AUDITONS

Stage Center takes submissions by headshot and resume on an ongoing basis. Please send up-to-date information with a cover letter by checking out the CONTACT page of our site.

UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR 2021 MAINSTAGE
Spring Awakening
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00PM
WHO: Strong actor/singers, who move (16+)
WHAT: Visit the show page above for the schedule, a complete character breakdown, and below for audition requirements.
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D
DETAILS: Actors should prepare 16-32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a song in the style of the show or author (Duncan Sheik) which most closely aligns with your physical and vocal type. You MAY sing from the show. An accompanist will NOT be provided. Headshot/Resume preferred but not required. We may ask some actors to cold-read from the script.

WE WILL NOT HOLD 2021 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS

Check back in the Fall of 2021 for auditions for our 2022 season!

Round 1 (TBA): will take place on TBA, 2021
Round 2 (TBA): will take place on TBA, 2021

WHEN: TBA, 2020 | 11AM (callbacks will begin at TBAPM on TBA, 2020)
WHO: TBA
WHAT: TBA. Visit the show page above for the schedule, a complete character breakdown, and below for audition requirements.
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D
DETAILS: Actors should prepare 16-32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a song in the style of the show (TBA) which most closely aligns with your physical and vocal type. Please DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW. An accompanist will be provided. Dance requirement TBD.  Headshot/Resume preferred but not required.

FAQ’s
What are Season Generals?
Season Generals are an open casting call for productions in our upcoming season (2022).
Who can participate?
Actors and musicians ages 16+ (high school to adult) 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?
TBA, 2021
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.

2021 SPRING PRODUCTION CLASS
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (junior edition)

2021 Spring Production Class
Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (Junior Edition)

ENROLLMENT INFO |
Enrollment is open to students ages 8 – 18. Enrollment opens online November 30 and ends on January 9, where you may register in person at auditions. Enrollment is open HERE

Auditions
Where: Auditions will take place at our studio (5300 Barksdale Blvd) on Saturday, January 9. Students age 10 and under should arrive at 10:00 am. Students 11 and up should arrive at 11:00 am. Auditions will be socially distanced and anyone who enters the building must be masked.
What to prepare: Students 10 and under should prepare 30 – 45 seconds of a musical theatre song. Students 11 and up should prepare 30 – 45 seconds of a musical theatre song & be ready to learn a short dance combo. You may sing from the show! You may sing a capella or with a track played from a device. Please have your song loaded and ready to play if using a track. Please wear appropriate clothing for the dance call. Students 11 and up will dance first.
If needed, callbacks will be held on January 10 from 2:00 – 5:00.
Can’t attend our auditions? NO WORRIES! Send us a video audition to stagecenterlasopa@gmail.com. Video auditions are due by Sunday, January 10 @ 5:00 pm.

We can’t wait to CREATE with YOU!

Who: All students ages 8 to 18 are invited to enroll online, regardless of experience level.
How: Enroll HERE any time starting Monday, November 30 through Saturday, January 9, 2021 (where you could enroll in person, if preferred.) Once we receive your online enrollment, you will receive an invoice for tuition via email. Upon payment, your enrollment will be considered complete, and you will receive a second email confirmation.
Where: The final enrollment day of January 9, and all rehearsals will take place at Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., STE D.
Cost: $207.00 tuition due no later than February 8, 2020. Payment options may be available – Contact us for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our production class, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the class’s production and schedule. At Stage Center’s SOPA we believe that a good process begets a good product. Every enrolled student will be required to audition as a part of this process. The audition is for the instructors to assess each student’s abilities and vocal/physical type so that they can be placed in the role that best serves the production and our educational goals. We do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we pre-cast any role on student productions. The cast list will be posted during the second week of class. All students interested in our production classes are taught 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 seeking leading or featured roles. We teach that theater is about an ensemble coming together to tell a story, and every person involved has a vital role for it’s success. We allow each student to submit two absences during contract provided they are approved prior to the first class, and do not fall within two weeks of performances. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that the rehearsal schedule can be thoughtfully made with no last-minute hiccups/absences. If you are unsure about some conflicts with our schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have time to make such a big commitment to. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (Junior Edition)
Open Enrollment – November 30, 2020 – January 9, 2021

REHEARSALS (Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:30-6:30, and Saturdays, 10:00-1:00)

Schedule:
AUDITIONS  – JANUARY 9 (10:00 – 1:00) & (IF NEEDED) JANUARY 10 (2:00 – 5:00)

WEEK 1 – JANUARY 13, 14 (4:30-6:30) & JANUARY 16 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 2 – JANUARY 20, 21 (4:30-6:30) & JANUARY 23 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 3 – JANUARY 27, 28 (4:30-6:30) & JANUARY 30 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 4 – FEBRUARY 3, 4 (4:30-6:30) & FEBRUARY 6 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 5 – FEBRUARY 10, 11 (4:30-6:30) & FEBRUARY 13 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 6 – FEBRUARY 18 (4:30-6:30) & FEBRUARY 20 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 7 – FEBRUARY 24, 25 (4:30-6:30) & FEBRUARY 27 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 8 – MARCH 3, 4 (4:30-6:30) & MARCH 6 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 9 – MARCH 10, 11 (4:30-6:30) & MARCH 13 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 10 – MARCH 24, 25 (4:30-6:30) & MARCH 27 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 11 – MARCH 31, APRIL 1 (4:30-6:30) & APRIL 3 (10:00-1:00
PERFORMANCES – TBD

PERFORMANCES – Once we have live-captured the entire performance, we will schedule the streaming date. This allows us to be a little more fluid in the creation of the musical with enhanced measures to keep everyone safe and healthy!**At Stage Center, the health and safety of our students is top priority, so we have installed an air ionization system at our studio and will limit the number of students per rehearsal. We will employ social distancing and will be diligent with the practice of sanitation both of our space and our students. Hand washing and hand sanitizer will be used frequently. Students may wear masks. Any student with any COVID-like symptoms will be asked to not attend until cleared.

 

JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL | 2021 SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE TROUPE

We are welcoming new members to our 2021 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 prerequisite 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 4:30pm – 7:00pm, will 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 submit 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, 2021. Questions about Troupe or Junior Theater Festival?  We will hold an information meeting in December at TBApm or you can email: StageCenterLAsopa@gmail.com
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., Suite D
WHEN: January, 2021
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 non-refundable 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 WHEN THE PAY FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR UPFRONT.