National Youth Arts - ArtsDig - Resource for youth arts

Audition Listings

Audition for "A Christmas Carol the Musical" and "Inspecting Carol"
 

aChristmasCaroll-musical_zpsad520a97     inspecting-carol4


A Christmas Carol:  The return of our tradition.  Join us as miserly old Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas.

This show will be presented in repertory with:

Inspecting Carol:  This is a very funny play about a theater company that does ‘A Christmas Carol’ every year.  (!) Because an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts is arriving, they try to make the Dicken’s classic ‘politically correct’.  Everything that can go wrong- does. 


A Christmas Carol will be directed by Peter J. Hill,
musically directed by Jay Melberg, and choreographed by Noel Irick
Inspecting Carol will be directed by Peter J. Hill



Audition Dates: 
Saturday, October 14th at 1pm & Sunday, October 15th at 6pm

Production dates: 
Christmas Carol - 
Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 8, 10, 14, 16, 22 & 24
Inspecting Carol - Dec. 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17, 21 & 23
Performance Times: Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm

Click here to register for an appointment
 

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
- 1 minute comedic monologue
- Dress to move for dance audition.
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts 
 

Several roles in A Christmas Carol will also play roles in Inspecting Carol.  Rehearsals are scheduled to follow each other, but still remain within a 3 - 3½ hour rehearsal time frame.   

CASTING:
*Indicates that the actor will play in repertory in Inspecting Carol and A Christmas Carol

*Jacob Marley   40+  Good singer.  The haunting and haunted ghost of Scrooge’s partner.  (Doubles as Sidney Carlton in Inspecting Carol)  

*Young Ebenezer/Fred Party Guest/Quartet  20-30 years, Great singer, great comic abilities.  Scrooge as a young man. (Doubles as Kevin Emery or Wayne Wellacre in Inspecting Carol)  

*Scrooge’s Nephew Fred/Townsperson  20-40 years, non-singing.  Scrooge’s likable nephew.
(Doubles as Kevin Emery or Wayne Wellacre in Inspecting Carol)  

*Tom Jenkins/Fred Party Guest/Townsperson  Any age, African-American, good singer.  Tom is the friendly soup man. (Doubles as Walter E. Parsons in Inspecting Carol)  

Mr. Fezziwig/Quartet/Townsperson  40+, good singer.  Scrooge’s jolly, kind, first employer.

*Mrs. Campbell/Fred’s Party Guest/Townsperson  30+  A washer woman. (Doubles as MJ McMam in Inspecting Carol)  

Mr. Brockett/Fred’s Party Guest/Townsperson  30+ A dignified man

Mr. Simpson/Townsperson  30+ A dignified man

*Bob Cratchit    30+  Good singer.  Scrooge’s put upon, but kindly clerk.  (Doubles as Phil Hewlitt in Inspecting Carol)

*Mrs. Cratchit  30 + Bob’s strong willed, but gentle wife. (Doubles as Dorothy Tree Hapgood in Inspecting Carol)  

*Tiny Tim  8+  Great singer  (Possibly doubles as Luther Betty in Inspecting Carol)

Martha Cratchit  8+  Good singer

Peter Cratchit  12+  Good singer

Turkey Boy/Urchin  8+  (Possibly doubles as Luther Betty in Inspecting Carol)

*Dick Wilkins/Fred’s Party Guest/Quartet/Townsperson    12+  Scrooge’s fellow apprentice under Fezziwig. (Possibly doubles as Luther Betty in Inspecting Carol)

Isabelle/Fred’s Party Guest/Quartet/Townsperson  20-30  Great singer.  Scrooge’s first love.

Ebby/Townsperson  8-12 Scrooge as a young boy.

Fan/Fred’s Party Guest/Townsperson  12-16  Scrooge’s lovely young sister.

3-6 Urchins  8-16  Good singers.

 

INSPECTING CAROL

All roles in Inspecting Carol are from actors also appearing in A Christmas Carol

Zorah Bloch - Founding director of The Soapbox Playhouse. In her 40’s. Extremely self-concerned.

Sidney Carlton - In his 60’s. A founding member of the Company. Kind but somewhat addled.

Dorothy Tree Hapgood - Sidney’s wife. In her 60’s. English and unable to lose her accent. A founding member.

Phil Hewlitt - In his 40’s. Small, obsessive usually plays the ineffectual character in any Soapbox production. A founding member.

Walter E. Parsons - African-American in his 30’s. Recently taken up acting again after a stint in the armed forces. Good natured - excitable.

Luther Beatty - A large eleven-year-old. He’s.been playing Tiny Tim two years too long. Extremely friendly.

Kevin Emery - A nervous man in the impossible position of managing director. In his 40’s. Afraid of Zorah.

MJ (Mary Jane) McMann - ln her 40’s. A realist. She long ago realized that the Company hit bottom. She looks on now as a bemused observer. Founding member.

Wayne Wellacre - In his 30’s, in search of a new career in acting, no training, less talent, affable, eager to please.

 

Audition for "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells"
 

JunieBsm     
Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? 


Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells will be directed by
FHYT Alumni Emily Spets

There is no fee to audition. If cast, there is a production fee of $50.00 per participant (t-shirt provided). Scholarships and additional volunteer options available. NO ONE will be denied participation based on ability to pay.

