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UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

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Available for purchase starting February 12.

CURRENT SHOW

synopsis

When Red Riding Hood trips over a root in the forest, she spills her basket of goodies only to encounter Hansel and Gretel wanting her food basket. They have finished off the gingerbread house and are now running from the witch. Poor Red is confused – there’s no witch in her story! But when Bambi scampers in, chased by Robin Hood, who is running from Goldilocks because he shot arrows at her three bears, Red knows the fairy tale forest is in total chaos! From Snow White to the White Rabbit, from the heartless Tin Man to the headless horseman, from Alice to Rapunzel, the story just gets crazier and crazier! To complicate matters, a Shrek-like Sheriff Ogre tries to shoo away the “legend” characters because they don’t belong in Fairy Tale Forest. The hysterical stage action builds to a crescendo until all suddenly goes black. When the lights come up, we realize it was all just a dream…or was it?!
 
NOTE: This is a straight play NOT a musical

show information

AUDITIONS: Saturday, January 20 from 11:00 – 2:00. After registering for the show we will email you an invitation to sign up for an audition time. 

REHEARSALS: January 27 - February 28 on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DRESS REHEARSAL: March 2 from 5:30 - 8:30

PERFORMANCES: Saturday, March 3 at 4:45 (doors open at 4:30) and 7:45 (doors open at 7:30) and Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 (doors open at 1:45). A cast party will follow Sunday’s performance.

AGE: This show is open to anyone ages 7 to 17. We are especially in search of BOYS!

COST: Sign up by December 30 and receive a $25 discount: $150 (+tax). Registration cost after December 30: $175 (+tax.) Participants will also need to invest in basic attire that will be used for costumes.

LOCATION: Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at Jam Hops (1460 133rd LN NE Ham Lake, MN. 55304) 

REGISTRATION: You may register over the phone, in person at Jam Hops or online. 

ATTENDANCE: It is very important that each participant attend each day of rehearsal. If time is missed there will be the opportunity to make it up. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, someone ends up missing too much rehearsal time, they may not be able to partake in a particular scene.

audition information

Girls should prepare the Snow White side, reading the part of Snow White and boys should prepare the Robin Hood side, reading the part of Robin Hood. The director will be reading the part opposite your character.

AUDITION TIPS:

  1. Come to the audition PREPARED! The side does not need to be memorized, however, it should be WELL REHEARSED! It's obvious when a persons only preparation was to read through it a couple times the day of auditions. Practice with a friend or family member until you can read showing the following points.
  2. Read IN CHARACTER! Be familiar with what the scene is about and what the characters personality is like!
  3. Read with good FACIAL EXPRESSION! Practice in front of the mirror using a straight face (no expression) then with an ANIMATED face (good expression). Which appears more entertaining?
  4. Read with good VOCAL EXPRESSION! Practice reading in a mono-tone voice (no expression) then with an ANIMATED voice (good expression). Which sounds more entertaining? 
  5. NOTE:  The sheet you will be reading from will be on a music stand. This way, if you are compelled to gesture with your hands as you speak, you may do so. 
  6. Read with good ARTICULATION! Pronounce your words clearly. Pay special attention to the consonants. 
  7. Read with good PROJECTION! Speak with good volume. Pretend that you are speaking to a person in the very back row.
  8. HAVE FUN! Remember that it's FINE if you make mistakes. 

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