Auditions

Auditions for Moana Jr: Students ages 8-14

Auditions for Into the Woods Jr.: Students ages 13-18

Auditions for Summer Show (To Be Announced): Students Ages 8-18

Into the Woods Jr.

Into the Woods Jr.
Director: Kelsey Dahlke
Music Director: Claire McNeill

Shine is casting an ethnically diverse cast of musical theatre performers in our upcoming production of Into the Woods Jr.

Auditions are May 2, 2020.

Actors must be 13-18 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Shine: 3035 W. 15th St., Plano. Rehearsals will be held on June 8-12 from 9:00am-12:00pm and 15-19 from 4:00-10:00 pm. Students will be called in one time in mid-May for a costume fitting. A mandatory student and parent meeting will be held on Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 pm. Students will stay after the meeting for a readthrough.

The show runs June 19-21 and 26-28, 2020 at Shine. Tech week rehearsals are taking place during the second week of rehearsals and are mandatory.

Please come prepared with sheet music in a 3-ring binder for piano accompaniment to perform 16-32 bars of a song from a musical. No singing acapella. No singing to accompaniment recordings. Actors will also be doing cold readings from the script. 

Please bring your conflict info with you to the auditions. Shine will be unable to accept rehearsal and performance conflicts after casting except in the case of an emergency.  

Tuition: $395/$295 for Shine Academy Members (plus $25 2020 registration fee).

If you are cast in the show, full tuition is due at the time of casting. For your convenience, we do allow this obligation to be fulfilled in 3 monthly payments. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Click here to schedule an audition.

About the show: Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods JR.features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

FAQ:

  1. Are parents required to volunteer?

There are three times that parents/guardians are required to be involved if your child is cast in the show. Cast members are also required to be at the following dates and times:

1. Informational meeting on Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 – 45 minute commitment
2. Set Build on June 14 from 5:00-9:00 pm
3. Strike (June 28, 1-2 hour commitment, varies from production to production)

2. What if I am only interested in certain roles?

There is a place on the audition form to state this.  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 producer or stage manager offering you another role in the show.  It is probable that if you do not receive the specific role(s) you listed, you will not be offered an alternate role.

Summer Show (To Be Announced) Auditions

Director: Elizabeth Kirkland
Producer: Claire McNeill

Auditions are May 16, 2020. According to our contract with MTI, we are not allowed to announce the title of this popular musical until April 4.

Actors must be 8-18 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Shine: 3035 W. 15th St., Plano. Rehearsals prior to tech week will run June 22-July 18 and be held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:30-9:00 and Saturday from 9:00-2:30. A rehearsal schedule will be distributed after casting and some actors will not be called to every rehearsal.

Tech week is July 20-23 from 5:00-10:00 pm. The show runs July 24-26 and July 31-August 2, 2020 at The Courtyard Theatre in Downtown Plano. Tech week rehearsals and performances are mandatory.

Please come prepared with sheet music in a 3-ring binder for piano accompaniment to perform 16-32 bars of a song from a musical. No singing acapella. No singing to accompaniment recordings. Actors will also be doing cold readings from the script. 

Actors will be seen twice on May 16: once for their singing and acting audition and a second time for their dance audition. Wear dance shoes in the dance call if you would like to be considered for a dance role. Please bring your conflict info with you to the auditions. Shine will be unable to accept rehearsal and performance conflicts after casting except in the case of an emergency.  

Tuition: $395/$295 for Shine Academy Members (plus $25 2019 registration fee).

If you are cast in the show, full tuition is due at the time of casting. For your convenience, we do allow this obligation to be fulfilled in 3 monthly payments. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Click here to schedule an audition. Your audition registration is complete after you have registered for a time to sing/read sides AND for the dance call.  

For more information, email info@shineplano.com. 

FAQ:

  1. Are parents required to volunteer?
    There are three times that parents/guardians are required to be involved if your child is cast in the show. Cast members are also required to be at the following dates and times:
    1. Informational meeting on Monday, June 15 at 6:00 – 45 minute commitment
    2. Choose one of two dates to volunteer: Load up (July 19 at 5:00 pm, 1-2 hour commitment) or Load in (July 20 at 9:00 am, 1-4 hour commitment, depending on your willingness)
    3. Strike (August 2, 1-2 hour commitment, varies from production to production)
    Additionally, we would welcome parent help at our set build.

2. What if I am only interested in certain roles?
There is a place on the audition form to state this.  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 producer or stage manager offering you another role in the show.  It is probable that if you do not receive the specific role(s) you listed, you will not be offered an alternate role.

Moana Jr.

Director: Tianta Harrison
Producer: Claire McNeill

Auditions are April 25, 2020.

Actors must be 8-14 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Shine: 3035 W. 15th St., Plano. Rehearsals will be held on June 1-5 and 8-12 from 12:15-4:45 pm. Students will be called in one time in mid-May for a costume fitting. A mandatory student and parent meeting will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 pm. Students will stay after the meeting for a readthrough.

The show runs June 12-14, 2020 at Shine. Performances are mandatory.

Please come prepared with sheet music in a 3-ring binder for piano accompaniment to perform 16-32 bars of a song from a musical in the style of the show. No singing acapella. No singing to accompaniment recordings. Actors will also be doing cold readings from the script. 

Actors will be seen twice on April 25: once for their singing and acting audition and a second time for their dance audition. Wear dance shoes in the dance call if you would like to be considered for a dance role. In the event that callbacks are needed, they will be held on March 28 following auditions.

Please bring your conflict info with you to the auditions. Shine will be unable to accept rehearsal and performance conflicts after casting except in the case of an emergency.  

Tuition: $395/$295 for Shine Academy Members (plus $25 2020 registration fee).

If you are cast in the show, full tuition is due at the time of casting. For your convenience, we do allow this obligation to be fulfilled in 3 monthly payments. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Click here to schedule an audition. Your audition registration is complete after you have registered for a time to sing/read sides AND for the dance call.  For more information, email info@shineplano.com.

About the show: This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

FAQ:

  1. Are parents required to volunteer?

There are three times that parents/guardians are required to be involved if your child is cast in the show. Cast members are also required to be at the following dates and times:

1. Informational meeting on Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 pm – 45 minute commitment
2. Set build – May 16, 23, and 30 – 3 hour commitment on one of these days
3. Strike on June 14 (1-2 hour commitment, varies from production to production)

2. What if I am only interested in certain roles?

There is a place on the audition form to state this.  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 producer or stage manager offering you another role in the show.  It is probable that if you do not receive the specific role(s) you listed, you will not be offered an alternate role.


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