Depending on the show, actors ages 7-18 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.
   

Coming Next: Into the Woods

Show Dates: June 5-7, 2020

To sign up for an Audition Appointment: Auditions are now closed

Audition Dates: January 27 and 28, 2020 *by appointment

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 29 at 6pm (Dance & 1st Callback) and/or Thursday, January 30 at 5:30pm (Final Callbacks) at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road (see notes below)

First Rehearsal: Sunday, February 9th

Parent Meeting: Sunday, February 9th

Show Synopsis: 

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

 


Details:

AUDITIONS: January 27 and 28, 2020, from 6-9PM each night at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road  * by appointment

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, January 29 at 6pm (Dance & 1st Callback) and Thursday, January 30 at 5:30pm (Final Callbacks) at FBC Mason, 735 Reading Road

AUDITION AGES:    7-18 years old

FIRST REHEARSAL: Sunday, February 9th at 1PM.

PARENT MEETING: Sunday, February 9th at 1:15PM.

REHEARSALS: Sun. 1-5PM, Tues./Thur. 6-9PM, at ROYAL’s Main Street Studio; the entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed. 

SHOW DATES: June 5th, 6th, & 7th

DIRECTING TEAM:

Director:                Dirk Doebereiner

Choreographer:      Jay Goodlett           

An Audition Appointment is NECESSARY

Auditions: Auditions are now closed.

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 January 28 by 5:00pm. 
  • Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th 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

 

Rehearsals

  • First rehearsal will be Sunday, February 9th.  The entire cast will be called for the first two weeks, and then a full rehearsal schedule for all roles will be distributed for the remaining dates.
  • There will also be a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, February 9th. Additional details will be provided.
  • Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (1-5PM) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-9PM) at ROYAL’s Main Street Studios in Mason.

 

Requirements

  • Those cast in this show will pay a $135 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, meal between Saturday shows, and the main parts of your costume. Actors may be asked to supply specific generic pieces or accessories (ex. jeans, 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 3 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.

 

Audition Preparation

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.

 

Monologue:       

Please prepare a 30 second monologue.

 

Song:

You must select one of these 6 songs to learn and sing:

https://app.box.com/s/mtw8vdewgh0yphqnp5wxm8g3v49i9bpf

Each folder has a different character part. Each folder has the following: 

  • Sheet music of the selection
  • A track with vocals for learning
  • A track with piano and the part played
  • A track with just the piano accompaniment.* This is the track that will be used at Auditions!

 

CALLBACKS will include a dance.

Auditioners may be asked to learn a simple dance pattern at callbacks for those selected for dance 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!