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AUDITIONS

 

SHREK

Directed by Eugene Sumlin

Music Directed by Stacy Bolton

Stage Managed by Zach Nicol

Auditions for all youth in grades 1-12 will be held on:

Tuesday, May 28, 6:00-8:30 PM AND Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 – 8:30 PM,  at
Wiley Middle School, 2181 Miramar Blvd #3301, University Heights, OH 44118

Please enter the school through the main glass doors near the roundabout

 

Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 30, 6-9 PM by invitation only at Wiley Middle School.

If you are not called back, please know that does not mean you are not cast.

 

Please note: If you are not available to audition on these dates:
please e-mail hytstagemanager@gmail.com as soon as possible.

 

Rehearsal will be held at: Wiley Middle School, 2181 Miramar Blvd #3301,
University Heights, OH 44118

 

Performances will be held at: Wiley Middle School, 2181 Miramar Blvd #3301,
University Heights, OH 44118

 

Casting Information:  All roles are available. HYT is committed to non-traditional casting.  Actors will be cast solely based on talent, except in cases where age, race, or physical ability is essential to a role.

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Grades 1-5

 

Please learn the following lyrics from Freak Flag (we will help you practice a little before you sing alone)

Here is a link to a YouTube video as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSDetuag6zU  (begin at .19 seconds)

 

Let your freak flag wave, let your freak flag fly

Never take it down, never take it down 

Raise it way up high

Let your freak flag fly

Let it fly, fly, fly

 

 

Grades 6-12

  1. One selection in the style of the show up to a minute in length (ie- one verse and one chorus).

  2. Accompanist provided (no acapella singing) Bring complete sheet music and be sure the excerpt you will be singing is clearly marked where the excerpt starts and ends.
     

Everyone please bring a headshot or photo (Resume optional) and fill out the audition form, found above before coming to the audition. Also, please list all conflicts on the audition form or come prepared with your conflicts to complete a form at the auditions.

We will be looking for the following when you audition:

  • Listening skills and receptivity to feedback

  • Positive behavior

  • Ability to sing consistently on pitch and with expression

  • A solid sense of beat and rhythm

  • Overall preparation (knowledge of song and self-presentation)
     

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 3, 6:00 PM.  Rehearsals will be Monday - Friday, between 5:30-8:30 pm. You will not be called every day, only when you are needed to work. Please note - there may be some Saturday rehearsals as well.

Attendance at ALL tech week rehearsals, sitzprobe on Friday, July 19, 6-9 PM (where the orchestra and cast will play and sing through the show), as well as all performances, are mandatory. Tech rehearsals begin on Friday, July 19, 2024, and run through July 24, 2024.

 

Production Dates:

  • Thursday, July 25, 2024, 7 PM

  • Friday, July 26, 2024, 7 PM

  • Saturday, July 27, 2024,  2 & 7 PM

  • Sunday, July 28, 2024,  2 PM

 

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