Thursday, October 27, 2016

Audition requirements

Dear Parents and Students,
          Thank you for signing up for our Fifth Grade Play! I know we are all excited for the upcoming weeks, but first things first: The Audition, on Friday you will receive an audition confirmation in your classroom mailbox. The audition will be held in the Library at 2:30 on the day you are scheduled. You will need to memorize one part from one scene of the show. Click Audition Scenes  to get a copy of the scenes. You may not use the script during the audition process as memorization is an important skill when performing. There is a list of roles at the bottom of this email if your child is unfamiliar with the show.

There will be at least 4 judges at the audition. The judges will be listening for each child's ability to memorize their lines, and speak clearly, loudly and with emotion.  The judges will all use a standard scoring rubric to rate the child on each of these qualities. These scores will be used to assign speaking roles. Every child will get either a speaking role or an ensemble role. 

Before attending your audition each child/parent must fill out an audition form. This form will give me an idea of your child's experience as well as their interest in the play. I am also looking for two or three parents to coordinate volunteers for the “behind the scenes” elements of the production. Parent coordinators will be responsible for organizing parent volunteers. I rely on parent volunteers to help with the backstage elements, such as programs and props, so that I can concentrate on working with the students.   It is very important that the parent coordinator job is filled to ensure the children have the best experience possible. We have performed this show before so much of the work will be replenishing and enhancing materials we already have. Please complete the volunteer section on the audition form.  

Thank you,    
Ms Moores
Principal Roles
Narrators (6)
Dorothy (will be double cast)
Toto (Non-speaking, but barks with inflection J)
Glinda the Good Witch
Scarecrow (will be double cast)
Tin Man
Wizard of Oz
Wicked Witch of the West

Supporting Roles

Munchkins (3)
Flying Monkeys (3)
Auntie Em
Uncle Henry

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