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Episcopal High School

Auditions For The 2016-2017 Season

Please access the EHS Onstage Portal and go to Calendar to look at the rehearsal schedules for the shows that you are auditioning for in order to know if you have any conflicts with the rehearsal.

The EHS Onstage Portal also contains information under the Resources tab (Scripts, Unit Breakdowns, Parent Info) that would be good to review before the audition.


Show Audition Dates and Requirements


As You Like It &
Women of Lockerbie

Saturday August 27, 2016
Underwood Theatre
10am – 4pm
Casting Meetings

Monday August 29, 2016
4pm – By Appointment Only

The auditions begin with filling out an information sheet. Please bring all of your rehearsal conflict information with you.Conflicts are anything that would prevent you from being at a rehearsal on a specific day ie) doctor’s appointment, family trip, club athletics, in short everything that you have planned during the rehearsal period.If you have an EHS Athletic Conflict please write the name of the sport, whether the team is Freshman, JV or Varsity and the name of the coach.EHS Onstage makes every attempt to work with students’ conflicts.

This is followed by a welcome from the shows’ Director(s) and a group warm up and relaxation activity.The students will then be assigned roles to read from As You Like It first.Everyone will have an opportunity to read.

There will be a break for lunch, which will be provided.

Following lunch, reading will continue.Once everyone has had an opportunity to read for AYLI the Director(s) will dismiss some students and keep others for reading for WOL.Students should not read anything into this process; it is in no way an indicator of which way casting is going at this time.Following that, the students will be dismissed for the day and the decision making process begins.

Casting is announced in one-on-one casting meetings, which take place Monday August 29, 2016 by appointment beginning at 4pm.

Lucky Stiff

Saturday September 17, 2016
Underwood Theatre
10am – 4pm
Casting Meetings

Monday September 19, 2016
4pm – By Appointment Only

The auditions begin with filling out an information sheet. Please bring all of your rehearsal conflict information with you.Conflicts are anything that would prevent you from being at a rehearsal on a specific day ie) doctor’s appointment, family trip, club athletics, in short everything that you have planned during the rehearsal period.If you have an EHS Athletic Conflict please write the name of the sport, whether the team is Freshman, JV or Varsity and the name of the coach.EHS Onstage makes every attempt to work with students’ conflicts.

This is followed by a welcome from the shows’ Directors and a group warm up and relaxation activity.The students will then begin the singing portion of the audition.

Students need to prepare up to but not to exceed 32 bars of a song from a contemporary ( 1980 to present) Broadway Musical.The song should be memorized and the students’ should perform the song as if in character.Students must bring sheet music marked to show where they are beginning and ending their song.

There will be a break for lunch, which will be provided.

Following lunch will be the dance portion of the audition. Students will be taught a number from Lucky Stiff and then be placed in smaller groups to perform the dance for the Directors.At this point in the audition, the Directors may dismiss some students and keep others for reading from the script.Students should not read anything into this process; it is in no way an indicator of which way casting is going at this time.

Casting is announced in one-on-one casting meetings, which take place Monday September 19, 2016 by appointment beginning at 4pm.

Student Directed One Acts

Thursday March 9, 2017
Stein Blackbox Theatre
4pm – 6:30pm

The auditions begin with filling out an information sheet.Please bring all of your rehearsal conflict information with you.Conflicts are anything that would prevent you from being at a rehearsal on a specific day ie) doctor’s appointment, family trip, club athletics, in short everything that you have planned during the rehearsal period.If you have an EHS Athletic Conflict please write the name of the sport, whether the team is Freshman, JV or Varsity and the name of the coach.EHS Onstage makes every attempt to work with students’ conflicts.

The Student Directors will then hand out scenes from their plays and ask various students to read for various shows.Casting is announced by email and by posting on the EHS Onstage Portal Page.

Audition Tips

• Read the scripts of the shows before your audition.Think about which character(s) you would like to play and how you would play them.Make some specific choices (physical, vocal, emotional, intellectual) as if you were playing the character.Be open to the fact that you might not get to read for that character.Indicate that you are interested in a specific character/characters on your audition form.

• Speak with your family about any and all conflicts.Write them down on a sheet of paper and attach that paper to your form.The more prepared and organized you are the more likely you will attract the attention of those casting the shows.Be honest on your form and fill in all parts of the form.

• Dress in a way that reflects what character(s) you would like to play.This includes how you style your hair.We really want to see your face and eyes so wear your hair accordingly.Make sure that you are wearing clothes and shoes that allow you to move freely.Think rolling on the floor, running, jumping, etc.

• Make sure that you are really and truly memorized if you have to prepare anything.Auditions are stressful and if you just “kinda-sorta” know your song you will make a mistake.Be very clear with the accompanist as to where you are starting and stopping and what tempo you would like.Be respectful when you speak with the accompanist, do not bark orders at them.They are there to help you not to serve you.Remember, the Directors are watching how you work and play with others.

• As with anything in life it’s not the mistake that you make but how you recover from the mistake that everyone is looking at and making decisions about.Handle yourself with grace, charm and poise and you will do well.

• Drink plenty of water and sleep well the night before the audition.Your nerves are going to be firing on all cylinders the day of so make sure your body is ready for that kind of stress.