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Ensemble Audition Information

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ANNOUNCING: Auditions for the Ensemble Mainstage Production of

"THE GIFT OF WINTER"

December 4, 2013 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Who:

TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble seeks boys between the ages of 8-18 to audition for their upcoming winter production of The Gift of Winter. Based on interest in this production from our current Ensemble Members, we will not be auditioning girls for this production; however, there will be further opportunities to try out for TADA! musicals this year!

What:

The production will start rehearsals on December 8th. Rehearsals take place Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays after school until 7:00pm, Saturday (and occasionally Sunday) afternoons from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Performances are primarily Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm and 4:00pm, with an occasional Friday night performance. There is one weekday performance during the run of the show (February 5) which will require cast member to miss school on that day.

Cast members will be expected to commit to the following rehearsal and performance dates. Up to three conflicts can be pre-approved for rehearsal dates, but no conflicts are accepted or allowed for tech or performances!

Rehearsals: December 8, 11-15, 18-20, January 2-5, 8-11

Tech: January 11-12, 15-18

Performances: January 18-20, 25-27, February 1-2, 7-9

What to prepare:
Nothing! Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to have a good time. You will learn music and a simple dance combination. You will be asked to fill out a brief information and contact sheet when you arrive, but you don't need to bring anything with you.

Callbacks:
Callbacks will be in the form of workshops and will provide you with a chance to learn more choreography, show off your singing talents, and perform some scenes from the play.  

Where:
TADA! Theater at 15 West 28th Street, NYC, 3rd Floor.

To Sign Up For the Audition:

E-mail auditions@tadatheater.com with name & age! Please make sure you can commit to the rehearsal and performance dates for this production before signing up. Thank you.

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENT YOUTH ENSEMBLE

The Resident Youth Ensemble is a year-round program offering many free training and performance opportunities to Ensemble Members. The classes offered to Ensemble Members cover all aspects of musical theater and are separate from the classes and camps offered through TADA!'s Education Department. TADA!'s three musicals and other outside performances are cast exclusively from the Ensemble. We produce original musicals written specifically to be performed by the Resident Youth Ensemble for young audiences and their families. Ensemble Members also have performing opportunities in our special events such as the Season Preview Party and Annual Fundraiser. Ensemble Members perform at offsite events such as CultureFest, Barnes & Noble, and corporate parties. Members do not need to be available to audition for every production but must be available for at least one production a year. Members must also be available for some classes and special events. While the Ensemble is a year-round program, there is not a regular on-going time commitment. Time spent at TADA! will vary on participation in classes, shows, and special events.

Classes and rehearsals are generally held Wednesdays through Fridays after school (4-7 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday afternoons (11 a.m.-6 p.m.). The majority of our winter & spring performances are on Friday evenings and during the weekend. In the summer, performances take place during the week.

To audition for the Ensemble NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! At the audition session, auditionees will work together as a group to learn music and choreography from a TADA! musical. There is no need to prepare anything. You don't need a headshot or a resume, just come dressed comfortably and ready to have fun!

 

If you are interested in auditioning, or for more information, email auditions@tadatheater.com.