Summer 2017 Audition and Volunteer Information

WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE

NEWARTS SUMMER, 2017 SHOWS WILL BE:

“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” and

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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AUDITIONS ARE NOW BEING SCHEDULED FOR NEWARTS’ SUMMER, 2017 PRODUCTIONS.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA (elementary school age – middle school age)
    • Rehearsals start June 19 and the show performs July 28 at 7PM, July 29 at 2PM and 7PM and July 30 at 3PM
  • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (elementary school age – college)
    • Rehearsals start June 26 and the show performs August 11 at 7PM, August 12 at 2PM and 7PM and August 13 at 3PM.
  • Sundays are off – except for performances.
  • NOTE: there is a full change-over week between shows.
  • REHEARSALS
    • NOTE: REHEARSALS WILL BE RUN VERY DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR – AND WILL BE MUCH MORE CONSISTENT IN TERMS OF SPAN OF DAY.
    • Rehearsal days will be 9AM-4PM Monday through Friday with lunch from Noon to 1PM. All cast members will be called for these rehearsals. Some rehearsal days will include A.R.C. Program activities, projects relating to set/prop building, painting, costume construction as well as theatre education activities.
      • NOTE: Span of day may change due to space availability – but whatever we end up with will be consistent.
    • There will be rehearsals on Saturdays for Principals from the beginning and Principals and Chorus as we get closer to tech rehearsals.
      • Saturday schedules will be available at least one week in advance.
      • The Young Ensemble will not be called for Saturday rehearsals.
  • PRINCIPALS AND CHORUS
    • Both shows will have Principals Roles as well as a Chorus who are involved for the entire rehearsal process.
    • As we all know, Joseph had lots of brothers – in our version, brothers can be sisters too!
  • THE YOUNG ENSEMBLE will be involved for a much shorter commitment – starting July 17 for Willy Wonka and July 31 for Joseph.
    • Children can be in BOTH Young Ensembles, or can select only one.
  • TUITION
    • Tuition is $900 for Principal and Chorus, $500 for Young Ensemble (remember, your children are with us from 9AM-4PM, 5 or 6 days a week – not counting performances.)
    • For children who want to participate in both Young Ensembles, tuition is $700
    • There is a sibling discount of $50 per child.
    • Scholarships may be available – indicate on the form below if you would like to apply for financial aid.
    • NOTE: To ease the burden on the costume shop, we may ask you to order some simple costume items online – therefore there may be a slight additional expense but not more than $50.
  • ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    • SERVICE HOURS
      • To help facilitate logistics and staffing, service hours will be required from each family of a participant.
      • Services will include, but not be limited to, child supervision during rehearsals/performances, box office, concessions, poster/flyer distribution, scenic/costume/prop construction, running crew, strike, etc.
      • There will be a service deposit required (amount TBD) which will be returned at the end of the run to families who have satisfied their service commitment.
    • PROGRAM ADS
      • Program ads make up a significant part of our income. Each family is expected to find at least one ad for the program.
  • AUDITIONS – SIGN UP BELOW (all auditions will be at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Rd. Bethel, CT)
    • Auditions will be in 10 minute intervals
      • March 31 (3PM-9PM)
      • April 1 (3:30PM-9PM)
      • April 2 (2PM-6PM)
      • April 7 (3PM-9PM)
      • April 8 (2PM-8PM)
      • April 9 (2PM-8PM)
      • April 19 (3PM-6PM)
        • If you cannot find a time to audition, email casting@newarts.org and will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
    • Please prepare one song and one monologue, story, or poem (does not have to be memorized)
      • Please bring sheet music but you may be singing a capella (without piano accompaniment)
      • Very young children can tell a joke or just answer some fun questions we will ask
      • For older children, please select a song that you relate to and that tells some sort of story. Many pop songs do not allow you to show your acting abilities. Songs do not have to be from a musical
      • Combined material should not be longer than 3 minutes.
    • Callbacks will be held
      • April 19 and 20 after school at Walnut Hill Community Church
      • Many children will be cast without a callback
      • Final casting notices will be sent out by April 28
    • Tuition will be due by May 15
      • A limited number of scholarships will be available and based on need
      • Financial Aid Applications will be available as of May 1
  • ORCHESTRA MEMBERS
    • Click HERE to register to be in our orchestra.
  • STUDENT TECH TEAM
    • Click HERE to register to be on the student Tech Team.
  • ADULT TECH TEAM (this work will contribute to service hours mentioned above)
    • Click HERE to register to be a parent/adult Tech Team.
  • INTERNSHIPS (for college students and college graduates)
    • In addition to the above volunteers, we are starting an internship program for young theatre artists who want a more immersive experience. We will offer internships in the following categories:
      • Directing (2)
      • Choreography (2)
      • Stage Management (2)
      • Administration
      • Marketing
      • Development
      • Front of House/Audience Services
      • Technical Theatre (2)
    • To apply for Internship or Apprenticeship, click HERE.

If you have any questions, please email casting@newarts.org

PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS

THANKS! And Good Luck…