Everyone who auditions will be cast in the show. The average cast size of recent shows has been 35 - 45 cast members.
Bring these complete forms with you:
List all conflicts that you have with the rehearsal schedule. Casting is based, in part, on cast member availability. Missing rehearsals has a negative impact on the cast and the rehearsal schedule.
Bring a song of your choice that showcases your voice and performance abilities the best.
Maximum song length should be 1 - 2 minutes maximum, so pick the best sections of the song to demonstrate your singing abilities.
Choose a song that is similar to the music from the show. For example, for this show, songs from other Disney musicals would be a good choice.
You may sing a song from this show (the Broadway musical, not the movie). We will have the musical score available if you don’t have access to the sheet music.
Sheet music is strongly preferred by our directors and we will have an accompanist at the audition. Music on CD or MP3 is acceptable.
Sheet music should be prepared for the accompanist:
Mark on the sheet music where you want to start singing and where to you want to stop (remember 1 - 2 minutes maximum).
Tape your sheets of music together so it is all side by side, or hole punch it and put it in a three ring binder. This makes it easier for the accompanist to play and read! Click here to watch a video on how to prepare your sheet music for an accompanist.
MP3 music should be downloaded onto your playing device (smart phone, Ipad, etc.) and ready to play.
No acapella, please.
Children may have a parent come with them inside the audition room. If your child is too nervous to sing a prepared audition song, our music director may ask your child to sing along with some basic piano chords and/or a simple melody.
There will be no dance audition; you may leave after your singing audition.
Callbacks are by invitation only; you may be invited to participate in the callback process via email. Some casting decisions can be made at the audition, so some may be cast into roles without needing to participate in the callback process.
Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script, and you may be asked to sing portions of songs from the show. Our music director will work on the songs as a group and then you will be given the chance to sing individually. Prior to the callbacks, you should become familiar with the show and the music. You can find the script, soundtrack and performances of the Broadway version of the show on the internet (there are several high school and college versions of the show on YouTube). Note: the Broadway version of the musical is different than the movie.
The cast list will be sent to everyone via email prior to the first rehearsal; please allow a few days. Our directors do their best to cast the show in a way that maximizes the talents and abilities of the individual cast members, as well as to create the most realistic cast of characters. This takes many factors into consideration including height, age, look, sound, chemistry with other characters, and much more. When casting lead roles, preparedness, maturity, self-discipline, demonstrated ability to take direction, and respect towards the directors and fellow cast members are taken into account. Leads are considered leaders not stars at SBC.