- Auditions: Sunday and Monday, September 11 and 12, 2016. Monday, September 12, 2016 – Monday is TeenSelect priority (the TeenSelect team will only be there on Monday) - Please sign up for Sunday only if Monday is not an option. If you cannot make either audition day, please contact the KIDSTAGE Production Coordinator Joel Arpin directly.
- Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song
- Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder
- Bring two copies of your photo and resume
- Callbacks: Friday, September 16
- Rehearsals: There will be three rehearsals October 29th, 30th and November 1st, and will start up full time November 29th. Rehearsals will be approximately and will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.
- Performances: January 7-22, 2016 at the First Stage Theatre
- General Tuition: $630, Tuition for Institute/Pathway Students: $520 (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)
SCHEDULE AUDITION APPOINMENT
(Opens August 22)
Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Brandon Ivie
Music Directed by R.J. Tancioco
Choreographed by TBD
About the Show:
With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. Pippin's message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.
In the past, the TeenSelect production has been a production of an original or developing work (typically from Village or KIDSTAGE Originals program.) This year our TeenSelect production is an established work, and will be directed by Village Theatre Associate Artistic Director and former KIDSTAGE student Brandon Ivie. This show is performed entirely by teens. It is a school year production program for our older, more advanced students. Directed, designed, and produced by adult theatre professionals, the intensive rehearsal process includes script analysis, character development, learning choreography and staging, and strengthening the vocal instrument. The result of this program is a fully-produced show.