Audition Information 2018-02-17T21:23:38+00:00

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY AND GET AN AUDITION NUMBER IS SATURDAY, FEB 17TH AT MIDNIGHT.

If you register and pay after this date/time, your child can still submit a video audition!

If your child decides not to audition, you will get a FULL REFUND.  No refunds after auditions.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Click here to join the Addams Family Facebook Group – ADDAMS FAMILY AUDITION INTEREST GROUP – for all the details!

Audition Workshops / Auditions

3 Workshops each for Juniors, Elementary, Middle School
1 Workshop for High School/College

*Audition workshops are available at no cost. Kids will learn songs from the show, a choreographed dance number and learn proper audition technique! They will also receive a list of monologues to practice and memorize at home. At the audition, kids will perform a short monologue and sing a song (as an individual) and then perform the dance number (as a small group).  To get the most out of the workshops, we encourage kids to attend as many sessions for their age group as they can.   Later, if your child decides they would like to audition (and once we set the show/tech dates), you can register online, pay tuition, and sign up for an audition spot.
Please only attend the workshops for your child’s age group.

ALL WE NEED IS A WAIVER FOR YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS!  1 Waiver per Participant please!

CLICK HERE to sign the waiver!


JUNIORS (Ages 6 – 8)
3 Workshops 2/13, 2/15 and 2/20 from 4-5:30 pm
Auditions 2/24 beginning at approx. 10:00 am
Callbacks 2/24 (time TBD) – late afternoon

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Minimum Age 8 – 5th Grade)
3 Workshops 2/13, 2/15 and 2/20 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Auditions 2/24 beginning at approx. 12:00 pm
Callbacks 2/24 (time TBD) – late afternoon

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6th – 8th Grade)
3 Workshops 2/13, 2/15 and 2/20 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Auditions 2/22 beginning at approx. 6:30 pm
Callbacks 2/23 beginning at approx. 5:00 pm

LOCATIONS
Workshop Junior/Elementary/Middle – Tuesday, Feb 13th – Chaparral Elementary School MPR
Workshop Junior/Elementary/Middle – Thursday, Feb 15th – Ladera Ranch Middle School MPR
Workshop Junior/Elementary/Middle – Tuesday, Feb 20th – Chaparral Elementary School MPR
AUDITIONS – Middle School – Thursday, Feb 22nd – Ladera Ranch Middle School MPR
CALLBACKS – Middle School – Friday, Feb 23rd – Chaparral Elementary School MPR
AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS – Juniors / Elementary School – Saturday, Feb 24th – Chaparral Elementary School

HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE
1 Workshop 3/26 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Tesoro Dance Room)
Auditions 3/28 beginning at approx. 6:30 pm (Las Flores MPR)
Callbacks immediately following auditions

 

ALL WE NEED IS A WAIVER FOR YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS!  1 Waiver per Participant please!

CLICK HERE to sign the waiver!


Auditions

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE!

Thurs Feb 22nd (LRMS)
Middle School – approx. 6:30 pm

Fri Feb 23rd (CHAPARRAL)
Middle School CALLBACKS– approx. 5:00 pm

Sat Feb 24th (CHAPARRAL)
Juniors (6-8) – approx. 10:00 am
Elementary School (min. age 8 yrs old) – approx. 12:00 pm
Juniors CALLBACKS (time TBD) – late afternoon
Elementary School CALLBACKS (time TBD) – late afternoon (after Juniors Callbacks)

(for kids who cannot attend auditions with their age group, we will be accepting video auditions.  Please email scpaspotlight@gmail.com to let us know you will need a video audition and we will send you instructions!  CALLBACKS are all in person.)


Audition Materials

Audition Monologues and Character Breakdowns

Character Breakdowns

*Juniors/Elementary School – if your child is auditioning for a character that has a specific monologue, they must do one of the monologues provided (choose 1 if there are choices).  If your child is auditioning for a character that does NOT have a specific monologue, or they don’t want any specific part, they can choose any monologue to perform.

Juniors and Elementary School Monologues

Middle School and High School / College Monologues

Audition Song Lyrics

*Juniors/Elementary School – if your child is auditioning for Uncle Fester, Gomez, Pugsley, Morticia, Wednesday or Lucas, please sing the song clip provided.  All other characters can sing the GENERAL AUDITION cut.

