Directed by Isabelle Peters
Book by David Simpatico
It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of the John P. Cadle Foundation and the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation
Disney’s High School Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
- Who: teens, age 14-19 (at show date)
- When: Wednesday, May 23 and Friday, May 25, 6:00pm (you only need to attend one session)
- Where: Center Stage Rehearsal Hall at Village Mall in Danville
- Prepare: Script will be available for review at the front desk of the Danville Public Library in May. Choose a song (does not have to be from this show) that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
- What to Expect:
- You will need to fill out our Audition Form which will ask you questions about your acting/dancing experience, which part(s) you are interested in, your musical ability, and any conflicts with rehearsals/performances. You may bring a completed form with you or fill one out before you audition.
- You will sing only about 32 measures (20-60 seconds) of your prepared song. Mark your sheet music ahead of time so that you can show it to the accompanist quickly. We may cut you off early. If we do, we promise it’s not because we don’t like you. We’re just moving things along quickly so that we can get to everyone.
- You may be asked to sing scales so we can assess your range.
- You will audition individually with your song, scales, and script-reading.
- You will be given scenes from the script to read, either individually or with others. There is no need to prepare a monologue or have anything memorized unless otherwise specified.
- Depending on the show and the role you are trying out for, you may have a dance audition (usually in groups). Make sure you bring/wear comfortable shoes for your dance audition.
- Attendance at rehearsals will be very important. Come to auditions with a list of any conflicts. Most shows rehearse on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We will try to schedule rehearsals around your conflicts if possible. Put all this information on your audition form.
- Most of all, enjoy yourself and let your personality shine through. This is about fun and community!
- If necessary, there may be callbacks the day after auditions. If you don’t get a callback, it doesn’t mean you’re not getting the part you wanted. It just means we don’t need to see you again in order to cast the show.
- If you are not cast in the role(s) you are interested in you may be cast in an alternate role.
- The cast list will be posted as soon as the casting committee makes its choices; we appreciate your patience with this process.
- There is usually a read-through and cast meeting within a few days after auditions.