[NEohioPAL] Auditions for A LITTLE PRINCESS - Beck Center for the Arts Youth Theater

Jonathan Kronenberger via NEohioPAL neohiopal at lists.neohiopal.org
Fri Sep 4 11:19:15 PDT 2015

Beck Center for the Arts Youth Theater, one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theaters in the country, will be holding auditions on September 19 & 20, 2015 for the first production of our 67th Anniversary Season:

A Little Princess

>From the story Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by June Walker Rogers
Directed by Jenna Messina

The Story:
Sara Crewe is one of the most beloved fictional heroines, and June Walker Rogers has brought her to life in this funny, sad, wonderfully imaginative adaptation. In this story, from the same author of The Secret Garden, audiences will identify with Sara as she begins her adventures in "Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies"; laugh with her as she brings happiness to others; weep with her as her fortune changes from rich girl to poor orphan; and rejoice with her when strange events bring still another reversal of her destiny.

Audition/Callback dates: (open to Beck Center students ages 6 to 19*)
Saturday, September 19: 3:00 to 6:00pm & Sunday, September 20: 1:00 to 4:00pm
Callbacks: Monday, September 21 from 5:00 to 7:30pm

Starting Wednesday, September 9, you may sign up for a one-hour audition slot at Beck Center Customer Service or by calling 216-521-2540 x10.

*Please note: Youth Theater roles are only eligible to students who will be enrolled in our Fall 2015 semester.  Actors do not necessarily need to be enrolled at the time of the auditions, however, participation in the actual production does require Beck Center enrollment.  Students do not need to be specifically enrolled in a Theater class at Beck Center to qualify.  Students who will be enrolled in a Fall 2015 semester class in Beck Center's Dance, Music and Visual Arts Departments are equally eligible.

Bottom line:  if you are accepting a role in the show, you will need to enroll prior to the start of rehearsals. However, classes are already filling up! Any questions, please feel free to contact Jonathan Kronenberger, Associate Director of Theater Education, at 216-521-2540 x27.

Our Fall 2015 catalog is available online at www.beckcenter.org<http://www.beckcenter.org>.

Unlike some other youth theaters, there is NO additional participation fee required beyond enrollment.

What to Prepare:

Students are asked to prepare a short monologue or poem to present as their audition piece.  Memorization is strongly encouraged.

Potential Rehearsals: Sept. 28, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015

*         Mon, Tue, Weds, Thurs, Fri: between 5:30 - 8:30pm
*         Saturdays: between 3:00 - 6:00pm
*         Sundays: between 1:00-4:00pm
The show will NOT be rehearsing every day or the full time range listed.  The director will pick the days that best accommodate everyone's schedules - once conflicts and availability are known for the above dates.
Tech Week:  November 1 - 4, 2015
*         Sunday from 1:00 - 9:00pm and Weekdays 5:00 - 9:00pm

All cast members are expected to attend ALL rehearsals during Tech Week.

Performance dates:  November 5 - 8, 2015
All cast members are required to attend all performances.
*         Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm
*         Saturday, November 7 at 3:00pm
*         Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm
*         Special Student Matinee: Thursday, November 5 at 10:00am
(NOTE: This will require missing school that morning.)

A LITTLE PRINCESS is presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Play Service.

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Beck Center's 2015-2016  Youth Theater Season
A LITTLE PRINCESS (November 5 - 8, 2015)
HAPPILY FOREVER AFTER (December 11 - 20, 2015)
BRIGHT IDEAS (February 26 - March 6, 2016)
BIG THE MUSICAL (May 13 - 22, 2016)

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Located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for special needs students, and gallery exhibits featuring local, regional and international artists. For more information visit beckcenter.org<http://www.beckcenter.org/>.

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