2019-2020 Audition Dates
|Show||Audition Boot Camp||Audition Dates||Callbacks|
|Into the Woods||Nov 30, 2019||Dec 9 & 10, 2019||Dec 11, 2019|
|The Laramie Project||Mar 28, 2020||Apr 6 & 7, 2020||Apr 9, 2020|
Into the Woods Auditions
Aloha Theatre will hold open auditions for volunteer performers over those over the age of 16 for the Broadway musical Into the Woods on stage Monday and Tuesday, December 9 and 10, beginning at 6:00 p.m. A possible invitational callback audition may be held on Thursday, December 12, if necessary, also at 6:00 p.m. No previous theatre experience is required, and newcomers and people of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Jerry Tracy will direct, assisted by Christy Aragon. Music director is Dale Ross, and vocal/choral directors are Marinella Savarese and Linda Rowand. Choreographer is Rachel Carr.
Auditions on Monday, December 9 are by online appointment only. Candidates may reserve a time by signing up with one of the links at the bottom of this page, and are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their confirmed time to complete paperwork and check-in. Tuesday, December 10, auditions will be an open call, with candidates being seen on a first-come, first-served basis in groups of ten. Thursday’s callback audition will be by invitation only.
Those auditioning are asked to create a 60-90 second monologue, speaking as a character from a fairy tale or other folklore source. Fracturing the tale is encouraged! Candidates may also be asked to cold read a speech from the script, which will be provided. The audition will also consist of learning a short movement routine as a group, and individually singing up to 16 bars, or about one minute, of a song from the show. Sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. If a song from another source is used, sheet music in the appropriate key must be provided by the candidate. No a capella or karaoke style auditions will be allowed. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Slippers will not be allowed. Scores and libretti are available for perusal by arrangement with production manager Stefani Pelletier. All 23 roles in the show are available.
Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, intertwines and twists the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Parrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of each character’s wishes and quests. The musical debuted at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and in 1987 premiered on Broadway, where it won several Tony Awards. Rehearsals for the Aloha Theatre production begin December 16, and will generally be conducted on Sunday afternoons and Monday through Thursday evenings. The specific time commitment varies, depending on the role. The show runs for five weekends, performing on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons, February 7 through March 8, 2020. Although all cast members will not be required at every rehearsal, candidates must be available for the entire rehearsal schedule with a minimum of conflicts, and must commit to the entire performance run. The complete rehearsal and performance calendar is available on Aloha Theatre’s website, AlohaTheatre.com, and will also be posted at auditions. A special Into the Woods “boot camp” will be offered at the theatre on Saturday, November 30. This three-hour workshop is designed to prepare candidates, and give them a glimpse into the mechanics of the audition process. Registration is available online. In addition to performers, support staff is also sought, including stage crew, hair, makeup, and wardrobe helpers, seamstresses, set builders, painters, concession workers, and ushers. Those interested in any of these volunteer positions are encouraged to attend auditions to fill out a registration form, or to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. The historic Aloha Theatre is located 8 miles south of Kailua-Kona, in the village of Kainaliu.
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