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YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE

Holds Auditions For

SHREK jr. THE MUSICAL

 

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for SHREK Jr. THE MUSICAL directed by Andrea Tate with Musical Direction by Susan Treworgy-Calkins. Auditions are open to performers age 10-19.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute song with sheet music and wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  An accompanist will be provided and recorded music is not permitted.  Each audition will last two hours and fifteen minutes and may include improvisation, cold reading and dance.   Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 4 - 20, 2016. 

All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by November 20, 2015.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm beginning September 1, 2016.   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Thursday, September 1 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. 

           A mass of fairytale misfits set everyone’s favorite loner ogre, Shrek, off on a journey to rescue a feisty princess, defeat a diminutive despot, and relocate the banished fable-folk out of his swamp.        

            SHREK, Jr. THE MUSICAL is the first production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 36th Annual Family Theatre Season.  The Season of Other Worlds will continue with Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, Jr. performing February 4 – 19, 2017 and will conclude with ALICE IN WONDERLAND May 5-21, 2017.  Season tickets can be purchased at a deep discount by contacting the box office at (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

Young Artists Ensemble recently received 24 nominations and six wins for their 2014 Summer Teen Production of Jesus Christ Superstar.  Winners in the Tenth Annual National Youth Arts Awards included Outstanding Production: Jesus Christ Superstar, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Jordan M. Schneider as Jesus of Nazareth, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: Kyra Stevens as Mary Magdalene, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lighting Design: Ken Milbrett and Outstanding Youth Orchestra.

                                                DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

SHREK, Jr. THE MUSICAL Auditions

WHAT: SHREK, Jr. THE MUSICAL – A mass of fairytale misfits set everyone’s favorite loner ogre, Shrek, off on a journey to rescue a feisty princess, defeat a diminutive despot, and relocate the banished fable-folk out of his swamp.           

 

WHEN:

AUDITION TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, August 27, at 9:45 am, 11:45 am and 1:45 pm

Sunday, August 28, at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm


WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.


PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute song with sheet music (no recorded music please) and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improve, cold reading and dance.  And accompanist will be provided.


IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Thursday, September 4, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30- 7:30, Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00.

 

 

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

SHREK, Jr. THE MUSICAL

PERFORMANCES

WHAT: SHREK, Jr. THE MUSICAL – A mass of fairytale misfits set everyone’s favorite loner ogre, Shrek, off on a journey to rescue a feisty princess, defeat a diminutive despot, and relocate the banished fable-folk out of his swamp.           

 

 

WHEN:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 4 – 20, 2016

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


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


TICKETS: 
Single Tickets:  $19 adults, $16 children, students and seniors.

PURCHASE ALL THREE SHOWS FOR:  $39 adults, $33 children, students and seniors.

10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance (not applicable for season tickets)


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

 

HILLCREST PLAYERS

Holds Auditions For

THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players holds auditions for THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS, written by Joseph Robinette and directed by Victoria Sayeg.  The comedy is open to performers age 7-14.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21 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, October 15 and 22, 2016 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. 

All participants must be at least 7 years old and not yet 15 years old by October 22, 2016.  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, August 24 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 one-act comedy: Just what happened that day? The classic fairytale retold from three different perspectives, each one more hilarious than the last. A side-splitting story from all sides!    

            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. 

            Young Artists Ensemble is an award-winning theatre company for young people that has received many accolades, including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts.  It has received top honors in the National Youth Arts Awards for many of its Teen Summer Musicals and its Conejo Theatre For Everyone. 

 

                                                DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS

Auditions

WHAT: THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS – Just what happened that day? The classic fairytale retold from three different perspectives, each one more hilarious than the last. A side-splitting story from all sides! 

 

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:

AUDITION TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, August 20, 9:45, 11:15 and 12:45 pm

Sunday, August 21 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 Thursday January 21, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 – 6:45, Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00.

