FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO AUDITION? All Franklin County students who are in Kindergarten – Age 18 during the 2019-2020 school year may audition.
WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS? Auditions are Monday, March 9th from 4:00-7:00, by appointment, and will be held at The Playhouse – 124 E. 6th Street Suite E, Brookville.
DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO AUDITION? Yes. You may request an audition slot by visiting https://forms.gle/hsHhPMVqpAZr5VW48 or in person during an Audition Information Session. Auditions will last approximately 20 minutes. Please arrive early and be ready to go at your scheduled audition time.
IʼVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, CAN I STILL AUDITION? Yes! Please do!
DO MY PARENTS/FRIENDS WATCH MY AUDITION? No. Auditions are closed, meaning that family members and students outside of the group auditioning may not watch. We ask that all family and friends wait in the provided area until your audition is finished. You will audition in small groups
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO AUDITION? You must attend one mandatory Information Meeting to be eligible to audition. These will be held on Monday March 2nd and Thursday March 5th at 6pm at The Playhouse. One parent or guardian is required to attend with you. At the Information Meeting we will review the calendar and expectations. You will be asked to complete all forms included in this audition packet. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU AREN’T ABLE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO AUDITION, PLEASE CONTACT US. We want you to be able to be involved! Following each Information Meeting, we will hold an Audition Preparation Workshop from 6:30-7:30. During this time, students who plan on auditioning will learn a dance to be performed at auditions as well as have an opportunity to review lines that will be used in the audition process. The prep meeting is NOT mandatory, but is recommended and will be very helpful in the audition process.
- Please review the audition sides included in this packet. The Creative Team will ask you to read from these selections during auditions.
- If you are interested in a specific role, we will also ask you to read the appropriate monologue, which you’ll find in this packet.
- Please prepare a song of your choice to sing during auditions. Choose something that showcases your strengths. You may bring a device with accompaniment (cell phone, cd, tablet) or may choose to sing acapella. If you bring accompaniment, please have the song loaded and ready at the start of your audition.
ARE THERE CALLBACKS? No, there are no scheduled callbacks at this time.
WHEN ARE THE PERFORMANCES? June 13th and 14th at the FCHS auditorium
DO I ATTEND ALL REHEARSALS LISTED ON THE CALENDAR? NO. Once the show has been cast, a finalized rehearsal schedule will be disseminated. You will NOT rehearse every day listed, only on the dates your character is scheduled.
WHAT IF I HAVE A COUPLE OF CONFLICTS WITH THE REHEARSAL DAYS? Please make sure to list all of your (potential) conflicts on your audition form, including regular conflicts such as sporting practices, events, or jobs. The Creative Team aims to be flexible and understanding. Please note: attendance during Tech Week (June 8-12) is mandatory.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? There is NO COST TO AUDITION. If cast, there is a requested $30 donation to offset the cost of the production. If this is an issue, please contact the Creative Team. Costumes will be provided; however, we ask that you provide your own tap shoes if needed. Girls will also need to provide their own nude tights and camisole tank top.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO ACT, BUT WANT TO BE IN THE CREW? A successful production requires so much work BEHIND THE SCENES! If being on stage isn’t for you, there are plenty of areas you can help – lighting, set crew, sound, costumes, makeup, and more. We also need a Stage Manager! Please attend one of our Information Meetings or contact us via text, email, or through Facebook to let us know you want to be part of our crew!
WHAT IF I’M NOT CAST IN THE ROLE I WANT? Casting a show is like assembling a large jigsaw puzzle. If you are not cast in the part that you wanted in this show, that DOES NOT mean that your audition performance was not of a good quality. It simply means that that character wasn’t a good fit for you in this particular show. The “fit” decision usually has little to do with anything under your control. You may be too tall, too short, too old, too young, too high voice, too low voice, etc. etc. — you get the picture! Similarly, if you auditioned hoping to be given a certain role and you are cast with a different role, that means that the directors needed you most in the role in which you were cast. Being in a show is being on a team. Every single player on the team is vital to the success of the whole piece. NO ONE ACTOR is more important than any other actor on stage. “There are no small parts…only small actors!”