AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2018 SEASON


AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2018 SEASON
Sunday, January 7 by appointment

Call backs by invitation and make up auditions by appointment

Sunday, January 14, 2018 

Register on REGISTRATION PAGE and obtain your appointment by emailing: katie@shineinthelimelight.com

Auditions and Call backs will be held at The Parke House Academy in Winter Park. Email us for details.





Auditions Must-Haves: 


1. Please come prepared with a memorized one minute monologue and 16 bars of a musical theater song.
2. Please bring the following with you to the audition: 
- 8x10 HEAD SHOT
- PERFORMANCE & TRAINING RESUME (if you have one)
- THE REGISTRATION FORM
- KARAOKE TRACK ON CD. PLEASE DO NOT BRING A TRACK WITH PROFESSIONAL SINGERS ON IT


3. When you arrive, please sign in. Parents do not enter the audition room. Actors are seen 4-5 at a time by appointment. Each session last 15-25 minutes.

4. Tips for SHINE IN THE LIMELIGHT Admission Success....

a. Please be sure you have looked over all dates carefully and you are available for all rehearsals and all performances. Do not ask for any exceptions in attendance, including any requests for leaving early or coming late to any event.

b. Please be aware of age limits per production. If we need an actor or two younger than the requirement for a show, we will invite them.

c. When completing the Registration Form, check which productions you are available for and eligible for.  Indicate if you would like to do both. There is a $50 discount if you do more than one. We will cast you in the production in which you will receive the best role. Being open to more than one choice increases your opportunities for better roles! 

d. All production program tuition must be paid in full prior to or at auditions. Space is in this program is limited and auditions are for casting purposes only - not admission into the program.  

e. All new SHINE In the Limelight students must also pay the one time $25 registration fee. This includes a SHINE tee shirt.

f. Please contact us privately if you need to be considered for partial scholarship due to financial need.

g. All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled by invitation only. Do not ask for your role prior to the first rehearsal.

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ANNIE

Open to Grades K-12

Rehearses Sundays from 12pm-4pm in Windermere/Gotha Area.

Casting 24 Roles in Auditions: Sunday, January 7 by appointment. Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com for appointment time. Prepare 1 minute monologue and 16 bars of musical theater song.

Call Backs by Invitation: January 14

Rehearsals (No conflicts, please): January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18 (No rehearsal March 25, April 1),

Tech Week/ Performance: April 8-15. Venue: ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta, #3, Orlando.

Professional musical theater production training program: $450 due prior to or at audition. Audition is for casting purposes only. Program registrations are first come, first serve and space is limited.  

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SOUND OF MUSIC

Open to Grades 3-12

Show Dates: April 19-22 at the ME Theatre

Rehearses Sundays from 4pm-8pm in the Windermere/Gotha Area

Casting 35 Roles in Auditions: January 7 by appointment. Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com for appointment time. Prepare 1 minute monologue and 16 bars of musical theater song.

Call Backs By Invitation: January 14

Rehearsals (No conflicts, please): January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 8 (No rehearsal March 25, April 1),

Tech Week/ Performance: April 16-22. Venue: ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta, #3, Orlando.


Professional musical theater production training program: $450 Due prior to or at audition. Audition is for casting purposes only. Program registrations are first come, first serve and space is limited.  

CASTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ANNIE

Character Breakdown

Annie

Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound "family." Cast an excellent actress who can act motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. She should be strong vocally and musically and be able to light up the stage in "Tomorrow!"

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Molly

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Molly is the littlest.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3
Kate

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Kate is the next-to-youngest.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Tessie

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Tessie is the cry baby.

Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Pepper

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Pepper is the toughest.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: C4
July

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. July is the quietest.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Duffy

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Duffy is the oldest.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Miss Hannigan

Miss Hannigan is a definite "has-been." Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers. Cast a strong actress with excellent comic timing. She must have a strong versatile singing voice and be able to create a character that is larger than life.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Grace Farrell

Grace Farrell is Oliver Warbucks's calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Cast an actress that can always appear "in control" and sophisticated. She has a small solo at the beginning of "N.Y.C." This is a great feature part for an actress who is likable, sweet and confident.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Rooster Hannigan

Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie's parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan's swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise. These characters play off each other constantly. Consider casting performers of contrasting heights. The flashy, self-assured Rooster can even be shorter than his airhead accomplice, Lily. Cast a boy for Rooster that can convincingly pull off the "smooth gambler" persona, and vocally and physically handle "Easy Street."

