This year's All-School Play is It's A Madhouse by Todd Wallinger
Performances are scheduled November 16-18, which includes the first Saturday of Thanksgiving Break. You can read more about the play-- and see a sample script-- here: It's A Madhouse
Optional WebEx Parent/Information Meeting
You only need to attend Round 1 or Round 2
Round 1: Tuesday, September 26th from 3:00-5:00 Round 2: Thursday, September 28th from 3:00-5:00
Callbacks (if needed, by invitation): Friday, September 29th from 3:00-5:00
All audition materials will be posted in the Google Classroom linked above.
At The Audition
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 posted in Google Classroom.
5) You will have some time to practice in your groups, and then you will go on stage to perform your scene. 6) If time allows, we will ask you to read more scenes. 7) You will be dismissed at 5:00 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! Think about the person sitting in the back row!
Do not rush... this is not a speed-reading competition!
We will notice if you add some character to your lines. How do you think your character would speak?
We will notice if you CONNECT with your scene partner(s). Are you having a conversation or are you just saying lines?
If you are having fun, we will have fun and will want to see you do more.
How should you prepare for auditions?
Make sure your audition form is submitted.
Spend some time with each of the SIDES in the Google Classroom
At a minimum, get comfortable pronouncing all of the words.
With another person, read each character's lines OUT LOUD.
Really focus on speaking naturally and understandably. Do not rush.
After you're comfortable with the words, think about character and try to add something to your lines.
Try to connect with your scene partner. Don't just say words. Communicate!