Audition Dates: 
Monday, October 16th at 5:45pm & Tuesday, October 17th at 5:45pm
Callbacks (if necessary): Wednesday, October 18th

Production dates: 
December 1 - 17
Performance Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm

Call 480-837-9661 x3 to register
 

Auditioners should prepare:
- 1-2 minute comedic monologue
- to read cold from the script
- Headshot or school photo and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts 
 


CASTING:

Junie B. Jones   Female age 11-15 

José - a classmate    Male age 11-15

Tattle-tale May - a classmate  Female age 11-15  

Philip Johnny Bob - a stuffed elephant M/F age 8-12 

Lucille - a rich kid   Female age 11-15 

Mr. Scary - the teacher  Male age 12-19

Herb - Junie B.'s best friend    Male age 11-15 

Mr. Toot/Grandpa Miller - the choral teacher/Junie B's Grampa Male age 12-19

Sheldon - a classmate  Male age 11-15 

Elf Ellen - a volunteer parent   Female age 12-19


PLEASE NOTE:
Youth actors do have the opportunity to audition for both Junie B. and A Christmas Carol. Casting decisions for A Christmas Carol will not affect casting decisions for Junie B


     Forward this message to a friend

Call for an appointment (480) 837-9661
Box office hours are 12pm-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday
www.fhtaz.org
All Auditions take place at 11445 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills

 

Casting Call for MTA’s Elf the Musical JR.

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  August 22, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Elf the Musical Jr., based on the cherished holiday film by New Line Cinema. Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-18 will be held October 21-22 at MTA in Anthem.  

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type. The award-winning production staff includes director Sarah Brayer, vocal director Karen Blanzy and choreographer Lyndsie Clymer.  

Rehearsals begin October 26, with performances taking place December 7-10.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m.  with callbacks on Sunday, October 22.  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. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals are held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.   

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 musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 19 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7.p.m, 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.

 

Casting Call for MTA’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  August 22, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Dwayne Hartford’s adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a theatrical play with music for ages 11-adult (no-cut for ages 11-19) directed by Laura O’Meara.  

A Newberry-winning novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is author Katie DiCamillo’s heart-warming story about a China rabbit named Edward Tulane who was given to a ten-year-old girl named Abilene by her grandmother in the 1930s. Esward enjoys a pleasant but vain life until an unfortunate incident finds him falling overboard the RMS Queen Mary. He spends 297 days on the ocean floor, until a storm frees him and a passing fisherman and his buddy pull him free. After being passed from hand to hand of a succession of life-altering character, Edward's journeys not only take him far from home, but even farther from the selfish rabbit he once was. "If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless."    

General Auditions will be held Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. with callbacks on Sunday, October 22 at MTA in Anthem.  Those auditioning should prepare a monologue one minute in length.  Please have your registration materials (available on MTA’s 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. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals take place at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.   

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 musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshop:  An audition prep workshop will be held on October 19 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  During this 90-minute session, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshop will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 per participant and space is limited.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

Rehearsals begin October 26, with performances taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2017.  

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.

 
Auditions for Spotlight Arts' Winter Mainstage "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this Weekend

Join us for our Winter Mainstage production and perform in the hilarious contemporary musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin. This show is a perfect opportunity for middle school and high school students during the "off-season" of many school shows! 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 this Friday, September 29th from 4:00-7:00pm and Saturday, September 30th 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.

About the show: Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six young students vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. 


The show rehearses intensively 3 nights per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) November 14th through January 11th only. Performances on January 12, 13 & 14 at the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY. 


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 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
 
Desert Stages Sept. 24, Peter Pan Auditions
Peter Pan
Auditions for the upcoming Youth production, Peter Pan, are Sun., Sept. 24* at 5pm, check-in at 4pm. Participants ages 3 to 19 are asked to come prepared with the following:
  • Audition Form
  • Headshot - can be a picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume
Pre-registering is available online! Register at www.DesertStages.org by clicking "Auditions", then Youth Actors and completing the registration form! Actors can learn the audition dance in advance at Audition Dance Camp Sept. 18, 19, 20 at 4-5:30pm or 5:30-7pm.

*Friends Auditions: Sat., Sept. 23 9am-4pm. Contact Angela to learn about becoming a Friend of DST!
 
 

Casting Call for MTA’s Elf the Musical JR.

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  August 22, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Elf the Musical Jr., based on the cherished holiday film by New Line Cinema. Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-18 will be held October 21-22 at MTA in Anthem.  

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type. The award-winning production staff includes director Sarah Brayer, vocal director Karen Blanzy and choreographer Lyndsie Clymer.  

Rehearsals begin October 26, with performances taking place December 7-10.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m.  with callbacks on Sunday, October 22.  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. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals are held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.   

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 musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 19 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7.p.m, 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.

 

Casting Call for MTA’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  August 22, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Dwayne Hartford’s adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a theatrical play with music for ages 11-adult (no-cut for ages 11-19) directed by Laura O’Meara.  

A Newberry-winning novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is author Katie DiCamillo’s heart-warming story about a China rabbit named Edward Tulane who was given to a ten-year-old girl named Abilene by her grandmother in the 1930s. Esward enjoys a pleasant but vain life until an unfortunate incident finds him falling overboard the RMS Queen Mary. He spends 297 days on the ocean floor, until a storm frees him and a passing fisherman and his buddy pull him free. After being passed from hand to hand of a succession of life-altering character, Edward's journeys not only take him far from home, but even farther from the selfish rabbit he once was. "If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless."    

General Auditions will be held Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. with callbacks on Sunday, October 22 at MTA in Anthem.  Those auditioning should prepare a monologue one minute in length.  Please have your registration materials (available on MTA’s 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. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals take place at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.   

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 musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshop:  An audition prep workshop will be held on October 19 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  During this 90-minute session, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshop will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 per participant and space is limited.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

Rehearsals begin October 26, with performances taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2017.  

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.

.