YOUTH ACTORS AUDITIONS

If you are auditioning for a Desert Stages show for the first time, please read these General Guidelines for Youth Theatre Productions. And, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our staff. They are always happy to help.

General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume
  • Auditioners will be taught a song from the show – no preparation is required

Friends of Desert Stages Members
Audition Requirements

Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume
  • Performance of 16-32 bars of a song – bring sheet music or a karaoke-style CD

For more information about becoming a Friend of Desert Stages Member, contact friends@desertstages.org.

The Butterfly’s Day

Our first Cullity Classic show of the season is coming up! Join us in stage for The Butterfly’s Day!

Directed by Kristin Alba & Erin Tarkington

This Gerry Cullity original musical story adaptation of the Emily Dickinson poem imparts an inspiring magical garden tale about a Butterfly given one day to find its purpose and in the process overcomes the evil Gypsy Moth Queen and accomplices Sneaky, Sleazy, Slimy and Sluggy. Fighting the attempt to banish butterflies from nature forever, an endearing bevy of friends – from the spunky Katy-Did and Katy-Didn’t to the comical Bumble and Fumble Bees – come to the aid of our Butterfly. Among lessons learned is the value friendship, and that every promise made truly matters.

Ages 3-19

DANCE CLASS:
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
August 20, 21, and 23rd
Choose one of 2 sessions:
4:00-5:30pm or 5:30pm-7:00pm

Tuition for 3-class session: $60
Tuition for 1-class session: $30

FRIENDS OF DESERT STAGES AUDITIONS:
August 25th & 26th
9am-1pm
9:00 – noon will be solos each day
12-1 will be groups

Ages: 10 and older for girl solos
8 and older for boy solos

Prepare 1-2 min of a song. Bring CD accompaniment or iPad, iPhone, phone to play it on.
No pianist provided.

GENERAL AUDITIONS:
Monday, August 27th, 2018
5pm (check in begins at 4pm)

Wear dance shoes or sneakers. Auditioners will be taught song and dance. Parents must sign forms for auditioners under 18.

Pre-register online at https://goo.gl/forms/9DcsdmrBSeKf2jkC3
or at DesertStages.org. No experience needed, just bring a big smile

Get ready for the first youth show of the 2018-2019 season:
Bye Bye Birdie!
Directed by Lisa Barton-Figueroa

AUDITION DANCE CLASS:
Ages 3-19
June 25, 26 & 28, 2018
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
4 – 5:30pm
Tuition for 3-class session: $60
Tuition for 1-class session: $30

Get ready to shine at auditions with this class that teaches the audition dance required for all roles. Participation in this class does not guarantee casting.

FRIENDS OF DESERT STAGES AUDITIONS:
June 30 & July 1
9am-1pm
9:00 – noon will be solos each day
12-1 will be groups

Ages: 10 and older for girl solos
8 and older for boy solos

Prepare 1-2 min of a song. Bring CD accompaniment or iPad, iPhone, phone to play it on.
No pianist provided.

GENERAL AUDITIONS:
Monday, July 2, 2018
6PM, check in begins at 5pm

Wear dance shoes or sneakers.
Auditioners will be taught song and dance.
Parents must sign forms for auditioners under 18.

Pre-register online HERE. No experience needed, just bring a big smile!

Some of you have said you would love to audition, but are out of town this weekend – NO PROBLEM!!!

Here is what you need to do for a video audition – your video MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6PM SUNDAY, JULY 1:

1) Fill out the audition form, located HERE

2) Video yourself singing a 1-2 minute “Birdie Musical style song”. . .you should be singing along to a track (either something off of youtube or itunes or whether you or someone else plays the piano – NO VOCALS OTHER THAN YOURS)

3) At the beginning of the video, introduce yourself, state whether you would like early or late cast or either and what role or roles you are interested in and whether you would accept anything.

4) Upload the Video to Youtube and email the video link to auditions@desertstages.org