Audition Information
A special note for 2020/2021:  As the health guidelines surrounding the pandemic change, so will the structure of auditions.  Please reread the instructions for your audition right before auditions occur to make sure you are aware of any changes that might have taken place.  Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!

Thespian Sprouts Auditions/Workshops (Grades 1-5)

10 ways to survive life in a Quarantine and do you read me?
Who can audition:  grades 4-5
Type of production:  virtual play

Auditions:
This year auditions will be conducted on Zoom.  There are 6 audition slots:
Tuesday, September 1:  3:30-4:30, 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30
Wednesday, September 2:  3:30-4:30, 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30
On the audition form, you will be asked to choose what audition slots work for you, and we will try our best to accommodate you.  You will be emailed your audition date and time after the audition forms are turned in by August 30.

Steps to audition:
1.  Complete and submit the audition form by August 30, and read the Participation Guidelines.
You can fill out the audition form by clicking this link:  Grade 4-5 Play Audition Form
2.  Students need to memorize a very short monologue.  Here are websites with some monologues that can be used:  
https://www.stagemilk.com/monologues-for-kids/  
https://www.dramanotebook.com/monologues-kids/
https://www.dailyactor.com/monologues-for-kids/
https://www.tarameddaugh.com/childrens-monologues
http://www.monologuearchive.com/children.html
3.  You will receive your 1 hour audition time slot, audition script, and Zoom code by email on August 31.
4.  Attend your audition time slot.  Make sure there is good lighting so facial expressions can be seen and they are conducted in a quiet room so the student can be heard.
5.  Check this website on the Callback list to know if you need to attend callbacks on Sept 3.
6.  Check this website on the Cast list page after callbacks.
7.  If your name is on the Cast List, please go to the Production Forms page to see the rehearsal calendar and receive important production information.

Callbacks:
Callbacks will be on Thursday, September 3 from 3:45-6:00 if needed.  The callback list will be posted on this website under the Callbacks tab after auditions are over on Tuesday, Sept 2nd.  Please note, being on the callback list does not mean you have either been cut from the play or that the student has received a role.  It simply means that the student needs further assessment.




 How I became a Pirate

Who can audition:  grades 4-5
Type of production:  musical

Auditions:
March 1 and 2 from 3:45-5:30PM in the Schottenstein (HS) Theater
Students must attend both audition days and plan to stay the entire time.
Please enter the HS through the main entrance (between the columns facing Cassingham).  The theater is directly past the lobby.
Because HS and MS is in session, students cannot come earlier than 3:40.
Callbacks:  March 3 in the Schottenstein Theater  3:45-5:0PM
Students should plan to stay the entire time.
Steps to audition (in person):
1.  Complete and submit the audition form by February 27, fill out the Bexley COVID Activity Waiver, and read the Participation Guidelines.
2.  Students DO NOT need to memorize a poem or monologue in order to audition.
4.  Attend auditions on March 1 from 3:45-5:30.  Students will be acting parts from the script, learning some songs from the show, and learning a short dance.
5.  Students choose an audition song from those learned, and should practice the song and dance at home.
6.  Attend auditions on March 2 from 3:45-5:30.  Students will sing the song they chose and perform the dance.
7.  Check this website on the Callback list on the night of March 2
8.  Attend Callbacks on March 3 from 3:45 5:30 if name is on the list
9.  Check this website on the Cast list page after callbacks.
10.  If your name is on the Cast List, please go to the Production Forms page to see the rehearsal calendar and receive important production information.

What you need to prepare:
Students DO NOT need to prepare a short poem or anything for auditions.
Students should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable to dance and move in.
This audition has the same structure as the auditions for Bexley Middle School and High School musicals, and will help prepare students for those auditions in the future.

Callbacks are a time when the director can see specific students read for specific roles and get a better understanding of where he/she fits into the cast.  Simply because a student is on the callback list does not necessarily mean he or she will earn a part.  Also, if a student is not on the callback list, that doesn't necessarily mean he or she has been cut.  Only students listed on the callback list should attend callbacks.  You can find the callback list on the callback page.  It may be that callbacks won't be necessary.  In that case, the cast list will be posted after the second audition date.

The cast list will be posted after callbacks on the cast list page.  You should visit the production forms page to download the rehearsal calendar and obtain other information you need for cast and crew members.

