Depending on the show, actors ages 6-18 can audition for our shows and act on our stage. Actors of all experience levels are encouraged to sign up for an appointment. Specific details will be provided by show.
First Rehearsal and Parent Meeting: August 12
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award-winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.
AUDITIONS: Mon., July 30 and Tues., July 31, 2018, from 6-9PM each night at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road * by appointment
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, August 1 (Dance Callback) and Thursday, August 2 from 5:30-10:00PM at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road (see notes below)
AUDITION AGES: 6-18 years old
FIRST REHEARSAL & PARENT MEETING: Sunday, August 12
REHEARSALS: Beginning August 12 – Sun. 1-6PM, Tues./Thur. 6-9PM, at ROYAL’s Main Street Studio; the entire cast would be called for two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be shared for September and October
SHOW DATES: October 12-14, 2018
Director: Dirk Doebereiner
Choreographer: Jay Goodlett
An Audition Appointment is NECESSARY
Ages 6-18 Click Here for an Audition Appointment (coming soon)
Audition ages 6 – 18
Place: FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road, Mason
Bring a small current headshot photo to the audition (photos will not be returned). Photo does NOT need to be professional.
Make an Audition Appointment and print the resulting audition form. Be sure to bring that printed audition form to the audition.
You only need to come to one of the audition dates. Appointments are very strongly recommended. Those without an appointment may not be able to audition if time slots are not available.
If you cannot make either audition date, you may submit a video audition. Please click Video Audition Information for details. Video Auditions must be submitted to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com by Friday, July 27.
Callbacks will be held Wed., Aug. 1 and Thurs., Aug. 2 from 5:30-10:00PM at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road. Those who are called back must be available for the entire callback time.
Email any questions to Production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com
First rehearsal will be Aug. 12. The entire cast would be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be shared for the remaining dates.
There will also be a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, Aug. 12. Additional details will be provided.
Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (1-6PM) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-9PM) at ROYAL’s Main Street Studios in Mason.
Those cast in Tarzan will pay a $125 participation fee which covers the cost of: a souvenir show t-shirt, garment bag for your costume/s, a one-line personal ad in the playbill, and the main parts of your costume. Actors may be asked to supply specific accessories or generic pieces (ex. socks, tights, shoes, etc.)
It is mandatory that parents volunteer for at least 6 hours on pre-production jobs (set painting, set building, parent monitoring, etc.), as well as for 2 volunteer time slots during the tech/show week (ticket sales, concessions, green room, etc.). Parents who cannot make this commitment should not have their children audition.
NOTE: We value your time and that of all actors. You may be stopped before the end of your audition. This is not a reflection of your performance only that the directors have seen or heard what they need to. If you have a specific part of your song you feel is very important, try to start near that portion so you are not stopped before reaching it.
Please prepare a 30 second monologue.
Please prepare 30 seconds of a song. Your song should showcase your acting ability and skills while singing.
NO SONGS FROM TARZAN, but please choose a song in the same style. No pop songs.
No a cappella. YOU MUST bring music with no background vocals. No accompanist will be available. Music tracks can be found on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, etc.
It is strongly recommended that you use an accompaniment track. There will be a CD player and speaker connection for MP3 players available. MP3 Player needs to have AUX cord capability.
Please bring your accompaniment track on your phone, a CD or an MP3 Player.
When using a CD, please edit your track to the beginning of where you will be singing.
When using an MP3 Player, please edit your track or cue the track to the beginning of where you will be singing, and verify you have AUX cord capability.
Please note we cannot be responsible if CD/MP3 does not play properly.
Suggestions for your song:
Select a song that is similar in style to the songs from Tarzan, and showcases your voice and your vocal range.
Select a song that has as few key changes as possible.
Select a song that does not have lots of rests or sing the song without those rests.
If possible, pick a song that shows some quick delivery of words and pitches as well as some longer, sustained notes.
CALLBACKS may include a dance.
Auditioners may be asked to learn a simple dance pattern at callbacks for those selected for callbacks ONLY.
Please wear dance-friendly shoes to callbacks.
What's it like to be in a ROYAL show?
Fun! Kids and adults have a great time working together to produce a great show. Whether you're on stage or part of the stage/tech crew you're a valuable part of a terrific show.
Being part of a ROYAL show is a big commitment not only for the individual but for their family. Rehearsals are as frequent as 3 times per week, and for the week prior to the show we rehearse each evening at the theatre.
All the hard work is worth it and a life-long memory is yours to show for it!