Dear Parents/Guardians of current 6th and 7th Grade Students,
In mid-December of 2019, pending school board approval, Elf, Jr., will be presented at the North Allegheny Senior High School by 7th and 8th grade Middle School students. Students interested in performing must audition for a place in the cast. The information below is intended to explain some of the musical program details, so that you are aware of them prior to the audition process.
Auditions for Elf , Jr. will take place at NASH on Saturday, June 1, 2019, between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR Monday, June 3, 2019, between 5:00 - 8:00 PM. ALL interested students must visit http://bit.ly/elfjr-registration to complete an audition registration form. You will find audition materials here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-acting and here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-vocal . Lastly, you will select an audition time slot here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-signup1 and here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-signup2 . Please note that your selected time slot is where you will perform a two minute singing audition. After each fifth singing audition, that group of 5 students that just sang will perform the acting auditions together. Dancing will be judged at a later date.
Before you sign up to audition, please take a few moments to review the information included below to understand the details and expectations. The Directing Team is excited to begin the process for another fun show!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us:
Robert Tozier 724.934.7230 email@example.com
Ahlam Weidman 412.445.2355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should only audition if they are able to fully commit to the show - all rehearsals and performances. Allowable absences from rehearsals are for illness and emergencies only. The musical is comparable to a team sport; we need everyone there to make it successful. Students who miss for other reasons will be dismissed from the show.
This is still being finalized, but rehearsals are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30, and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00. Rehearsals will be held at NASH and possibly Marshall Middle School, if needed. Extra Rehearsals may be added as we get closer to the performances.
How Many Students?
We can showcase approximately 60 cast members, comprised of 7th and 8th graders only. Interested 6th graders may participate as stage crew only. We do not double cast. Cuts will be made based on audition scores.
Advertising and Cost:
We will not collect business ads, but will encourage parents to buy ad space to send wishes and notes to their children. The participation fee will be $60.00 per student.
We need your help!! We will ask parents to volunteer if they are able. Some of the areas we need help include: Lobby Sales. Set building and painting, Costumes, Props, Ushersing, Help with meals, and Backstage help. All volunteers must have the district-required clearances.
Online ticket sales will begin about a month before the show opens through ShowClix. Parents will receive an online code for presale about a week before the public has access.
First Round Auditions:
Vocal: Will be given a few song selections to choose from
Acting: Will be given script passages to learn and perform
All audition materials can be found on our website. You will audition individually for the signing and in groups of 5 for the acting.
Following first round Auditions
You will receive an email a week after the auditions letting you know who will be included in the production. If your child has been chosen for a callback for a bigger role, you will be notified and given instructions. Callbacks will tentatively be held a few days before school starts in August.
Wednesday, December 11: TWO performances: 5th & 6th Grade show in the morning, and Senior Citizen Performance in the afternoon.
Friday, December 13: Evening
Saturday, December 14: Evening
Sunday, December 15: Matinee