Auditions



Auditions for Rapunzel: Students Ages 8-12

Auditions for The Music Man: Students Ages 8-18

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

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Directed by Tianta Harrison

Auditions are February 8, 2020. An optional Director’s audition workshop will be held on February 1 from 10:00 am – noon. Click here to register for 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 rehearsal schedule will be distributed after casting and some actors will not be called to every rehearsal. Actors will be called in for 30-60 minutes in the evening on
Monday, March 2nd or Wednesday, March 4th for a costume fitting.

Rehearsals prior to tech week will be held as follows:

Saturday, February 15th from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday, February 20th from 5:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday, February 27th from 5:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday, March 5th from 5:00 – 8:00pm 
Thursday, March 19th from 5:00 – 8:00pm 
Thursday, March 26th from 5:00 – 8:00pm 
Saturday, March 21st from 9:00am – 2:00pm 
Thursday, April 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00pm 
Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday, April 9th from 5:00 – 8:00pm 

Tech week is April 13-16 from 5:00-8:30 pm. The show runs April 17-19 and 23-26, 2020 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. 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 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. For more information, email info@shineplano.com.

About the show:  Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel – with the long, long, long hair – trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest. It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom – with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman – isn’t there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates – who has lost his poof!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

RAPUNZEL – A princess with extremely long hair trapped in a tower, who loves to sing and longs to be free. 

 SOCRATES – An enchanted dragon, an older, bespectacled dragon worse for wear – with an English accent he has been enchanted so he cannot fly or breathe fire and must stay near to Rapunzel’s tower all because of a spell cast by Za Za.

 LADY ZA ZA (aka LADY ZAZALINSKY) – Rapunzel’s Aunt, secretly the Wicked Enchantress who is outrageously dressed with over the top hair and makeup (in the style of Lady Gaga) and who always wears large a bright purple jewel on a necklace around her neck. She has been running the Kingdom as the Duchess but is obsessed with being Queen. 

 SIR RODERICK – A handsome young man seeking a worthy quest, he just doesn’t know what it is yet.

EDGAR – The greatest hair stylist in the kingdom and Sir Roderick’s best friend.

 KING – A peasant, who in the final scene – is revealed to be the King, Rapunzel’s father.

 QUEEN – A peasant, who in the final scene is revealed to be the Queen, Rapunzel’s mother. 

 GYPSY WOMAN – A mysterious woman living in the forest.

 AND MANY OTHER FAIRY TALE CREATURES!

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 Saturday, February 15 at 9:00a – 45 minute commitment
  2. Set build: 3 hour commitment, date TBD
  3. Strike: April 26, 1 hour commitment
  1. 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.

The Music Man

Director: Claire McNeill
Choreographer: Camille Russo

Shine is casting an ethnically diverse cast of musical theatre performers in our upcoming production of The Music Man. We’re also looking for performers with baton twirling skills for this marching band themed show!

Auditions are February 29, 2020. An optional Director’s audition workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 6-8 pm. Click here to register for workshop.

Actors must be 13-18 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. Shine Academy Members ages 8-12 may also audition. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Shine: 3035 W. 15th St., Plano. Rehearsals prior to tech week will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00-9:00. The first rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, March 4. A rehearsal schedule will be distributed after casting and some actors will not be called to every rehearsal. Actors will be called in for 30-60 minutes on Saturday, April 4 for a costume fitting.

Tech week is May 4-7 from 5:00-10:00 pm. The show runs May 8-10, 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 February 29: 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 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:  The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

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 Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00 – 45 minute commitment
  2. Choose one of two dates to volunteer: Load up (May 3 at 5:00 pm, 1-2 hour commitment) or Load in (May 4 at 9:00 am, 1-4 hour commitment, depending on your willingness)
  3. Strike (May 10, 1-2 hour commitment, varies from production to production)

Additionally, we would welcome parent help at our set build on (dates and times).

  1. 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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