Auditions Announced for HONK!Jr.: The Musical
Hamilton County Theatre Guild announces open auditions for The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players summer youth production, "HONK! Jr.: The Musical".
Auditions: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.
Seeking youth ages 5-13, who will sing a 16-bar song and present a two-minute monologue, poem or story (no songs or monologues from the show, please). Accompaniment provided; please bring piano sheet music. Or a CD or pre-recorded track on your cell phone are allowed. Auditions will take place on the theater stage in front of other children auditioning. Those auditioning will be asked to learn a short dance number and perform it with a small group. Those auditioning should bring tap shoes if they have them.
Please bring head shot to attach to audition form.
Production: There will be a total eight shows over two weekends, including Saturday and Sunday matinees, July 26-Aug. 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 26 and 27 and Aug. 2 and 4; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, July 27 and 28 and Aug. 3 and 4. Call will be at least 90 minutes prior to each show time. Location: The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.
This Apprentice Players summer youth program is free of charge. There are no fees. However, cast members will be asked to pay for their own costumes, whether purchased or created by The Belfry Theatre's costumer, who will determine costumes, including shoes, for all cast. Cast members are also asked to provide their own makeup once makeup requirements/guidelines are established.
Rehearsals will be 6:30 pm.. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings, beginning Monday, June 10, with rehearsals running later during tech week, which is the week of July 28. A full rehearsal schedule will be available when rehearsals begin.
Parents will be expected to sign up to volunteer during rehearsals and during the run of the show, to help backstage, with costumes and makeup, security, lobby decorating, set construction and painting, public appearances, and wherever needed. For rehearsals and performances, parents are asked to bring their child to the stage door, and must come into the building to pick up their child after rehearsals and performances for safety. There will be a check-in and check-out sheet daily.
Any and all expected absences for rehearsals should be noted on the audition form. If the director believes a potential cast member would miss too many rehearsals, director would not cast the child in the production. No absences are allowed during the run of the show.
Dance experience is not required, however, those auditioning will be asked to include their tap, jazz, ballet and other dance experience on audition forms.