Drama Camp

Who can participate:  Grades 1-3
Dates:  May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Time:  5:30-6:30PM

There are no auditions in order to participate in this one week drama camp, however space is very limited so turn in your application as soon as possible.  Applications are due by April 25.  Click here to to apply!

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Jr. Thespian Auditions (Grades 6-8)


The All-New All-Different Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and
The internet is Distract--Oh Look a Kitten!

Middle School Fall Virtual Play
Who can audition:  Grades 6-8

Auditions:
This year auditions will be conducted on Zoom.  There are 3 audition slots:
Tuesday, September 8:  5:30-6:30PM, 6:30-7:30PM, 7:30-8:30PM
On the audition form, you will be asked to choose what audition slots work for you, and we will try our best to accommodate you.  You will be emailed your audition date and time after the audition forms are turned in by Sept 6.

Steps to audition:
1.  Complete and submit the audition form by Sept 6, and read the Participation Guidelines.
You can fill out the audition form by clicking this link:  Middle School Play Audition Form
2.  Students DO NOT need to memorize a monologue in order to audition
3.  You will receive your 1 hour audition time slot, audition script, and Zoom code by email on Sept 6.
4.  Attend your audition time slot on Sept 8.  Make sure there is good lighting so facial expressions can be seen and they are conducted in a quiet room so the student can be heard.
5.  Check this website on the Callback list to know if you need to attend callbacks on Sept 9.
6.  Check this website on the Cast list page after callbacks.
7.  If your name is on the Cast List, please go to the Production Forms page to see the rehearsal calendar and receive important production information.

Callbacks:
Callbacks will be on Wednesday, September 9 from 5:30-8:00 if needed.  The callback list will be posted on this website under the Callbacks tab after auditions are over on Tuesday, Sept 8.  Please note, being on the callback list does not mean you have either been cut from the play or that the student has received a role.  It simply means that the student needs further assessment.




The Addams Family

Middle School Winter Musical
Who can audition:  grades 6-8

Auditions and Callbacks:
Auditions:  October 26 and 27 3:45-6:30
Callbacks:  October 28 3:45-6:30
These auditions/callbacks may either be on Zoom or in person.

Click here for the Middle School Musical Audition Form
Click here to read the Participation Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE:  Right now we are set for IN-PERSON Auditions, so please follow the In Person audition guidelines below.

Zoom auditions/callbacks:  Students will fill out and submit an audition form by October 11.  They will then receive music, access to backing tracks, and a video of a short dance.  Students will have to submit a video of singing a song and performing the dance by October 26.  Students will attend live auditions on Zoom in time slots on October 26 or 27.  During callbacks, students will be asked to perform various parts of the script as well sing songs using the backup tracks.

In person audition/callbacks:  Audition forms are due October 25.  These auditions will be run much like we have in the past however students will be divided into smaller groups.  Students have to attend auditions for the full time on both days.  They will learn a short dance, some short songs, and perform a short acting scene with a partner.  During callbacks, students will be asked to perform more scenes and songs.


The call back list will be posted after auditions on the call back page.  The cast list will be posted after call backs on the cast list page You should visit the production forms page to download the rehearsal calendar and obtain other information you need for cast and crew members.


Failed Super Bowl Commercials
Student Written Middle School One Act
Who can audition:  Grades 6-8

Sign up and first rehearsal:
Monday, February 8 from 4:00-5:00 on ZOOM

Click here to sign up.  Please submit the form by Feb 7.

This show will be performed virtually on Zoom.

Every effort will be made to allow every student who auditions a chance to participate.   The cast list will be posted on the cast list page.  You should visit the productions forms page to download the rehearsal calendar and obtain other information you need.


Thespian Auditions (Grades 9-12) 

Game of Tiaras and
She Kills Monsters
   
High School Fall Virtual Plays
Who can audition:  Grades 9-12

Auditions:
This year auditions will be conducted on Zoom.  There are 3 audition slots:
Monday, September 14:  6:30-7:30PM, 7:30-8:30PM, 8:30-9:30PM
On the audition form, you will be asked to choose what audition slots work for you, and we will try our best to accommodate you.  You will be emailed your audition date and time after the audition forms are turned in by Sept 12.

