Sunday, July 12 & Monday, July 13
Please read carefully all of the instructions below before registering for an audition date. There have been updates to our protocol and procedures with regards to COVID-19 that are important to be aware of before registration.
Directed by Tyler Peaden
Music Directed by Matthew Crabtree
Produced by Melonie Carideo
Show Dates: September 18 – 27, 2020 (Fri – Sun, 6 shows total)
Seeking singers, dancers, & actors ages 15+*
How to prepare… bring a 16-bar audition solo (please attach copy of accompaniment to your registration to prevent spreading of contact)
Anyone interested in being involved with an ACT production in any capacity (costumes/makeup, props, technical production, etc.) should attend auditions.
Athens Community Theatre announces new audition protocol during Phase 2 of COVID-19. Please read these procedures thoroughly to prepare for a safe, successful audition.
Eligible age range: 15 and up*
Advanced registration is required: this is a new process – in order to minimize person-to person contact, those planning to audition must register in advance for a specific time-slot. (See below for links)
Open auditions are for singing & dancing only
There is a separate tap audition for dancers (those interested in tap parts should register for an “Open Audition” AND a “Tap Audition”)
Callback auditions – by invitation – will include reading from script
Early rehearsal work will be done virtually and “on your own” with guidance from leadership and in-person rehearsals will follow physical-distancing guidelines
*Most roles are older teen and up, however the role of Les is around 10 years of age. There is one audition time specifically for this role. Performers of the appropriate age are only eligible to register for that single audition slot. (No tap audition is required for the role of Les.)
Open Auditions for vocals & dance (limited to 8 auditioners per session/advance registration required)
Sunday July 12
- 2:00 pm (“Les” Only – role for 10 year old)
- 2:30 pm
- 3:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
- 4:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
Monday July 13
- 5:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
- 6:00 pm
Tap Auditions (limited to 8 auditioners per session/advance registration required)
Monday July 13
- 6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Callback Auditions (invitation-only)
Tuesday July 14
- 6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Before your audition day…
1. Register for ONE Open Audition:
Important notes before you register:
a. You will need to create a free account to use the sign up website. Once you follow the link below you’ll be prompted to created a “signup.com” account using and existing Facebook or Google account, or creating an account with your email address.
b. The system will allows you to sign up for more than one spot – please DO NOT sign up for more than one spot at a time. We need a name to correspond to each person auditioning, so if more than one person in your family is signing up for the same time slot, please complete submit separate sign ups for each person.
c. Please make sure the email & phone number you enter in your sign up registration are the best contact for you (or the person your signing up) for the day of audition as that will be used to grant access to The Arts Center.
2. If you are auditioning for a tap role and ONLY if you are auditioning for a tap role, you must also register for a tap audition. Before you register for a tap audition, make sure you are signed up for an open audition as well (see number 1).
3. You will receive an email within 2 business days of signing up that will include a link to your audition form. You will need to complete and submit that form before your audition. Please keep in mind these emails are NOT automatic, if you do not get an immediate response, don’t panic.
4. Prepare a 16-measure solo (approximately 30 seconds) (you may sing a cappella or provide sheet music for piano accompaniment. If you will want piano accompaniment we ask that you submit a digital image of your music [applicable page(s) only] with your audition form that you will receive via email.
5. You will be assigned an audition number via email and/or text once you submit your audition form – please make note of that number.
On the day of your audition…
1. Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in.
2. Write your audition number in dark thick ink on a name tag, sticker, or piece of paper affixed to your chest.
3. Arrive at The Arts Center at least 10 minutes before your audition slot but DO NOT enter The Arts Center.
4. You will receive a text message or phone call inviting you to enter the building and a staff person will ask you a series of questions about your exposure to COVID-19 or persons with COVID-19 symptoms and check your temperature.
5. Auditions are closed as capacity is strictly limited. Anyone accompanying an auditioner must wait outside (as space permits) or in a vehicle.
6. Groups of 8 will audition as a group in the Black Box Theatre – each auditioner will sing in front of the group and dance together as a group, observing a safe physical distance at all times. Masks are encouraged.
Callbacks will be extended via personal invitation or email by 9:30pm on Monday July 13.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO…
Significantly more people will audition than will be cast in the show. ACT encourages every actor to keep auditioning. While casting choices are up to the director and creative leadership team – Athens Community Theatre does have official casting principles:
When casting a show Athens Community Theatre DOES…
- Welcome everyone to audition whether new to ACT or a returning participant
- Commit to casting the best person in a role and recognizes that casting decisions are a director’s prerogative. Each director will cast the best person for the role in accordance with his or her respective creative vision
- Expect auditioners to examine schedules and anticipate any and all conflicts and commit to full participation if cast
- Recognize the importance of ethnic diversity and encourages all directors to select a diverse cast
- Consider previous experience of working with an actor including and not limited to: reliability, ability to work well with others, adherence to policies and, additionally for minors: parent/guardian reliability, adherence to policies, ability to work well with others in support of common goal
When casting a show Athens Community Theatre DOES NOT…
- Discriminate on basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and does prioritize an individual director’s creative vision as related to the casting of each production
- “Pre-cast” or give any guarantee of any role to anyone – current ACT performer or not – before auditions are complete
- Penalize those who specify interest in a single role only
- Intercede on a personal, political, or financial grounds – we do not adhere to a “pay to play” mentality
Participating in a Show
If you are cast in a show it is a HUGE commitment for an entire family. ACT does our best to be upfront about our expectations and what we ask you to commit. We’re also upfront about our commitment to you and your family to ensure your child is safe, inspired, and has the best experience possible learning through the performing arts. A parent or guardian must read all materials provided (via email) and attend a welcome meeting to learn about AACA/ACT practices, policies, and expectations.
*Online Pricing reflects transaction fee. Tickets available 4-6 weeks prior to opening night.