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Auditions For The 2019-2020 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


The 2019 – 20 Season of Shows

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Auditions are Saturday May 11, 2019 from Noon – 4pm
Rehearsals begin August 5th
Performances: September 27 – 29th, 2019

Title To Be Announced

Auditions: April 24, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
Rehearsals begin October 7th
Performances: December 6 – 8th, 2019
NOTE: This show usually tours during the first week of Interim Term in January. For example, we took 12 Angry Jurors to London last year.

Tuck Everlasting (Spring Musical)

Auditions are Saturday September 14th, 2019 from 10am – 4pm
Rehearsals begin December 16th, 2019
Performances: February 28 – March 1st, 2020

Student Directed One Acts

Auditions: To Be Announced (usually the week before Spring Break)
Rehearsals: Determined by student directors
Performances: April 23 & 24th, 2020


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Our typical rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Saturdays: Noon – 4:00pm

If there is a long weekend, we will rehearse Noon – 4:00pm on the days without classes. For example – MLK Day weekend we rehearsal that Monday from Noon – 4:00pm. The same is true for the SPC Friday without classes, we rehearse Noon – 4pm. We rehearse that Tuesday from 4:00pm – 6:30pm as Faculty is participating in training during the day.

We do not require students to be at every rehearsal. We schedule specific sections of the script on a weekly basis and post those on the online rehearsal calendar on Sunday evenings. We ask that all students be available at all times during the tech/dress rehearsal weeks and be available for all performances.


CONFLICTS

We ask that students bring a list of their known conflicts to audition so that we can take those into account. If you have a family trip planned or a standing appointment on Tuesday at 3:30pm these are good things to put down on the list.

Athletic conflicts are usually very easy to work around but we need to know about them. List any sport that you are either playing or interested in playing that would be practicing/playing during the rehearsals/performances. If cast – the director and the coach will meet and work out a schedule for the student who is participating in both activities so that the student does not feel “caught in the middle” of the two activities. The only exceptions are Varsity Football and the Fall Play (we both play on Friday night so that’s just not possible) and any Varsity athlete must receive permission from Coach Grove and Dean Berkley before auditioning for the show.


CASTING MEETINGS

Following auditions, we hold one-on-one casting meetings with the students to let them know what role they were cast in. If a student is not cast in a show they will receive a lot of pastoral support and are given different options for participation in that production as well as encouraged to continue auditioning as the year unfolds. They will also be given advice as to how to improve their audition skills going forward.

The schedule for casting meetings for the coming year is as follows:

Fall Production: May 14th, 2019 3:30pm
Winter Production: August 27th, 2019 3:30pm
Spring Musical: September 17th, 2019 3:30pm

All casting meetings are held by appointment. The appointment times will be made available after each casting is complete.


QUESTIONS???

If you have any questions or would like copies of either or both of the scripts, please email Mr. Brock at gbrock@ehshouston.org or call 713.512.3464