Steps to audition:
1.  Complete and submit the audition form by Sept 12, and read the Participation Guidelines.
You can fill out the audition form by clicking this link:  High School Play Audition Form
2.  Students DO NOT need to memorize a monologue in order to audition
3.  You will receive your 1 hour audition time slot, audition script, and Zoom code by email on Sept 13.
4.  Attend your audition time slot on Sept 14.  Make sure there is good lighting so facial expressions can be seen and they are conducted in a quiet room so the student can be heard.
5.  Check this website on the Callback list to know if you need to attend callbacks on Sept 15.
6.  Check this website on the Cast list page after callbacks.
7.  If your name is on the Cast List, please go to the Production Forms page to see the rehearsal calendar and receive important production information.

Callbacks:
Callbacks will be on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:30-9:00 if needed.  The callback list will be posted on this website under the Callbacks tab after auditions are over on Monday, Sept 14.  Please note, being on the callback list does not mean you have either been cut from the play or that the student has received a role.  It simply means that the student needs further assessment.



Something Rotten
High School Spring Musical
Who can audition:  grades 9-12

Auditions and Callbacks:
Auditions:  January 12 from 3:45-6:30PM, January 13 from 3:45-7:30PM (you must attend both days)
Callbacks:  January 14 3:45-7:30PM
Please note that currently we are planning to have IN PERSON auditions, so please follow those steps below.

Click here for the High School Musical Audition Form
Click here to read the Participation Guidelines
Click here for the Bexley City Schools COVID Activity Waiver

Steps to audition (for in person auditions):
1.  Complete and submit the audition form by January 10, and read the Participation Guidelines.  Fill out and turn in the Bexley City Schools COVID Activity Waiver
You can fill out the audition form by clicking this link: High School Musical Audition Form
2.  Students DO NOT need to memorize a poem or monologue in order to audition.
4.  Attend auditions on Tues, Jan 12 from 3:45-6:30.  Students will be acting parts from the script, learning some songs from the show, and learning a short dance.
5.  Students choose an audition song from those learned.  Practice the song and dance at home.
6.  Attend auditions on Wed, Jan 13 from 3:45-7:30.  Students will sing the song they chose and perform the dance.
7.  Check this website on the Callback list on the night of Wed, Jan 13
8.  Attend Callbacks on Thurs, Jan 14 from 3:45-7:30 if name is on the list
9.  Check this website on the Cast list page after callbacks.
10.  If your name is on the Cast List, please go to the Production Forms page to see the rehearsal calendar and receive important production information.

What you need to prepare:
Students DO NOT need to prepare anything for auditions. 
Students should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable to dance and move in.
This audition has the same structure as the auditions for Bexley Middle School and Elementary School musicals, and will help prepare students for those auditions in the future.

Callbacks are a time when the director can see specific students read for specific roles and get a better understanding of where he/she fits into the cast.  Simply because a student is on the callback list does not necessarily mean he or she will earn a part.  Also, if a student is not on the callback list, that doesn't necessarily mean he or she has been cut.  Only students listed on the callback list should attend callbacks.  You can find the callback list on the callback page.  It may be that callbacks won't be necessary.  In that case, the cast list will be posted after the second audition date.

The cast list will be posted after callbacks on the cast list page.  You should visit the production forms page to download the rehearsal calendar and obtain other information you need for cast and crew members.

Instructions for Zoom auditions/callbacks:  Students will fill out and submit an audition form by January 6.  They will then receive music, access to backing tracks, and a video of a short dance.  Students will have to submit a video of singing a song and performing the dance by January 12.  Students will attend live auditions on Zoom in time slots on January 12 or 13.  During callbacks, students will be asked to perform various parts of the script as well sing songs using the backup tracks live on Zoom.


The Audition
  High School One Act
Who can submit scenes and audition:  Grades 9-12

Please note, this is a change from the original announced production due to moving to a virtual format.  The original production will be produced as a Theatre Ensemble show.  If you submitted plays, thank you!  They will be performed in the spring!

Auditions: Thursday, December 3rd from 4:00-6:15PM on Zoom.  You will choose your 45 minute time slot on the audition form

Click here for the High School One Act Form--Turn this in and submit it by December 3
Click here to read the Participation Guidelines

You do not need to prepare anything for auditions

Every effort will be made to allow every student who auditions a chance to participate.   The cast list will be posted on the cast list page.  You should visit the productions forms page to download the rehearsal calendar and obtain other information you need.

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