Auditions are August 27, 28, 29!
- Friday, November 1 at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday, November 3 at 2:30 pm
Little Rock Christian Academy
Warrior Hall - Building #7
19010 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
Audition and Casting Policies:
- All students Grades 9-12 are welcome to audition.
2. No previous experience is required, but previous roles and training in acting may be taken into consideration.
3. No preference is given for a role based on seniority. All parts will be cast based on many factors. Primary among them the ones listed below:
- ACTING ABILITY Demonstration of ability to act; interpret; take direction; improvise and mime; maintain concentration and focus, and a pleasing and helpful work ethic when in a group setting. Additional factors: stage presence, suitable size and look for a part, suitable size and look in pairing with lead males and females.
- PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Demonstrated work ethic in previous roles; lines learned accurately and on time, punctual and present at all rehearsals; positive and encouraging attitude toward directors and fellow actors; willingness to take direction and perform role as directed; no missed lines, cues, scene changes or props; properly cared for all costumes, wigs and hats; erased and turned in all scripts on time.
- LIFE/COLLEGE GOALS Demonstration of a special giftedness for acting and singing and desire to pursue acting as a career or in college.
- AVAILABILITY AND DEDICATION Willingness to clear schedule if cast in a lead role; willingness to present a master calendar to all coaches and sponsors in order to create an agreed upon schedule if any activities conflict with rehearsals, tech weeks and performance dates; willingness to return a signed list of all possible family conflicts from a parent or guardian.
4. Although other teachers and staff might be asked to observe auditions and give input in casting, the final decision is the sole prerogative of the director. The cast list when posted is considered final. If a student chooses to not accept a role, normally the actor who was the next in place will be moved up to that role and someone else will be moved up from the ensemble to replace them. Cast members will be notified of the changes in advance of the first rehearsal, or when rehearsals begin.
Casting is not a science. Often a director will perceive something in an actor that is not measurable. Years of professional experience evaluating talent and potential in amateur performers help the director identify this special “something” that makes a particular actor right for a particular part.
Tips for Having a Good Audition:
- Stay quiet and do not distract others during the auditions.
- Make note of any scenes you would like to try (even if you do not get asked to read them). Usually the director will ask if anyone would like to read anything at the end. At this time, you may request to do a scene and may give a knock-out reading that surprises the director!
- Do some research in advance by reviewing scenes that might be made available by the director in advance of the audition. Look online (YouTube) for previous high school productions of a show, or order the show on NETFLIX, etc. The theater script is almost identical to the movie.
- Consider attending all audition days. Although it is not required to attend all days of the auditions, it is strongly suggested if you want to be considered for a lead role. This will allow you to see the competition, and will allow the director to have you read in multiple and varied combinations of actors, as well as to hear you read more than once. It also allows time for you to demonstrate your level of interest in the project.
- Again, remember to stay quiet and attentive, and ask to read something you feel you are right for!