ASPIRE PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR SUMMER 2018 MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Wayne, NJ, April 24, 2018 - On Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2018, Aspire Performing Arts Company will hold auditions for its upcoming summer musical theatre productions: Disney’s The Lion King Jr. for children ages 7-11, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, for pre-teens/teenagers ages 11 through 18.
Aspire’s Junior Performing Ensemble will take on Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Based on the beloved Disney film, The Lion King JR. follows the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters while fighting to claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Aspire’s Senior Performing Ensemble will kick up their heels with Thoroughly Modern Millie. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Milliewas the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway. Set in the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns" – including a young flapper named Millie Dillmount – were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.
Aspire PAC, established in 2011, has earned a strong reputation in the Northern New Jersey area for its high-quality theatrical productions and professional arts experiences for local youth. Aspire recently partnered with Disney Theatrical Group and Music Theatre International on several pilot productions, and in both 2016 and 2017, Aspire PAC was nominated for multiple New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) Awards and National Youth Arts Awards.
Summer 2018 auditions are open to all local children and teens ages 7 through 18. Pre-registration for auditions is preferred. For more information, visit www.aspirepac.com or call/email Aspire PAC at 201-220-4933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2018 Productions
Disney’s The Lion King Jr.
Junior Performing Ensemble: Ages 7-11
Auditions: May 19 and 20, 2018
Production Dates: July 27 and 28, 2018
Senior Performing Ensemble: Ages 11-18
Auditions: May 19 and 20, 2018
Production Dates: July 20-22, 2018
Auditions and rehearsals for both productions will take place at Our Lady of Consolation on Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne.
Aspire Performing Arts Company’s mission is to provide educational workshops and production opportunities for children and teens, offering a professional arts experience in a friendly atmosphere. Formed in January 2011 by Lisa Beth Vettoso, Aspire PAC represents the culmination of her 20+ years of experience in the performing arts. Ms. Vettoso has dedicated her life to arts education and has worked with prestigious art organizations including The Art School at Old Church, The New York Pops, American Repertory Ballet, and Carnegie Hall.
All production rights are granted by Music Theatre International.
YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE HOLD AUDITIONS FOR
The 38th ANNUAL TEEN SUMMER MUSICAL
In The Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Musical Direction by Zachary Spencer
Conducted by Susan Treworgy-Calkins
Directed and Choreographed by Mayme Paul
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for its Teen Summer Musical production of In the Heights directed by Mayme Paul at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Auditions are held by appointment only on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, with slots available at 9:00am and 1:00pm on both days. Actors must prepare a 1 minute song and bring sheet music in their key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or recorded accompaniment is allowed and contemporary musical theatre music is preferred. The audition will also include cold reading from the script and dancing and will last 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Callbacks will be held Monday, June 4 from 5-11pm. Performances are July 27 – August 5, 2018 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center. All participants must be at least 13 years old and not yet 20 years old by August 5, 2018. Character descriptions and an FAQ is available at www.yaeonline.com. Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday 5:30-10:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm.
All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee. Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com if you have any questions.
Orchestra auditions will be held Saturday from 10am to 5pm at Hillcrest Center for the Arts and are available in 15 minute time slots. Musicians are needed who play flute/piccolo, trumpet, trombone, guitar, keyboard, bass and percussion. Musicians can be no older than 19 years old. There is no participation fee for those selected for the orchestra; however, musicians and parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00 to 7:30. Orchestra rehearsal times are posted on the web site.
IN THE HEIGHTS
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. (rnh.com) Director & Choreographer Mayme Paul has been fortunate to have a long career performing, teaching, directing and choreographing with over one hundred credits on her resume. She has performed on Broadway, on National Tours, and in Regional Theatre Productions, and has directed shows all over the United States. Previously at YAE, she worked on productions of Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Cabaret and Chicago (for which she won Outstanding Director by The National Youth Arts Organization). In addition to musicals, she has choreographed commercials and the hit TV show Northern Exposure. She owned and operated a children’s theater company, Gypsy Productions.
