Thank you for your interest in auditioning. We have our auditions set for Tuesday, May 31 at NASH and hope to have a cast list soon after.

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!!

Please register and sign up here


First Round Auditions:

3 Parts:
1) Vocal: Will be given a few song selections to choose from
2) 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.

3) Dancing: will happen on-site. You will be in groups of 10 the opposite 1/2 hour from your singing and acting.

Parts 1 & 2: Vocal and Acting Materials

Male Audition Materials:

Choose one of the following to sing during the audition. Please follow the measure numbers prescribed. 

It’s Possible from Suessical Jr. 

Beginning to mm. 26 before Jojo and Cat

https://www.mtishows.com/score/18839509?width=800&height=700

Big Bright Beautiful World from Shrek, Jr. 

https://www.mtishows.com/score/57269?width=800&height=700

Mm. 88 – mm. 113

Santa Fe from Disney’s Newsies, Jr.

https://www.mtishows.com/score/19155161?width=800&height=700

Mm. 1 – mm. 27

Female Audition Materials:

Choose one of the following to sing during the audition. Please follow the measure numbers prescribed. 

Waiting for Life from Once on this Island, Jr. 

https://www.mtishows.com/score/48401?width=800&height=700

Mm. 32 – mm. 54

I Feel So Much Better from Legally Blonde, Jr. 

https://www.mtishows.com/score/57373?width=800&height=700

Mm. 17 – mm. 32

I Know It’s Today from Shrek, Jr. 

https://www.mtishows.com/score/57273?width=800&height=700

Mm. 48 – mm. 70

Acting Sides for Everyone:

Please familiarize yourself with all of the following sides. We will choose which side to read during the audition and you should prepare to play any part during the audition. You do NOT need to have this memorized, as parts will be determined during the audition. 

Side 3 from Disney’s Newsies, Jr. 

Jack, Medda, Les, Crutchie, Davey

https://www.mtishows.com/script/19155161?width=600&height=400

Side 1 from Shrek, Jr. 

Bishop, Fiona, Farquaad, Shrek

https://www.mtishows.com/script/57273?width=600&height=400

Side 4 from Legally Blonde, Jr.

Emmett, Aaron, Padamadan, Enid, Elle

https://www.mtishows.com/script/57373?width=600&height=400

Side 1 from Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. 

https://www.mtishows.com/script/18868037?width=600&height=400

Tom, George, Dina, Shulie, Joe, Dori

Part 3: Dance Audition Materials

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows full movement. (remember that face masks are also to be worn).


Following first round Auditions
You will receive an email a few weeks 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.

Performances:
Wednesday, December (December 7, 2022): TWO performances: 5th Grade show in the morning, and Senior Citizen Performance in the afternoon.
Friday, December (December 9, 2022): 7 PM Evening Performance
Saturday, December (December 10, 2022): 7 PM Evening Performance
Sunday, December (December 11, 2022): 2 PM Matinee Performance

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us:
Music Department Office: 724.934.7230
Email the middle school musical staff: ms@namusical.com

Commitment
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.

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.

Rehearsal Schedule
This is still being finalized, but rehearsals may be Mondays 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.

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.

Volunteers:
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.

Tickets:
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.