For kids who would like to sing a song from the show, links to the songs we learned in workshops are below. Other details about auditions are at the bottom of the page.
More Audition Info:
- Each group will meet for the first time on their regular day, 4:00-6:00. (Tues: Farmer Boy Prairie Girl; Thurs: Some Pig!; Fri: Little Christmas in Concord) Kids need to attend each day in which they are participating.
- We’ll spend the first half doing theatre games to do some “cast bonding” and get to know one another. The second hour will be auditions, which are used to determine casting of roles.
- During auditions, the kids will wait outside, and I’ll have a helper who will organize kids coming in one at a time. After auditioning, kids are welcome to stay and play, or leave for the day.
- They won’t be auditioning in front of the full group. However, if they want to have parents, siblings, or a special friend with them, that is fine! It’s totally up to the child and their preference.
- Their audition consists of a short song, and a couple of a lines that I will have them read or echo back to me. If that audition format isn’t working or is too uncomfortable, we can be flexible – and I’m happy to just talk to them, maybe sing with them, etc. More than anything, it’s an opportunity for me to get to know them. The audition experience is all about helping the kids feel great! It is relaxed and low-key, and super-encouraging.
- I will be asking each child their preference: do they want to sing a solo, with small groups, or just with the big group? Do they want to have lines that they learn and say by themselves? You might want to talk about this with them ahead of time.
- Regarding the song: If they would like to sing a song from the show that we introduced during workshops, that can be a fun challenge, and it definitely shows strong initiative - but it’s not required. You can find recordings and lyrics to the workshop songs, here. You don’t have to sing the full song – feel free to just select part of it.
- Alternatively, they can sing anything – a favorite song, “Happy Birthday”, “Jingle Bells”, etc. They can sing with a recorded background or a cappella.
- For kids who are in more than one show, you will audition for each show separately. It’s fine if you want to sing the same song for auditions, or feel free to mix it up!
- No prep is needed for the short lines – the kids comfortable reading can read them, or they can echo back.
- If the first meeting is a known conflict for you, please let me know so we can arrange auditioning at a different time.
- Questions? Feel free to reach out to Marney to discuss anything!