Musical Theatre: General
The Bartlett Park District currently supports two musical productions each year (March and October). The theatre is run as a program however; auditions are hosted to cast the roles in each production. Those cast within the production must pay a program fee. Information about upcoming shows will be posted as it is available. The youth show takes place in March and the family show takes place in October. Ticket information will be posted with ticket order forms approximately 45 days prior to the performance.
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The Little Mermaid Jr.: March 6-9, 2014
We want to thank you for coming to audition for the Little Mermaid JR. We knew that this one would be exciting and very popular. We had nearly 110 youth audition for the 50 plus roles. It is always a difficult decision for the directors to cast a show when it means that many will not be able to be cast. We limit the number based upon our stage, the show, and making sure that we can give a valuable experience to those involved. If you were not cast in this production please do not think that you failed. You took a risk that many people are too shy/scared to take and should feel that you succeeded. Casting is done based upon what the directors see on that audition day and how they think those actors can fit together to create a role and the show. This being said…the cast includes 59 youth of which 23 are new to our theatre program. We appreciate the fact that new faces come out and audition. How can a theatre grow and continue to evolve if there are not new faces…the answer…it cannot. As much as we love past cast members, there always needs to be a balance in including new faces and talent. So thanks to all of you for putting yourself out there seeking a role in The Little Mermaid JR. If you were not cast in the show there are always ways to be involved…please contact me if you are interested…
Also…If you are still interested in performing…Bartlett Idol is on Saturday, March 15th. There is no audition necessary for this event (but register early before it fills) and we have a new division that includes nonresidents.
• The directors do not give feedback regarding auditions. The best way you can improve your audition is to make sure you have prepared. Select a song that fits your personality and vocal range. • Practice! Get really comfortable with the song and what it means. • If you continue to prepare and select songs that fit your, as well as practice your singing…you will be successful.
Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 and Saturdays at various times between 10am & 2pm. Be sure to bring your script and a pencil to every rehearsal. You may also want to bring a bottle of water with you. On Saturdays, we will take a lunch break. See the song breakdown paper to find out what songs you are needed for. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Charlie at 847-858-5706 or CThespis68@aol.com Rehearsal Rooms are listed in bold: arts & crafts room (down left hallway), PR means Program Room (down right hallway), OR is Oak Room
CAST/PARENT MEETING THIS THURSDAY: See everyone from the cast on Thursday, December 12 at 7pm in the BCC Arts & Crafts Room. We will go through the paperwork, accept registration fees, pass out forms, scripts, and supplemental materials, introduce the production team, and answer any questions you may have. If you or your parent are NOT able to attend this important meeting, please let me know…630-540-4834 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical Theatre: Youth
Youth theatre productions are open to ages 8-18 and audition in December for a March show. Auditions are by appointment. To audition for these shows you must prepare a Broadway style song, something from church, or school. Absolutely no pop music is to be used as an audition song nor is Happy Birthday appropriate. You do not need to bring any piano sheet music, but can bring a karaoke style CD if you wish to be accompanied. It should not contain lead vocals. If you cannot attend the scheduled auditions you may audition by DVD. You should state your name, age, sing your song, and then submit the DVD before the first audition date. You will also need to complete the audition form.
Musical Theatre: Family
Family theatre productions are open to ages 8 through adult for an October show. The family shows are generally well-known and include a live band. Auditions are by appointment.
Musical Theatre: Positions
Resumes of proven, experienced directors, musical directors and choreographers are accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in a position please send a resume with references to Theatre Producer, c/o Bartlett Park District, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103.