Artisan Children’s Theater
announces auditions for
Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
Music and Lyrics by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall,
Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens and Tom Yohe
Book by George Keating, Kyle Hall and Scott Ferguson
Based on the ABC-TV educational animated series, which aired during the 1970s and 1980s.
Directed by Abi Oxley
Choreographed by Jennifer Leyva
Music Direction by Noël Clark
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.
AUDITION DATES: Monday, February 11 from 7:00pm-9:00pm (Songs and Sides) and Tuesday, February 12 from 7:00pm-8:30pm (Dance) **
**Actors must attend both days of auditions.
· To audition, please schedule an appointment by clicking the following link: http://www.meetme.so/ArtisanChildrensTheater
· Audition form and more information on line at: http://www.artisanct.com/auditions
· Auditions will be held at Artisan Center Theater located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053.
· Rehearsals begin Thursday, February 21, 2019 and will generally be Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
· Actors must be at least 10 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. (8-9 year olds may audition upon approval.)
· Callbacks (if needed) will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019 after the dance audition.
PRODUCTION DATES: March 29-April 27, 2019
· Performances will be Fridays at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm. Additional 12:00pm performance on April 9, 16 and 23.
DAY 1 – Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway or Disney song in the style of the show that best displays your vocal ability. No accompanist will be provided, so actors are asked to bring a CD with their accompaniment. Artisan Children’s Theater discourages the use of phones or other digital devices, so please bring your accompaniment on a CD. No singing a cappella please. Actors will also be doing cold readings from the script, so it is encouraged that everyone auditioning is familiar with the material. Audition sides will be posted on the ACT website prior to auditions. (see link below)
DAY 2 – Actors will learn a brief dance combination and perform it in groups. Please be sure to bring clothes that you can move in. Dance auditions begin promptly at 7:00pm, so plan to arrive early.
Please bring your conflict information with you to the audition. It is critical that you let Artisan Children’s Theater know all of your conflicts at the auditions. Artisan Children’s Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.
For a list of possible audition sides, please CLICK HERE and select Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. from the drop-down menu.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
Tom, a young schoolteacher, is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Three is a Magic Number" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. is a surefire hit for audiences of all ages!
Hope to see you there!
Artisan Children's Theater
444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053
817-284-1200 | ArtisanCT.com