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Actors in Previously Performed Privately are volunteers as this is a fundraising event. They may get to take home the coveted Golden Loofa Award if they win. As such they will need to bring it back to MPA for Next Year's Event. They will also get their photo hung in the lobby to show all of our season 15 students and patrons that they are the best.



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To submit audition please email

2nd Annual Previously Performed Privately

 Directed by: Dylan Sladky

Music Directed by: Melissa Sondergeld-Hood
 Stage Management: TBA

In Person Auditions:

Friday, July 5th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Thursday,  July 18th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

September 20th, 6pm Call.



Last year, Previously Performed Privately raised an amazing $5,000 in donations from both live and digital audiences who joined our performing pioneers. This year we are bringing PPP back, bigger and better, and bumping our goal up to $7,500! Come help MPA reach this goal by volunteering your various talents that have maybe remained private - until now! Previously Performed Privately asks the questions, what song do you absolutely nail in the shower when you think no one can hear you? What would make your fellow commuters break into applause if only your windows were rolled down? What have you been itching to show off to others but have not had an appropriate opportunity? Well here it is! We want to see what songs you have under your belt that make you SHINE! And we want to see more than songs! Dance numbers you’ve practiced in your bedroom mirror, a juggling talent that has maybe been dormant in your adult years, or even a tight-five of stand-up comedy! Show us what you have Previously Performed Privately - there may be a spot for it in our show! This year, we want to celebrate the years of dreams that MPA has made possible, so we are especially interested in numbers that have a connection to MPA’s history - see a full list of past shows below for some inspiration. Performances will take place before both a live audience and live-streamed digital audience, and both audiences will have the chance to donate to each performance. At the end of the night, the performance with the highest number of donations will win the coveted Golden Loofa award!

Past MPA Shows: Bye Bye Birdie, Steel Magnolias, Aladdin, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Phantom Toll Booth, Madaline’s Christmas, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, My Son Pinocchio, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Chicago, The Mystery of Edwin Druid, Honk, Hobbit, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, Elf, Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians,  Matilda, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Dear Edwina, Verily; A New Hope, Shrek, Hercules, The Princess Bride, The Effect of Gamma Rays Man in the Moon Marigolds, Legally Blond, Labrinth, Little Women, The Noble Gnarble, Heathers, Bare; A Pop Opera, Next To Normal, Newsies, FAME, The Lightning Thief; A Percy Jackson Musical, SpongeBob the Musical,  You’re A Good Man; Charlie Brown, The Little Mermaid, Antigone, Into the Woods, Beanstalk, High School Musical, Holiday Out, Mermaid, Annie, A Charlie Brown Christmas, White Christmas, Hamilton, A Very Potter Musical, Puffs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, All Shook Up, Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure, A Christmas Carol, Wicked, Beetlejuice, Winnie the Pooh, Seussical the Musical, Pirates Past Noon, This Random World, Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers; A Musical Adventure, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor, Junie B. Jones, Meet Me in St. Louis, Les Misérables, James and the Giant Peach, We Will Rock You, Cats.

Audition Submission and Contact Details

To submit your audition, or to request your audition time slot, email Kris Heller at with the subject line
PPP's Casting [Your Name]

Audition & Callback Date, Time and Venue

In person Auditions will be Friday, July 5th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Callbacks will be held on Thursday, July 18th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The audition, callback, rehearsal and performance venue is

Metropolitan Performing Arts located at 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98686.

Audition and Callbacks Panel

You will be auditioning for The Director Dylan Sladky and Music Director Melissa Sondergeld-Hood. If auditioning with a track, you must bring a track of your song to auditions. It is also highly recommended that you bring an aux cable that can connect to speakers quickly and easily. We will try to have a live accompanist available at auditions, so if you have sheet music, please bring that will you as well. The Stage Manager will be at the venue to run the callbacks and assist with any questions.



All auditionees must provide a headshot, performance/acting resume (if applicable) and completed audition form.

In-Person Audition

  • Friday, July 5th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Singers: You must bring three song options for the Audition Panel. One of which would be your top choice to perform as your audition piece and the others as possible alternatives if the creative team wants to see more. All decisions on final song choices will be a collaborative process with the team, but please note that we only looking for something you already know, and know very well. Please come to auditions with prepared track in the appropriate key for each piece if possible, but certainly for your main audition piece, at least. We may ask you about other options you have prepared or what else is in your "book" but may not have the time to see everything.

Alternative Performers: You must bring us a total act. There is not a lot of time for rehearsing or "brainstorming" new ideas, so please have whatever act you bring us for consideration as close to a "completed" state as possible. We understand that not all facets of your performance idea might not be feasible in an audition state, but please make sure you only bring us acts that you are confident can be performed fully by the late-August wandelprobe rehearsal date.


Video Audition

  • Submitted by July 5th, 9:00pm

If you can not make it to auditions, please feel free to submit an audition via email to Kris Heller at Please keep all formatting like you would be at an in-person audition.

Callback Format
All auditionees should keep the call back dates available just in case.  You will be contacted if you are required for call backs and emailed further music to prepare if required.

Casting Outcomes
We will notify you as soon as possible of the outcome of your audition whether you are cast or not. Please ensure that the contact details you provide on your audition form are correct and legible. Auditionees who are cast will be contacted by telephone. Auditionees who are not cast will be notified by email.






All individual rehearsals will be held in 20-minute increments per-act/performance and will be with both the director, Dylan Sladky and The Music Director, Melissa Sondergeld-Hood. These will be scheduled in advance and will work as best with your schedule and conflicts as possible.

Note that as individual rehearsals throughout the process will be scheduled in-advance, if you accept a time slot you are offered by the team, you must attend. Rehearsals will only be scheduled if deemed necessary by the creative team. 

If you have to change a time slot please let the team know at least 48 hours in advance, but, of course, if there is an emergency we will understand, within reason. Please notify your Stage Manager As Soon As Possible.

Too many missed or canceled rehearsals may result in exclusion from the final show. 

There are two mandatory full-cast rehearsals, one in late July to check in with all acts and see what everyone is bringing to the table and another in late-August, serving as our pre-tech wanderprobe to rehearse with tracks and/or the band. Tech Dates are to be determined but will likely take place during a weekend in early September. This and Final Dress, will be longer rehearsals, but we plan on making them as fun and relaxed as possible and encourage people to bring snacks and things to work on/entertain themselves when not busy.


Final Dress Rehearsal will be on September 15th with call being at 6pm, running at 7pm.


Performance is one night only on September 20th at 7pm. Your call time will be 6pm unless you have special needs with your performance.

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