Auditions

Auditions and Interviews for the Fall Term Advanced Theatre Study and Performance 7/8 class will be on Thursday, May 5 at 2:30pm in the PAC.

This class is for students interested in being in the Fall Play and/or working backstage in the Technical Theatre department (building sets, designing sound, lights, and props, or working with the stage manager). Actors, please prepare a 1-minute monologue; Technical Theatre students, please prepare to tell us why you want to be in the advanced class and work backstage for the shows. Please fill out the application and find more details below: 

How to prepare:

  1. Fill out this application form: https://forms.gle/oBdJULK7jJD9E4Z16

  2. Upload and bring your headshot (actors only) and resume (technicians and actors).
  3. Actors: Prepare a 1-minute monologue and be ready to answer interview questions about why you want to be in the class.

  4. Technicians: Be ready to talk about why you want to be in the class, and your theatre or work experience (no experience required).

Thank you!

 


Previous Audition Information


Disney’s Freaky Friday, Musical!

Dance Audition Video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vGpqrggqL7xv-EOG7p7KYpiTFyDzOFSU/view?usp=drivesdk

Do you want to perform or work backstage with the RBHS Drama Students? Auditions and interviews for the Advanced Theatre Study & Performance Class for Term 2, which produces the Spring Musical, will be held on Jan 11 and 12  at 2:30pm in the PAC. Please plan to come both days. Please prepare a 1-minute song to sing (actors) or prepare to speak about your theatrical goals (technicians). There is also a technical theatre course for Term 2 that helps build the sets and make the props for the musical. Let your counselor know you are interested. The performances will be March 31 – April 2, 2022. 

*If you are unable to attend auditions in-person due to COVID, please join us via Zoom on Jan. 11. Please wait patiently in the waiting room, and we will bring you into the Zoom room when it is your turn.

Zoom  Link is: https://powayusd.zoom.us/my/pac908 (Links to an external site.)

Meeting ID: 511 874 5344
Passcode: 908908 (all numbers)

 

Audition or Tech Interview Important Information:

  1. Please fill out this Audition and Technical Interview Application BEFORE arriving on January 11 and 12 (this if for BOTH actors and technical theatre students). No sign ups required, please show up with digital application filled out:
    1. Link to Audition Form and Technical Theatre Interest Application (same form): https://forms.gle/uvEQcoB1vLWH6qvu9
  2. Actors:  
    1. January 11 = Singing and Dancing Auditions
    2. January 12 = Scene Reading Callbacks and Dancing Callbacks. 
    3. ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO CALLBACKS. 
  3. Technical Theatre Students:  
    1. January 12 = Interviews. 
  4. Are you able to enroll in the 4th period, Theatre Performance 7-8 class?  
    1. Rehearsals and technical crew projects will begin during Period 4. If you are unable to enroll in the 4th period class, you may still be part of the cast or crew, in a smaller role. We want to include as many students as possible in the show! **Technical theatre students: if you cannot join 4th period, there is a Tech Theatre class Period 3 that you can enroll in, but this is not required. Talk to your counselor!
  5. Actors Audition Information
    1. Come prepared to sing a song from a musical, 1-minute in length.  Please bring a recording of your music – accompaniment, only, no vocals. 
    2. Bring a change of clothes to dance in. The choreographer will be teaching a dance routine to all who audition.
    3. Please also read through the Callback Sides (Scenes):  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ClvN0MKRLt1nCIPK4yyIlA57_4Hdga7Z?usp=sharing
  6. Technical Theatre Interviews
    1. Come prepared to speak about your creative interests, why you want to be involved in the musical, and any prior experience you have (none required). 

Performances. Rehearsal Information, and Important Dates:

Performances:  March 31 and April 1 @ 7pm, and April 2 @ 2pm and 7pm.

Rehearsals:  Rehearsals will be during Period 4 for blocking and choreography. Music rehearsals will be after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm-4pm. We will also have after school rehearsals for Set/Prop Build Week, Tech Week, and Dress Rehearsals (see below).

Important Dates:

After School Rehearsals: Wednesdays, from 2:30-4pm.

Set & Prop Build Week: March 14-17, from 2:30-4:30pm

Tech Week: March 21-24, from 2:30pm-6pm

Dress Rehearsals: March 28-30, from 2:30pm-6pm

Performances: March 31 and April 1, call time 5pm, show time 7pm. And, April 2, call time 12pm, show times 2pm and 7pm. 

In-School Previews (TBD): March 30, all day.

**All cast and crew will be required to sign a Commitment Agreement: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b3Pwv-_qz__pViQ1NC91JpJnuXkBdb3TZ7YUU9MRMK0/edit?usp=sharing

 

About the Show

“The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films. It features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.” – https://www.mtishows.com/freaky-friday

 

Characters Breakdown:

Katherine Blake (Female, 40-50) a single mother who runs her own catering business. Overprotective and Type A, she believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding. Must also portray Ellie in Katherine’s body. 

Ellie Blake (Female, must look 15) – the hero of the story. A rumpled, disorganized “everygirl.” She is smart, funny, and passionate about her school’s underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a “Whats-her-name,” and easily forgotten, unlike her “perfect” mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie’s body. 

Fletcher Blake (Male, must look 8) – Katherine’s eccentric son and Ellie’s younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her). Could be played by either girl or boy. 

Mike Riley (Male 40’s) – Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easygoing guy. He adores Katherine and her kids. 

Adam (Male, teen) love interest for Ellie. Slouchy and scruffy, he is a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the “List Master” of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt. 

