AUDITONS

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2020 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS

Round 1 (Plays): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Hillary and Clinton (Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 2PM)
Round 2 (Musicals): Carrie, Matilda, and Spelling Bee (Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 2PM)

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2PM OPEN CALL FOR ACTORS |
& Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2PM OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS & 3PM OPEN CALL FOR SINGERS
WHO: Seeking a diverse group of actors, singers, and dancers, ages 16+, for productions in our 2020 season.
WHAT: Visit the show pages above for a complete character breakdown and below for audition requirements.
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D
DETAILS: For THE CURIOUS INCIDENT & HILLARY AND CLINTON – Actors will be asked to read sides from the script, which will be provided.
For CARRIE, MATILDA, & SPELLING BEE – Actors 16+ should prepare 16-32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a song in the style of one of the three shows which most closely aligns with your physical and vocal type. Please DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOWS. An accompanist will be provided. Dancers will be taught a short combination to perform in small groups. Dancers may be asked to sing. If you are auditioning for multiple productions, you need only prepare one song cutting, but please DO NOT prepare more than two cuttings for the sake of time. Headshot/Resume preferred but not required. Please note that both Carrie and Matilda need strong dancers/singers, while Spelling needs only “movers” who sing well.

Round 3 (Kids): Matilda (Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11AM) We are looking for about ten boys & girls (roughly between the ages of 8-12, though physical type will play a bigger role than age) to create our children’s ensemble (including named characters, such as the title role of Matilda.) The kids will enroll in our new Kid Musical Theater Intensive, a day camp where they will work on the show’s complicated music and choreography mostly with their peer group and our creative team between the hours of 2pm and 5pm for two weeks. After a dinner break, they will then join the adult/teen company at 6pm for formal rehearsals as needed. A full schedule will be issued upon casting and more details will be issued at a later date.

FAQ’s
What are Season Generals?
Season Generals are an open casting call for productions in our upcoming season (2020).
Who can participate?
Actors and musicians ages 16 and up are welcome to audition (unless noted otherwise.) Our School of Performing Arts productions will audition separately. NOTE: Actors 18 and older who have worked with Stage Center in previous or current seasons may not need to audition again. Simply submit a headshot and resume with a cover letter expressing your desired involvement and you will be notified if you need to be seen specifically, or stop by during one of the audition blocks and fill out an audition form. Students under 18 are required to audition. Conversely, all actors are welcome to be seen for a particular production if you feel we have not seen adequate or comparable work for your desired production.
Where are they held?
All auditions will take place at the Stage Center Studios in South Bossier (SoBo), 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D. (Right next to Pak’s Karate at the base of the water tower.)
When do they take place?
Saturday, October 5, 2019 for two plays and Saturday, October 26, 2019 for three musicals.
Additional auditions may be held at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.
Why should I audition or submit myself for Season Generals?
This is the first opportunity, and in some cases the only opportunity for actors to submit themselves for consideration for announced productions they are interested in being a part of. Additional audition dates are subject to the discretion of each production’s director and Stage Center artistic staff.
Can children under the age of 16 audition?
All children interested in our School of Performing Arts shows will be able to audition at separate dates/times, unless a specific notice is giving for a Mainstage production. Feel free to CONTACT US for clarification.

JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL | 2020 SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE TROUPE

We are welcoming new members to our 2020 Performance Troupe, based on successful completion of a juried audition, talent, and experience.
 

WHO: Students currently in 6th Grade through students currently in 11th grade with adequate experience in any or all of the multi-disciplinary areas of musical theater (music, acting, dance) or relevant experience in productions. (Students 5th grade and younger should consider enrolling in our Triple Threat class.)

 
WHAT: This is an elite group of theater students who have been training hard and participating in productions for a number of years. Once admitted to the troupe, students take class in acting, singing, & dancing. Each fall, a new 15-minute production is chosen and rehearsed. The troupe then performs at the National Junior Theater Festival which takes place in Atlanta, GA over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in January, in addition to functions all over Shreveport/Bossier throughout the year.
 
