2014-2015 AUDITION INFO
THE SNOW QUEEN
A Staged, Benefit Concert Performance
Adapted from the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. Book by Kirsten Brandt & Rick Lombardo; Music by Haddon Kime; Lyrics by Kirsten Brandt,
Haddon Kime, & Rick Lombardo; Additional music by Rick Lombardo.
December 12-13, 2014
The greatest musical of all time ~ like you've never seen it before!
Directed by Cheryl Goodman-Morris
Musical Direction by Raf Ornes
March 11-22, 2015
Auditions will be located at the Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory on the Valley Presbyterian Church campus.
945 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028.
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES:
The Snow Queen: Rehearsal dates will be set once the show is cast, based on availability of actors. Performances December 12-13, 2014. .
Les Miserables: Generally 1 rehearsal per week in October and continue through November, and December (1-2 evening rehearsals per week).
Full rehearsal schedule runs January-March with rehearsals Monday-Thursday, some Saturdays, some Sundays. (Not all actors will be called
to all rehearsals.) Performances March 11-22, 2015.
SCHEDULING AN AUDITION:
Auditions will be held on October 6, 7, & 8 from 6-9pm and we are scheduling up to 10 actors per time slot. If you are unable to attend auditions
during these times there is an option to select "an alternate day" to audition. If this option is selected we will be in touch with you.
Audition time slots:
Please note: Audition eligibility is for high school students through adult.
FOR THE AUDITION
Be prepared to perform 32 bars of a Broadway musical theatre piece that best displays your voice range and ability. You may choose a piece from
the show, or sing something from a similar dramatic musical. Bring legible piano-vocal sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be
provided. You may also bring an accompaniment track on your device. A speaker will be available. Please, no pre-recorded music with vocals or a cappella auditions.
Note: Give yourself every opportunity for a great audition~ if the song is memorized and shows emotion and finesse, you will present yourself in
your best light!
Your singing audition is your audition. There are almost no spoken lines in the musical. "The Snow Queen" will be cast by the singing audition as well. There will also be a fun movement combination that those auditioning will be taught and asked to present with a group. Print out and complete the
Audition Form. Bring it with you to your audition, as well as a Headshot/Resume if you have one. Please bring your calendars to mark any conflicts
and hand in with your audition sheets. Hard copy audition forms will be available at registration the evening of auditions, however, we recomend filling
it out prior to your arrival.
Callback invitations will be posted on the PVTC website, www.pvtc-ca.org, under the audition tab by midnight, Oct. 8th.
Please check back one September 15th, once the Mystery Musical has been announced for character descriptions and additional details about
preparing for your audition.
IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION FOR LES MISERABLES :
Fall music rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings, 7-9:00 p.m, beginning Tues., Oct. 13th.
If you are in another show and unable to make the Tues. evening musical rehearsals, you will be excused until your run is over.
There will be a FULL SING THROUGH for all principals and ensemble members on TUESDAY NIGHT, NOV. 18. Attendance is required.
Rehearsals typically take place Sunday afternoons, and Monday through Thursday evenings. There will also be cast workday/rehearsals on the first
Sat. of the month, Jan.-March, plus a couple of additional Saturday mornings. Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals. A detailed
schedule will be supplied once the show is cast and the directors have a list of cast conflicts. The dates you give us for conflicts are very important,
as we set our schedule based on the information that you provide.
Tech Sunday occurs the week before the show opens and runs from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner.
Strike will take place after the final show, March 22nd. All cast members are expected to attend and help with the dismantling of the set, props and costumes.
LES MISERAABLES will be presented at the Lane Hall Theatre March 11-22, 2015. The production will be fully staged and features the complete Broadway orchestration. There will be a total of 9 performances including 2 previews.
HELPFUL AUDITION INFO
1.The character list will includes age ranges for some characters, but the director reserves the right to call back people outside those requirements
if their audition is strong.
2. On the audition form, you will be asked which part(s) you WILL take and which part(s) you WILL NOT. You will be held to your word.
3. Unless you indicate specific choice roles only, you will be considered for any parts that the director feels are appropriate to your ability.
4. This show has an absolutely huge chorus and a plethora of solo parts for people of all ages. There are many (many!) supporting roles for this
production that will be cast from the ensemble. There are also many smaller ensembles within the larger ensemble that have solo opportunities. If
you’re thinking of not taking a chorus part, please consider what you’re missing out on. Solos will be cast after auditions.
5. Once again, your singing audition is also your acting audition! There will also be a fun movement combination that those auditioning will be taught
and asked to present with their group. Actors who are invited to callbacks may be asked to read from the script as well as sing.
6. If you are not asked to come in for Callbacks it does not mean that you are not in the show. It merely means that we do not need to see you again
in order to cast you. Many people who are not brought back for Callbacks will be cast in the show.
Check back often for further updates and participation information.
PORTOLA VALLEY THEATRE CONSERVATORY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR OUR 2014-2015 SEASON!
October 12, 2014
October 6, 7, & 8, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm