Nov 132018
 

High School Musical Jnr

Audition Dates:  1st and 2nd December

TCK Youth Events, together with Adlib Entertainment and Suzie Ryrie School of Dance, are proud to announce that we will be presenting a production of Disney’s High School Musical Jr at the Studio at Bunjil Place next April! Looking to cast ages 10-23 in a range of roles. All cast and parents should note that due to the intensive rehearsal period, we require their full commitment to the rehearsal and performance season. Any other commitments that are likely to impact on their full attendance must be cleared, well in advance, with the production team. 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Performers auditioning for Principal roles should have an age appearance well within the suggested age range.

Auditions are being held on 1st and 2nd December by appointment.

• There will be 20 auditions in groups of 5

• Please bring a non-returnable headshot and performance resumé

• Vocal audition

Please prepare a song of your choice (other than High School Musical), two minutes long. Consider the style of the characters within the show.

Backing tracks will be used, (no vocals) with USB, CD, iPods and phones (with aux connection) or Bluetooth connections available. Please ensure any track is downloaded (do not rely on internet or YouTube).

Acapella will not be accepted.

You will also be asked to do scales to ascertain vocal range

• Auditionees will also be asked to share a cold reading of dialogue from the show

When booking your audition, please also book a dance/movement audition see below.

DANCE AND MOVEMENT AUDITION.

The dance and movement audition will be held on Sunday 2nd December in two groups.

• Dance – for trained dancers or competent movers. We are looking for bright, energetic and sharp

dancers in a range of ages for throughout the production. All dancers will also be required to sing and

should book a vocal audition as well as dance. Please note that there is no “dance ensemble” in this production but there are certainly good opportunities for featured parts in the ensemble. Some lead roles will also require a good understanding of dance technique.

• Movement – for those with minimal to no dance training. All cast will be required to move within this production and all are encouraged to give it a go! Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn will be highly regarded by the production team.

CALL BACKS

Call backs will be held on Wednesday 5th December, from 7pm.

• We will not be calling back everybody as some parts do not require a call back. Not receiving an invitation to the Call Backs does not indicate that you are not being considered for a part in the show.

• Those invited to the Call Backs will be provided with instructions on what they will be required to prepare upon receiving their invitation.

• Call Backs will be notified via Email by Monday 3rd December evening

CAST MEET AND GREET

Cast meet and greet, script collection and read through Friday 21st December at 7.30PM

REHEARSALS

One week intensive 10am-4pm daily Monday 14th to Friday 18th January

Sunday rehearsals Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Mar 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Apr 7th 10am-2pm

Bump in and Tech run Tuesday April 9th – Bunjil Place 10am to 3pm

Full day Dress Rehearsal Wednesday April 10th – Bunjil Place 10am to 3pm

Performances 3pm and 7pm April 11th, 12th and 13th – Bunjil Place

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• For our records, the audition may be filmed.

• Any 18-year old cast will need a current Working with Children Check card.

• If accepted into the cast, TCK Youth Events memberships and show fees total $240, payable prior to

21st December. This fee includes Costumes, Cast T-Shirt and Welcome Pack, rehearsal fee, Script/Vocal

Score and links to downloadable backing tracks and vocal tracks. Cast will also be expected to provide

or purchase minimal costume items including shoes, stockings, and stage makeup.

• This is an unpaid opportunity.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE…

https://www.cognitoforms.com/TCKYouthEvents1/AuditionSignup

TROY BOLTON

Troy Bolton, the most popular kid at East High, is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers he loves to sing but is afraid to admit it to his friends. We are looking for a solid young actor who can convey the full range of emotions and character traits. Troy Bolton embodies: athletic, independent, sometimes shy, smitten with Gabriella, a true leader. He should also be able to move like a natural athlete while dancing and singing.

Vocal Range

Eb3 – Bb4

Age to appear 15-18

JACK SCOTT

Jack Scott is the nerdy school announcer who trips over his own feet. We need an actor who will make this role his own and can portray a “gift of gab” radio voice. Jack can be quirky in all aspects: looks, dress and comportment. Most importantly, a character actor with superior diction and good comic timing.

Age to appear 13 +

CHAD DANFORTH

Chad Danforth is a hot-wired jock, second in command to Troy. He is focused on winning his school’s basketball championship but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor. An actor that partners naturally with Troy, is a leader in his own accord, and can handle Chad’s couple of solos and large number of acting scenes.

Vocal Range

C3 – G4

Age to appear 15 – 18

RYAN EVANS

Ryan Evans is Sharpay’s fraternal twin and a star in the making. This character loves singing, dancing and lots of attention. He follows Sharpay’s orders but wants to break free from her shadow. We require “triple threat” for this actor: strong singer, dancer and actor. Everything Ryan does is calculated and executed impeccably.

