We will host an optional WebEx meeting for parents and students who would like more information about the 6th grade play. The meeting is Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM in Mr. Williams' WebEx meeting room. Link: https://usd497.webex.com/meet/bmwillia
All incoming 6th graders are encouraged to audition! Auditions are August 18th and August 19th from 3:15-4:30. Auditions are in the West Middle School Auditorium. You only need to attend one of the audition sessions.
1) We will take your picture. This helps us remember your names. 2) We will have a conversation about the process and our expectations. 3) We will check to make sure you have filled out the audition form (linked above). 4) In groups, we will assign youa character from scenes (audition sides) from the play to read.
These DO NOT need to be memorized. The sides are below.
5) You will have some time to practice in your groups, and then you will go on stage to perform your scene. 6) We may ask if any of you are willing to demonstrate some of the following:
alien voices & movement
old people voices & movement
Ridiculous pizza delivery "out of this world" arm gestures
7) If time allows, we will ask you to read more scenes. 8) You will be dismissed at 4:30. Please have your ride pick you up at the auditorium doors on the North side.
What will we watch and listen for?
You must speak loudly and clearly.
Enunciate and articulate.
If we cannot understand your words, the audience will not be able to understand your words.
Speak up and project!
Do not rush.
We will notice if you add some character to your lines. How do you think your character would speak?
If you are having fun, we will have fun and will want to see you do more.
Below, find materials that may be helpful as you prepare for your audition. Included are the Production Policies, a Cast of Characters, and the sides from which we may ask you to read during the auditions. Remember: these sides do NOT need to be memorized.
All grades can apply to participate in crew for the 6th Grade Play. Information about the different crew positions is on the CREW NEWS page. Crew applications are due by Friday, August 19th. If you want to apply to be part of the Crew, please fill out this form completely and carefully: https://forms.gle/x3E1VEt5xHCZYEUr6