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YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE

Holds Auditions For

Alice in Wonderland

 

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for Alice in Wonderland directed by Laura Mason. Auditions are open to performers age 10-19.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5 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 memorized monologue or poem and wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  Each audition will last two hours and may include improvisation, cold reading and movement.   Callbacks will be held Monday, March 6 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.   Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays May 5 - 21, 2017. 

            All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by May 21, 2017.  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.  The first rehearsal will be a read-through on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 prior to the Mandatory Parents’ meeting.  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, March 8 from 7:30 – 8:30 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. Actors Cast in “The Gone Deers” may also audition for this show, BUT must list all commitments to “The Gone Deers” as rehearsal conflicts on their audition form. 

           Mad-cap Adventures Through a Wild and Whirling World!  Down the rabbit-hole goes young Alice and into a mad, mad world. She must use her wits to navigate through the likes of the Queen of Hearts, Mad-Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and many more in this wonderfully enjoyable play.      

            “I'm thrilled to be directing one of my all-time favorites,” says director Laura Mason.  “There are so many great roles in this show, and so many talented young people in the community, and I hope they are ready to let loose and have fun. YAE fosters a welcoming environment meant to encourage kids to feel comfortable in expressing their creativity.”

            ALICE IN WONDERLAND is the final production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 36th Annual Family Theatre Season.  Tickets can be purchased 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

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Auditions

WHAT: ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Mad-cap Adventures Through a Wild and Whirling World!  Down the rabbit-hole goes young Alice and into a mad, mad world. She must use her wits to navigate through the likes of the Queen of Hearts, Mad-Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and many more in this wonderfully enjoyable play.  

 

WHEN:

AUDITION TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, March 4, at 9:45 am, 11:45 am and 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 5, at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

CALLBACKS, Monday, March 6, 5:00 – 10:00 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 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, March 8, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30- 7:30, Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00.

 

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

 

WHAT: ALICE IN WONDERLAND Mad-cap Adventures Through a Wild and Whirling World! Down the rabbit-hole goes young Alice and into a mad, mad world. She must use her wits to navigate through the likes of the Queen of Hearts, Mad-Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and many more in this wonderfully enjoyable play.

 

WHEN:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 - 21, 2017

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.

10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance.


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

 

Casting Call for MTA’s Seussical JR.

 Audition Prep Workshop Available  

Anthem, Ariz. Feb. 17, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Seussical JR, a no-cut production for ages 12-18. Auditions will be held April 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with callbacks on April 2.

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.  

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

The award-winning production staff includes Director and Choreographer Sarah Brayer and Vocal Director Shawna Weitekamp. Rehearsals begin April 6, with performances May 11-14.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. The Dance Call will be held on Sunday, April 2 starting at 9 a.m. with Callbacks 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. 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, March 30 and 31, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 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, so be sure to reserve your spot early.  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.


Calling all young actors! Come and be a part of JCompany's production of RAGTIME! (Ages 10-19)

For information and to sign up for your audition: http://www.sdcjc.org/jc/auditions.aspx

Auditions:
Monday, February 27, 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 6:00-8:00pm

Callbacks:
Wednesday, March 1, 6:00-8:00pm

Rehearsals Begin:
Tuesday, March 13, 2017

Performances: 
May 12-21, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in its volatile "melting pot"; together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped this time period, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience past and present.


Casting Call for MTA’s Willie Wonka JR.!

 Audition Prep Workshop Available

Anthem, Ariz. January 15, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Willie Wonka JR., a timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-13 take place March 11 and March 12 with performances April 20-30, 2017.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.

The award-winning production staff includes Co-Directors Jackie Hammond and Cydney Trent, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy, Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer and Stage Manager Jessica Kishbaugh.  

GENERAL VOCAL AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. The dance call will be Sunday, March 12 starting at 9 a.m. with callbacks 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. 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, March 9 & 10 from 4:30 p.m.– 6 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 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.

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