Erie Playhouse

Youtheatre Auditions

2013-2014 Youtheatre Season Audition Dates

Let Me Be Your Star Concert - June 2 and 3 at 4:00 PM

Open to individuals ages 10 and up who have previously participated in a Youtheatre show. Youtheatre Alumni welcome. If interested in auditioning, please prepare a musical or dance number either by yourself, with a duet partner, or with a small group. These numbers should be completely prepared at the time of auditions, and rehearsals will be used to make minor adjustments. Broadway/show tunes will be primarily featured, but some mainstream music may be used as well. If your number is not chosen for the concert, you may be asked to participate in group numbers. Please bring sheet music if auditioning with a musical number, and CD if auditioning with dance. The concert will be comprised of acts presented at these auditions, as well as additional individual/group performances selected by the director (Emily) and musical director (Andrew). Concert dates are July 21 and 22. If you'd like help choosing music, or if you have any questions, please email Emily or Andrew

A Little Princess Audition Results

Thank you all for taking the time to prepare for and attend auditions for A Little Princess. Casting was VERY difficult. Some of you only wanted one particular role, others had many conflicts. No matter these, you are all VERY talented and an Erie Playhouse show is in your future! Take this experience and build upon it. We look forward to seeing all of you at future auditions.

TO THE CAST: Your first rehearsal is Thursday (tomorrow), 5-6pm, at the Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th Street. Please come in the theatre FRONT doors.

Re: Parking

You will need at least three quarters if you park at a meter. Please do NOT park if it says NO PARKING.

Thank you –

Almi, Emily, Andrew, Emma, Katie

Sara Crewe: Emily Bahm
Becky: Reagan Kennedy
Lavinia: Sarah Molnar
Nora: Lexie Hulick
Ermenguarde: Danieh Foltz
Lottie: Aurora Fuchs
Jessie: Aidan Fordyce*
Jane: Lindsey Fogl
Aljana: Brianna Mitchell
Paska: Jade Burns
Captain Crewe: Keegan Kennedy
Miss Minchin: Lydia Lent
Miss Amelia: Melina Walter
James: Carter Houston
Queen Victoria: Emma Lewis
Djembe Drummer: Alex Staley*

Ensemble (Other roles will be assigned later)
Nya Allen-Myer*
Katie Berlin
Mandy Berlin
Meghan Bucheral
Casey Corritore
Ella Corritore
Hailey Corritore
Norah Dana
Zayna Darres
Sophia DiPlacido*
Neasha Eddy*
Lorna Elliott*
Erin Fleming
Jared Gianoni
Mikaela Gianoni
Zoey Gnibus
Hannah Harvey
Lottie Heerssen
Lavone Heidelberg*
Kierra Hopkins*
Alivia Houston
Audrey King
Ryah Lambert*
Benjamin LaRiccia
Kiizera Lee*
Carmen "Mia" Miraszek
Dristin Myers*
Angelina Natalie
Victoria Purchase
Kieran Sears*
Noah Sheldon
SaNae Stephens*
Megan Taylor*
Ellie Welsh

Summer Showstoppers Audition Results

Boys
Ethan Craig*
Ross Fagan
Keegan Kennedy

Sopranos
Sarah Bentley*
Jade Burns
Reagan Kennedy
Lydia Lent
Brianna Mitchell*
Cara Niebling

Altos
Katie Berlin*
Danieh Foltz*
Jenna Halasz
Devin Mulvihill
Hannah Steiner
Payton Tevis

*Indicates NEW Showstopper

(Vocal Part Assignments may change)

Thank you to all who auditioned! If you did not make it, please, try again!

Emily will email you a rehearsal/show schedule once it is created. Please stay tuned.

Thanks!
Emily, Alanna, and Andrew


Worried About Auditioning? Don't Be!

How to Prepare

Find a monologue. If you have been in a play/musical before, you may use a selection from there. Otherwise, you should find an age-appropriate (i.e. a young character) monologue from a play, musical, movie, or even a short poem. Monologues can be found online or in collections at bookstores. You should try to memorize your monologue - but it is not necessary (although it does show dedication!).

Find a song. You should select a song you like to sing in a comfortable key. Sheet music is available online, or at a music or book store. Whatever song you choose should have accompaniment - sheet music or a CD with NO lyrics. Bring this with you to the audition. There will be a pianist at the auditions to play your music for you.

Practice, Practice, Practice! Rehearse ahead of time in front of familiar people - parents, friends, or a music teacher. Practice with someone playing the piano for you. This is very important because the piano accompaniment may not be exactly what you're used to hearing on a recording or video. Take time to sing with a piano.

Know the play/musical you are auditioning for. Perusal scripts are available for checkout (with a $10 deposit) at the Erie Playhouse Box Office 2-3 weeks before auditions.

The Process

When you arrive at auditions, you will be asked to fill out an audition form. This form includes: contact information and previous theatre experience, a place to list scheduling conflicts, performance dates and times, and other important information.

After you have filled out your audition form, you should keep it with you. When you audition, you will be called by the number on the top, right-hand corner of your audition form. Please take your audition form, the song with musical accompaniment and your monologue/poem with you.

There may also be a movement or dance audition. The choreographer will teach a dance or movement combination to small groups. Each group will then perform the combination for the director.

Important Things to Remember

Wear comfortable clothing to the audition and have a neat, physical appearance.

Be ON TIME!

Have a lot of energy when you audition.

Be polite to everyone, starting with the first person you see at the audition, all of the others who are there to audition, and those in the audition room.

Introduce yourself to the director, music director, choreographer, and piano player. These people will most likely be in your audition.

Say thank you when the audition is over.


If you have any other questions about auditioning, contact Emily for more details.

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