Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II)

ACT II AUDITIONS:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

Director: Lynn M. Hamilton
Assistant Director: Kirk Chaves
Choreographer: Elyse Jett-Clark
Fight Directors: Kirk Chaves & Jeremiah Chaves

Auditions: July 24-August 2 (By appointment)

Audition Call Backs: August 4-5
Rehearsals: Begin August 7
Performances: November 10-13

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS PAGE

Auditions 

Audition Information

Auditions: July 24-August 2* (By Appointment Only)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates listed, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net 

Location: 481 Windchime Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (LOWER LEVEL of the Windchime Center.)

Casting Eligibility:  Anyone from 9-years-old through adults may audition.  

Tuition: There is no fee to audition.  If cast, tuition will be charged for actors 21-years-old and younger.  (See section on tuition for further details.)


Cast Information: We anticipate casting around 40-45 performers.  (Some actors will be cast in more than one role. Ensemble roles not listed here.)

Aslan Male
White Witch Female
Peter Male
Susan Female
Edmund Male
Lucy Female
Mr. Beaver Male
Mrs. Beaver Female
Mr. Tumnus Male
Fenris Ulf Male
Unicorn Male/Female
Centaur Male/Female
Dwarf Male/Female
Father Christmas Male
Elf Male/Female
White Stag
(Solo Dancer)
Male/Female
Wood Nymphs
(Dance Team)
Male/Female
Sprites
(Dance Team)
Male/Female
Aslan’s Army
(Sword Fighters)
Male/Female
Witch’s Army
(Sword Fighters)
Male/Female

The Audition Process

1.  Schedule your audition time.

Auditions: July 24-August 2* (By Appointment)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net   

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in being considered for both acting and dancing, you’ll need to schedule 2 auditions; one for acting and one for dancing.  

Acting Audition (30 minutes)
If you are interested in an acting or sword fighting role, you’ll need to sign up for a 30-minute audition time. A maximum of 5 people will be scheduled for each 30-minute time slot.  (Please read the information in the Audition Materials tab for more information.)

Dance Audition (45 minutes)
If you are interested in auditioning for a dance role, you will need to schedule a 45-minute dance audition. (Please read the information in the Audition Materials tab for more information.)

2.  Complete audition form (Bring to AUDITION)

Audition Form

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

Parental Consent Form

Adult Performer Consent Form

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

6.  By August 3rd, you will receive an email letting you know if you are being called back for a second audition or not.  

8.  Callbacks will be held on August 4 and 5 from 4-8 PM.  (We will be calling back actors 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 acting scenes to read over. DANCERS will not have callbacks.)

9.  The show will be cast by August 6. All performers who are called back will receive an email announcing if they were cast or not.

10. The initial Intensive Rehearsal will be on Saturday, August 7, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, directly following the cast and parent meeting.

 

Acting Audition

Memorize ONE of the scenes for ONE of the characters posted here.
No matter which piece you choose, you will be considered for every role. (It would be wise to be familiar with all the scenes, but only 1 needs to be memorized.)

Aslan, Susan, Lucy

White Witch, Edmund, Dwarf

Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy

Mr. Tumnus, Lucy

Mr. Beaver, Mrs. Beaver, Unicorn, Centaur

Fenris Ulf

Father Christmas, Elf

Dance Audition

Dancers should come dressed in dance-appropriate attire with hair pulled back and pinned off of the face. They should bring either jazz shoes, ballet shoes or lyrical shoes.  If the dancer is en pointe, she should bring pointe shoes, too. (Please only bring pointe shoes if you are an intermediate-advanced dancer en pointe.)

The dance audition will consist of learning a contemporary/lyrical style combination and a small amount of improv from the choreographer.  After rehearsing the combination, dancers will perform the combination for the audition.  

Tuition

Tuition

The Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II) strives to not only produce a high-quality show but also focus on training each actor in the process, hence the name “Academy.” Since this is an academy for training, as well as performing, tuition is charged if you are cast in the show. Actors who are 22-years-old and older have often finished their higher education, so we waive the tuition for them and request (not require) only a production fee of $100.

Tuition: The tuition fee of $500 will be divided up into 4 equal payments which will automatically be charged to your card on file on the following dates unless you specify that you’d like to pay in full at registration.

  • $125 due by August 7
  • $125 due on September 1
  • $125 due on October 1
  • $125 due on November 1

What is included in the tuition:  

  • Training during “Intensives”
  • Stage Combat Training (Select Performers)
  • Scheduled Rehearsals
  • Scheduled Performances
  • Script (to keep)
  • Costume usage

What is not included in the tuition:

  • Tickets to the performances
  • Show T-shirts or Hoodies (These may be ordered at the initial cast meeting if desired.)
  • Shoes (Actor will provide his/her own shoes that fit the character and costume.) 
  • Stage Makeup
  • Females: Nude color leotard for under the costume.
  • Males: Undershirt and shorts for under the costume.

Rehearsals & Performances

Rehearsals

First Meeting (Cast & Parents)

Saturday, August 7, from 9:00-10:30 AM

Intensives
Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal, but performers must be available for all intensives.  A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out at the first intensive.

Saturday, August 7: 10:30 AM -5:00 PM (9:00-10:30: Cast & Parent Meeting)
Monday, August 9: 4:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 10: 4:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 11: 4:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, August 12: 4:00-8:00 PM
Friday, August 13: 4:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, August 14: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Followed by a pot luck dinner celebration at 5:00 for the cast and families.)

Weekly Rehearsals (August 17-November 4)
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 to the cast.

Tuesdays: 5:45-8:15 PM
Thursdays: 5:45-8:15 PM

Extended or Additional Rehearsals 

Saturday, September 11: 1:00-4:00
Saturday, October 2: 1:00-4:00
Saturday, October 30: 1:00-8:00 PM – In Studio Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, November 2: 5:00-8:30 PM
Thursday, November 4: 5:00-8:30 PM

Promotional Photo Shoot (Select Performers)

Saturday, August 28: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Load-Up & Load-In (Ent Center for the Arts)

Friday, November 5, Time TBD  (Load-up truck with sets.)
Saturday, November 6, Starting at 8:00 AM (Load-in sets to the Ent Center.)

Tech Rehearsals (Ent Center for the Arts)

Saturday, November 6: 12:00-8:30 PM
Sunday, November 7: 1:00-8:30 PM

Monday, November 8: 4:00-8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 9: 4:00-8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10: This day will either consist of daytime dress rehearsals or 1-2 additional school shows.  

Performances: Cast will need to miss 3 days of school or work (November 10-12).

Wednesday, November 10: 6:00 PM (Hope Kids Show – TBD)

Thursday, November 11: 9:15 AM (School Show)
Thursday, November 11: 12:00 PM (School Show)
Thursday, November 11: 6:00 PM (Public Show)

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

Saturday, November 13: 900-12:00 (POSSIBLY RUN SHOW FOR PHOTOS ONLY)
Saturday, November 13: 2:00 PM (Public Show)

Saturday, November 13: 6:00 PM (Public Show)

Strike (Ent Center for the Arts)

Saturday, November 13 (ALL ACTORS & TECH REQUIRED – after last show)