Auditions 2018-01-21T15:32:00+00:00

STAGES Auditions for Current and Upcoming Productions

What to expect

  • Rehearsals for plays are usually Mondays through Thursday with performances on weekends, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.
  • Many STAGES productions are performed at local schools and other venues.
  • You may be required to miss several days of school in order to partake in these performances.

What to bring

Resume and head-shots are encouraged, but not required.

All auditions at STAGES are non-paying roles and are open to students through grade 12.

Acting Auditions

Acting Auditions

Audition will consist of cold reading from the script after a little rehearsal time. Monologues are encouraged, but not required.

Vocal Auditions

Vocal Auditions

Please prepare to sing approximately 16-bars from a musical comedy that best represents your vocal range and personality. Bring sheet music in your key, a backing track or you may also choose to sing a cappella.

Dance Auditions

Dance Auditions

Be prepared to move, demonstrate flexibility, learn and perform a short dance combination.

Audition Notice:

Century High School & STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy

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AUDITIONS

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new cowboy musical, Robbin’ Hood. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Boston Police Detective Frank Chioffi to unravel the mystery, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!

Curtains is parody of 1950s “whodunnit” theater mysteries. A hilarious journey for both performers and the audience, the original Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Curtains – Directed by Linda Anderson
Auditions (by appointment):

Pick one slot either Monday OR Tuesday AND one slot Wednesday.

Reserve Thursday/Friday for callbacks.

Sing & Read (Pick one slot either day)

Monday, January 29 – 4:00-5:45 pm; 6:00-7:45 pm; 8:00-9:30 pm

Tuesday, January 30 – 4:00-5:45 pm; 6:00-7:45 pm; 8:00-9:30 pm

Group Dance & Sing (Pick one slot)

Wednesday, January 31 – 4:00-6:00 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm

Click HERE to schedule your auditions

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at Century High School auditorium

WHAT TO PREPARE:

For Sing & Read:

  • One song selection from a Broadway or Disney musical in the style of the show, 16-32 bars or up to a minute in length (one verse and one chorus). Please NO pop songs or anything from Annie or Wicked. Bring a musical backing track in your correct key with no other lead voices on the track. Can be a CD or an mp3 on your phone or other device. (If making a CD, please be sure to listen to it after you create it to make sure it works!)
  • You will read selections from the script provided at audition.

For Group Dance & Sing:

  • Come in comfortable clothes that you can dance in (and a water bottle.) You will be taught some dance steps and combinations to perform in a group and perhaps individually.
  • You will be taught a portion of a song from the show that you will sing in a group while moving and dancing.

Please bring headshot or photo (resume optional) and be prepared to list all your scheduling conflicts.

We will be looking for the following when you audition:

  • Ability to sing consistently on pitch and with expression
  • Solid sense of beat and rhythm
  • Overall preparation (knowledge of prepared song and self-presentation)
  • Positive Behavior

 We are also looking to fill behind-the-scenes positions such as: Stage Manager, Tech Crew, Set Design & building, Costumes, Dance Captain, etc.  Let us know if you are interested in any backstage support position.

IMPORTANT DATES;

First Meeting and Read-through: Wednesday, February 7 (6:00-8:30 pm.)

Rehearsals begin:  Tuesday, February 20th.  Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm. You will not be called every day (unless in a principal role), only when you are needed to work.        Attendance at ALL tech week rehearsals (April 16-25) as well as all performances is mandatory.

Production Dates*:

Fridays, April 27, May 4 & 11 at 7:00 PM

Saturdays, April 28, May 5 & 12 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

*Times subject to change

Audition Notice

Audition Information:

Who: All actors ages 9 – 18

When: February 6th and 7th 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Where: MyBinding Co.  5500 NE Moore Ct. Hillsboro, OR 97124 (MAP)

What To Prepare:

Bring your resume.  Headshot not required – our photographer will shoot headshots at the audition.

Bring 32 bars of a musical theatre song to sing.  Accompanist will be provided.

A 30 – 60 Second monologue is strongly encouraged but not required.

You may contact the director, Tanner Morton at mortann @ isu.edu (remove spaces in the address) if you have questions.

