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CARRIE The Musical

Music by Michael Gore

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Book by Lawrence D. Cohen

Based on the novel by Stephen King

Musical Direction by Zachary Spencer

Conducted by Susan Treworgy-Calkins

Directed by Mark Andrew Reyes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for its Teen Summer Musical production of CARRIE directed by Mark Andrew Reyes.  Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, by appointment only.  Time slots are Saturday, June 4 at 9:45am, 12:45pm, and 3:30pm and Sunday, June 5 at 12:45pm & 3:30pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive.  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 music theatre music is preferred. The audition will also include cold reading from the script and dancing and will last 2 hours and 45 minutes.  Please Note: this production is rated PG:13 and contains material that may not be appropriate for some audiences.

            Callbacks will be held Monday, June 6 from 5:30 – 10:30 pm.  Performances are July 29 – August 7, 2016 at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center. All participants must be at least 13 years old and not yet 20 years old by August 7, 2016.  Character descriptions and an FAQ is available    Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday 5:30-9:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm. 

  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, June 8 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 if you have any questions. 

Orchestra auditions will also be held on Saturday, June 4, 9:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30pm and Sunday June 5, 1:00 - 4:00pm.  Instruments needed include two guitars (acoustic and electric), keyboard, cello, bass, and drums/percussion.  Guitar players must read music. Musicians are requested to prepare a one-minute piece, sight-read from the score and will be given ten-minute time slots by appointment.  There is no participation fee for orchestra members; however, musicians and parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 to 8:00.  Orchestra breakdown is on the web site. Orchestra rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday 2 – 5, except during dress rehearsal.

            Carrie is based on Stephen King's bestselling novel.  The musical of Carrie was not seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production until its 2012 off-Broadway revival.  The show's original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale, which recently played for an extended run in Los Angeles. The updated version focuses on the social impacts of bullying, including the destructive power of clique groups, the use of Social Media as a bullying device, and adult intervention (and the lack thereof).  It also shows the cycle of victims of abuse, the consequences of retaliation and the power that one person has to change things. 

             Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).

            Premium tickets for CARRIE are $21 Premium seats are $19 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or at  There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit 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 six top honors in the National Youth Arts Awards for the 2014 Teen Summer Musical Jesus Christ Superstar, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Youth Orchestra.




WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR CARRIE - Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power,

and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it...



By appointment only

June 4 & 5, 2016

Saturday, June 4: 9:45am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm
Sunday, June 5: 12:45pm & 3:30pm


Monday, June 6 from 5:30 to 10:30 pm


Orchestra Auditions
2 Guitars (both Acoustic and Electric) Keyboard, Bass, Cello, and Drums/Percussion

10 minute time slots

Saturday, June 4: 9:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30pm

Sunday June 5: 1:00 - 4:00pm.


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or for audition appointment.

PROCESS: Actors must bring a resume and prepare a one minute song and bring sheet music in their key.  An accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella or recorded accompaniment is allowed. Contemporary musical theatre music is preferred.  The audition will last approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Musicians must schedule an appointment and prepare a one-minute piece of music and be prepared to sight read.

ACTORS IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 

OTHER:  Free parking is always available.

Casting Call for MTA’s Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR.  

Anthem, Ariz.  April 11, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr., a new musical retelling the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, with a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz.  Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 9 – 14 take place on June 6, 2016 at MTA in Anthem.  

Featuring the beloved classics "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings, Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. tackles timely issues about what it means to be "the perfect child" – and what it means to be "a real father." Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son "the perfect boy" only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving your child unconditionally.  

General vocal auditions, dance call and callbacks will be held Monday, June 6 at 9 a.m. with rehearsals beginning immediately after.  Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals 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 for an alternate appointment time.  

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.

Carlsbad Community Theatre is excited to announce our summer auditions for Fiddler on the Roof.


Auditions Tuesday May 17th from 6-9PM and Wednesday May 18th from 6-9PM.

Location:  Woman's Club - 3320 Monroe St. Carlsbad

Email: to set an audition time

Ages 10- Adult


Director: Robert Marra

Musical Director: Jessie Bullock

Choreographer: Kathryn Baker


Production at the AVO Playhouse in Vista from Aug. 5th-14th.


Please see attached flyer for details.


Join us for our Summer Mainstage and perform in the classic musical comedy, “Grease” with the Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey! Replacement auditions take place on Tuesday, May 17 from 6-8pm for the roles of Roger, Eugene, Vince Fontaine and School Girls.  Auditions are by appointment ONLY at the Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Brewster NY.


The show rehearses intensively 3 nights a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) throughout June and July only. Tech week takes place July 17th through July 20th and performances take place July 21st, July 22nd and July 23rd.


"Grease: School Version" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For more information and to schedule your audition appointment, visit www.SpotlightArtsInc.comor call 845.444.ARTS.