You are invited to

"High School Musical Jr. ”

OPEN AUDITIONS

for performers ages 4-18

Ages 4-9 Saturday, January 11  from 11 am-1 pm

Ages 10-18 Saturday, January 11 from 2 pm-5 pm

Please use this link to fill out your audition packet online. You will not be considered for a role until it is completed.

 

See the preliminary rehearsal schedule here.


Info:
Kids that only want to be in the ensemble and do not want to have a solo or lead part need only sign up. Please plan to attend the Parent Meeting times below. We are a "no cuts" group. Every performer gets a part. We are planning on two casts (one younger and the other older). All high school graduates 18+ must have an invitation to audition. 

 

Audition Prep Class:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

5-6:30 pm Vocal Audition Class 

6:30-8 pm Dance Audition Class

In advance by 1/8 $10 for one class, $15 for two classes

At the door $15 for one class, $20 for two classes 

Auditions:
Saturday, January 11th from 11 am-1 pm ONLY PERFORMERS AGES 4-9 YEARS OLD
11-11:30 am Mandatory Parent Meeting - come get all your questions answered and learn about the changes this year.
11:30-12:15 pm Singing Auditions for kids that want a lead role or featured solo. Kids will be taught a song and will go on stage and sing it a cappella. They can also bring 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song to sing a cappella instead of the song we teach that day. 
12:15-1 pm Dance Auditions - kids will learn a routine and dance in small groups. They are welcome to show us any special skills at this time as well. (Tumbling, tap dance, etc.)


Saturday, January 11th from 2-5 pm ONLY PERFORMERS AGES 10-18
2-2:45 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting - come get all your questions answered and learn about the changes this year.
2:45-4 pm Singing Auditions - Prepare 16 bars (30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song a cappella. Singing from the show is welcome.  
4-5 pm Dance Auditions – performers will learn a routine and dance in small groups. They are welcome to show us any special skills at this time as well. (Tumbling, tap dance, etc.)

Performers over 18 years old are invited to audition by directors' invitation only.

Auditions and rehearsals are at 165 N. Glendora Ave Suite A, Glendora, CA 91741

Early auditions for performers who cannot make it to the weekend auditions will be Thurs. January 9th from 8-9 pm after the audition prep class.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals are Thursdays 6-9 pm and Saturdays 2-5 pm starting January 16. Not every cast member is called to every rehearsal. Kids 9 and under are usually Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 2-4 pm.

 

Performances:

Two performances on April 18, 2020 at Monrovia High School Theater.


What You Get:
1) Over 100 hours of dance, voice, and acting instruction during rehearsal time with nationally award-winning directors and choreographers ($30,000 value – if the average rate for a babysitter is $10 an hour, then the hours parents can spend doing other things while the kids are at rehearsals is automatically worth $1,000.)

2) A fully staged Broadway style musical – full set and backdrops as well as professional costumes and props are provided for each performer ($30,000 value)

3) Two performances and two days of rehearsals at a professional theater venue ($20,000 value)

4) 10 face microphones for lead and principal performers ($6,000 value)

5) Professional accompaniment tracks ($1,000 value)

6) Scripts and rehearsal CDs for each performer, as well as access to rehearsal videos of every dance rehearsal ($2,000 value)

7) Team building exercises and family hang out nights for cast members

8) Award nominations for individual performers and the entire cast including National Youth Arts and the American Prize competitions

9) Memories of being in an amazing stage show (priceless)

Total value of this show = $60,000


Costs & Deadlines:
Please attend the mandatory parent meeting before the auditions to get the full details.

This show will cost over $500 per performer, but we are only asking you to pay $260 per performer or $370 per family. Additionally, each family is required to do 10 volunteer hours during rehearsals and work at least one show during the show weekend. Scholarships and financial aid are available for work trade and by need. Scholarship applications must be turned in to the front desk by January 16, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Material Fee $25.00 per child due January 16, 2020 (for scripts and cast shirts)

Participation Tuition $260 ($370 per family) due January 16, 2020 or can opt for payment plan outlined below.

Payment Plan 1st payment $130 ($185 per per family) due January 16, 2020
Payment Plan 2nd payment $130 ($185 per family) due February 6, 2020

Bypass volunteer hours $100.00 donation due January 30,2020
Bypass show weekend duty hours $100.00 donation due February 6, 2020
VIP Package (purchase tickets 2 weeks earlier than the general public and get a DVD of one show) $100 due January 30, 2020

*There will be a late fee of $5.00 per day added to all late payments.
*Scholarship applications will not be accepted without the required paperwork or after the deadline. Scholarship covers tuition only. All cast members are still responsible for all other fees. Applications can be found atwww.topbillingent.org/auditions
*All cast member bios, personal ads, and one-liners must follow guidelines. All information is attached to Monday Minders or available on the websitewww.topbillingent.org/tbe-family
*All tuition and fees must be paid before performance tickets may be purchased.

Additional Costs:
You will be required to provide your own dance shoes, costume shoes, dance undergarments (including tights, bloomers, tan camisole for girls/bike shorts and socks for boys), stage make-up and hair supplies.

Tickets to the performances cost $15-$25 and are not included in the tuition fees.

DVDs of the each cast will be available for purchase for $45.

Staff:
Produced/Musically Directed by Kristina Joy Keener Ivy
Directed by Joseph De Los Reyes
Choreographed by Melanie Rabajante, Rica Anonas & Rina Anonas

Questions:
(626) 963-1300 or kkivy@topbillingent.org 
Also please see our FAQs tab on our website

Roles Available:

 

Troy Bolton

The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.

Gender: Male

Age: 12 to 18

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Chad Danforth

Troy's best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school's basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.

Gender: Male

Age: 11 to 18

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Zeke Baylor

A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.

Gender: Male

Age: 11 to 18

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Sharpay Evans

The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan's older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.

Gender: Female

Age: 12 to 18

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Ryan Evans

Sharpay's fraternal twin and a self-delusional 'star in the making.' He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay's attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.

Gender: Male or Female

Age: 11 to 18

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Gabriella Montez

The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid 'labels' at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy's romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.

Gender: Female

Age: 12 to 18

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor Mckessie

The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.

Gender: Female

Age: 10 to 18

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack(ie) Scott

The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the "Velvet Fog of East High."

Gender: Male or Female

Age: 9 to 18

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Kelsi Nielsen

The drama club's rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.

Gender: Female

Age: 8 to 18

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Ms. Darbus

The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre. Must be a strong actor.

Gender: Female

Age: 16+

Coach Bolton

The stern basketball coach and Troy's dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father. Must be a strong actor.

Gender: Male

Age: 16+

 

Ensemble

Jocks & Cheerleaders - lead dancers, ages 8+

New Year Eve Party Kids - ages 4+

Thespians - tap dancers, have featured solo roles in the auditions, ages 4+ 

Skaters - have featured solo roles, ages 4+

Brainiacs - have featured solo roles, ages 4+

Spectators - featured in the finale, ages 4+

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