CATS Audition Registration & Information

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Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical brings together a tribe of Jellicle Cats on a moonlit evening, who must make the “Jellicle choice” to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer to be reborn. A magical, moving, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of others, Cats takes Eliot’s lyrical poetry and puts it into the mouths of a diverse company of singing, dancing felines.

There is a participation fee of $200 for all students who are cast in the show. Scholarships/Financial Assistance is available.


Online Registration for CATS will be open until Thursday, May 16 at noon. Please read all information below before registering for auditions.


AUDITIONS OPEN TO:

Students in Grades 8-Graduating Senior (grades based on the 2019-20 school year)

AUDITION DATES:*

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00a-12:00p
Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00p-10:00p
*Auditions will be one hour long, beginning every half hour.

CALLBACKS:*

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 beginning at 6:00p
*Not everyone will be needed for callbacks. If you are called back, you will receive an email the evening of May 20.

AUDITION PREPARATION:

  • Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre style song

  • Dress for movement - will be taught a dance

  • Bring sheet music in the correct key (accompanist will be provided)

  • Bring headshot and resume (if not submitted online)

REHEARSAL DETAILS:

Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00p starting on Monday, June 3, 2019.

CONFLICTS:

Conflicts will be taken into consideration when casting the show. A large number of conflicts or conflicts during the last two weeks of rehearsal or during performances (July 15-August 11) may impact casting decisions.

IMPORTANT REHEARSAL DATES:

Meet and Greet: Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:00p. Every participant must have at least one parent/guardian attend the Meet and Greet with them.
First Rehearsal: Monday, June 3, 2019 after the Meet & Greet.
Fourth of July: There will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

REHEARSAL LOCATIONS:

Most rehearsals will be held in the theatre at Ashland or at another space inside the YMCA. A few rehearsals may be held off-site. More details about rehearsal locations will be given to the cast at the Meet & Greet.

TECH DATES:

Monday - Friday, July 15-19, 2019
Monday - Wednesday, July 22-24, 2019

PERFORMANCES:

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:30p (Director’s Performance)
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30p
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:30p
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 2:00p
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30p
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 7:30p
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:00p
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:30p
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00p & 7:30p

STRIKE:

Strike will be held on Sunday, August 11 during the day. All cast members will be expected to be present for strike.


If you have questions about auditions, please contact Melissa, Marketing and Development Associate, at melissa@ashlandproductions.org