- Every child between the ages of 5-18 who auditions receives a role, except the Spring Tour show which has a selected number of cast members
- $60 per actor participation fee due at auditions
- Mandatory parent meeting
- 20 hours of volunteer service per family required
- Headshots taken at the audition
- Completed Cast Registration Checklist must be turned in to receive script
upcoming production DETAILS:
Auditions: March 7, 2017, 4:00-8:00 p.m. (by appointment)
Callbacks: March 9, 5:00-8:00 (by invitation)
Performances: April 28-30 in-house; May 2-4 LISD Title 1 Tour
Directed by Jack Bledsoe
Music Director - Amy Coates
Auditions for Dear Edwina Jr. will take place by appointment on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment for an audition, send an email request to email@example.com with your name, age, and phone number. You will receive a reply with your appointment time. Audition appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Those auditioning should prepare a 1-minute song and a 1-minute monologue. Electronic accompaniment is preferred; however, a cappella is also acceptable.
Callbacks will consist of dance and cold readings and will be held Thursday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified by email if the director would like to see you for a callback. Being asked to attend callbacks is not an indication of how casting will occur.
All potential conflicts must be indicated on the Audition Application. A commitment to attend all rehearsals and performances not indicated as conflicts will be required. Performance dates are April 28-30 for in-house performances and May 2-4 for the LISD Spring Tour of Title 1 elementary schools. You must be able to miss these three school days to be cast. See the Dear Edwina Jr calendar below for rehearsal dates and times.
Actor and parent must read and agree to the terms on the Tour Info Sheet in order to be cast in the Spring Select Tour Show, Dear Edwina Jr.
Teens interested in tech or backstage crew positions should submit an online Crew Application and bio no later than April 1 for inclusion in the program. Placement will depend on availability.
A mandatory Parent Orientation Meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Scripts will be given to cast members once parent meeting attendance has been verified, if all other Checklist items have been completed.
Once casting is complete, the cast list will be emailed to the email address listed on the audition application, no later than noon on Saturday, March 11. On Tuesday, March 21, a read-through of the script will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to acquaint each actor with the musical, as well as with their role. Scripts and music will be distributed only to cast members who have turned in their completed Cast Registration Checklist. (Early script distribution will take place Saturday, March 11, 12:00 - 1:00.)
Please note only headshots taken by The ACT’s official photographer will be accepted for the program.
Please read the Actor and Parent Handbook for further information before auditioning. The application may be downloaded and completed prior to auditions or may be completed at the audition, but must be signed by a parent or guardian for every child under 18 years of age.
All children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 or older at all rehearsals and performances.
This is a volunteer-driven theatre. Your help and support are required and appreciated for the success of each show.
Where do the auditions take place? Auditions take place at the theatre, which is located at 359 Lake Park Rd, Suite 118 in Lewisville. Upon arrival, park in the east parking lot and enter through the main doors.
What will the audition be like? Each director holds auditions differently. For this production, auditions will be closed. Those auditioning will be called individually before the director and casting committee. When a child takes the stage for the audition, he/she should give his/her name and age and tell the directors what he/she will be performing. After the audition, the child is free to leave.
What if I am out of town on the audition date? Those not able to audition on the scheduled audition date will need to submit an application from this website and an audition video to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6.
I am interested in a behind-the-scenes (production crew) position. What do I need to do? Submit the production crew application from this website by April 1 along with a bio of 75 words or fewer. Teens 13 and older are eligible for production crew positions.
What should I sing? Choose a song that showcases your vocal ability. If you are interested in a specific role, choose a song that will show the director that you can perform that role. It doesn’t need to be a song from the show for which you are auditioning. Younger performers can simply sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," their ABC’s, or can choose something more complicated if desired. Whatever you choose, make sure to remain under the 1-minute time limit.
How will I be notified of a callback? Not everyone will receive a callback. Most of the time, the director sees what he/she needs to see during the audition and makes decisions based on the audition. If the director needs to see you again, you will receive either an email or phone call from the assistant director or stage manager. If you receive an email, you will be asked to reply so that we know you received our email!
What is a callback like? No two callbacks are the same. You could simply be asked to just show up, or you could be asked to prepare a specific song or memorize a few lines from the show. Try not to stress about it and just be yourself!
I read that everyone who auditions receives a role. What if I am only interested in certain roles? There is a place on the audition application to state this. Make sure to write the word “only” after you’ve listed the role(s). If the director chooses not to cast you in the “only” roles you’ve chosen, one of two things will happen: 1) You will not be cast in the show, or 2) You will receive a phone call from the assistant director or stage manager offering you another role in the show. It is possible that if you do not receive the specific role(s) you listed, you will not be offered an alternate role.
What is a Cast Registration Checklist? You will receive a Cast Registration Checklist at the audition along with further instructions. You can also find it in the Download Center below. It requires that paperwork, payment, and parent meeting attendance are complete prior to scripts being distributed.
What if I have already attended a Parent Meeting? It is mandatory that the Parent Meeting be attended once per season, beginning with the summer production. If you attended the Parent Meeting during the summer production or any time after the summer production, it is not necessary for you to attend another one until the next season.
May adults audition? Adults may audition, but are not guaranteed a role. You are considered an adult participant if you turn 19 at any point during the current season, or you have graduated from high school. Adults also pay the $60 participation fee.
If you have questions that have not been answered here, please send an email to email@example.com.