OPEN CALL/CALLBACK INFORMATION
Adult and Youth Actors for The Secret Garden
Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents The Secret Garden (10+ roles). See Breakdown for details
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:00pm
Actors age 18 and up (Adults)- 3:00-3:15pm- Sign In. Note: Sign in WILL CLOSE at 3:15pm. Please be here prior to 3:15pm to ensure your spot. Auditions begin at 3:00pm.
Actors age 17 and under (Young Artists)- 3:30-3:45pm- Sign In. Note: Sign in WILL CLOSE at 3:45pm. Please be here prior to 3:45pm to ensure your spot. Auditions begin as soon as adults signed in are seen.
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 3:00pm.
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35201
All Auditions will be held in the Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s rehearsal hall. Park on 19th Street North, enter the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center and come down the large set of stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, take a left and come to “Backstage Door 2”. Signs will be posted to point the way.
What to Bring:
- A 60 second memorized monologue. You may be asked to perform a bit of your monologue in a standard British dialect. This is not required, but may be request. If you do not have a standard British dialect, it is ok! We will do dialect coaching with the cast during rehearsal. We just like to see where people stand with dialects.
- 30 seconds (16-32 bars of a musical theatre song -details in breakdown below). THIS SHOW IS A MUSICAL and all roles must sing.
- Headshot and resume.
- Those under 18 will need to bring a legal guardian.
Callbacks will be held the next day on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm. Callback material will be given to you and posted online after your initial audition. **Just because you don’t get a callback doesn’t mean you are not cast! Sometimes we get all we need from your initial audition. Music for callbacks can be found below if you wish to work on them in advance.
Rehearsals and Performances:
The Secret Garden (Director, Sarah Norris)
IN HOUSE MAIN STAGE (performed for ages 6-18) All rehearsals will be held in a 4 hour block during the hours of 12:00-4:00pm at Birmingham Children’s Theatre from Monday, March 24, 2014-Friday, April 11, 2014. Tech rehearsal will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Thursday, April 10, and a final dress rehearsal will be held from 1:00-6:00pm on Friday, April 11.
The Show opens on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and runs Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 12:30pm from Monday, Monday, April 14, 2014-Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Public performances are Saturday, April 12 and 26, 2014 at 2:00pm
THE SECRET GARDEN- Spring Version
11 Actors- 9 Adult, 2 Children. Some Adult roles have been filled from previous auditions. For all roles, please sing a 16-32 bar selection from the show OR choose a musical theatre piece in the same style as the character you most want to be seen for. (For Archie, Lily, etc, choose a legit soprano or high baritone musical theatre song. For Mary- choose a song that shows off a strong mid-range belt. For Mrs. Medlock, show that you can hold a tune within a chorus as she is not a soloist).
IF YOU ATTENDED THE CALL ON NOVEMBER 18, YOU WILL NOT NEED TO COME TO THE OPEN CALL. YOU WILL, HOWEVER BE CONTACTED ABOUT CALLBACKS SOON (IF YOU RECEIVED A CALLBACK FOR THIS SHOW). Please note that we may not need to call you back in order to cast you.
All Adult roles are paid.
PLEASE BE AWARE that the following roles have been cast:
Martha, Dickon, Ben.
Questions? Please email Jen Lane at email@example.com
Please take a moment and review BCT's Audition Tips from our Director of Production and Education, Jen Lane, in order to better prepare yourself for auditions.
Adult Actors interested in BCT who have missed the audition date, or are between audition dates, may still submit information to be included on our mailing list for audition announcements. Please submit your name, date of birth, address, home/cell phone number, and email to Leah Luker via email. Please also attach your resume and headshot. If you prefer to mail your information, please address it to: Birmingham Children's Theatre, Attn. Leah Luker / Auditions, P.O. Box 1362, Birmingham, AL 35201.
Children Auditioning must be available during weekdays to rehearse and perform. BCT accepts auditions from both Home School children and public school children. Public School children MUST obtain permission from their administrators to miss school during the rehearsal period and run of the show.
Please fill in the information below if you would like your child to be considered for roles here at Birmingham Children’s Theatre. We will add your information to our audition mailing list. Please call 205-458-8193 or email Leah Luker for more information and to set up an audition!
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