Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II)

AUDITIONS: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Based on the story by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

Producer: Lynn M. Hamilton
Director: Kathryn Wyckoff
Fight Director: Tori Hamilton

Acting Auditions: May 15-17 (By appointment)
Dance Auditions: May 18 (By appointment)

Audition Call Backs: May 20
Performances: October 27-November 4

IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ ALL THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS PAGE.

Auditions (Actors, Dancers, & Sword Fighters)

AUDITION & CAST DETAILS

AUDITION INFORMATION

Acting/Sword Fighting Auditions: May 15-17* (By Appointment Only)
Dance Auditions: May 18* 
(By Appointment Only)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates listed, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net 

Location: Auditions will be held at the ACT & ACT II studios at 2314 Vickers Dr. 

Eligibility:  Anyone from 9-years-old through adult may audition.  The majority of roles will be filled with students between 11-19 years of age.  Adults are invited to audition for the roles of Aslan or the White Witch.  (Teens and adults will be considered for both of these roles.)  

Casting: There are three main categories of performers: actors, dancers, and sword fighters.  You are welcome to audition for one, two, or all three categories.  Those who audition for an acting role are automatically considered for a sword fighting role, unless declined on the audition form.  (Sword fighters may also be understudies for the actors, so they will need to schedule an acting audition.) Those interested in a dancing role, should schedule an audition for dance on May 18.  If you are interested in an acting OR dancing role, please schedule two auditions.

Tuition: There is no fee to audition.  IF cast, tuition will be charged.  (See section on tuition for further details.)

Male Roles: Aslan, Peter, Edmund, Mr. Tumnus, Mr. Beaver, Father Christmas (Also cast in Witch’s Army)

Female Roles: White Witch, Susan, Lucy, Mrs. Beaver

Male or Female Roles: Unicorn, Centaur, Fenris Ulf, Dwarf, Elf, White Stag* (Lead Dancer), Wood Nymphs** (Dancers),  Aslan’s or Witch’s Army*** (Sword Fighters)

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*The White Stag should be familiar with ballet and/or lyrical dance.  The White Stag has two solo dances, and will also be cast as a Wood Nymph for the group dances. 

**Wood Nymph Dancers should be familiar with lyrical dance.  

***Sword fighters do not have any scripted lines, but should be strong actors, since some of them will also be cast as understudies for the principal actors.  They will be throughly trained by ACT II in sword fighting, and will be cast in either Aslan’s Army or the Witch’s Army.  

THE AUDITION PROCESS

THE AUDITION PROCESS

1.  Schedule your audition time(s).

Acting/Sword Fighting Auditions: May 15-17* (By Appointment)
Dance Auditions: May 18* (By Appointment)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net  

Those interested in ONLY acting and/or sword fighting, should schedule ONE audition time (30 minute audition).
Those interested in ONLY dance, should schedule ONE audition time (45 minute audition).
Those interested in being cast in either acting or dance, should schedule TWO audition times. (One for acting AND one for dance.)

Once your audition has been scheduled you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. If you do NOT receive a confirmation e-mail please contact us at director@ACTcolorado.net to confirm we received your audition time.                                

2.  Complete audition form (Bring to AUDITION)

Audition Form

3.  Fill out consent form. (Bring to AUDITION)

Parental Consent Form (Youth Actors)
Adult Performer Consent Form

4.  Acting Audition (30 minute audition): 

Memorize the lines of ONE of the characters in ONE of the scenes posted in the ACTING SCENES tab.  (Actors also scheduled in your time slot will read from a script for the other characters in the scene you choose. It would be wise to become familiar with all the scenes that are posted, but you only have to memorize ONE.)

5.  Dance Audition (45 minute audition):

Dancers do not need to prepare anything in advance for the audition.  Please come in dance attire and dance shoes.  At the audition, the choreographer will teach a dance routine and rehearse it with you.  Near the end of your audition time, you will then perform what you have learned for the director as your audition.  Those interested in auditioning for the White Stag will be taught additional material.

6.  Bring your completed audition form, your consent form and a recent photo of you to your audition.

7.  By May 19, you will receive an email letting you know if you are being called back for a second audition.  (If you are not called back, you are not in the running to be cast.)

8.  Call backs will be held on May 20 (Saturday) from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  (We will be calling back actors and dancers in groups depending upon the roles for which they are being considered. Those who are called back will be given a schedule for the day and additional acting scenes to read over.)

9.  The show will be cast by May 22. All performers who are called back will receive an email announcing if they were cast or not.

10.  There will be a cast and parent meeting May 23 at 5:30 PM in the studio.  If cast, your tuition payment will be due at this time.

