CAST AUDITION INFORMATION
Sign up for an audition session by contacting Trollwood at (218) 477-6500. If you are unable to attend these auditions, you may audition via recorded video.
Cast Audition Schedule:
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your session start time to register and warm up.
Sunday, February 24: 10am-12pm; 1:30-3:30pm, 4:30-6:30pm, 7:30-9:30pm Marcil Commons, Trollwood Performing Arts School
Monday, February 25: 4:30-6:30pm, 7:30-9:30pm Marcil Commons, Trollwood Performing Arts School
Dance Callbacks: Tuesday, February 26, Times to be determined, Marcil Commons, Trollwood Performing Arts School
Vocal/Acting Callbacks: Wednesday, February 27, 4:30pm until finished, Marcil Commons, Trollwood Performing Arts School
Callback and Cast Lists will be emailed to participants, date and time to be determined.
Come with a prepared song. Come with a portion of memorized song, not to exceed 1.5 minutes. Choose which portion of the song best reflects your vocal range and abilities; you don’t need to start at the beginning of the song. To help us understand your ability to grasp the essence of Freaky Friday, please select a song from another similar musical. It’s best not to select a song from the show for which you are auditioning (in this case, Freaky Friday).
An accompanist is provided or you may bring your own. No A Cappella, please. Bring one copy of sheet music for the accompanist. You may bring recorded instrumental accompaniment for your vocal number; however, recordings with accompanying vocals are not allowed. Auditioners should not accompany themselves.
- Be prepared to talk about yourself. The audition staff will usually ask you a few questions to get to know you better. They might ask about your recent performing experiences, why you want to be a part of this play, etc.
- Come in a dressy casual outfit for the singing part of the audition. We will be doing this part of the audition first. Remember, when you feel good about how you look you perform at a higher level.
- Bring clothes you can move in! The movement/dancing part of the audition will be second. You will learn a short dance combination, so bring something that you can be energetic in—clean, flexible-soled shoes and comfortable clothing.
- Be fully rested for your audition. Energy is that intangible force that can elevate you to that next level of excellence. When you audition, take a deep breath, focus your thoughts and energy, and GO FOR IT!
Remember to be yourself, project your voice, smile, and have fun! Break a leg!!!
If you are unable to audition in person, please submit your audition using one of the following methods: DVD, YouTude, Vimeo or similar online video host. All videos must be received in the Trollwood office by February 18 to be considered.
Requirements: Your recorded audition can be submitted in DVD or online video format. For videos uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, etc. please be sure they are set to “Private” and include any neccessary passwords. DVDs or online videos must be labled (titled) with the auditioner’s name. Please include with your recorded video a brief written profile, including name, address, phone, current age and grade. Also include a recent photo and resume. Online posted videos need to include a working direct link to the video and any password associated with it for access.
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Record on your Video:
- Name, current age and grade, information about you and your previous experience
- A short dance, showing your full range of dance and movement abilities
- A song not to exceed 1.5 minutes, that reflects your vocal capabilities. See musical selection hints in Audition Instructions, this page
- A monologue from a scripted, published play, not to exceed 1.5 minutes
PIT ORCHESTRA AUDITION INFORMATION
All auditions will be held at Trollwood Performing Arts School at Bluestem. If you are unable to attend these auditions, you may audition by CD, DVD, or other digital means. If you need an alternate time, please call and we will work with you to the best of our ability.
Orchestra auditions are available by appointment March 7, 8, & 12 from 5:00-8:00pm and March 9 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Please call Trollwood, 218-477-6500, to sign up for a 15 minute time slot.
Auditioning by CD, DVD, or other Digital Means:
Your digital recording must be received in the Trollwood Office by Monday, March 4, 2019 to be considered. You may email, mail, or drop off your recording to the Trollwood office. If you would like your recording returned, please enclose a pre-stamped and addressed padded envelope.
Requirements: Please label the recording with the auditioner’s name. Accompany it with a brief written profile, including name, address, phone, email, current age and grade, school, music teacher’s name, and audition instrument.
Include the following on your recording: Begin with an introduction of yourself: name, age and grade, information about you and your previous experiences. Please record a solo selection and scales as specified in Audition Requirements.
The goal of the audition is to determine your training level and ability to master the music in the allotted rehearsal time. The audition will be performed for the orchestra conductor and may be recorded for later reference.
Each audition will consist of three parts:
1. Scales: Be prepared to play two major scales of your choice (two or three octaves) and the chromatic scale the entire range of your instrument (ascending and descending). *Chromatic scales do not apply to string instruments.
2. Solo: Prepare a solo of your choice for approximately a minute in length. The piece may be a solo, etude, or ensemble, and may be band or orchestra music.
3. Sight Reading: This will be one or more short excerpts and will likely contain key changes, time signature changes and some counting examples.
Keyboards: Two major scales of your choice (two or three octaves). Two solos of one minute in length showing different styles of music.
Percussion: Prepare a solo of approximately one minute in length for mallets, snare, timpani, and/or drum set. You may also be asked to play a two-octave scale.
Guitar: Prepare a solo of approximately one minute in length showing your chording ability as well as your ability to pick a melody. Also, be prepared to play one or two scales.