AUDITION NOTICE

AUDITION


GRADES 7-12
*HITS Theatre Alumni and Teaching Artists may audition.
Adult actors would accept the role as a volunteer; a small stipend to defray travel costs will be available.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 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).
Audition Upload Link for SHE LOVES ME: https://hitstheatre.app.box.com/f/aa68b55685bb4d2a89a5b1bb65c6ba51
Please put your full name as the file name. For example: AdamWagner.mp4 or RaeMcAloonHEADSHOT.jpg or DennisArrowsmithRESUME.pdf.

WHERE TO RECORD YOUR AUDITION:
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 standard ballad or standard uptempo musical theater song showcasing your vocal range and joy of performing. Songs from musicals written before 1965 is a great place to start searching. Actors may sing material from SHE LOVES ME.
HITS will not be holding auditions in person, but callback auditions may 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 Friday, August 27th by 12:00 pm CST to be considered.

WHO CAN AUDITION:
Student performers in grades 7th – 12th
HITS Theatre Alumni and Teaching Artist
By Video Audition Only

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!

About She Loves Me

Book by
Joe Masteroff

Music by
Jerry Bock

Lyrics by
Sheldon Harnick

Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince
in association with
Lawrence N. Kasha and Philip C. McKenna
Original Orchestrations by Don Walker
Adapted by Frank Matosich, Jr.

She Loves Me Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
September 9 – December 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
*No Class on Thursday, Sept. 16 in observance of Yom Kippur*
*No Class November 20 – 29 – Happy Thanksgiving*

TECH REHEARSAL:
Saturday, December 4
1:30 – 7:30 p.m.

DRESS REHEARSALS:
Tuesday, December 7
Thursday, December 9
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

6 PERFORMANCES:
Friday, December 10 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 11 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm
Friday, December 17 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 18 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

TUITION/FEE:
$695.00
$25.00 annual registration fee per family
*Adult actors would accept the role as a volunteer; a small stipend to defray travel costs will be available.

Financial Assistance available by Application.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Submit prior commitments that conflict with the rehearsal schedule with your audition submission. Some actors may not be called to every rehearsal. 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. Students will be required to adhere to all safety procedures and practice social distancing at all possible times. HITS Theatre reserves the right to refuse entry or dismiss anyone who does not adhere to theater policies.

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