Magical Starlight Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter 2018 Production onand at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, located at 305 W. Jackson Avenue at the northwest corner of Eagle and Jackson Streets in Naperville (enter from upper level). Lead and supporting roles are available for all ages, as well as a strong ensemble of all ages. Auditions for youth under age 16 will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and auditions for actors 16 and older will be 2:30-4 p.m. both days. Youth must be in fourth grade or higher. Call backs, if necessary will be held on Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Youth and adults are asked to prepare an up-tempo song highlighting their vocal range and versatility approximately one minute long. All auditioning should bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a general movement audition and cold reading from the script. There will be a dance audition as well, come prepared to move. All auditioning only need to come to one of the two days of auditions, and no time slot reservation is required. Auditionees will be grouped as you register. Once your group has concluded music, reading, and choreography auditions, you will be excused.
All performances are mandatory. Ten performances will be presented: January 12-14 and 19-21, 2018. Performances are at Naperville Central High School Auditorium. Friday performances are 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday performances are 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Rehearsals will generally be scheduled for Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please bring all conflicts for rehearsals and performances to auditions. Stay tuned to this website for additional information or email: info@MagicalStarlight.org.
Show Title, Characters & Character Descriptions will be announced September 1, 2017.
Frequently Ask Questions
Do I need to come on both days of auditions?
Do I need to schedule an audition time?
Where do I go to audition?
Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, registration is in Community Hall.
How old do I have to be to audition?
You must be currently in 4th grade or above.
How long will this audition take?
It will at least take ONE hour perhaps longer.
Do I need my own music?
Each auditionee is asked to bring their sheet music. There is an accompanist for you. NO recorded music or outside accompanist is permitted.
What will I have to do for the audition?
- Sing approximately 32 measures of the song you prepared.
- An accompanist is provided.
- You may be stopped before you finish if the staff has heard what they need to.
- The Music Director will ask you to sing a scale to determine your range.
- You will read for the director a script cutting of the director’s choice.
- Script cuttings are available for you to peruse before you go into the room.
- You will be asked to participate in an acting exercise with others.
- You will learn a piece of choreography that will be taught to you and then you will perform it in a group.
- The choreographer may ask you to stay, if she would like to see more.
Can a parent(s) watch their child’s audition?
If I have a conflict during my age groups scheduled audition time, may I still audition?
Yes, you may.
Is there a cost if I am cast in the show?
There is no registration or production fee. You will be expected to provide the designated footwear, undergarments, and personal make-up that your character requires.
Will I have to provide my own costume?
Depending on your character, there may be components to your costume that you would need to provide. For example: black pants.
Will there be callbacks?
It depends on who auditions.
If there are callbacks, when would I be notified?
No later than 11 pm on Sunday.
If I am not called back, dos that mean I am not in the show?
No. Many roles are cast based on the first audition. Not all roles are called back.
When will I know if I am cast in the show.
If you are cast, you will be called by the end of the day Monday no later than 10 pm.
How can I find out the cast list?
The cast list will be posted on www.magicalstarlight.org website by noon on Tuesday. The cast list will be posted on the Riverwalk Community Center front doors by noon on Tuesday.
In general, when are rehearsals?
Sundays: 12 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm, Thursdays 7 – 10 pm
There are other dates as well.
Will I have to attend all rehearsals?
Your attendance is required at all rehearsals that your character is called for and that you have NOT communicated an existing conflict.
When are the performances?
January 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2017
When do tickets go on sale & how much are they?
Ticket sale date will be announced soon. They are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, all general admission.