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Auditions held at: TBA
Actors of all ages, ethnicities, and experience levels welcome.
Auditioners will complete an Audition Form upon arrival.
Audition Numbers be assigned when completed Audition Form is submitted with photograph (Poloroid snapshots are available for $1 if actor doesn't bring a headshot or other small photo).
If time is a consideration, please arrive at your earliest availability to complete Audition Form.
Audition Forms will be available 15 minutes prior to start of auditions.
Audition will consist of Singing, Dancing, & Reading from the Script. Come PREPARED to dance.
Please BRING: Resume and Headshot if available (a school photo or snap shot will work if you don’t have a headshot), a list of known conflicts from rehearsal through the run of show, sheet music or accompaniment CD, a bottle of water, a snack, and a good book to read or office work/homework to keep you busy while you wait. We can not guarantee how long the audition will take as there are too many variables. Generally speaking, anticipate spending approximately 2 hours at the audition.
Please PREPARE a minimum of 16 Bars of an up tempo Broadway number and Ballad. (If you bring an accompaniment tape, please have the tape cued up. Please be advised, the Director may respectfully stop you at any point in your song beyond 16 measures, based on time restrictions. This is in no way an indication of whether she can or can not use your voice in the show.
Some Actors may be asked to stay and read and/or return for Call Backs. Being asked to stay/return or not being asked to stay/return, does not indicate casting status.
No casting decisions will be made until after Call Backs.
All Auditioners will be notified of casting status by e-mail, phone, or post card no later than 7 days after Call Backs.
Conflicts during Tech Week and the Show Run may limit casting options.
Rehearsals will be scheduled three times per week at TBA: two weeknights, 6:30 - 9:30 pm and Saturdays 10 - 5 pm.
All actors may not be called to every rehearsal, or to the full rehearsal, but must be available to be called. Additional pick up rehearsals may be added as necessary due to snow dates or other unavoidable circumstances.
Tech Week is: TBA
Show runs TBA, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm; plus two school shows, TBA at 9 am & 11:30 am.
a. Merely Players seeks to provide an all around theatre experience for our casts. We believe actors become better at their craft by understanding the full production process.
b. MP provides the scripts, sets, props, costumes, facility rental, and artistic staff. We are also grateful to borrow set pieces, costumes, props, etc.
c. Actors will provide undergarments, make-up, shoes (unless a specialty item is required by Costumer), and a labeled laundry basket for dressing room to keep personal items and costume pieces in during run of show. Actors may also be asked to bring in street clothing as needed such as white shirts, turtle necks, slacks, etc.
c. Actors 13 and up will assist with load-in and strike. Assignments will be made prior tech week.
d. Actors 13 and up will attend at least one set building/painting day.
e. Parents/Guardians of actors 12 and under will volunteer on the production crew of their choice (sets, props, programs, concessions, etc), and will Wrangle (chaperone) at at least one rehearsal and one show.
f. Actors 12 and under must be signed in/out of each rehearsal and show by parent or guardian.
g. Actors will be offered the option to purchase a Cast T-Shirt, Video, & Break-A-Legs and are encouraged to sell Program Ads to their local businesses to help offset Program Printing Costs.
Merely Players strives to
instill a love of the theatre in all who participate in our productions. We
encourage experienced actors as well as individuals with little or no theatrical experience to get
involved. We strive to ensure auditions are conducted in a fair and
professional manner and that the utmost respect is afforded to all who
a. Audition expectations will be made available on the website prior to Auditions.
b. All Auditioners who are present in a timely manner will be afforded the opportunity to perform the basic audition.
c. Merely Players prohibits pre-casting.
d. Merely Players does not discriminate.
e. Audition Board will consist of Director, Choreographer and Vocal or Band Director when show is a musical, plus others as requested by Director. MP Artistic Director, or a qualified MP Board Member as designated by Artistic Director, will audit audition to guarantee MP Audition and Casting Policy is respected and as an advisor to Director as needed. Final casting decisions are made by the Director in accordance with his/her vision as presented and approved by the Artistic Director.
g. Merely Players’ goal is to use inter-generational scripts and casts whenever possible. MP will cast age appropriately for adults, teens and children as noted in script. Older teens will be considered for young adult parts when appropriate.
h. Auditioners will be notified of casting status by phone, e-mail, or post card within 7 days of Call Backs.
i. Only Auditioners, Audition Board, & MP Board members will be allowed in Audition Room.
j. Anyone sitting on the Audition Board may not be considered for leading roles.