 
Interested students must be available on Tuesdays from 4:15pm – 6:45pm, and need to perform a 1-minute monologue of their choice, and sing two contrasting songs memorized (preferably one ballad, and one uptempo, 16-32 bars [30-45 seconds] of each is sufficient), and submission of a professional headshot and resume.
**The next time students in this age bracket can audition to become an official troupe member will be in January, 2020. Questions about apprenticeships or Junior Theater Festival? Email: StageCenterLAsopa@gmail.com
 
WHERE: Stage Center Studios at the Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, STE A-01
 
WHEN: TBA, 2020
 
DETAILS: Joining troupe is a big commitment. Troupers train every week for 12 weeks in the spring, and 12 weeks in the fall, where they prepare their new performance piece. The cost is $240 per semester, plus JTF costs which are determined at a later date. There is a $50.00 deposit due to hold your spot for festival. In addition, Troupers receive 10% off of any other tuition-based activities they participate in at Stage Center’s SOPA, EXCEPT PRIVATE STUDY.

2020 SPRING PRODUCTION CLASS
To Be Announce (February 8, 2020 | 10AM)

2020 Spring Production Class
TBA (Junior Edition)*NOTE: We plan to admit all students who enroll, barring any unforeseen complications. There will always be a scenario where we double cast to keep our numbers manageable, while giving the most amount of students the opportunity to perform! The audition is for the creative team to assess each student’s abilities and type so that they can be placed in the role where they will shine the brightest.
 
ENROLLMENT & AUDITIONS | Saturday, February 8, 2020
Who: Students, ages 8 to 18
What: All roles are available.
Seeking: All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Sign-in begins at 9:30 AM)
10:00 AM for 8-10 year olds, who will be taught a short song and dance to perform in small groups. No outside preparation is necessary.
11:00 AM for ages 11-18, who will need to prepare any contemporary Broadway or Disney song (roughly 45 seconds, memorized) to sing a capella. You may bring a media device for karaoke tracks, and you may sing directly from the show.
Where: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., STE D
Important Dates: See complete commitment below.
Performances: May 7 – May 10, 2020
Cost: $200.00 Tuition (+$150.00 program ad sales/$75 costume fee.) SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE – CONTACT US FOR APPLICATION.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY – SIGN IN UPON ARRIVAL
Sign-in begins at 9:30AM IMPORTANT NOTE: Before going through the process of auditioning with us, please consider the following…
**By going through the process of auditioning, you are seeking to enroll in a class, and therefore agreeing to commit your child to the production and it’s schedule. It is your responsibility to reference this information prior to your audition. At Stage Center’s SOPA we firmly believe that a good process begets a good product. To that end, we do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we post cast lists prior to the first day/rehearsal. All students interested in our shows are required to show up with open minds and hearts, eager to have a life-enriching experience. We are not interested in working with students and families who are only entertaining offers of leading roles, or featured parts. Students will be allowed two absences during contract provided they are approved prior to the start of rehearsals and do not fall within two weeks of performances, but we ask that you check our dates and times thoroughly before making a commitment, so that the schedule can be thoughtfully made with no last-minute hiccups. If you are unsure about some conflicts with the below schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have time to participate in. Payment will be due at the audition/enrollment. Payment options are available. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF AUDITIONING.A full scheduled will be issued upon casting. Two conflicts are allowed during contract. NO CONFLICTS are allowed within two weeks of production week.SCHEDULE FOR TBA (Junior Edition)

AUDITIONS Saturday, February 8, 2020
CALLBACK Sunday, February 9, 2020
Mandatory Parent Orientation – March 5, 2020 at 6:30PM

REHEARSALS
Thursdays (4:30-6:30) and Saturdays (10:00-1:00)
WK1 March 5 & 7
WK2 March 12 & 14
WK3 March 19 & 21
(No rehearsal March 26 & 28 due to Caddo Spring Break)
WK4 April 2 & 4
WK5 April 9 & 11
WK6 April 16 & 18
WK7 April 23 & 25
WK8 April 30 & May 2

PRODUCTION WEEK (NO CONFLICTS)
Sunday, May 3 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Mon, May 4 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Tue, May 5 (5:00 PM CALL – FIRST DRESS)
Wed, May 6 (5:00 PM CALL – FINAL DRESS/SCOOPS SNEAK)

PERFORMANCES
Thu, May 7 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #1)
Fri, May 8 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #2)
Sat, May 9, 2019 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #3)
(5:00 CALL | 6:00 GO – PERFORMANCE #4)
Sun, May 10 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #5 – followed by Strike/Load-out)