Ready to Audition? Here's what you need to know.
WHO CAN AUDITION?
Anyone ages 7-18 years old. Some shows are age specific.
IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN A RISE UP PRODUCTION?
Those cast in a production will pay a $145 participation fee.
Discounts available for having more than one participant signed up. Inquire for more details.
WHAT IS THE AUDITION PROCESS LIKE?
Each actor must sign up on our website for an audition appointment. Please print and fill out the audition form listed with that show and bring with you. Make sure to list all know conflicts, as well as potential conflicts on your form. It is important that we know all potential conflicts in order to create the most efficient rehearsal schedule.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in. Bring your completed audition form, resume if you have one, and a current headshot (this can be any recent photo.)
We ask you to prepare a 1 min musical theatre style song with an accompaniment track. There will be a CD player and speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Have the music cued up to where your singing would begin. Choose a song that showcases your voice. New to musical theatre and auditioning? Just sing anything you know or are comfortable with. Remember, the director and production team are excited to meet you and want you to succeed!
Auditions will take place in groups of 4. Each actor will sing and may be asked to read from the script. Parents or other family members are not allowed in the audition room.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I MADE THE SHOW?
Rise Up knows the hardest part of auditioning is the waiting! The production team will work hard to release the cast list in a timely manner. There are many things to consider when casting a show and sometimes the process may take a few days. As soon as the final cast list has been created, the production team will post the cast list on the Rise Up website and Facebook page. Directions on accepting or declining a role will be posted with the cast list.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE IN A RISE UP SHOW?
Creating theatre is fun and makes life long memories! Each member of our staff and production team are dedicated to creating the best possible theatrical experience. Being in a show is fun, but it is a lot of hard work. Putting on a show that isn’t very good, is not fun. We train young performers to be professional and sharpen their skills. They will be challenged to step out of their comfort zones, and taught strategies to help them be successful on stage. Not only will the lessons they learn on stage help them create better performances, they will help them in life as well. Everything we do is to help create characters on stage and build character for life. Actors will be challenged throughout the process. They will learn music, vocal parts, choreography, and what it takes to put on a show from auditions to the final bow.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• A mandatory parent meeting will be held at the first rehearsal.
• For the first few weeks, not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. We do our best to maximize our rehearsals and respect your time. Once full runs begin, attendance is mandatory at each rehearsal.
• During tech week (the week before the show), rehearsals are held each night.
• Each family is asked to volunteer on pre-production jobs (set painting, set building, costumes, props, rehearsal monitor, etc.) We will also need volunteers during the tech week/show week (ticket sales, ushers, front of house roles, and backstage monitors). We also ask that at least one parent from each family to help with move in and strike.