Upcoming Auditions for Broadway On
World Premiere Production
Book, Music and Lyrics by Erik Przytulski
In Co-operation with Pretzyl Music International
Directed by Laurie Holden, Vocal Direction by
Erik Prezytulski, Choreography by Alison Horner
ready for the biggest adventure that can fit in the palm of your
hand! Join Thumbelina on a journey to an enchanted world filled
with colorful characters, magic and excitement in a brand new
musical that proves that big things do come in small packages.
Audition Date: March 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM. at the
Ebell Theater, 625 French St., Santa Ana, CA.
Performance Dates: Saturdays &
Sundays at 2:00pm May 2, 9, 16, 17, May 16 at 4:30 (no tea party)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 PM-9:00PM and Saturdays from
rehearsals up until tech week are at OCEAA. Tech
week rehearsals and all performances are at the Ebell Theater
see below for information on participation fees, parent
audition preparation, rehearsal schedules, and full
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For other questions about auditions,
contact us or visit our FAQ
Other theaters holding auditions can be found on our
Theater Links page.
The information below is general
reference material for all our auditions.
Auditions are free of charge and completely open
to the public. You don't need to make an appointment, just show up
on the audition date and be prepared as described below.
You need to chose and prepare a song for your
audition. You can not just sing acappella - we have to hear you
sing with music. You can choose any Broadway show tune or old
standard song. A new popular song you hear on the radio isn't
usually a good choice. You must bring either sheet music for the
song or CD without vocals (like a Karaoke version). We don't have
MP3 or iPod capability at this time. We have some suggestions about
finding songs and music on our FAQ page.
There are online resources to download MP3 tracks on our
links page. If you bring
sheet music, a piano accompanist will be available at auditions to
play for you. You MUST have a prepared song to audition.
Wear comfortable clothes to move freely in, you
will learn a simple dance and may read from a script.
Be prepared to list date conflicts you might have
with other school performance or sports groups.
Have a parent or guardian present to sign
There is no charge to audition.
If you are cast, our participation fee is currently $140 and covers
instruction, costumes, insurance, and a memory book. Scholarships are
available. Parents are asked to perform 20 hours of pre-show labor (per
family) doing publicity, set construction, costume sewing, or whatever
they can contribute. Parents also help with ushering and backstage tasks
during the run of the show. Deposits of $100 for pre-show hours and $100
for show-run hours are required per family. These are refunded when
parents meet their work-hour requirements. Parents who know they won't
be able to meet the hour requirements can forfeit the deposits up front
and we'll use hired labor to work their hours.
At BOT we have no problem with actors listing
only the roles they will accept. We understand that kids are all
busy and have other options for performance and activities. We do
ask that if you do specify a role, and you are given that role,
please accept the role. Changing your mind a few days after
auditions is not fair to the other kids trying out for that part, or
the director and staff who may have to re-shuffle the whole cast or
find a replacement.
is Saturdays from 9AM to 3PM, and Monday and Wednesday evenings from
about 6:30PM until 9PM. That schedule usually starts the Saturday
after auditions and continues up until the week before the show
opens - usually about 6 weeks. Not all characters are called
to every rehearsal. The final week before opening , there are dress
rehearsals every night from about 6:30PM until 10PM.
Shows run Saturdays and Sundays for three or four
If your just getting into Children's Theater, you
may want to read the information on our About
Us page before surfing off to look at
Things to consider are:
(driving how many times a week for how many weeks)
- Number of
performances and how many actors share a role
For our one hour
shows, we may have up to two times the number of kids required come
and audition. For two hour shows, it may be two or occasionally
three times the number required. Previous experience is not required,
although it usually helps.
Our goal is to help kids learn to act, but we also must provide a
quality show worth our ticket price to continue to exist. We can't
give a part to everyone who auditions. We do encourage you to come
out and try, even if you've never acted before. You always learn
something at an audition, even if you don't get cast for the show.
Another thing to consider is that our one hour shows are the best
place to "break in" to children's theater. Don't wait to audition for
your favorite part in "Annie" or "Grease" as a first attempt. We get a
large turnout at the big show auditions, and many of the kids have a
lot of stage experience.
Click Here to see show dates and descriptions.
Other Theaters having auditions
are on our Links Page.