Juniors and Elementary School Song Lyrics

*Middle School – if you are auditioning for Alice, Uncle Fester, Gomez, Pugsley, Morticia, Wednesday, or Lucas, please sing the song clip provided.  All other characters can sing the GENERAL AUDITION cut.

Middle School Song Lyrics

High School / College Song Lyrics – TBD

Audition Song Cuts

Juniors and Elementary School Audition Song Cuts

Middle School Audition Song Cuts

High School / College Audition Song Cuts – TBD

The version with VOCALS can be used to learn the song, and the instrumental version will be played at the auditions. In some instances, our vocal director will have several different keys to choose from to make sure that the song is in your child’s vocal range. When your child auditions, they will need to tell us which song and which key. “I am singing the Gomez song in Minus 2” or “I am singing the Wednesday song in the Original Key”. If you have any questions, please email scpaspotlight@gmail.com!

Dance Videos

Juniors – please do the easier version (demonstrated by Chelsea).  Elementary and Middle School – please choose one version to perform (either the easier version demonstrated by Chelsea, or the harder version demonstrated by Cris).

FRONT VIEW – with counts
https://youtu.be/jWGXBzZpqv4

BACK VIEW – with counts
https://youtu.be/rvkTtmHZKyo

FRONT VIEW – with music
https://youtu.be/lCFc8IpYyAU

BACK VIEW – with music
https://youtu.be/WQVMdWg0EB8


Audition FAQs

Where and when are auditions and callbacks?
Auditions dates/times are TBD.

What are Audition Workshops?
Audition workshops are available at no cost. Kids will learn songs from the show, a choreographed dance number and learn proper audition technique! They will also receive a list of monologues to practice and memorize at home. At the actual audition, kids will perform a short monologue and sing a song (as an individual) and then perform the dance number (as a small group).  To get the most out of the workshops, we encourage kids to attend BOTH sessions for their age group.   If your child decides they would like to audition, payment must be received before being assigned an audition number.  

What is the deadline to submit payment and get an audition number?

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY AND GET AN AUDITION NUMBER IS SATURDAY, FEB 17TH AT MIDNIGHT.

If you register and pay after this this date/time, your child can still submit a video audition!

If your child decides not to audition, you will get a FULL REFUND.  No refunds after auditions.

On audition day, who are the people working at the check-in tables?
All the people you see sitting at the tables and helping throughout the audition process are volunteers! We rely on parent volunteers to help put on an amazing show! This year, some of our main SCPA Production team don’t even have children in the show but continue to volunteer for this wonderful organization. 

Who are the judges?
South County Performing Arts brings in a panel of judges to cast all of our shows. Most of the judges are industry professionals in LA who are personal friends with Irene. They all have a background in entertainment/theater and donate their time to SCPA! Irene and Josh will also sit on the panel, but they rely HEAVILY on their judging panel to cast all of the lead roles to ensure casting is impartial. We videotape all of the auditions so the judges can watch the videos again when making decisions. Since the judges will only see what your child brings to their audition, they need to “bring it” on audition day!

When should we arrive on audition day and how long will it take?
We will be posting arrival times on the audition number page according to your audition number.
CHECK BACK HERE FOR LINK TO AUDITION NUMBER PAGE

Arrival times are NOT your audition time.  We have you arriving a little early so that we have plenty of time to check everyone in.  Please be ON TIME. All times are APPROXIMATE. Due to the large number of kids auditioning, we try to stagger arrival times, but we have no way to know how long you may have to wait before your turn. PLEASE BE PATIENT and expect to be there a while.  Once your child auditions, you are free to go.

How will we know when it is our turn?
We will hold approx. 10 kids in chairs to the left of the stage. They will audition in groups of 10, but only do the dance in a group of 5. Please help us by making sure your child is inside the MPR when it is almost their turn to join the “on-deck” chairs!

What should my child learn for the audition?
Your child should decide who they want to audition for, learn one monologue for that character, the audition song for that character, and the dance for their age group.  If there are multiple versions of the audition monologue for the character they chose, you can pick ONE.  Just choose one to memorize and perform.  JUNIORS – you will not automatically be singing the “general audition song” this time.  Your child should sing the song specific to their character!

