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DISNEY’S NEWSIES (Adult/Teen/Youth)


Inspiration Stage announces OPEN auditions for our summer 2018 production, Disney’s Newsies!

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director/Co-Choreographer – Mandy Seymore-Sensat
Music Director – Brian Kay
Choreographer – Tyler Davis
Stage Manager – Annelea Bootle

There are two ways to audition for this SPECTACULAR show!

VIDEO AUDITIONS
We are accepting video auditions until April 1. We encourage you to take advantage of this early audition process. Just send to us your resume, headshot, schedule conflicts and a video of you singing a song from Newsies or of a similar style. Be sure to include your slate at the beginning of your video – name, age, song selection and role you are auditioning for. Shortly after April 1st we will be contacting those that we would like to see at callbacks on May 20. Dancers – please let us know that you would like us to consider you for a Newsies dancer in your slate. We will then send you a video of choreography for you to learn and send back to us. Send all videos to mandy@inspirationstage.com

LIVE AUDITIONS
Sunday, May 20 from 2-4:30PM
These auditions are for those that did not send in a video. Please prepare a song from the show or of a similar style. 16-32 bars. Bring accompaniment on your smart phone along with your headshot, resume and rehearsal conflicts. You may sing and leave. We will post those that we would like to see at call backs at 5PM on our Facebook page. Call backs are the same day from 6-10PM.

CALLBACKS
Sunday, May 20 from 6-10PM
These call backs are closed and only for those that we have asked to attend. Actors will participate in a dance call and readings/songs from the show. Please be prepared to stay for the entire process.

CASTING & WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Auditions are open. No roles are pre-cast. When casting the Newsies ensemble we will be looking for three types of actors – males who can sing and move, males who can sing and dance and males or females who are technical dancers.The choreography for this show is difficult and requires dancers who are technical, athletic and can tap or tumble.

AGES
We will be casting age appropriate actors for all roles.
Male actors – Any age male actor over the age of eight is allowed to audition by video. Remember Les Jacobs is 10 -15 years old.
Female Actors – Please see cast list and guidelines. If you are interested in being in the Newsies ensemble you must be 14 years or older and a strong technical dancer who can play a boy or burlesque dancer. Full cast list, along with age & vocal ranges can be found at https://www.mtishows.com/newsies-0

GAS STIPEND 
For those actors 18 or older, traveling 20 miles or more and with no more than 3 rehearsal conflicts a $100 gas stipend is available after final show strike.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
June 5-July 20
Monday-Thursdays from 6-10PM
Some Friday, Saturday and Sunday rehearsals due to cast schedule conflicts.

TECH WEEK 
July 14-19 from 6-10PM

PERFORMANCES: (3 Weekends/12 Shows)
July 20-August 5: Fridays @ 8pm • Saturdays @ 3pm & 8pm • Sundays @ 3pm

 

 

 

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION (Teen/College)


AUDITIONS: We are excited to announce a second audition and callbacks for Heathers High School Edition on Saturday, April 21. New auditions will be from 1pm-2pm; callbacks are from 2:30pm-6pm.

Due to International Thespian Festival, we have changed our show dates to open on Thursday, June 21 and close on Saturday night, June 23. Stay tuned for more information! Ages 14-22. Contact mandy@inspirationstage.com if you are unable to attend auditions/callbacks April 21.

** Please prepare a song in the style of the musical. Song must be karaoke on a CD or Smart Phone (no accompanist provided). Wear comfortable clothing for choreography & bring resume’ and headshot. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script.

AGES: 15-22.
14 year-olds (14 as of show dates) may submit a video audition by March 25, 2018 to be considered for invitation to the in-person audition. In your video audition, state your name, age, and what you will be singing. Send to mandy@inspirationstage.com no later than March 25, 2018.

REHEARSALS: June 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 from 9am-5pm
TECH WEEK: June 18, 19, 20 5pm-9pm

PERFORMANCES: (1 Weekend/3 Shows)
June 21-23: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday @ 7:30 pm

Director/Music Director: Sam Brown
Choreographer: Annelea Bootle

TUITION: $275, due after casting. There is no fee to audition. Tuition assistance available via the Kristin Hurter Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund (click this link for more information), work/study program, or the Janie Seymore Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please email sarah@inspirationstage.com for more information on these programs.

 

 

JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL (JTF) 2019 COMPANY AUDITIONS (Youth/Teen)


Inspiration Stage is excited to announce that once again, we will be attending BOTH JTF events in 2019: Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia and Junior Theatre Festival West in Sacramento, California!

CALLBACKS INFORMATION FOR BOTH COMPANIES HAS BEEN POSTED TO THE INSPIRATION STAGE FACEBOOK PAGE. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/inspirationstage/posts/1622197514567568

 

 

 

 

THE YELLOW BOAT (Youth)


AUDITIONS: April 25 • Time: 5:30-8:30pm. Please plan to stay for the duration of the audition.
AGES: 9-18

Please see this Facebook event page for more audition information, including what to prepare: https://www.facebook.com/events/592653391127520/

REHEARSALS:
Sundays April 29, May 6, & May 20  2:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 2 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays May 15-31: 5:30-8:30pm

PERFORMANCES: (1 Weekend/4 Shows)
June 1-3: Friday @ 7:30 pm • Saturday @ 7:30 pm • Sunday @ 3:30 pm

Director: Jeff Sensat

TUITION: $475, due after casting (tuition includes TNT Festival registration fee). There is no fee to audition. Tuition assistance available via the Kristin Hurter Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund (click this link for more information), work/study program, or the Janie Seymore Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please email sarah@inspirationstage.com for more information on these programs.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: “One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun.” Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, “Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat.” Benjamin’s remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.

Students cast in The Yellow Boat will also travel to the Texas Non-profit Youth Theatre Festival to present this piece.

 

 

 

 

 

DISNEY’S CAMP ROCK: The Musical (Youth)


AUDITIONS: May 21 • Time: 5:30-8:30. Please plan to stay for the duration of the audition.
AGES: 10-19

REHEARSALS: July 28, 9am-1pm, July 30 – August 3 9am-5pm, August 4 9am-1pm
TECH WEEK: August 6, 7, 8, 9 5pm-9pm

PERFORMANCES: (1 Weekend/4 Shows)
August 10-12: Friday @ 7:30 pm • Saturday @ 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm • Sunday @ 3:30 pm

Director/Choreographer: Annelea Bootle
Music Director: Sarah Patterson

TUITION: $350, due after casting. There is no fee to audition. Tuition assistance available via the Kristin Hurter Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund (click this link for more information), work/study program, or the Janie Seymore Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please email sarah@inspirationstage.com for more information on these programs.

ABOUT THE SHOW:  Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channels “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (starring teen idols, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up your stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On” and “We Rock.” A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musicalopens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

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