Torrey (20s-30s) – Katherine’s assistant – a high-strung perfectionist. 

Savannah (Teen) The villain – brilliant, aggressive, a winner. Dancing is a plus. 

Hannah (Teen) Ellie’s best friend – intense, emotional, lacks confidence.

Gretchen (Teen) Also Ellie’s best friend – hacker-geek, self-described nerd. 

Wells/Photographer (Teen) Ellie’s friend – dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker. Dancer.

Parker (Teen)  Ellie’s friend – completely average, best friends with Wells.  

Ensemble – Actors, singers or dancers to be both ensemble and featured roles including teachers, grandparents, cops, students, and others. 


Peter and the Starcatcher – Audition Materials:

Please click here to view the Character Descriptions and Monologue Choices.

Please click here to view the script.

Below is a list of potential scenes (sides) for the callbacks. *Pages of script NOT the pdf:

  • Act I, Scene 1, Page 12 (end of page): SLANK, ALF, MRS. BUMBRAKE, MOLLY.
  • Act I, Scene 2, Page 15: (Start after monologue) MRS. BUMBRAKE, MOLLY, ALF.
  • Act I, Scene 4, Page 18 : ALF, PRENTISS, TED, BOY and MOLLY.
  • Act I, Scene 4, Page 26: GREMPKIN, BOY.
  • Act I, Scene 5, Page 30 start:  SMEE, ASTER, STACHE, SANCHEZ.
  • Act I, Scene 8, Page 44: ASTER, MOLLY.
  • Act I, Scene 9, Page 48 start: MOLLY, BOY.
  • Act II, Scene 3, Page 83:  FIGHTING PRAWN, TED, PRENTISS, HAWKING CLAM, PETER, MOLLY.
  • Act III, Scene 8, Page 103: TEACHER, PETER.

 


IMPROV AUDITION INFORMATION:

Improv Team Auditions will be on September 7th and 8th at 2:30pm in the PAC. Please plan to come BOTH days to learn or review the rules of improv, practice playing games, and audition. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. All students are welcome! We will have weekly practices after school and evening performances once per month. Performance Dates are: Oct 7, Dec 2, Jan 27, Feb 17, April 7, and May 5.

 


Interested in joining the Advanced Drama and Technical Theatre Class? Auditions and Interviews for the Fall Term, 4th Period course are April 21st!

Auditions and Interviews Will Be Held on April 21 at 2:30pm in classroom 908 and on Zoom.  This is for the 4th period, Advanced Theatre Study and Performance 7/8 Class. 

How to prepare:

  1. Fill out this application form: https://forms.gle/89z4XH1s5h3PrKQG9

  2. Upload and bring your headshot (actors only) and resume (technicians and actors).
  3. Actors: Prepare a 1-minute monologue and be ready to answer interview questions about why you want to be in the class.

  4. Technicians: Be ready to talk about why you want to be in the class, and your theatre or work experience.

*Auditions and interviews will be live, in person and on Zoom at the same time.  Use the Zoom link (provided on April 20) and wait until you are called into the Zoom room. Please be patient as we will be getting to students on a first come basis.  Thank you!

 


For those interested in joining the advanced class as an actor or technician, joining the improv team, or volunteering before or during shows, please click here to fill out an interest form and we will be in touch!


 

Virtual Applications for Spring Term 2021

For the Advanced Theatre Study and Performance Class:

Actors and Technicians, please click here to fill out the application form.  The application will ask you to submit a brief video introducing yourself and explaining why you want to be in the Advanced Theatre class. Be creative, follow the guidelines below, and have fun! Please keep videos under 1-minute.  *Actors, please also perform a 30-second monologue. 

Filming Guidelines

Pre-Recording Checklist:

  1. Find a quiet place to record.
  2. Avoid recording in areas with dim lighting or bright lights behind you. Make sure we can see you!
  3. Place your camera (phone or computer) on a steady surface (such as a table or shelf) AND at eye-level (or as close to that as possible).
    1. Do not hold your phone and move around while you record. This is not social media or FaceTime.
    2. Do not place your camera on the floor, looking up at you. We won’t be able to see your face.
  4. Sit or stand so that your face can clearly be seen within the camera frame.
    1. For monologues, do not sit down. Instead, stand and make sure we can see your entire body, from the knees up.

In Your Video:

  1. Slate your full name. 
    1. “Hello, my name is Allison Meriwether.”
  2. Introduce Yourself:
    1. Tell us what grade you are in, about your background in theatre, why you want to be in the class, a fun fact about yourself, or anything you want!
  3. Monologues (Actors Only):  
    1. Tell us the name of the play, the playwright, and the character you will be playing.
    2. Example:  “I will be performing a monologue from the play, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner. I will be playing the part of Lucy.”
  4. Sound Design: 
    1. Present each project idea. 
    2. Explain and share visuals and sound clips from each.
  5. After your presentation, say “Thank You” before ending the recording. 

Post-Recording Checklist:

  • I spoke clearly and you can hear my voice.
  • I answered the question and stayed on topic.
  • You can clearly see me in the video, as directed.
  • I watched my video to check for mistakes and re-recorded if I needed to.
  • Please make sure that your video can be viewed by anyone with the link. If you are unsure how to do this, please watch this video or read this article.
  • *You may email us a link to your website or YouTube video, which includes your headshot, resume, and application/audition video. Please email: rbhsbroncoplayers@gmail.com.

Thank you!