How does an audition work?
Child #1 will walk up to the microphone. He should state his name, age and what role he is auditioning for. “Hi, my name is Johnny Smith. I am 8 years old and I am auditioning for the part of Gomez.” The child will then say their Audition Lines that correspond to the character they are auditioning for (monologue). Next, your child will tell our vocal director what song they will be singing (and the key!). Our vocal director will cue up the song, and they will sing their song. After their individual audition, they exit the stage and wait there in a chair. The rest of the kids in their audition group will do the same thing. Once the entire audition group has gone, that small group of kids will go back on the stage and stand in order. They will then do the audition dance as a group two times. Once each group is finished with their entire audition, they are free to go!

Can we watch auditions?
YES! We encourage parents and kids to watch their child audition! We find that keeping auditions OPEN allow kids and parents to learn what to expect and also allows the parents and cast members to see all the amazing talent we have in South Orange County! However, once your child has auditioned, please exit the MPR to make room for families with kids who have not auditioned yet. We do ask that parents will very small children take them out if they get fussy, or arrange child care for them at home.  

Can I videotape my child?
Yes, we do allow you to videotape your own child.  For privacy reasons, PLEASE DO NOT VIDEO ANY OTHER AUDITIONS (unless you have the consent of the parent – if you brought your child’s friend to their audition in a carpool, we know you will probably also need to be the one to take the video for that child!).  You may NOT video the group dance (because there are other kids dancing in the group).  ABSOLUTELY NO VIDEOS ALLOWED AT CALLBACKS.

Why is there a door monitor?
We only allow people to walk in/out of the main door in between auditions. We have a door monitor to make sure each child’s audition gets the complete attention of the judges!

What should my child wear?
Wear black jazz shoes OR closed toed shoes suitable for dancing.  Please wear something that is easy to dance in!  If you wear a skirt or dress, please wear kick pants under.

My child will be in the JUNIOR cast (ages 6-8). How can they memorize all these lines? We know some of the Juniors are pretty young. If they can memorize the entire monologue, that is great, but it is not necessary. We do ask you to work on memorizing at least one or two sentences… if they can do the entire monologue, that is even better. Do mock auditions at home. Have them walk in, say their name, their age and what part they are auditioning for. “My name is Emily Smith, I am 7 yrs old, and I will be auditioning for the part of Morticia”.  Then have them say their lines. Then have them announce “I will be singing the Morticia song in Minus 1” (or whatever the key they chose), then play the audition track for them while they sing. Then have them perform the dance.

When are CALLBACKS and what are they?
Sometimes for some of the lead roles, we would like several children to audition again to see how they interact with each other. We may ask them to sing another song from the show. If your child does NOT get a callback, it is not because they were not great! There are very talented kids that don’t get a callback because their performance on audition day was enough to cast them in their role. Usually kids who are being considered for one of the 2-3 lead roles will be called back and asked to read part of the script with each other. This will help the judges to see the kids acting side by side and see how they interact with each other. They may also be asked to read for another character they did not audition for but who the judges think might be a better fit. In the “industry” this is called a mix and match. The judges will mix and match kids in some of the lead roles in order to find the perfect combination. If your child is called back, they may perform their monologue, song and dance again. They will also be given parts of the scripts and asked to cold read with other kids opposite them. They may be asked to sing a new song. CALLBACKS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. It is your responsibility to check the web page. We will post in the Facebook group once callbacks are posted.  Juniors Cast WILL have callbacks this time!  CALLBACKS MAY TAKE A WHILE – please be patient.
CHECK BACK HERE FOR LINK TO THE CALLBACK PAGE

When will cast lists be posted?
Cast lists are usually posted the Monday night after auditions.  We will post on the website and email to the primary email address on your registration. PLEASE DO NOT TEXT/CALL/EMAIL IRENE OR JOSH REGARDING CASTING/AUDITIONS. THIS WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’S CHANCE AT LANDING A BETTER ROLE. THEY ARE BUSY CASTING ALL WEEKEND AND WILL BE TURNING OFF THEIR PHONES.