Character Breakdown

Tevye

Tevye is the heart and conscience of Fiddler on the Roof JR. Tevye is often cast as a larger young man, but his stature really comes from his integrity and zest for life. Tevye should be able to show the wide range of conflict, joy and pain that this character feels throughout the story. Your actor needs to be comfortable speaking directly to the audience and must develop a comfortable rapport with them. He does not need to have a great singing voice, but he must have a strong, easily projected voice that can fill your performance space.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Golde

Golde is the backbone of the family. She has a rather gruff exterior, but in her heart is sheer dedication to her family. When casting Golde, remember that she must be able to manage Tevye. She runs the household, and must be able to keep Tevye s more emotional side in check. Conversely, she should be able to show a softer side when dealing with Chava and Tevye s rift. She, like Tevye, does not need to be the greatest singer in the world but should have a commanding voice.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Tzeitel

Tzeitel is the oldest daughter of Tevye and Golde. She is the first to challenge the traditions of Anatevka by pleading with her fateher to let her marry Motel the tailor, to whom she has pledged her love. Keep in mind that she is the oldest daughter, is determined and can manipulate her father. This is the perfect spot for a dramatic actress.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Hodel

Hodel is a strong, independent middle child. She is outspoken but respectful. She has her eye on the Rabbi s son at the outset of the story, but she is charmed by the revolutionary Perchick the moment she meets him, though she may not show it right away. Her dedication and love is real as she follows him to Siberia. Cast an excellent singer and actor as Hodel.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Chava

Chava is the scholarly daughter who loves to read. Her love the Russian, Fyedka, tests her father to the very limit and provides the largest conflict in the story. Cast an actress who is able to display a wide emotional range.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Shprintze and Bielke

Shprintze and Bielke are the youngest daughters of Tevye and Golde. They are considerably younger than the three matchmaker daughters. They only have a few lines but are featured in quite a few scenes. They don t need to be strong singers or actresses but should be confident onstage.

Gender: Female

 

Motel

Motel is the poor, young tailor who is charmed with Tzeitel. He is an endearing sort of Woody Allen type. He doesn t have to be a great singer but requires a sensitive and nervous, yet lovable portrayal.

Gender: Male

 

Perchik

Perchik is a young student who brings with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions of the community. Perchik should be able to hold his own with Tevye. He is a strong character, and clashes with Tevye idealistically, but is likable, charming and ultimately becomes a loyal family member.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Lazar Wolf

Lazar Wolf is a butcher, the town s wealthiest citizen and is the same age as, if not older, than, Tevye. Lazar could easily be played by a large boy, but an actor of any size can pull off this role. Lazar must appear rather distasteful and feisty, which is why Tzeitel is frightened to marry him. Lazar is one of the featured singers in To Life.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Fiddler

The Fiddler must be an actor who can hold the attention of an entire audience with stylized movement, facial expression and dance. Freedom of movement and expression are the keys to casting this character. The Fiddler is a silent role, yet an important one, and can easily be played by either a boy or a girl.

Gender: Both

 

Yente

Yente is the middle-aged widow who matches up the young people of the village in hopes that they will marry. She is a village busybody and knows all the news of the town. Cast a girl with great comedic timing.

Gender: Female

 

Constable

The constable is the local sheriff representing the Russian government. Cast an actor who can provide a sense of threat and conflict. The constable is a complex character, caught between his good nature towards the people of Anatevka and his duty to the non-Jewish Russian government. This is a non-singing role that requires a strong actor.

Gender: Male

 

Fyedka

Fyedka is a strong, young, Russian soldier who falls in love with Chava. This is a great role for a strong, non-singing actor.

Gender: Male

 

Featured Ensemble

Mordcha, Yussel, Avram, the Rabbi and Mendel are smaller roles that add much to the richness of the community portrayed in Fiddler on the Roof JR. Mordcha is a friendly, interesting innkeeper. Yussel is a hatter. Avram is a bookseller. Mendel is the Rabbi s son. The Rabbi is the spiritual center of the community and the actor should be able to play an old man onstage. He should have a comic feel, although this is a serious role. These roles have a short part in To Life that can be spoken or sung.

Gender: Male

 

Villagers

The Villagers will portray the people of the village as Papas, Mamas, Sons or Daughters. Also included in this group are the Guests, Inn Patrons, Motel s Parents and Motel s Relations. Keep the musicians consistent throughout the show, choosing a few actors with a great rapport. Also, keep family units when casting Motel s parents and relations. This can be as large a group as your stage can safely accommodate. They are the faces of Anatevka. This is a wonderful opportunity to cast anyone regardless of his or her talent level or experience.

Gender: Both

 

Ensemble

The First Man, Second Man, Another Man, First Woman, Second Woman and Third Woman all have spoken lines and are great featured roles, perfect for performers who are new to the stage.

Gender: Both

 

Russian Soldiers

The Russian Soldiers are under the command of the Constable. These are perfect roles for kids who have had little or no experience. Sasha has two short lines, and all the Russians sing together.

Gender: Male