A performance for the young and young at heart! Come away with us to the Appalachian Mountains for a foot stompin’, toe tappin’ retelling of a folk story classic. Be prepared to be swept up into the action and adventure as we join Jack and his sister Lil on a magical journey up the beanstalk.
Announcing open auditions for Jack and Lil’ and the Beanstalk.
Please come prepared with 30 seconds only of an acapella song. Be prepared to present short lines (“sides”) for one character. There will also be a short dance and movement portion of the audition. Starting July 12th, you can go to auburnact.org to sign up for a timeslot, access audition tips, our rehearsal attendance policy, and download the “sides”. Paper copies of the sides will be available at the JDAC during the auditions. Please choose just one character to read for!
Auditions are open for ages 5 – 12. Auditions will be Monday, August 16th, and Tuesday, August 17th from 3 – 6 p.m.
AACT Age Policy
Minimum age: The actor must be the minimum age on or before the dates of auditions.
Maximum age: The actor can be the maximum age at auditions, and then have a birthday during the rehearsal process, and run of the show. For example, if they are 12 during auditions, and then turn 13 during the rehearsal process, that is acceptable.
Callbacks will be on Thursday, August 19th from 3 – 7 p.m.
Sign up to auditions here:
Director: Melanie Brown (334) 332-6834 email@example.com
Soggy Bottom Bess
Rabbit Ridge Roy
Lil’ ,short for Lillian or Lil’ sister…either one is accurate
Miss BooBoo Head, a cow in front
Miss BooBoo Tail, a cow in back
Polly, a magic lady
Old Dan Tucker, a giant
Old Lady Tucker, giant’s wife
Lucy, a goose that lays golden eggs
Strum Along Cassidy, a magic banjo
Ensemble – They will assist the Tale Tellers and Music Makers
What we are looking for:
*Actors that exhibit confidence, even though we know that they are nervous. “Loud and Proud!”
*Actors that will listen to and follow directions.
*Actors that can remain focused and work well with the group.
How to Audition:
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time to fill out all necessary paperwork. If you are signed up for the first time slots, you may fill out the forms while your actor is auditioning.
Actors need to be prepared to present some lines “sides” from the script and sing 30 seconds of any song without accompaniment.
Once the actor enters the audition area they need to tell us their name. They will announce what song and poem they will be presenting. They can present their song and “sides” in any order.
For Example: I will be signing “Tomorrow” from Annie or “Happy Birthday” – (then they will sing). I will be performing the role of “_______________” – (then they will recite)
At that point the director will give them some suggestions of a different way to present their lines and ask them to present them again. Perhaps they will be asked to be louder, or to perform with with more emotion, or a different emotion. This is how the director can tell how comfortable they feel with taking direction and adjusting their performance.
After their personal portion, they will wait for the Dance and Movement portion. A small group will be taught a short, simple dance sequence. They will perform this together. Parents are not allowed to come into the audition area.
Please assure them that we WANT them to succeed. We understand that they will be nervous. It is hard to audition. If they forget a part or need to start over that is perfectly fine.
Please, wait patiently, even though we have time slots, you will need to be prepared to wait. We will audition the actors in the order that they are signed up. We will do our best to keep everything on time, but just in case, be patient.
Not everyone who auditions will be able to be in the play, even if you have been in a play before. Not everyone who is in the play will have lead roles. Everyone who even tries is a hero to us, it is scary to audition, and we are proud of all of the kids! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t make it, or get the role you want. Even famous actors don’t get every role they audition for. Just keep on trying. Get involved in theater however you can. There are no small roles to us, even if your child doesn’t have a large speaking part, they will be performing, with their own unique character, personality, and character name. We need everyone to help tell this story.
The best thing you can do to help your child prepare is to help them relax, and have fun. Break a Leg!
Sides for Auditions:
Rehearsals will begin on August 23rd and end on September 20th.
Rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays will be from 4 – 6 p.m. and Saturday rehearsals will be from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
There will be no rehearsal on September 4th and September 6th for Labor Day Weekend.
There will be dress rehearsals on Monday, September 27th, Tuesday, September 28th, and Wednesday, September 29th from 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Set build day is Saturday, September 25th. Rehearsal that day is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rehearsal Attendance Policy:
Theater is the ultimate team activity. It is vitally important that everyone is at their rehearsals. It is impossible to adequately rehearse a scene when some of the cast is missing.
*You will not be scheduled to be at every rehearsal for the entire time. We will give you at least one week’s notice if you will not be needed at rehearsal on a given day.
*Your child will need to be at all of their scheduled rehearsals.
* Please list ALL of conflicts on the conflict sheet. This MUST be brought to the Call Back Audition.
*We do take the number of conflicts into account when casting a show.
*Saturday rehearsals are mandatory. For already scheduled school obligations, you may be excused from ONE Saturday rehearsal, but it must be listed on your conflict sheet. Any other circumstances must be approved by the director.
*Beginning at least two weeks before opening night all rehearsals are mandatory for the full cast. This will include all tech/dress rehearsals.
*An absence is considered unexcused if the child must miss rehearsal for any reason other than illness, family emergency or something that is NOT already listed on the conflict calendar.
*After 1 unexcused absence, your child will be dismissed from the show.
*You must contact the Stage Manager prior to rehearsal to be excused for illness or family emergency.
Please check all schedules, dance, sports, school conflicts, family activities, etc. when listing your conflicts.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors.
Shows will be September 30th, October 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.
There will be matinee performances on October 2nd and 9th at 4 p.m.