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Casting Call for MTA’s SCHOOL OF ROCK

Anthem, Ariz. January 10, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA), in conjunction with Rhapsody School of Music in Anthem, announces auditions for SCHOOL OF ROCK, a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, where he decides to create his own curriculum and turn his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.  

The score consists of 14 new songs composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber along with all the original songs from the movie. The award-winning production staff includes Director/Choreographer Sarah Brayer, Vocal Director Jackie Hammond and Music Director Jonathan Nilsen.

REHEARSALS: July 10-21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 (Mon.-Fri.)

PERFORMANCES: July 20-23, 2017

INSTRUMENT AUDITIONS

(For actors/singers who play instruments; 8 yrs. old will be considered for instrument role)

WHEN: Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086

COST: $325 (additional $175-$250 if cast in instrument role); ; 10% Sibling discount; Scholarships available

DETAILS: Please download the zip file of material (Sheet Music, Click Track, and Soundtrack Recording) for the character part you will be auditioning for from the website; have your registration materials (also available on website) completed prior to auditioning. Rehearsals begin at 9 a.m. immediately after general auditions on July 10th.  PLEASE NOTE: If you are cast in one of those five roles, you will also be required to attend a four-day workshop (tentative dates June 26-29 from 6-8:30 p.m.) to rehearse the instrument playing. This is an additional cost of $175-$250 as there will need to be rehearsal time to learn the material that you will be playing onstage. If you are not cast in one of those five roles, please attend the General Auditions. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

GENERAL AUDITIONS
(For all other roles)

WHEN: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086

COST: $325; 10% Sibling discount; Scholarships available for those who might not otherwise be able to audition

DETAILS: Please prepare a one minute pop/rock vocal selection (can be a capella, or with accompaniment track). Have your registration materials completed prior to coming to the audition. For materials and additional information and to reserve your spot, visit MTA’s website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.  Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Rhapsody School of Music

Rhapsody School of Music is proud to be the North Valley's only commercial music studio that specializes in private and group lessons, music programs for all ages, and retail that supports its music community.  For private and group lessons, Rhapsody provides its students phenomenal musicians that teach piano, guitar, bass, voice, drums, violin and many band instruments.  Many teachers also lead the school’s band program, which culminates in a concert created for the students, and many perform as artists around the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Rhapsody School of Music strongly believes learning music should be a fun, productive, and memorable experience with an understanding that everyone's musical journey is different. 


YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE’S

HILLCREST PLAYERS Holds Auditions For

THE GONE DEERS

A WORLD PREMIERE BY VICTORIA SAYEG

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players holds auditions for THE GONE DEERS,  the latest work by published playwright Victoria Sayeg, who will also direct the new play open to performers age 7-14.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 11:15 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute memorized monologue and should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.   Each audition will last one hour and fifteen minutes and will consist of performing the monologue, and may include improvisation, cold reading, and movement.     Performances are Saturdays, March 18 and 25, 2017.  Actors cast in Disney's The Little Mermaid may also audition for this show, but must list all commitments to Disney's The Little Mermaid as rehearsal conflicts on their audition form.

All participants must be at least 7 years old and not yet 15 years old by March 25, 2017.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, January 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

           About the new play: When astronauts accidentally discover an island inhabited by animals previously considered extinct, an intergalactic space ark brings the reluctant bunch to earth.   Victoria Sayeg has written and directed several productions for Young Artists Ensemble, after studying theatre at South Coast Repertory and Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory.  She has had three plays published by Dramatic Publishing, a publishing house for plays and musicals since 1885.              

            Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production.   The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline. 

                                                            

THE GONE DEERS Auditions

WHAT: THE GONE DEERS – When astronauts accidentally discover an island inhabited by animals previously considered extinct, an intergalactic space ark brings the reluctant bunch to earth.

WHEN:

AUDITION TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, January 14, 9:45, 11:15 and 12:45 pm

Sunday, January 15 18 at 11:15 and 12:45


WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.


PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute monologue or poem and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improve, cold reading and movement.


IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Wednesday, January 18, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 – 6:45, Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00.

 

THE GONE DEERS

By Victoria Sayeg

PERFORMANCES

WHAT: THE GONE DEERS – When astronauts accidentally discover an island inhabited by animals previously considered extinct, an intergalactic space ark brings the reluctant bunch to earth.

Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production.   The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline. 

 

WHEN:

Saturdays, March 18 & 25, 2017 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


HOW: 
(805) 381-1246 or 
www.yaeonline.com


TICKETS: 
$10 for all ages

10% discount for groups of ten or more


OTHER: 
Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 

 

Fountain Hills Audition for "Dr Dolittle Jr"

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Dr Dolittle Jr. tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail, the oldest & wisest of the creatures on earth.






 

Directed by : Ross Collins
Musically Directed by: Jay Melberg
Choreographed by: Jenny Iverson

Audition Dates:
 
December 12th & 13th at 5:45pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 14th if needed


Production dates: Friday, December 10th - Sunday, February 26th

**Call To Register**
(480) 837-9661 x3
 

Auditioners should prepare:
- 16 bars of an upbeat song that best shows off their voice
- Bring sheet music in appropriate key. No CD’s
- 1-2 minute comedic monologue
- Dress to move for dance audition.
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts

CASTING:
Doctor John Dolittle: A country doctor. A bit of an eccentric!
Madeline Mugg: The Doctor’s Irish friend and animal lover
Tommy Stubbins: A local boy.  Friend of the Doctor
General Bellowes: A local land baron and magistrate.
Emma Fairfax: General Bellowes Niece
Albert Blossom: Owner of Blossom’s Mammoth Circus
Gertie Blossom: Albert’s wife and business partner-(German accent helpful!)
Berta, Vladimir, Mavis: Circus folk (Will double in ensemble.  Circus type skills in Juggling, balancing, or acrobatics, etc. a plus!)
Straight Arrow: Dolittle’s colleague on Sea Star Island
Bailiff: Officer of the court
Polynesia: A parrot; Dolittle’s language teacher!
Jip: A dog
Herbert: A hedgehog
Dab-Dab: A duck
Toggle: A horse with a vision problem!
Sheila: A wounded fox.
Pushmi-Pullyu: The celebrated two headed llama!
Rufus: The General’s dog
Chee-Chee: A monkey and navigator!
3 Male and 3 Females: Ensemble dancer/singers of various ages to be: Villagers of Puddleby/ Sea Star Island Warriors/Circus folk.  Must dance and sing. Acrobatic talents a plus!

(Doubling [portraying more than one part] of some roles may be possible!)


We are also looking for: stage hands, booth techs, costumers, makeup artists. 
We also need: Student stage manager, student producer, Make up assistant. 

 

Casting Call for MTA’s Honk!

 Audition Prep Workshop Available  

Anthem, Ariz. November 15, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Honk!, a delightful adaptation of one of the most beloved fables of all time. This heart-warming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score. Auditions for this production for ages 11-adult (no-cut for ages 11-19) will be held January 14, with callbacks on January 15, 2017 in Anthem.  

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on adventure of self-discovery all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. With its bouncing score and universal story, the touching musical with plenty of heart will captivate audiences. The award-winning production staff includes Director Laura O’Meara, Vocal Director Cris Wo, Choreographer Cydney Trent, and Stage Manager Jessica Kishbaugh.  Rehearsals begin January 19, with performances March 2-12.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. The Dance Call will be on Sunday, Jan. 15 starting at 1 p.m. with Callbacks at 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275, with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate.  Please visit our website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 12 and 13 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at MTA. During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.  Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Casting Call for MTA’s Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  November 14, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Disney’s Winnie the Pooh  KIDS, a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-10 will be held January 14, with callbacks on January 15, in Anthem.  

