Auditions

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Bye Bye Birdie Registration Fees
Name of student(s) registering

Registration Fees

  • Musical Registration Fees are due at callbacks.
  • $250 per cast member (includes script, cast t-shirt, photo CD)
  • $200 for 2nd+ family members (no photography CD included)
  • We do not have any scholarships available at this time.

Vocal Auditions:

Monday, August 14th & Wednesday, August 16th from 4:00-6:00pm at First Baptist Church 5500 Alessandro Blvd., Riverside


 

  • You may audition on 8/14 or 8/16. You do not need to come on both days. Stop by at your convenience between the hours listed to audition. No appointments are necessary. Auditions are held on a first come first serve basis. Be prepared to sing approximately 1 minute of a pop/rock number from the 50s/60s era in the style of the show, or any number from a Broadway musical. . You must provide your own Karaoke background track (CD, Ipod, etc). No a Capella singing will be allowed.(without Karaoke track)

Dance & Acting Callbacks:

Thursday, August 17th at 3:30


 

  • Arrive at 3:30pm to allow time to process your paperwork and Registration Fees. All paperwork must be completed and all monies paid prior to participating in callbacks. At 4pm we will teach and execute a dance selection or other form of choreography. After the dance portion, we may select pairings and groups for readings, improvisation, and vocal work.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE: Being invited to callbacks does NOT guarantee a cast position. Anyone declining a role or not being assigned to the cast will receive a full refund.

Rehearsals:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm


Rehearsals will begin the week of August 21, 2017. You will not attend every rehearsal, but only those you are assigned to.

Some Saturday rehearsals may be scheduled.

Dress Rehearsals:

November 13-16 2017

Performances:

November 17-19, 2017

Production Team:

Producer: Brian Sharp
Director: Kami Martin
Music Director: Connor Warren Smith
Choreographers: Radames and Stacey Montes

AUDITION HINTS:

No experience is required to audition. Most of our students learn through participation.

Solo auditions only. No duet or group auditions.

You will be auditioning for the Audition Committee, generally about 4-5 people.

Come prepared if you want to be considered for a role.

Project so the judges can hear your beautiful voice. Do not sing uncontrollably (scream sing).

Strategize Your Music Selection. Avoid the trendy (what is currently popular) as many will sing those same songs. The goal is to stand out in the crowd. Broadway and Disney songs are preferred for auditions. Avoid Country and Pop songs.

You are responsible to bring your own Karaoke background track. iTunes is the best inexpensive source for purchasing songs.

Enter with a smile and do your best. We’ve been on the audition side too. We are looking for potential, not perfection.

Make a good impression and show that you care about your craft. Dress nicely for your audition. Wear something distinctive so the Audition Committee will remember you.

Bring your performance resume and headshot. This is standard for auditions and a part of the educational process of theatre. Even if you are new to theatre, please gather your performing experience from school and church activities, along with piano/voice/dance lessons.

CASTING REALITIES:

Research the musical you are auditioning for. Read up on the musical on Wikipedia or watch the musical movie version. Get acquainted with the roles. Do any of the roles have any casting limitations (height, weight, age, male/female, ethnicity)? Do you realistically fit the roles that you would like?

Our Audition Committee reserves the right to not cast students/families that have had trouble completing their previous commitment to an IRYT production. This includes consistent tardiness and late arrivals, behavior problems, and students who quit a production in the midst of rehearsals.