Auditions

SRJC Auditions are open to the entire community, including high school students.  (Middle school students and children are also welcome to audition when a production includes younger roles).  Once cast, everyone enrolls in at least one class so then everyone is a student.

 

HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS

Directed by John Shillington

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Directed by Laura Downing-Lee
Vocal Direction by Jody Benecke
Choreography by Alyce Finwall
Music Direction by Rudolf Budginas

 

Preliminary Auditions:  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 and SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

Audition Appointments begin at 5:30 PM.

Call 527-4417 to Schedule Your Audition Appointment

We are introducing audition appointments in 1-hour time slots this year to help you plan your evening! 
While appointments are recommended, drop-ins are welcome!**

 

Callbacks:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018.  12:00 PM-9:00 PM*

(*Actors being called back may be asked to attend all or only a portion of the callbacks.)

 

Location:  Rm. 2228T Lark Temporaries

(on Scholars Way, between the tennis courts and the baseball diamond)
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa Campus


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ABOUT THE AUDITION APPOINTMENTS

•  You only need to attend one night of the two nights for the Preliminary Auditions.  Unless all appointments for your first choice are filled, you should be able to get the evening you want.

•  Appointments for child actors (age 12 and under) begin at 5:30 PM, although they may request a time slot later in the evening if necessary.  Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their audition appointment.

•  Appointments for adults and teen actors begin at 6:00 PM.

•  If auditioning for both shows, we will schedule you for two 1-hour time slots back-to-back in the same evening.  We will try to move you through the process as efficiently as possible.

•  Please have this information ready when you call for your appointment.

  1. Your name, phone number, and email address
  2. Is the audition for an adult, a pre-teen/teen, or a child actor (aged 12 or younger)?
  3. Do you want to attend the Friday OR Saturday audition slot?
  4. Will you be auditioning for both shows or only one show (title of show)?
  5. Are there any special circumstances or accommodations that you may need?

•  IMPORTANT:  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your assigned audition time in order to register, complete the audition forms, attend a brief orientation, and travel to the audition space.

•  Please help us stay on schedule by being on time.  If you have not checked in at least 20 minutes before your appointment, you will lose your appointment time and may be moved to a time slot later in the evening.

**  If you don’t have an appointment, don’t worry.  Just come to the audition by 6:00 and we’ll work you in on a first-come, first served basis.  You may have to wait longer than actors with appointments, however.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE and WHAT TO BRING TO ALL AUDITIONS

Carefully read the detailed instructions for each show below for what to prepare and bring for each show's specific auditions.

Bring a headshot and resume if you have them; however, they are not required. If you do not have a headshot, a small photo would be helpful (but we won't be able to return it).

Bring your calendars. Our rehearsal time is VERY limited, with many schedules to plan around. Therefore, only the conflicts you’ve communicated on your audition forms will be accepted.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS

by Julia Alvarez

 
About the Auditions and Casting Opportunities

Preliminary auditions will consist of performing a short monologue, as well as a brief chat.  Callbacks will consist of reading from the script and could also involve improvisation.

We are creating an exciting “word for word” production of two chapters (Floor Show and The Rudy Elmenhurst Story) from Julia Alvarez’s novel.  Although the chapters focus on a Latino family of four girls and their parents confronted by American culture, there are numerous opportunities for actors of all ethnicities.

We are also looking for actors with a dance background to play Flamenco dancers in the show.

What to Prepare 

Please prepare a comic, contemporary 60-90 second monologue. Callbacks will consist of reading from the script and could also involve improvisation.

What's a monologue?

A monologue is a speech from a play where one character speaks for an extended period of time to another character, him/herself, or the audience. Actors are asked not to select a monologue from the play for which they are auditioning.

What if I don't have a prepared monologue?

Not to worry. If you've never done this before OR found out about auditions at the last minute, you may use one of the 'generic' monologues linked at the bottom of this page under "GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES." Since you have limited time, do not worry about reading the play the monologue is, although that does help you prepare. Reading about the play’s plot and characters online can help too.

More Information

Click here for more details about the Garcia Girls auditions

 

Want to audition for Garcia Girls but your schedule conflicts because you are currently in performances for another show?

Please contact the director John Shillington jshillington@santarosa.edu using the subject line “Special Audition Request.”  Include the reason for your request, your contact information, and whether or not you are auditioning for both SRJC fall shows.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori

 
About the Auditions

Preliminary auditions will consist of a short singing audition (see Vocal Audition Requirements below), followed by a brief cold reading as one of the show’s characters and a brief chat.

Callbacks will consist of a dance/movement audition (see Dance Audition Requirements below), a singing audition in which actors will sing specific songs from the show with limited preparation time, and cold readings from the script.

How Should I Prepare for the Audition? 

In addition to the specific Vocal Audition and Dance Audition criteria listed below, please be very familiar with the musical’s story, characters, and songs prior to the preliminary auditions.

More Information

Click here for helpful resources and much more information about Shrek The Musical auditions

 

VOCAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL

What to Prepare:  Please prepare 30 – 60 seconds (under 1 minute) of singing from the standard Broadway musical repertoire.  Your audition piece should demonstrate your singing ability and allow you to play a character; remember we want to see you act while singing.  Bring the music for your song with you.  It should be in the correct key for your voice.

Click here for more information about the vocal auditions, including an alternative song if you do not have one prepared.

 

DANCE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL – For Callbacks Only

Click here for more information about the dance auditions for Shrek the Musical, including important information about what to wear to callbacks.

 

Want to audition for Shrek The Musical, but your schedule conflicts because you are currently in performances for another show?

Please contact the director Laura Downing-Lee ldowning@santarosa.edu using the subject line “Special Audition Request.” Include the reason for your request, your contact information, and whether or not you are auditioning for both SRJC fall shows.

 


REALLY HELPFUL AUDITION RESOURCES

 

GREAT RESOURCES ON AUDITIONING FOR A MUSICAL!!

How to Prepare a Musical Theatre Audition - 8 Steps

How to Prepare a Musical Theatre Audition

Singing Auditions for Musical Theatre

 

GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES

Crash Course in Auditioning at SRJC

Frequently Asked Questions?

Being in an SRJC Show

Generic Female Monologue

Generic Male Monologue

 


Leslie McCauley

Dept. Chair/Artistic Director  

Dept. of Theatre and Fashion

lmccauley@santarosa.edu

(707) 527-4248

Angela Hunter Geiss

Administrative Assistant

Dept. of Theatre and Fashion

ahuntergeiss@santarosa.edu

(707) 527-4417

FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS, CONTACT US

 

 

AND IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING…

 

SPRING 2019 AUDITIONS

for

All The Great Books (abridged)

Directed by Reed Martin

 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by Leslie McCauley
Vocal Direction by Joshua Bailey
Choreography by Alyce Finwall
Music Direction by Janis Dunson Wilson

 

Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2019

Callbacks - Sunday, January 20, 2019
Santa Rosa Campus Lark Temps

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPRING AUDITIONS WILL BE POSTED IN FALL 2018