Hello Actors of the Lehigh Valley,
We want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for our very first season audition! It was a great success. However, with the first run of anything, there are always kinks to be ironed out. Because of these kinks and unforeseen actor unavailability, we are altering our call-back plans for our 2018-2019 Season.
We will be breaking up the dates for call-backs. Also, because this was the first time we implemented a season audition, many who wanted to audition simply found out about it too late. So, because of all of these factors, we have outlined a call-back schedule below.
Materials will now be available for your call-back 45 MINUTES PRIOR to your audition. This DOES NOT include music for FUN HOME or materials for THE LION KING, JR. Details for those particular productions are below.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ALREADY AUDITIONED AND HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED BACK FOR A SPECIFIC ROLE, YOU SHOULD NOT COME TO THESE EXTRA AUDITIONS. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR A ROLE. IT SIMPLY MEANS WE SAW EVERYTHING WE NEEDED FROM YOUR FIRST AUDITION.
THE SANTALAND DIARIES AUDITION & CALL-BACKS (HELD AT MUHLENBERG ELEMENTARY) 8/7/18
ANYONE WHO WAS NOT SEEN IN INITIAL AUDITIONS BUT WANTS TO AUDITION AT 6:30
CALL BACKS AT 7 PM
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
10/20/18 (HELD IN CIVIC MAIN THEATRE) YOUNG ACTOR AUDITIONS
GRADES 1-4 AT 11:15
GRADES 5-8 AT 2:15
10/22/18 (HELD IN CIVIC REHEARSAL HALL) GRADES 1-8 CALLBACKS (IF NEEDED) AT 6 PM
TEEN AUDITIONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY AUDITONED AT 7 PM
10/23/18 (HELD IN CIVIC REHEARSAL HALL) ADULT AUDITIONS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY AUDITIONED AND CALL BACKS FOR ANYONE CALLED BACK FROM INITIAL SEASON AUDITIONS AT 6:30 PM
NOISES OFF (HELD IN CIVIC REHEARSAL HALL) 10/16/18
ANYONE WHO WAS NOT SEEN IN INITIAL AUDITIONS BUT WANTS TO AUDITION AT 7 PM
CALL BACKS AT 8 PM
THE LION KING, JR. (HELD IN CIVIC REHEARSAL HALL) 1/12/19
TIME TBD-WILL BE HELD AFTER CLASS TIME
MATERIALS WILL BE HANDED OUT ON 1/5/19
FUN HOME (HELD IN CIVIC REHEARSAL HALL) 2/11/19 & 2/12/18
MUSIC WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CALL-BACK THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY
2/11/19: CHILD ACTORS WHO WERE NOT SEEN IN INITIAL AUDITIONS BUT WANT TO AUDITION AT 6 PM
ADULT ACTORS WHO WERE NOT SEEN IN INITIAL AUDITIONS BUT WANT TO AUDITION AT 7:30
2/12/19: CALL-BACKS FOR ALL AT 7PM
Thank you to all again for being so incredibly generous with your time and talent! Here’s to another great season!
This information has also been emailed to all who attended the season audition. If you have not received an email, please first check your spam folder. If there is no email in your spam folder, please contact Carina Buie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-CIVIC THEATRE ARTISTIC STAFF
SEEKING DANCERS AND ENSEMBLE for LEHIGH VALLEY PREMIERE OF “BILLY ELLIOT, THE MUSICAL.”
Auditions for the October production of Billy Elliot, the musical will be held on June 25th. Due to the ongoing restoration and renovation of Civic’s 19th Street Theatre auditions will be held at community partner, Muhlenberg Elementary, 740 N 21st Street.
Ballet Girl candidates will be seen at 6:00 with all others at 7:30. Please bring a photograph, resume, and arrive early enough to fill out an audition form. Doors will open at 5:30.
Most of the leading roles will have been cast at a previous season audition. Look for exciting news in the coming weeks about casting. The director & choreographers are seeking dancers who sing for the roles of Ballet Girls, able to play ages 6-16; one Small Boy ages 4-6; as well as adult speaking and ensemble roles. The production plays in Civic’s newly renovated 19th Street Theatre October 12-28 and is directed by William Sanders with choreography by Deena Linn, Sarah Parker, Sanders, and Jennifer Haltzman Tracy. All roles require movement, but singing is not significant. Those auditioning for the Ballet Girls should come prepared to dance. Everyone should prepare 8-16 bars of any song and may be asked to read and learn a short movement piece. All ages and types are encouraged to audition - these people are working people...who DANCE! For more information email director William Sanders at email@example.com or call the box office and leave a message at 432-8943.
Tony award winning Billy Elliot, the musical, based on the Oscar nominated film of the same name tells the story of a young boy from a coal mining village in northeast England who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. The musical is set against the backdrop of the 1984-5 miners’ strike, which tragically affects the whole village. Billy is looked after by his father, brother, and grandfather, after his mother’s death a few years earlier. They are not well off and have no experience with, or tolerance for, the arts. His dad and brother are totally against the idea of him learning to dance but Billy finds himself drawn towards the ballet world. As a result, Billy is forced to take his boxing lesson money and use it secretly for dance lessons from local dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson. She quickly notices that Billy is a prodigy and takes him under her wing. Soon, despite his family’s resistance, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition with The Royal Ballet School in London. The village learns to overcome their ill-founded prejudices and, along with Billy’s father, come around to support Billy's dream to become a dancer as Billy defies the odds and is finally accepted into The Royal Ballet School.
Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3
A professional ballet dancer who dances with Billy at the penultimate moment of the play. Also plays a male dancer who coaches Billy‘s father on how to be the father of a male dancer in one scene. May also appear in other places in the play if desired.
Ensemble Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley and more); Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer and more); Police Officers; Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy, Posh Son, Dancer)
Please Send Us an Email with any additional questions!