EVCT Auditions for Kids

On The Spot Teen Improv Auditions

Auditions will be held for On The Spot, EVCT’s teen improv troupe, on Tuesday, January 16 at the EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

Auditions will be at 6 pm and will consist of playing theatre games and improv games.  Auditions are open to all kids age 12-18.

Rehearsals will be held each Tuesday from 6-8 pm with performances during the Spring.  Cost of the program is $195.

Tuesday, January 16

6:00 PM

If you are planning on auditioning, please call the office at 480-756-3828 to let us know you will be attending the audition and download and bring with you the audition card.  Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

EVCT Bravo, A Musical Theater Group Auditions

Auditions will be held for EVCT Bravo, EVCT’s musical theatre troupe, on Wednesday, January 17 at the EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

Auditions will be at 5 pm and will consist of singing and dancing (no advanced preparation is necessary).  Auditions are open to all kids age 12-18.

Rehearsals are held each Wednesday from 5-7 pm with performances during the spring.  Cost of the program is $195.

Wednesday, January 17

5:00 PM

If you are planning on auditioning, please call the office at 480-756-3828 to let us know you will be attending the audition and download and bring with you the audition card.  Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

EVCT Express Acting Troupe Auditions

Auditions will be held for EVCT Express, EVCT’s acting troupe, on Thursday, January 11 at the EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

Auditions will be at 4:30 pm and will consist of improvisation and creative play.  Auditions are open to all kids age 8-16.

Rehearsals will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm with performances during the spring.  Cost of the program is $195.

Thursday, January 11

4:30 PM

If you are planning on auditioning, please call the office at 480-756-3828 to let us know you will be attending the audition and download and bring with you the audition card.  Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

Auditions for EVCT's Main Stage Production

BEAUTY AND THE COMPUTER GEEK

by Susan C. Hunter and Tom Shelton

Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwriting Contest

 

East Valley Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for it fall production of the original play “Beauty & the Computer Geen” on Monday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 9 at 5 pm for kids age 8-11 and 7 pm for kids age 12-18 at the EVCT Rehearsal Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

Rehearsals run Monday thru Thursdays 6-9 pm and Saturday 9am-1pm with performances held February 15 – 25, 2018

Synopsis of the show:

Beauty and the Computer Geek is based on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, but with a “Prince Charming” from the 21st century who is more computer nerd than dashing hero. Rooben, an oddball scientist, accidentally activates his latest invention, a time machine. Charles, a socially awkward teenager, his younger sister Jinx, and Clyde, the family dog, are swept along with him to the kingdom of Dormir, a magical land of fairies, talking animals, and an evil sorceress who has placed a curse on Princess Crystalline to be fulfilled on her 16th birthday. The time travellers arrive on the very day the curse will come to pass. It is up to Charles to save the princess and break the spell.  But instead, his bungling ways backfire, bringing the safety of the entire modern world at risk.

January 8 & 9

5:00 PM (ages 8-11) • 7:00 PM (ages 12-18)

Auditions will consist of reading from the script and dance. No advanced preparation is necessary.  Come dressed for movement and bring a photos of yourself you can leave at the audition.

Download, fill out and bring with you the audition card for Beauty & the Computer Geek.

The Beauty and the Computer Geek (based on the fairy-tale Sleeping Beauty) – CAST OF CHARACTERS

People who live in the Kingdom of Dormene:

LILY

PETRA

BRINDL

MISETTE

HAROLD THE HERALD

KING NUGENT

QUEEN GLORIANA

FELICITY

SERENDIPITY

JOVETTE

CELEBRINA

FORTUNATA

2 SPIDERS

CRYSTALLINE

CHITTER

FANCY

DIGGER

BUMBLE

SOLOMON

SHADOW

MISS FIELDING

SPORT

OLD HAROLD

BABY FAIRIES

6 COURTIERS

A maid in the kingdom of Dormene, a perfectionist

Another maid, a bit of a gossip

Another maid, the dreamy one, sometimes forgetful

Another maid, excitable

A very tiny trumpeter

The king of Dormene, a loving father

The beautiful and kindly queen of Dormene

Fairy Godmother to the Princess Crystalline

A beauteous fairy

A happy fairy

A healthy fairy

An evil and jealous fairy

Who guard her palace

The lovely daughter of King Nugent and Queen Gloriana

A squirrel, rather brave

A skunk

A raccoon

A bear cub who is easily frightened

A clever fox

A bashful fawn

A mouse who is very lady-like

A rabbit who is very fast

Harold the Herald all grown up

Dance at Crystalline’s Birthday Party

Attendees at Crystaline’s Birthday Party

People who live in modern day time:

ROOBEN

JINX

CLYDE

CHARLES

MOTHER’S VOICE

An absent- minded inventor, at odds with the modern world

A spunky kid sister to Charles

A faithful canine companion

A computer geek with hidden heroic tendencies

A typical modern mother

All auditions are held at the EVCT Studio, located at 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

For all Troupe Auditions, call for an appointment. 480-756-3828 for more information.

Auditions for Main Stage productions are held prior to each show, four times each year. Performance troupe auditions are held every January and August. Cast members make an initial audition and attend a callback before they’re selected.

EVCT makes the audition experience kid-friendly. It strives to create a low-pressure learning environment for children. All of the directors involved with auditions and production have extensive experience working with youth. The audition process is about teaching kids how to audition, practicing, doing their best and showing the directors what they’re looking for. Auditions are open to any kids in the community—children don’t necessarily have to be enrolled in EVCT acting classes or camps.

Tips for Auditioning

  • Plan to be at the audition a little bit ahead of schedule—you don’t want your child to feel rushed.
  • Make sure your child has eaten before meeting with the director and had a good night’s sleep—kids need their energy and this will help prevent them from fidgeting.
  • Get context for the scenes by reading the whole script.
  • Don’t worry about clothing, hair or breakdowns too much. Character guides are just that—guides, and forcing a certain look or attitude will feel inauthentic.
  • Don’t coach your child down to every gesture. Let them focus on listening, tone and facial expressions and the director will do the coaching once your child is cast in the troupe or production.

All auditions are held at the EVCT Studio, located at 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

For all Troupe Auditions, call for an appointment. 480-756-3828 for more information.