS

The first step in auditioning is choosing great, appropriate material that you love! When choosing material you'll want to make sure it:

  • Is age appropriate. All material should be for a character that could be played by you.

  • Is unique. Some material has been heard so many times, it gets a little lost on your audience. Let's find you something special!

  • Plays to your strengths. If you are an awesome alto, don't choose a soprano piece.

  • Is something you love to perform. If you love it, it will show!

Wondering where to find a monologue? Here are some tips:

  • Read plays! Lots of them. Look for characters your age. Check the library, Amazon or book stores. Straight plays tend to have more monologues than musicals, but you can find them in either.

  • Read books! Some of your favorite fictional characters may have great monologue material! These may need some editing so it sounds like it is being delivered in the present tense to another person. You'll need to edit our the "he saids" and other narrative parts. We can help.

  • Watch movies! I bet you can find some one minute pieces from a character you love in your favorite movie!

  • Surfing the internet for monologues can be a little risky. Many of them are not great pieces or are pretty over done. You could find a gem if you look hard enough!

What about songs?

Since we often require everyone to have sheet music for a program, we wanted to give you a hand. Some of our favoite places to find sheet music are:

www.musicnotes.com
www.newmusicaltheatre.com
Amazon.com

OR you can check with us and we will try and help you! Please double check that the song is in the key you want!