11.  Once cast, each performer will schedule a 20 minute costume fitting appointment for May 24.

SCHEDULE AUDITION

SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION TIME(S)

Acting/Sword Fighting Auditions: May 15-17* (By Appointment)
Dance Auditions: May 18* (By Appointment)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net 

  • Those interested in ONLY acting and/or sword fighting, will schedule ONE audition time of 30 minutes.
  • Those interested in ONLY dance, will schedule ONE audition time of 45 minutes.
  • Those interested in being considered for either an acting OR dance role, should schedule TWO auditions times.  (One spot for acting and one for dance.)
  • Once your audition has been scheduled you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. If you do NOT receive a confirmation e-mail please contact us at director@ACTcolorado.net to confirm we received your audition time.

AUDITION MATERIAL: ACTING SCENES

Memorize the lines of ONE of the characters in ONE of the scenes posted here.  

(Actors also scheduled in your 30 minute time slot will read from a script for the other characters in the scene you choose. It would be wise to become familiar with all the scenes that are posted, but you only have to memorize ONE.)

Aslan, Susan, Lucy

Peter, Susan, Lucy, Edmund

Tumnus, Lucy

White Witch, Edmund, Dwarf

Mr. Beaver, Mrs. Beaver, Unicorn, Centaur

Fenris Ulf

Elf, Father Christmas

Tuition

TUITION DETAILS

The Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II) strives to not only produce a high-quality show, we also focus on training each actor in the process, hence the name “Academy.” Since this is an academy for training, as well as performing, a tuition is charged if you are cast in the show.

Tuition: $300 (If paid in full at the first cast meeting on May 23rd.)

Tuition Payment Option: 

  • $100 due on May 23
  • $60 due on July 1
  • $60 due on August 1
  • $60 due on September 1
  • $60 due on October 1

What is included in the tuition:  

  • Training during “Intensives”
  • Scheduled Rehearsals
  • Stage Combat Training
    (All performers are invited to combat training, even if character doesn’t fight during the show.)
  • 10 Performances
  • Script (to keep)
  • Costume usage
  • Stage make-up usage

What is not included in the tuition:

  • Tickets to the performances
  • LWW T-shirts or Hoodies (These may be ordered at the initial cast meeting, if desired.)
  • Shoes
  • Eye liner, mascara, and chapstick.  (These cannot be shared, so you will need to provide your own.)
  • Possible t-shirt or camisole to be worn under costume.

Rehearsals

REHEARSAL DETAILS

First Meeting:  Tuesday, May 23rd: 5:30-7:30 PM

Costume Fitting (By Appointment):  Wednesday, May 24th: 4:30-6:30 PM

Stage Combat Training:
We understand that families travel for vacation over the summer.  With that in mind, we have included make-up dates, in case you will be gone during the regular training dates.  Please list any conflicts on the audition form.  

Saturday, June 10: 12:00-2:00 PM -Training
Saturday, June 17: 12:00-2:00 PM -Training
Saturday, June 24: 12:00-2:00 PM -Practice (Optional/Make-up Date)

Saturday, July 1: 12:00-2:00 PM -Training
Saturday, July 8: 12:00-2:00 PM -Training
Saturday, July 15: 12:00-2:00 PM -Practice (Optional/Make-up Date)
Saturday, July 22: 12:00-2:00 PM -Training
Saturday, July 29: 12:00-2:00 PM -Practice (Optional/Make-up Date)

Intensives:
Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal.  A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out at the first meeting.

Monday, July 31: 4:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 1: 4:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, August 3: 4:00-8:00 PM
Friday, August 4: 4:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, August 5: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Monday, August 7: 4:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 8: 4:00-8:00 PM
Thursday, August 10: 4:00-8:00 PM

End of Intensive Potluck Party(Optional): August 11, 5:30-7:30 PM

Weekly Rehearsals (August 15-October 17)
Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal.  A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out at the first meeting.

Tuesdays: 5:45-8:15 PM

Thursdays: 4:00-5:45 PM (Dancers or sword fighters)
Thursdays: 5:45-8:15 PM

Tech Rehearsals:

Friday, October 20: 4:00-8:30 PM
Saturday, October 21: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, October 22: 1:30-8:00 PM
Monday, October 23: 4:00-8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 24: 4:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 25: 4:00-8:30 PM

Load-In & Strike (ALL PERFORMERS REQUIRED):

Wednesday, October 18: 4:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, November 4 (after last show)

Performances

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

There are to be 10 performances: Cast will need to miss 2 days of school or work to perform for local schools.

Friday, October 27: 9:15 AM (School Show)
Friday, October 27: 12:00 PM (School Show)
Friday, October 27, 6:00 PM (Public Show)

Saturday, October 28, 2:00 PM (Public Show)
Saturday, October 28, 6:00 PM (Public Show)

Monday, October 30, 9:15 AM (School Show)
Monday, October 30, 12:00 PM (School Show)

Friday, November 3, 6:00 PM (Public Show)

Saturday, November 4, 2:00 PM (Public Show)
Saturday, November 4, 6:00 PM (Public Show)

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