Vocal Range

F#3 – F#4

Age to appear 15-18

ZEKE BAYLOR

Zeke Baylor is a basketball player on the Wildcats Team. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking! Zeke and Chad are the most prominent of Troy’s friends, so we need an actor that can work with them while being able to stand out in his own spotlight, especially when he reveals his secrets! Zeke has vocal solos.

Vocal Range

G3 – G4

To appear 15-18

COACH BOLTON

Coach Bolton is the stern basketball coach and Troy’s dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants a second chance through his son. We require an actor that can handle the demands of acting older than almost everyone else in the show. Coach Bolton is primarily an acting role, who can convincingly spar with Ms. Darbus.

Age to appear mature

GABRIELLA MONTEZ

Gabriella Montez is the new girl in school. Gabriella is intelligent, pretty (“girl next door” type) and shy. She possesses a fantastic voice when she sings with Troy. We require a girl that can take positive risks with both her acting and singing. She must be able to portray her intelligence and independence and then easily switch over to her shy and vulnerable side. An actress with a strong sense of pitch and the ability to hold her own with a partner in order to make the most of this role.

Vocal Range

A3 – C#5

Age to appear 15-18

TAYLOR McKESSIE

Taylor McKessie, the head Brainiac of the school, is the president of the Science Club. She wants Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team, so they can finally win the competition. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which might be why she is always making fun of him. We require an actor that can portray Taylor’s assertiveness as well as sing a solid solo.

Vocal Range

G3 – C5

To appear 15 – 18

SHARPAY EVANS

Sharpay Evans is the egocentric star of the school musicals. She is Ryan’s older twin (and the alpha dog of the two) and has a mad crush on Troy. Sharpay has never met a mirror she didn’t like. We are looking for someone who can portray a diva and has solid acting chops and strong singing and dancing skills. Sharpay knows how to work a crowd.

Vocal Range

A3 – D5

To appear 15-18

MARTHA COX

Martha Cox is a proud member of the Science Club and is brainy with a secret love of dancing. She has a funloving sidekicky personality and becomes an adoring devotee of Gabriella. She is kind and funny. The role has important featured solos, but the voice quality is not as important as the character.

Vocal Range

G3 – Bb4

To appear 15 -18

KELSI NIELSEN

Kelsi Nielsen is a thespian rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi has no tolerance for people (read: Sharpay) who use their talent only to be number one. Looking for an actor who can play the underdog but has the intelligence and ability to shoot the “zingers” at Sharpay with timing and accuracy. She must be coached to look like a pianist as she continually accompanies onstage. Kelsi has a small solo in “We’re All in This Together,” but it is secondary to her acting importance.

Vocal Range

D4 – Bb4

To appear 15 -18

MS DARBUS

Ms. Darbus is the eccentric drama teacher. She is an amusing blend of Gertrude Stein and Ethel Merman. Passionate and disciplined, she is always trying to expose students to the enrichment and fun of theatre. The actress needs to know how to milk every word, phrase and gesture for this role. She must make her eccentricities appear second nature. Ms. Darbus’s acting skills and timing should be topnotch; her singing voice is secondary as she has no solos. Ms. Darbus exudes wacky, yet it doesn’t detract from her true love of theatre and her students. To appear mature

THE ENSEMBLE

The Ensemble makes up all the other characters who populate East High School: Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, Skater Dudes, Cheerleaders, Ms. Tenny, Science Decathlon Moderator, etc., with a few featured solo parts further described below. The ensemble is present throughout the show and provides the vocal power for the group numbers. These roles vary in size and in vocal, acting and dance requirements, so we require a cast of performers with a wide range of abilities. The ensemble participates in several self-contained numbers, which provide great opportunities. Age 12 +

RIPPER

Ripper is a cool skater dude who is, lo and behold, a cello player! It requires a performer who can sell this fun “double personality” with one short but sweet air cello solo! Vocal Range G#3 – G#4

JAMES

In the big Audition scene, James is the auditionee who sings so badly-off key it would scare anyone! It requires a person who can confidently sound bad and this can be a challenge for a good musician. Vocal Range A

SUSAN

Susan is the “pop star wanna be” audition candidate. Cast someone who is not afraid to go over-the-top with this short yet humorous part. Vocal Range F4 – A4

CATHY

Cathy is the auditionee who can belt like Ethel Merman! Cast a student that can fill the auditorium with her voice. It doesn’t need to be pretty! Vocal Range G4 – E5

CYNDRA

Cyndra is the final auditionee and she sounds like an opera audition for the Met. If you can imitate an obnoxious vibrato in a serious manner, she maybe the role for you. Vocal Range Ab4 – F5

Synopsis

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Suburb & state – Berwick, Victoria

Contact info: tckyouthevents@gmail.com

Company Name – TCK Youth Events