 

 

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS

PERFORMANCES

WHAT: THE TRIAL OF GOLDILOCKS – Just what happened that day? The classic fairytale retold from three different perspectives, each one more hilarious than the last. A side-splitting story from all sides! 

 

 

WHEN:

Saturdays, October 15 & 22, 2016 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. 

 

Casting Call for MTA’s To Kill A Mockingbird  

Anthem, Ariz. July 11, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for To Kill A Mockingbird, an American masterpiece by author, Harper Lee, about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. No-cut auditions for ages 13-19 and general auditions for actors 20 years and older will be held September 24, with callbacks on September 25 in Anthem.                     

It's 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch - or Scout, as she is fondly called - manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn't mean that it actually is fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that "growing up" often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. The award-winning production staff includes Director Laura O’Meara and Stage Manager Jessica Kishbaugh. Rehearsals begin September 29, with performances November 10-13 in Anthem.  

General Auditions will be held Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. with Callbacks on Sunday, September 25 at 9 a.m. 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 monologue one minute in length.  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 (ages 13-19), 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. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com 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.  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.


Audition for "Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang" at Fountain Hills

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Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious"

 

Audition Dates: 
Sunday, July 17th at 6pm and Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 20th if needed


Production dates: Friday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 18th
Possible extension through Sunday, September 25th

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

CASTING:
Caractacus Potts: An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.  Age: 40 to 50 

Truly Scrumptious: Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.  Age: 20 to 30  

Grandpa Potts: Caractacus Potts's father, who is a former war hero. He loves to tell old War stories. A sort of second father to Jeremy and Jemima.    Age: 65 to 75 

Baron Bomburst: Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney.  Age: 35 to 45  

Baroness Bomburst: Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic.  Age: 30 to 45 

The Childcatcher: He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness.  Age: 45 to 60

The Toymaker: With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.   Age: 45 to 60 

Jeremy Potts: Caractucus's son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.  Age: 10 to 13 

Jemima Potts: Caractucus's daughter. She is an adventurous girl with a vivid imaginations. A total child at heart who loves her family.  Age: 10 to 13 

Boris:  A member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Though he is not very smart, he is the leader.  Age: 35 to 45  

Goran: One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the baron and Baroness. A dumb oaf.   Age: 35 to 45  

Lord Scrumptious:  Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive. Age: 40 to 55

Ensemble
Kids; Inventors; Soldiers; Townspeople; English Crowd

 

Audition for "Charlotte's Web" at Fountain Hills

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All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing musical about friendship.
 

Audition Dates: 
July 18th, 25th, and 26th at 5:45pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 27th if needed


Production dates: Friday, September 23rd - Sunday, October 9th
Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm
Possible Saturday matinees will be added if needed

**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:
Fern Arable - A young girl
John Arable - Her father
Martha Arable - Her mother
Avery Arable - Her brother
Homer Zuckerman - Her uncle
Edith Zuckerman - her aunt
Lurvy - A hired hand
Wilbur - A pig
Templeton - A rat
Charlotte - A spider
Goose, Gander, Sheep, Lamb - Farm Animals
Ensemble - Reporters, Photographers, Spectators, Townspeople, Judges, Fairgoers, Fair Personnel, Owl, Bat, Uncle (a pig), and Spiders.


The Young Actors Guild 

announces

AUDITIONS
for "Tilly the Trickster"!

When: July 7th, 4:30-7:00 pm

Where: First Christian Church, 3501 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, 72918

Who: Open to ages 6-14.

What: You will read from the script and sing a short song a capella. Pick a song that shows off your personality! We want to see you show off YOU!

Molly Shannon (of SNL fame) has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as SUPERSTAR and NEVER BEEN KISSED and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation. TILLY THE TRICKSTER, the MUSICAL!

Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?

Showdates: September 8-10, 2016.
Directed by: Audra Bocksnick
Music Director: Gini Law

Questions? Email missygipson@weareyag.org