Auditions

Ages 13-18
Newsies Audition Notice – Click Here

 

Ages 8-12
Winnie the Pooh Audition Notice – Click Here

 

 

NEWSIES

Directed by Claire McNeill

 

Auditions are August 10 and 11, 2019. An optional Boys Dance Boot Camp is being offered from 9:00am-12:00 August August 5-9, 2019. Click here to register for the dance boot camp.

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 prior to tech week will be held on Monday and Wednesdays, from 6:00-9:00 starting August 19.  

Tech week is every evening October 28-31 from 5:00-10:00. The show runs November 1-3 at the Courtyard Theater. Tech week rehearsals and performances are mandatory.

There will be three separate Dance Call times to choose from to audition for Newsies and ensemble. Each call will immediately be followed by featured role and chorus vocal and cold reading auditions, but by invitation only. Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song from a musical or Disney movie and do cold readings from the script, if asked to stay. Please come prepared with sheet music in a 3-ring binder for piano accompaniment. No singing a capella, and no singing to accompaniment recordings will be allowed.

To be considered for the following roles, attending the Dance Call is MANDATORY:

Jack Kelly, Katherine Plummer, Davey, Les, Crutchie, Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, Tommy Boy, Scabs, Spot Conlon, Darcy, Bill, Oscar and Morris Delancey, and/or all male/female ensemble.

Note: If you are not auditioning for the roles above or ensemble, you do not need to attend the dance call, and should refer to the Vocal Call auditions information listed below. Students are asked to register for either the dance call or the vocal call, not both.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Please bring both jazz shoes/jazz sneakers and tap shoes.

DANCE CALL 1

Dance 9:00am-10:00am

Sing and read sides 10:30am-12:00, if not released

DANCE CALL 2

Dance 12:00pm-1:00pm

Sing and read sides 1:30pm-3:00pm, if not released

DANCE CALL 3

Dance 3:30pm-4:30pm

Sing and read sides 5:00pm-6:30pm, if not released

 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Supporting and Featured Role Vocal Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 11 from 2:00-4:00pm. (Those attending any of the Dance Calls on Saturday, do NOT need to attend these auditions.) Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song from a musical or Disney movie and do cold readings from the script, if asked to stay. Please come prepared with sheet music in a 3-ring binder for piano accompaniment. No singing acapella, and no singing to accompaniment recordings will be allowed.

These auditions are for the following roles ONLY:

Joseph Pulitzer, Medda Larken, Wiesel, Jacobi, Mayor, Seitz, Snyder, Bunsen, Gov. Teddy Roosevelt.

 

Call backs (by invitation only) are to follow from 5:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday, August 11. A callback list will be distributed via email.

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

Tuition: $395/$250 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.

Audition appointments are available here for Shine academy members. Any remaining audition appointments will open on July 10. Click here to join The Academy at Shine. For more information, email info@shineplano.com.  

About the show: Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

 

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 August 19 at 6:00 – 45 minute commitment
  2. Choose one of two dates to volunteer: Load up (Sunday, October 27 at 5:00 pm, 1-2 hour commitment) or Load in (Monday, October 28 at 9:00 am, 1-4 hour commitment, depending on your willingness)
  3. Strike (Sunday, November 3 at 5:00 pm, 1-2 hour commitment, varies from production to production)

Additionally, we would welcome parent help at one or more days of our set build: September 7, 8, 14, and 15.

 

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

There is a place on the audition form 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 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.

 

 

WINNIE THE POOH

Auditions are Thursday, August 22nd.  An optional audition workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 4:00 pm. Click here to register for the workshop.

Actors must be 8-12 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. A mandatory student and parent/guardian meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 5:00-6:00 pm. Rehearsals prior to tech week will be held on Thursdays from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Tech week is every evening November 4-8 from 5:00-8:00. The show runs November 8-10 and 15-17 at Shine. 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 or Disney movie. 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 conflicts after casting except in the case of an emergency.  

Tuition: $420/$275 for Shine Academy Members (plus $25 2019 registration fee).

Audition appointments are available here for Shine academy members. Any remaining audition appointments will open on July 22. Click here to join The Academy at Shine. For more information, email info@shineplano.com.  

About the show:  Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

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