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 the mysterious Backson has captured Christopher Robin! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and of course…sharing snacks. Featuring favorite songs from the film as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is a favorite for children to perform.  

The award-winning production staff includes Directors, Choreographers, and Stage Managers Sarah Brayer and Jessica Kishbaugh and Vocal Director Karen Blanzy.  Rehearsals begin January 19 with performances taking place February 23-26, 2017.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. with callbacks on Sunday, January 15 starting at 10 a.m. Auditions will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition.  If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.  The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275, with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate.  Please visit our website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held Thursday and Friday, January 12 and 13, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. & 6 p.m. –7:30 p.m. at MTA.  During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


Audition for
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

jcoat_zpsglzcl58f Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical re-telling of Joseph’s biblical story is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll! The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail.
When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
 

Audition Dates: 
Sunday, November 13th at 6pm and Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, November 16th if needed


Production dates: Friday, January 20th - Sunday, February 5th
Possible extension through Sunday, February 12th

Performances: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm

**Click Here To Register for an Appointment**

or call (480) 837-9661 x3
 
Auditioners should prepare:
- 16 to 32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice
- Bring sheet music in appropriate key. No CD’s
- Dress to move for dance audition.
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts (Tentative schedule available here)

CASTING:
Narrator (Stage age 18+): The Narrator is a storyteller who is sharing a wonderful tale with the children, their families and the wider audience. She needs to be a strong singer who can draw the audience into the saga of Joseph and his brothers, showing what shapes them into the men they were destined to become. (Vocal Range – Low F# to High G)

Mrs. Potiphar (Stage age 30+): Mrs. Potiphar is an indulgent woman who likes to get her own way, and thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. She needs to be a confident mover/dancer, who is comfortable moving in a seductive manner. She will also be a part of the women’s chorus.

10 Women: varying age, size, and ethnicity for the roles of wives, mothers, handmaidens, featured dancers, and chorus.

Joseph: (Stage age – 18+) Joseph is the male lead. He needs to be able to mature from ~18 to 40ish over the course of the show. Joseph begins as a cocky teenager who, through dealing with life’s adversities, becomes a humble man and a true leader. He needs to be a strong singer and actor. (Vocal Range – Low A to High G)

Jacob: (Stage age – 50+) Jacob is the father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He clearly favors Joseph as the first son of his favorite wife, unwittingly causing the friction that exists between Joseph and his brothers. Jacob needs to be a good actor, who can sing and move reasonably well. He may also be a part of the men’s chorus. (Vocal Range – Low A to C)

11 brothers: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Benjamin & Judah (Stage ages 16 – 30s)
Joseph’s 11 brothers, who were born of 4 different mothers (two wives and two handmaidens), are jealous of Joseph and the fact that he is clearly their father’s favorite son. As brothers they band together and gang up on Joseph to get rid of him thinking it will make their lives better. Some brothers may double as other male roles, depending on need. All need to be strong singers, as well as good dancers and actors.

Reuben: sings “One More Angel in Heaven” – (Vocal Range – Low B to High F)

Simeon: sings “Those Canaan Days” – (Vocal Range – C to High Eb)

Judah: sings “Benjamin Calypso” – (Vocal Range – F to High F)

Pharaoh: (Stage age 30s/40s) Pharaoh is the leader of Egypt and a very self-important man. He sings an Elvis-style song, “Song of the King” and is very comfortable having adoring fans. He needs to be a strong singer and actor and a good dancer/mover. (Vocal Range – Low B to High G#)

Potiphar: (Stage age 40+) Potiphar is a wealthy, self-indulgent man. He needs to be a strong actor as well as a good singer. (Vocal Range – D to B)

Butler & Baker: (Stage Age 25+) The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They need be good singers and will also be part of the chorus.

Children’s Roles: 20–25 Chorus roles for boys and girls (stage ages 8-15) The chorus will be on stage for the majority of the show.

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company.