Premium tickets for IN THE HEIGHTS are $23 Premium seats are $21 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors. Super Discount Friday Performance (Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm) are $15 for all tickets. Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or at www.yaeonline.com. There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance (all group sales are final). Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com if you have any questions.
Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 36 years including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts, and Best Innovative Program 2011, Large District from the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts. Most recently, it received 38 nominations and thirteen wins for their 2016-17 Productions including nine wins for the teen summer musical.
DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS
IN THE HEIGHTS AUDITIONS
WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR IN THE HEIGHTS - IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. (rnh.com)
By appointment only
June 2 & 3, 2018
June 2: 9:00am, 1:00pm
Monday, June 4 from 5-11 pm
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA
ACTORS IF CAST: There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS
IN THE HEIGHTS
WHAT: IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. (rnh.com)
July 27 - August 5, 2018
Saturday, July 28 7:30pm
Sunday, July 29 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 1 7:30pm
Thursday, August 2 7:30pm
Friday, August 3 7:30pm*
Saturday, August 4 7:30pm
Sunday, August 5 2:00pm
*Super discount Friday Night
Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center
456 N. Reino Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
OTHER: Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.
Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for its upcoming summer
production, Annie Jr., for ages
this 2-week summer production take place Monday, June 4,
2018, at 9:00 a.m., with rehearsals beginning
take place June 14-17, 2018.
tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 10% sibling discount.
Sibling discount on 2nd registration will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours
of payment received. Scholarships are available for participants who might
otherwise not be able to participate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Auditions and performances will take place atMTA's NEW theatre space, located at 42201 N 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem, AZ 85086
Please find attached the show graphic and press release with additional information for this production.
Valley Youth Theatre Holding Annie Auditions April 10 and 11
(Phoenix, AZ) – Today and tomorrow, at 4:00 pm, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) will hold auditions for all cast members and the much sought-after role of Annie, for the musical of the same name. The production will run at the Herberger Theater Center, June 15 through July 1, in Downtown Phoenix. This is the first time VYT has performed Annie, since the 2010/2011 season. And, in fact, Annie was the first production VYT performed at Herberger, 20 years ago, in the 1997/1998 season. As with past auditions forAnnie, it is expected that more than 100 hopeful young actors will attend this week’s auditions.
WHO: Valley Youth Theatre and Producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper
WHAT: Auditions for all roles in Annie the musical
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 4:00 pm, each day
WHERE: Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N First Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
CONTACT: Cozette Phifer, send an email to email@example.com or call 602.469.3199.
FACTS: - The original Broadway production of Annie opened in 1977.
Auditions for Spotlight Arts' Summer Mainstage "SEUSSICAL” April 13 & 14
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!Join Spotlight Arts for their summer mainstage production and perform in the hit contemporary musical, SEUSSICAL with book, music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This show is a perfect opportunity for summer theater fun for elementary, middle school and high school students! Auditions for this large scale commercial production with direction by industry professionals are by appointment only and are open to ages 8-18. Many fun roles are available for all ages and levels of ability and experience. Auditions take place on Friday, April 13th from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday, April 14th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Brewster NY. You must schedule an audition appointment on our website to audition: www.spotlightartsinc.com.
About the show: Now one of the most performed shows in America, is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ( ), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.The show rehearses intensively 3 nights per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) May 29ththrough July 12thonly. Performances on July 20, 21, 22.
About Spotlight Arts Inc.: Recently voted Northern Westchester's "Most Loved Acting Program", Spotlight Arts provides students with a high-quality, fun learning environment while students work on their theatre arts skills. We offer weekly classes, mainstage productions, master classes and musical theatre workshops all year long in addition to our summer camps and workshops. Additionally, students of the performing arts develop vital life skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity, focus, problem-solving, self-confidence, and more!
SEUSSICAL is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. For more information and to schedule your audition appointment, visit www.SPOTLIGHTARTSINC.com or call 845.444.ARTS.