Join us for another enriching summer and get the Broadway experience through performance-concentrated workshops and rehearsals for “Fiddler on the Roof.” Get hands-on experience and training with professionals that will take your skills to the next level all while preparing a full production on the MainStage at Proctors. Participate in workshops and studio classes that focus on movement, audition prep and much more. This 4-week program will give you a look into the world of professional acting, and you will make connections that last a lifetime!
Dates: July 1 – July 26 | M–F
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Performances: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26 & 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27
Location: MainStage at Proctors
Actor Audition Information:
Video Auditions Due: Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
In-person Callbacks: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 & 4 – 8 p.m. Monday, March 18
- 1 (32-bar cut) song of your choice
- 60-second dramatic monologue
Auditions are for students 14 to 19 years old (must be going into 9th grade in the following September) only for this production. Parents will not be permitted into the audition room; however, parents are needed to sign the necessary paperwork for any students under 18 years of age.
*Student must be available for all rehearsals, master classes and performance classes.
Q: What do I prepare for the video audition?
A: Prospective students should prepare traditional Broadway/pop rock-style (up-tempo) 32-bar segments of a song and one short (no longer than 1 minute) comedic monologue that shows your personality from your choice of musical or play. Either have a piano or track play behind you to provide the music; make sure you are louder than the music!
Q: How do I prepare the best vocal audition?
Select a portion of a song from a musical that best demonstrates your vocal range, musicality, interpretive skills and acting ability. It is OK to start at any point in the song. Many times, the end of the song has the most range and will show off your vocal ability.
Also, music should be age appropriate and from a Broadway musical. You want to sing a song that is believable while you are acting it. If you are new to auditioning stay away from songs that are too ambitious vocally, but rather songs that you are comfortable with.
Q: Should I prepare music from the show?
A: No, please pick another show to sing from. If students are called back, they will then sing from the show music.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We ask you to wear clothing that shows you off at your best and is what you are comfortable in. This means neat, stain-free, wrinkle-free and preferably solid colors. No costumes or props please.
Q: How should I wear my hair?
A: If you have long hair, please make sure your hair is pulled back off of your face so we can see you and your beautiful smile and your hair does not fall into your eyes.
Q: How should I do my makeup?
A: If you wear makeup, please keep it simple and clean. Again, we want to see you, not the character.
Q: If I do not get a callback, should I assume am not cast in the show?
A: NO! The director will be seeing some students for callbacks but not everyone needs to be called back. Please wait to see the cast list before assuming who is cast and who is not.
Q: What are we looking for?
A: Musical theatre is telling a story with a song as opposed to spoken lines. It is just as important to us that you can tell the story of the song, expressing the feeling of the moment as well as being able to maintain the melody of the song and sing the song as written. For the dance audition, we want to see how you move. Above all we want to see you and your personality.
Q: Do actors have to prepare a monologue?
A: No, students may be asked to read from the script at callbacks.
Q: Where can I find sheet music?
A: You can purchase sheet music at local music stores or on websites like musicnotes.com and sheetmusicplus.com. The Disney song books or Rogers and Hammerstein musicals are a good source of material that is age appropriate.