- Every child between the ages of 4-18 who auditions receives a role
- Per actor participation fee of $75 due at auditions ($10 off with 8-event Subscriber package)
- Mandatory parent meeting on June 8 at 5:15
- 20 hours of volunteer service per family required in addition to working some performances
- Headshots taken at the audition
- Completed Cast Registration Checklist must be turned in to receive script
upcoming production DETAILS:
Auditions: June 3 & June 5 (by appointment)
Callbacks: June 6 (by invitation)
Performances: June 30 - July 2; July 7 - 9, 2017
Directed by Jack Bledsoe
Music Director - Jason Hewitt
Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress G2K will take place by appointment on Saturday, June 3 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and Monday, June 5 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment for an audition, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, and phone number, and specify which day you prefer. 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 traditional Broadway-style song and a 1-minute comedic monologue in the style of the show. Electronic accompaniment is preferred; however, a cappella is also acceptable.
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, June 6 from 4:00-7:00. 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 June 30 - July 2 and July 7 - 9, 2017. See the rehearsal and performance calendar below for dates and times.
Teens interested in tech or backstage crew positions should submit an online Production Crew Application and bio no later than June 11 for inclusion in the program. Placement will depend on availability and experience.
Attendance at a Parent Meeting is mandatory and will take place Thursday, June 8 at 5:15. Scripts will be given to cast members once Parent Meeting attendance has been verified, if all other Checklist items have also 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 Thursday, June 8. On Thursday, June 8 a read-through of the script will take place from 5:00-7:00 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.
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 and in order to keep our participation fees low.
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 who are not able to audition on the scheduled audition date will need to submit an application from this website and an audition video to email@example.com by 7:00 on June 5.
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 June 11 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? The parent meeting must be attended once per season, beginning with the summer production. Since this is the summer production, all families are expected to attend the Parent Meeting.
May adults audition? Adults may audition, but are not guaranteed a role. An adult participant is an actor who is age 19 or older, unless the actor is age 19 and is still enrolled in high school. If an actor turns 19 during a season and the actor is still enrolled in high school at the beginning of that season, the actor remains eligible to audition as a child participant until the end of that same season. Adults also pay the participation fee.
If you have questions that have not been answered here, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.