Our goal in Intro Drama is for students to:
Seek excellence not self
In all we do we try to keep this motto in mind
The works chosen this year relate to individual change and acceptance of those who are of a different class or culture
In the Spring we will perform the Musical
Once on This Island
Performance dates April 25, 26, 27,28
Acting, and vocal audition will be required for this musical
Acting Audition for Once on This Islannd In Class
All Intro Drama Students MUST AUDITION
Students must prepare two short, contrasting monologues:
1-Modern... examples of Modern pieces include but are not limited to: Miller, Williams, Albee, Inge and Shepard.
1-Classical literature... examples of classical pieces include include but are not limited to: Shakespeare’s comedies and histories or Moliere.
A 3-minute time limit for the total acting portion of the audition will be strictly enforced.
It would be advisable for those wishing a lead to be ready to submit a head shot, resume, and portfolio.
will be...............Jan 22 & 23 from 5:30-7:30
Call backs as needed Jan 24 &25 6-8:30 Music Directors home. it is also highly advised to have a head shot, resume and a portfolio. Students using music must bring pre-recorded accompaniment on CD or mp3 player and should prepare songs from a broadway musical
(NOT FROM THIS SHOW)
All students s must prepare two brief, contrasting songs from the Broadway repertoire:
Students should: Select songs that demonstrate vocal quality, phrasing, rhythmic skills, and lyric interpretation; Select songs that express a character’s feelings more than songs that tell a story (avoid narrative songs); Avoid long intros leading into songs; Limit each song to 11/2 minutes, preferably 32 bars (a verse and a chorus). Students wanting music must bring pre-recorded accompaniment on CD or mp3 player for auditions.Again, a 3-minute time limit for the total singing portion of the audition will be strictly enforced.
In class students must prepare two short, contrasting monologues from the following: 1-Modern broadway level play examples of Modern dramatists are Miller, Williams, Albee, Inge and Shepard. 1-Classical play: examples of classical pieces include Shakespeare’s comedies and histories or Moliere A 3-minute time limit for the total acting portion of the audition will be strictly enforced.
Intro is a performance graded class, attendance at auditions, rehearsals and shows makes up the bulk of the grade.
Rehearsals generally run from 3 to 5. Time needed for rehearsals increases as we get near a show.
When rehearsals extend past 6 students are given a 1/2 hour dinner break.
Rehearsals are scene specific at the beginning which means not every student rehearses every day, however, if your child is a principle lead it may be most every day. From about the middle of rehearsal time on, most rehearsals are for everyone every day.
Students given lead parts requiring solos will be given a solo rehearsal schedule with the music director. Solo rehearsals happen weekdays between 6 and8:30 and on weekends, it is of upmost importance that students attend these reheartsals. I have seen remarkable changes in the lives of young men and women involved in intro, I think if you take a deep breath and let it happen you will be greatly pleased.
I will give out rehearsal schedules, I really try to stick with them, however, occasionally they do change slightly. On these schedules will be listed parent meetings and work days these are very important because without parental support and hard work theater of this type would be impossible.
Each production needs a parent producer, this person is the glue that calls, e-mails, and has to bug me to make sure all the behind the scenes work is done. They don't have to be talented in any area except organization and follow through, think hard about if this job fits your personality it really is vital.