Aug. 13-15, 21-22
Dance AUDITIONS: Thursday, June 3rd
INDIVIDUAL SINGING: Monday, June 7th
showS will be performed at THe
OCONEE YOUTH THEATER
1050 Jamestown Blvd
Watkinsville GA 30677
BELOW IS GENERAL AUDITION INFO FOR OCONEE YOUTH PLAYHOUSE
OYP conducts auditions in 1 of 3 ways:
Group auditions: This is the most common format for our younger performers – Kindergarten through 8th grade. Each show has different age requirements. Group auditions require no advance preparation. In a group audition, we typically teach the kids a short song to sing and they sing lines individually. Auditioners also learn a short piece of choreography from the show, which they perform in small groups. At OYP, we strive to make the auditions like a fun musical theater class for our younger perfomers and are very encouraging to all who audition.
Singing audition by appointment: This is usually for older participants. Each show has different age requirements. If appointments are required, auditioners need to prepare a one minute song in advance and bring in sheet music to the auditions.
Dance audition: Occasionally, we hold group dance auditions for shows that require a lot of dancing. For those who want to audition primarily as a dancer and don’t want to audition for an individual singing role, we often do a group singing audition for dancers.
Tips for auditioning for an individual audition:
Dress in a professional manner. It is not appropriate to wear dance clothes to a singing audition. We encourage participants to look their best and choose clothing that is neat and conservative.
Choose song material that is similar to the genre of the show being cast. In this current age of YouTube and internet, it is easy to access information about the shows. It is always nice to see that auditioners have researched the show and are making an effort to choose appropriate material.
Show up 15 minutes before your audition. Be prepared to sing early if needed. Make sure a parent attends with you to fill out audition paperwork.
Know your conflicts: It is crucial to fill out your conflict calendar and turn it in by the required date. Conflicts can directly affect casting therefore we must have these up front.