AUDITION NOTICE

AUDITION

GRADES 3rd-12th
*Initial Auditions by Video Submission Only

HITS Theatre invites audiences on a musical journey down memory lane with Showstoppers: A Broadway Musical Scrapbook. The show will consist of high-energy, showstopping Broadway musical numbers curated from 35 years of producing theater at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Featuring 20 student performers, Showstoppers will utilize digital projection backdrops to transport audiences in-person and online, incorporating memory videos from well-known alumni. Through collaboration and innovation with STAGES for technical and production support, the evening is sure to touch your heart, bring back fond memories and create new ones!

Featuring songs from Peter Pan, CATS, Ragtime, Footloose, Anything Goes, Matilda, Hairspray, The King and I, South Pacific, Legally Blonde and more!

*The musical revue format allows for flexible casting; songs may be sung by any gender. We hope to cast 16-20 individuals with the majority of the cast being middle and high school students.

REGISTER TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION!
There is no charge to audition. (If any casting agency or theater charges you a fee to audition, you should run away from them!)

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION:
1. Review the rehearsal and performance schedule. Make sure you are able to attend all dress rehearsals and performances. We assume that by submitting your audition, you do not have any major conflicts with the schedule.

2. Add the Audition “Product” to your cart and process registration as a participant or guest.
Creating an account is not required to audition, but it will be required if cast in the show.

3. Upload your video file of your self-taped audition. (You may opt to upload a headshot or résumé, but it is not required).
Upload to this link:
https://hitstheatre.app.box.com/f/03a55d5409784c06a9e2a5cc49c14997

Please put your full name as the file name. For example: AdamWagner.mp4 or RaeMcAloonHEADSHOT.jpg or DennisArrowsmithRESUME.pdf.

WHERE TO RECORD YOUR AUDITION:
Check out our self-taping tips on the next tab. 
Need a safe, clean, quiet place to film your audition? Rent our newly remodeled classroom studio! To book our studio, please contact rentals@hitstheatre.org

WHAT TO SING:
Perform and self-tape approximately 1-minute or 32-bars of ANY uptempo musical theater song showcasing your vocal range and joy of performing. HITS will not be holding auditions in person, but callback auditions will be held in person. Actors must acquire and sing to accompaniment – hire an accompanist or use an accompaniment or “karaoke”-style track.

If you need sheet music or a song in another key, MusicNotes.com is a great resource and often songs can be transposed with a click of a button.

Audition files must be uploaded no later than Saturday, May 15th by 11:59 pm CST to be considered. Actors will be notified by May 17th if they are invited to callback auditions.

If actors are offered a role in the production, they must complete registration by May 31st. Song/dance assignments will be determined at a later date, and possibly some featured parts determined during rehearsals.

WHO CAN AUDITION:
Student performers in grades 3rd – 12th
By Video Audition Only

Seeking 16-20 talented performers who represent Houston’s diverse communities and embody a spirit of generosity

Audition files must be uploaded no later than Saturday, May 15th by 11:59 pm CST to be considered. Actors will be notified by May 17th if they are invited to callback auditions.

PREREQUISITE: While there is no pre-requisite for this performance class, this rehearsal process requires strong singers, actors and dancers who can learn material quickly. Experience singing harmony is a plus!


CONCEIVED & DIRECTED BY
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ADAM WAGNER

AUDITION SCHEDULE:
Video Submissions accepted through May 15th.
Callback Auditions by Invitation Only
Held at Stages, 800 Rosine St, Houston TX 77019
Saturday and Sunday
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May 22nd & 23rd

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE at STAGES:
Monday through Friday
5:00 – 9:00 pm
June 14 – July 2, 2021
Monday
5:00 – 9:00 pm
July 5

DRESS REHEARSALS at MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE:
Tuesday – Thursday
6:00 – 11:00 pm

July 6, 7, 8

2 LIVE PERFORMANCES :
Friday, July 9 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm

The show will most likely be live-streamed and made available for audiences to view online, in addition to the limited live audience performances.

 TUITION/FEE:
$695.00
$25.00 annual registration fee per family

Financial Assistance available by Application.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Registered students should plan to attend ALL rehearsals. Please notify the HITS Front Desk of any known conflicts with the schedule prior to the first day of class. HITS understands life brings surprises and new conflicts may arise. We encourage families to notify HITS Front Desk as soon as possible so our instructors can properly plan for class. 

HEALTH/SAFETY:  All students will be required to arrive wearing a cloth face mask covering their mouth and nose and closed-toed shoes. No-touch thermometers will ensure students’ temperatures are below 100-degrees before being allowed to enter the building. Students will be required to adhere to all safety procedures and practice social distancing at all possible times. When working with equipment, students will wear a face shield and work gloves (distributed by HITS). HITS Theatre reserves the right to refuse entry or dismiss anyone who does not adhere to theater policies.

 

HITS Theatre & Miller Outdoor Theatre

Since 1987, HITS Theatre has partnered with Miller Outdoor Theatre and the City of Houston to present a Broadway-style musical theatre production to Houstonians and visitors, free of charge. We provide a talented cast of students; Miller provides invaluable support, a first-class facility, and a picturesque venue. Together, we deliver a professional-caliber event accessible to all Houstonians and community visitors. It is a beautiful partnership that offers our students the unique opportunity to perform in a full-scale theatrical production in front of a large audience.

See past productions at Miller Outdoor Theatre from HITS Theatre on Vimeo.

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