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Auditions For The 2017-2018 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


Radium Girls

by D.W. Gregory
Directed by George Brock

Thursday October 12, 2017
4:00pm – 6:30pm
Black Box Theatre
Casting Meetings

Friday October 13, 2017
By Appointment

The audition will consist of warm-up exercises, reading from the script and a line-up.The script is available by accessing the EHS Onstage Group Page and clicking on the Resources Tab then opening the Radium Girls Folder.If you have a conflict with this day and time and still wish to audition, please contact Mr. Brock at gbrock@ehshouston.org to schedule.

Please make sure to check the EHS Onstage calendar and make note of any and all conflicts you have with the schedule.

If cast, you must sign up for The Theatre Tour during Interim Term Registration.The show will be going on tour January 14th – 21st .


Into The Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine
Directed by George Brock
Musical Direction by Garmon Ashby
Choreography by Kristina Burgess

Saturday October 21, 2017 - 10:00am – 4:00pm
Underwood Theatre & Dance Studio
Casting Meetings

Monday October 22, 2017
By Appointment

The audition will happen in three phases:Singing, Dancing and Acting.You must participate in all three phases to be considered for a role in the show.Here are the requirements for each phase:

• Singing – Please prepare, memorize and perform 32 bars from a Broadway Musical written between 1957 and 1990.

• Dancing – You will be taught a specific dance routine that you will perform with a small group.

• Acting – Cold reading from the script.

If you have a conflict with this day and time and still wish to audition, please contact Mr. Brock at gbrock@ehshouston.org to schedule.

Please make sure to check the EHS Onstage calendar and make note of any and all conflicts you have with the schedule.


Student Directed One Acts

(TITLES TO BE DETERMINED)

Seniors Caroline Campbell, Laura Naff and Analia Salomon will each direct a one act of their choosing which is the culmination of their work in the Directing for the Stage class. These productions are entirely student run and put on display all of the skills learned over their time at Episcopal High School.

Audition Date and Time is TBD.

Casting is announced by email


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.