Presser arts center Auditions
November 4 & 5, 2019-6-8PM-2020 Spring Musical Sister Act
Open Call auditions
Open Call Auditions means anyone can come watch, listen, and enjoy the party! They are usually on multiple evenings to accommodate differing schedules. It is not necessary to attend all the audition dates, just one. We usually ask you to fill out an audition form, then we will take your picture holding a number which will be put on your audition form. The director will call your name and you will go onstage and you may be asked to sing, or read. You do not have to prepare anything. If you want to prepare something to act, it should be about 1 minute and show off your range of abilities. If you want to prepare something to sing, it should show off your vocal range, and ability to stay in key. There is a one minute time limit and must be sung a Capella
There will be cuttings from the script laid out on stage and the director will choose which cutting you will read according to how you completed your audition form. The form will ask you what parts you would like to audition for, and those will be the parts you will read for first, but the director may ask you to read for other parts as well. The important thing to remember is to relax and enjoy yourself. Our theatre people are fun and we like to play. Shakespeare said "the play is the thing". So play!
Project! If you speak softly, it indicates to the director that he/she must train your voice, as well as direct you.
Try new ways of delivering the lines if asked to read more than once.
WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING! You may be asked to do something that would "muss up" finer clothing.
Be willing to read any part the director asks you to read. He/She may be looking for something in your abilities or attitude.
If asked to sing a song try to have one prepared! Choose songs that are appropriate for the audience and your age.
From the minute you walk through the door your audition begins. While seated, you can be heard and your attitude can be seen. The assistant director and stage manager are always watching.
For young actors it's good to remember that if you can't control yourself, the director won't be able to direct you. A director gives direction. If you can't take direction you will not fit into a play. The play is a collaborative effort of artists.
Have FUN! Try to relax and relate to the other actors present. This endeavor involves other people. You will be spending time with these other people and it is important to get along.
Please indicate on your audition form if you are willing to help with the production behind the scenes. There are usually 3 people behind the scenes for every 1 person on stage. If you are an actor willing to help in other capacities it increases your chances for landing a part, because you are versatile!
Make sure you have read the audition form carefully and are able to comply to the rehearsal schedule. Sometimes the director is flexible with the rehearsal schedule and willing to work with individuals on a flexible schedule, just indicate your schedule on the audition form.
No gum or candy in your mouth
Don't cover your face with sunglasses or hats
Turn off all cell phones
No cameras in auditions
Read your cutting a couple of times before going on stage if possible
Have your hair back our of your eyes
Show excitement and enthusiasm
Make eye contact