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YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE HOLD AUDITIONS FOR
The 34th ANNUAL TEEN SUMMER MUSICAL
Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Orchestra Directed & Conducted by Susan Treworgy-Calkins
Musical Direction by Zachary Spencer
Choreographed by Rachel Goldman
Directed by Mark Andrew Reyes
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for its Teen Summer Musical production of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Mark Andrew Reyes.  Auditions are held May 31 and June 1 by appointment only.  Time slots begin on Saturday at 9:45 am and on Sunday at 1:00 pm 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. The audition may also include improvisation, dance and cold reading and will last approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes.
            Callbacks will be held Monday, June 2 from 5 – 10 pm.  Performances are August 1-10, 2014 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 10, 2014.  Character descriptions and an FAQ is available on the YAE web site.    Rehearsals begin Saturday, June 7 and are held Monday-Friday 5:30-9:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm. 
  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Thursday, June 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 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. 
Auditions will also be held for the orchestra members Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1 with times to be determined. Musicians are requested to prepare a one-minute piece, site read from the score and will be given ten-minute tine slots by appointment.  There is no participation fee for orchestra members; however, musicians and parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, June 5 from 6:00 to 7:00.  Orchestra breakdown is on the web site.
            Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera and opened on Broadway in 1971. First produced as an album with the role of Jesus sung by Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan, the record spawned two hit songs, the title “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”  The album had a very rock sound due to both the vocals and the orchestrations.  The lyrics and tone include contemporary terms and ironic allusions to modern life.  This production will be done in an eclectic modern setting. Utilizing the rock aspects of the musical we view the last days of Jesus as a Media event. Throughout this, Jesus tries to remain true to his message, but political turmoil and pressures around him continually hamper and frustrate him and his followers.            
Premium tickets for 42nd STREET are $21  Orchestra seats are $19 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or atwww.yaeonline.com.  There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com if you have any questions. 
Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 34 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 2011 Teen Summer Musical CHICAGO,including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Direction
 
DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS
AUDITIONS
WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - This production will be done in an eclectic modern setting. Utilizing the rock aspects of the musical we view the last days of Jesus as a Media event. Throughout this, Jesus tries to remain true to his message, but political turmoil and pressures around him continually hamper and frustrate him and his followers.         
 
WHEN:
By appointment only
Saturday, May 31 9:45 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm
·     Sunday, June 1, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm 
CALL BACKS:
Monday, June 2 from 5:00 to 10 pm
 
Orchestra Auditions
10 minute time slots
Saturday, May 31
Sunday, June 1

WHERE:  
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or www.yaeonline.com 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. 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 Thursday, June 5 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. 

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

 

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS
WHAT: Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera that opened on Broadway in 1971. The album spawned two hit songs, the title “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” This production will be done in an eclectic modern setting. Utilizing the rock aspects of the musical we view the last days of Jesus as a Media event. Throughout this, Jesus tries to remain true to his message, but political turmoil and pressures around him continually hamper and frustrate him and his followers.
 
WHEN:
Performances: August 1-10, 2014
Friday, August 1                     7:30pm           
Saturday, August 2                 7:30pm           
Sunday, August 3                   2:00pm           
Wednesday, August 6            7:30pm           
Thursday, August 7                7:30pm           
Friday, August 8                     7:30pm           
Saturday, August 9                 7:30pm           
Sunday, August 10                 2:00pm           
 
WHERE:  
Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center
2323 North Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA

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

TICKETS: Premium Reserved $21.  Orchestra: Adults $19, Children, Students and Seniors $17. Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction.
 
OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.