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 2023
FOR THE COLOR PURPLE
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 2:00PM
WHO: We will see anyone, but we are especially looking for Males, 20s – 50s, and one little boy, African-American. All types and singing ranges. Need fantastic singing voices and dynamic personalities to play various roles in the principal cast and ensemble. If you want to audition, but cannot attend our open call, please contact us.
WHAT: Visit the SHOW PAGE to view the overview schedule, a complete character breakdown, and see below for audition requirements.
WHERE: Stage Center Studios at Grace Community, 9400 Ellerbe Rd. (enter through the main lobby doors)
DETAILS: SINGERS, please prepare 16-32 bars (roughly 45 seconds to one minute) of a song in the style of contemporary Broadway or Gospel. You MAY sing from the show. An accompanist will NOT be provided, but those auditioning are encouraged to bring tracks on a playback device. The dancing requirement in The Color Purple is minimal, but actors may be asked to attend a movement call, following the singing portion. Headshot/Resume preferred.
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What are Season Generals?
Season Generals are an open casting call for productions in our upcoming season (2023).
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 at Grace Community, 9400 Ellerbe Road.
When do they take place?
See specifics of each show above.
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.
2023 SPRING PRODUCTION CLASS – TBA
ENROLLMENT (grades 3-12) & TIMELINE
www.stagecenterla.com/enrollnow (opens March 1, 2023)
NOTE: This production will follow current and future federal, state, and local mandates concerning public health.
ENROLLMENT INFO |
Who: Any student currently in 3rd-12th grade is invited to enroll, regardless of experience level. We encourage you to enroll early, as we are expecting to reach capacity quickly, and a wait-list will be implemented once all spots are filled. NOTE: Students enrolled in our skill-based Triple Threat classes enjoy the perk of enrolling prior to the general public, so space will be extremely limited.
How: Starting Wednesday, March 1, Enroll HERE any time through Wednesday, March 15, 2023, or until we reach our maximum capacity, whichever happens first. 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 an email confirmation with more details. NOTE: Audition information is only available to enrolled students. You will receive those details in your confirmation email once we receive your tuition payment.
Where: All rehearsals will take place at Stage Center Studios at Grace, 9400 Ellerbe Road, until we move to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse to perform.
Cost: For grades 6-12 – $300.00 tuition, For grades 3-5 – $160.00 tuition due no later than March 15, 2023. Payment options & scholarships may be available – Contact us for more information. (One Official Show T-Shirt is included with tuition. There is a $75.00/pp costume fee. Each family will be responsible for buying or selling one program ad to celebrate and congratulate your child or business/event for $75.00. There will be digital and limited paper copies available.)
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 skill-level 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 the time to make such a big commitment. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.
A detailed schedule/call sheet will be issued no later than Thursday, March 30.
Two conflicts are allowed during contract, only if submitted by the deadline of Saturday, April 1.
NO CONFLICTS are allowed within two weeks of performances, this includes May 20 & May 25 thru June 4.
Enrollment & Timeline information
OPEN ENROLLMENT** | Wednesday, March 1 – Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (or until we reach capacity)
Thursday, March 30 | 5:00-6:00 (Cast Meeting), 6:00-7:00 (Mandatory New Parent Orientation/Addt’l T-shirt orders/Costume Fee due)
Saturday, April 1 | 2:00-5:00 (Audition workshop for enrolled students/Conflicts Due)
**Enrollment will be capped once we reach our threshold, so sign up early!
THU, April 6 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 8 – 2:00pm-5:00pm
THU, April 13 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 15 – 2:00pm-5:00pm
THU, April 20 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 22 – 2:00pm-5:00pm
THU, April 27 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, April 29 – 2:00pm-5:00pm
THU, May 4 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 6 – 2:00pm-5:00pm
THU, May 11 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 13 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (Program Ads/Payment Due)
THU, May 18 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 20 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (No Conflicts)
WEEK EIGHT (No Conflicts Allowed)
THU, May 25 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, May 27 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (No Conflicts)
SUN, May 28 – 5:00pm-8:00pm (Tech I)
WEEK NINE (Production Week – No Conflicts Allowed)
MON, May 29 | 5:00pm-8:00pm (Tech II/Partial Dress)
TUE, May 30 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (First Dress)
WED, May 31 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Final Dress/SCOOPS Sneak Peek)
THU, June 1 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Opening/Performance #1)
FRI, June 2 | 9:00am Call | TBA GO’s (School Sneak Peeks) | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Perf. #2)
SAT, June 3 | 1:00 Call, 2:00 Go (Perf. #3) | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Perf. #4)
SUN, June 4 | 1:00 Call, 2:00 Go (Perf. #5)
+STRIKE/LOAD-OUT (Mandatory for all cast/crew members, and volunteer help is requested. Everyone should plan to be there from 3:30-7:30, or until we finish, whichever happens first)
DANCE LEVELS 3 & 4 PLACEMENT AUDITIONS
WHEN: Saturday, August 6 ~ 3:00PM-4:00PM (immediately following our Open House)
WHERE: Stage Center Studios at Grace Community ~ 9400 Ellerbe Road
WHAT: Students in grades 6-12 interested in our Tuesday dance classes must first attend this dance call so that our instructors can place the students in the section appropriate to their skill level. Students should wear form-fitting athletic clothing that shows the line of the body, and jazz or ballet shoes. No preparation is necessary. Students will be asked to demonstrate certain basic skills and taught a short combination to perform in small groups. Any student who has experience with tap dancing is encouraged to bring tap shoes.
Questions? Email Info@StageCenterLA.com