Actors under the age of 18 must be enrolled in at least one class with Metropolitan Performing Arts. If actors under 18 are cast in the MPAmbassadors, they will need to enroll on Active in the group and agree to pay a show fee of 425.00 per student. (discounts if
applicable may apply)
Our Show fees help us to pay our amazing creative team and buy tracks and sheet music for
Shanae Tullis and Shannon Jung
You will sign up in time blocks, posted at the studio in the Greenroom.
In Person Auditions:
September 21st, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
September 22rd, 5:30PM- 9:00PM (you may not be needed for the entire time)
ABOUT THE MPAMBASSADORS
The kids in this auditioned troupe act as outreach to schools, shut ins, events, and so much more. Bringing music, dance, and smiles to our Southwest Washington community. They work from October through April/May on Sunday’s on a variety show based on our current season’s theme. They then perform out in our community to help spread the love of music, performing arts and MPA. Being a part of this auditioned group means you are representing MPA in the world.
Please find the audition form on MPA’s website. www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org
If you have any questions please email or call MPA
at the above email or 370-975-1585
Audition Submission and Contact Details
If you have any questions about this document, auditions, classes, or the show; please contact the Artistic and Education Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition & Callback Date, Time and Venue
You will sign up in time blocks, posted at the Studio in the Greenroom.
In person Auditions will be September 21st, 5:00PM - 8:00PM.
Callbacks will be held on September 22nd, 5:30PM-9:00PM
If you are called back you may get an email with music to prepare. You will be dancing so remember to bring clothing and appropriate shoes. If you are interested in being part of the tap dance call, please bring your tap shoes. There will be time to change in between the dance call and the rest of the call back.
The audition, callback, rehearsal and performance venue is
Metropolitan Performing Arts located at 6403 E Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98686.
Please Note - You may also audition for Newsies at the same time. Please let the audition panel know if you are auditioning for both companies (Mainstage/MPAmbassadors) or just one. You do not need to prepare extra material if you are auditioning for both. Please use your Newsies audition for Travel Troupe.
Audition and Callbacks Panel
You will be auditioning for the Newsies Team: Director Kris Heller, Music Director Alex Trull, and Choreographer Chynna Rae Shurts. As well as, Shanae Tullis and Shannon Jung, representatives of the MPAmbassadors. An accompanist may also be present in the room at auditions and/or callbacks. The Stage Manager of Newsies, Shannon Jung, will be at the venue to run the callbacks and assist with any questions.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
• Variety in look with all ethnicities, body shapes and sizes
• Versatility in acting range, with the ability to play more than one character, including
characters of contrasting ages
• Strong solo singers who can also blend in an ensemble
• Strong singers who can dance
• Strong dancers who can sing
• Triple threats
• Friendly people who work hard
• Commitment to the show and rehearsal process
• A great attitude
Please try and bring in a headshot, acting resume and completed audition form. If you do not have these things that is okay but If you do we would like to see them. Please don’t stress but treat this like a professional audition.
32 bar selection of your choice.
You are required to sing a musical theater song that demonstrates your vocal range and ability. This should be a song that you know well and can perform by heart. There will be an accompanist but if you do not have sheet music you can sing with a track if you provide one. There will be a bluetooth speaker and an aux cord provided for you to use at the audition although we encourage you to use the pianist.
1 minute monologue of your choice (contemporary please)
You are also required to prepare a 1 minute monologue that demonstrates your acting ability. Monologues from plays are preferred. Pick something within your age range. It should be memorized.
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. We suggest familiarizing yourself with the songs from the show before
the call backs. Everyone should be prepared to dance and to read a script excerpt
from the show in a “cold read.”
When and how will you find out if you are cast?
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.
Auditionees who are cast will be contacted by telephone. Auditionees who are not cast will be notified by email.
REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
General rehearsals are planned to commence on October 1st. All rehearsals are held at Metropolitan Performing Arts. Please note that rehearsal calls are subject to change. All potential rehearsal days are listed below. Not all cast members may be called to each rehearsal day, but you must have it available. Note all or possible conflicts at the time of your audition.
If you anticipate absences during the rehearsal period, please be honest about this on the audition form.
Tech Weeks and Performance Dates
Cast will be required for each rehearsal during any tech rehearsals and all
performances. This is not negotiable.
Please consider your availability for rehearsals and the performance season prior to auditioning to avoid disappointment.
The production schedule we will not know until venues and organizations book us. Therefore we can adapt based on schedules. Please notate on your audition form any times when you may be gone from April 1st through August 30th.