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The Musical Audition Process - Pine-Richland High School

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Pine-RichlandHigh SchoolMusical ~ 2017-18
Agenda
Meet our Director: Sarah McGraw-KrushinskiCrew and Orchestra InformationThe Audition Process – Singing, Monologue, DancingWhen and WhereSign-upsRequirementsAdjudicatorsRehearsalsParent/Booster Meeting
PRODUCTION STAFF
Director: Sarah McGraw-KrushinskiEmail:[email protected]: Kathy MorrisseyEmail:[email protected] Director: Christy BarnhartEmail:[email protected]: Marcella DayEmail:[email protected]: Brian ScottEmail:[email protected] Manager: JamiPietrzykEmail:[email protected] Designer: Jessica KavanaghEmail:[email protected] Director: Robb MontgomeryEmail:[email protected]
Orchestra and crew
Once the Musical is selected and cast is identified, the Orchestra Director, Stage Manager and Technical Director will meet with their student groups.Schedule of rehearsalsSchedule of work sessions

When do I audition?Sign up sheets will be posted on the library windows on Monday, October [email protected] 7:00 A.M. Students will sign up for a time slot onboththe Dance and the Song Audition Sheets. Auditions will be held in the MS Auditorium. Special scheduling needs will be addressed through Mrs. Bowman.Dance auditions willbe first on Monday, October 30th.You will need to sign-up on theDance Auditionsheetfora45 minutetimeslot.You will dance with a group and be scoredindividually.You will also need to sign up for a 3 minute timeslot on the Song Audition Sheet. Individual Singing/Monologue auditions will be on Wednesday, November 1st.
Audition Requirements
Dance Auditions (Oct. 30). Be sure to wear clothes and footwear that you can dance in comfortably. You will be taught a short dance combination which you will perform in small groups for the Musical staff.Song/Monologue Auditions (Nov. 1) - Memorize and sing 32 bars or a verse & chorus of a song, preferably from a musical. Please provide sheet music for the accompanist. Absolutely noa cappellasinging. We will stop you if you go over 32 bars.Prepare a completely memorized monologue, no longer than 1 minute (will be timed) from a play, musical or movie. Please choose age-appropriate material. The monologue will be performed right after you sing.STUDENTS MUST ATTEND BOTH AUDITION SESSIONSBe aware that you may be called back to perform scenes with other students and you may be asked to sing again. All those who are being called back will pick up materials ahead of time to learn for callbacks.Call Backs are for supporting and principal roles, only. Ensemble roles will be cast from the first auditions. Please note that preparation is key! Memorizing the callback material is a VERY GOOD idea if you wish to shine.
How to achieve the Most fair, most objective & non-biased Auditions
Adjudication Panelwill include a team of musical staff and members of the PRSD staff. Our goal is to have an impartial adjudication panel. Members of the panel will participate in the audition process but have no involvement in the musical.Videotaping auditionswill assure transparency.It is also a helpful tool for the directing team to be able to review the auditions, if needed.5-Point systemwill be used to score auditions. This point system supports an objective audition process and objective evaluation of students’ skill sets.
Adjudicators/Participants
The Musical TeamStage/Artistic DirectorChoreographerMusic DirectorProducerStage Manager
Additional Adjudicators6-7 Impartial Members of the P-R Staff11-12 total adjudicators
Sample Scores
Adjudicator One
Jane SmithVocalMonologueDance3 4 3Comments:Very strong middle voice, belt quality. Expressive monologue, believable. Moved well, and smiled a lot.
What happens after the auditions?
As soon as all auditions are completed, the directing team/adjudicators must immediately talk about their initial impressions from the first auditions and the second day of dance auditions. They agree upon a day tocome together againto decide who will be called back, based on an average of scores and comments from every adjudicator. Once that meeting takes place, and decisions are made, callbacks are posted.
Posting the Final Cast List
Once all roles have been cast, a list will be posted with the names of all participants in the lead roles, supporting roles and ensemble positions.Students will put their initials next to their names to show they have seen the list and agree to the role they have been assigned.A brief explanation as to when rehearsals will begin will also be posted on the final cast list.
Example:Standard Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesday, January 10th: 3:00-6:00 pgs. 23-35Staging with Miss Sarah4:00-6:00 Party DanceChoreography w/MarcieWednesday, January 11th3:00-5:00 pgs. 36-42Staging with Miss Sarah5:00-6:00 Finale Act OneMusic withChristySaturday, January 14th1:00-3:00 pgs. 42-50Staging with Miss SarahFinale of Act One3:00-5:00Finale Choreographyw/Marcie
Parent / Booster Group
TBAOld LGI - PRHSAfter Cast List is PostedMeeting with Mrs. MorrisseyReview PRSD PolicyOrganize and Identify TasksVolunteer OpportunitiesDiscuss leadership of the groupAddress Questions, Concerns, Issues

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