All Shook Up Audition Information
Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for the auditions for All Shook Up in January. There will be three parts to the audition. They are as follows:
Acting Audition: Two audition scenes are posted. One is geared more for younger actors (grades 3-5), and the other is more for older ones. However, anyone might be asked to read from either scene. You do not need to memorize anything as you do not know in advance which character you will be asked to read for. However, the reason we post the audition scenes ahead of time is so that students can look them over and practice. This means being familiar with any difficult words as well as creating characters and thinking about the emotions of the scene. We like to see strong acting choices.
Scene mostly for grades 3-5:
Scene mostly for grades 6-8:
Singing Audition: We strongly urge all students to pick one of the songs from the show that we have selected as audition choices. Two songs are just for girls, two songs are just for boys, and two songs can be sung by either boys or girls. Below is a link to a youtube channel page with videos of the portions of the song that we would like students to learn. Remember, just pick ONE song to learn. Lyrics will be available at the audition if anyone needs them. Students will have the choice of singing either with or without the vocals at the audition, so we have created two versions to practice with. We will have the music for you to sing to. If anyone would like to learn the whole song to audition with, send an email to Alex at email@example.com to be sent a practice version with the whole song on it. The songs are divided up as follows:
Songs for boys only: Jailhouse Rock, Follow that Dream
Songs for girls only: Hound Dog, Fools Fall in Love
Songs for boys and girls: All Shook Up, Can’t Help Falling in Love
Remember, we also want to see you act the song!
Link to the songs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmTwgmXW0VnKy2N-kTZcbGWxTkrRQJLc2
Movement: Students will be asked to do simple movements to music just to assess rhythm and general comfort level with dance and movement.
General Information: For students in grades 3-8, this will be a ton of fun! There will be lots of singing and dancing in this musical set in the 50's with a plot loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Auditions will be Jan. 13 and 14 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea at 5:30 (pick one day only to attend). Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30, although leads will be asked to stay until 8 pm on some or all Mondays and Tuesdays. Show dates are March 20, 21, and 22. If you have questions, please contact Alex Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW POLICY: Parents and guardians, please be advised that, like the Chelsea School District, we are now instituting a background check for all parent volunteers. We will use iChat, the same resource the school district uses, for this service. If your child is cast and you will be performing any volunteer job (which everyone must do unless you choose the opt-out fee), we will be asking you for information so that we can perform a background check. This is in order to provide a safe environment for all students. Thank you for your cooperation.
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