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Lily St. Regis

Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie's parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan's swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise. These characters play off each other constantly. Consider casting performers of contrasting heights. The flashy, self-assured Rooster can even be shorter than his airhead accomplice, Lily. Lily is a perfect role for an actress who is naturally funny, has a good sense of timing and is a strong singer.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Oliver Warbucks

Oliver Warbucks is the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. This is a challenging role, so cast an actor that can appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. In the beginning, Warbucks is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie and then finds himself completely charmed by her. Cast an actor who is focused and gently authoritative. His few solos in "N.Y.C." are secondary to the character commitment as an actor.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Sandy

Sandy is the stray dog that Annie adopts. Sandy has no lines but has the capability of earning spontaneous applause when he sings "Tomorrow" with Annie!

Gender: Both
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F4
Drake And Servants

Drake and the Servants are the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks. Your kids will have fun perfecting precision steps, nods and curtsies. This group of performers sings with the ensemble and can be double cast as New Yorkers in "N.Y.C." These roles are ideally suited for performers of any ability. This is another excellent place to expand your cast.

Gender: Both
Apple Seller

The Apple Seller opens Scene 2 speaking to Annie and giving her an apple. With just a few lines, this is a good character part.

Gender: Both
Lt. Ward

Lt. Ward is the policeman who questions Annie about Sandy, the stray dog. This is a non-singing role and great for a kid who can play an authoritative adult.

Gender: Both
Bert Healy

Bert Healy is the classic announcer on a radio show of the era. This is a non-singing role and is perfect for someone who is naturally funny with a big voice.

Gender: Both
Bundles

Bundles is the laundryman for the orphanage. This is a minor speaking role and is perfect for the actor who can create a likeable character.

Gender: Both
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is enlisted by Oliver Warbucks to help locate Annie's parents. He will be pushed onstage in a wheelchair and delivers a momentous line about "A New Deal!" This is an excellent spot to cast an actor who is not quite ready for a large part or who doesn't have a strong singing voice.

Gender: Male
Louis(e) Howe

Louis Howe is President Roosevelt's trustworthy aide. This is a great role for someone new to performing.

Gender: Both
Star(s)-to-be

Star(s)-To-Be is a glamorous diva in the number "N.Y.C." Feel free to cast multiple girls in this part and split the singing solos between them. Although this is not a speaking role, cast a girl that can confidently sing and act.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Usherette

The Usherette ushers Warbucks, Annie and Grace to their seats in the Roxy at the end of "N.Y.C." He or She has one line and then sings with the ensemble.

New Yorkers

The New Yorkers are comprised of a wonderfully colorful collection of characters, usually identified by their occupation. It is great fun to have your students explore and develop these characters in the historical context of the 1930s. Some ideas for these roles are: street vendors, homeless people, tourists, taxi drivers, newsboys, pickpockets, street cleaners, mothers and children, additional stars-to-be, and news reporters.

Gender: Both

CASTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC

LEAD CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, Grades 9-12) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, Grades 9-12) A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, moves well, Grades 9-12) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, moves well, Grades 9-12) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, Grades 9-12, very strong actress) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

FEATURED CHARACTERS:
Sister Berthe (alto, moves well) Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.


Sister Margaretta (mezzo, moves well) Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.


Sister Sophia (soprano, moves well) Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.


Franz (non-singing, Grades 6-12) The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.


Frau Schmidt (non-singing) The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.


Herr Zeller (non-singing, Grades 6-12) Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.


Rolf Gruber (low tenor, dance, Grades 9-12) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:
All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.” Height is a key component in casting

Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, Able to play 16)
 The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.


Friedrich von Trapp (Able to play age 14) 
Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.


Louisa von Trapp (Able to play age 13) 
Rebellious attitude.


Kurt von Trapp (Able to play age 10, falsetto)
 Gentle and mischievous.


Brigitta von Trapp (Able to play age 9) 
Smart, reads a lot.


Marta von Trapp (Able to play age 7)
 Very sweet and gentle.


Gretl von Trapp (Able to play age 6) 
Must have the cute factor.

CHORUS:
5-10 male chorus members (Grades 6-12) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg 
citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background).
5-10 female chorus members (Grades 6-12) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.

SUMMER PRODUCTIONS

SEUSSICAL JR.

Rehearses Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm

June 15, 16, 17 at the ME Theatre

CAROUSEL

Rehearses Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm

June 29-July 1 at the ME Theatre


* All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled on an as needed basis.
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