AUDITIONS
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  • Are auditions open to everyone?

Yes, auditions are open to anyone within the age range given for each production. NOTE: NOT EVERY ACTOR WILL BE CAST IN EVERY SHOW.

  • Do you have to have previous stage experience to audition?

Absolutely not!  It makes no difference if you've been in 15 shows or none, all are welcome!

  • Are scripts available before the audition?

To give everyone an equal opportunity, we do not offer scripts before the audition except when the script is an original Arts Live Theatre adaptation.  However, information about productions and scripts may be found online, at bookstores and libraries.  Scenes from the script may also be posted on this website for you to become familiar with the play.  See the specific show audition information to the left for available scenes to preview.  Actors who wish to read the complete script are welcome to make an appointment with Arts Live Theatre by calling 479.521.4932.  Actors may read scripts onsite, although we cannot allow actors to check out scripts we are producing.

  • What is the actual audition process?

It's very easy!  Audition times are announced a few weeks prior.  Usually this will happen on a weekend; Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm.  You are welcome to drop in at any time during those times.  You do not need a an appointment, however be prepared to wait a bit as there might be other actors before you.  After the audition form has been filled out, you are welcome to look over scenes the director has selected from which you will be auditioning.  You can take as long as you'd like to look over the material so you feel comfortable.  When you are ready, the audition monitor will call you back to meet with the director where you will read in a small group.  The director may ask you to stay and read again.  

  • What happens if I mess up at the audition?

Nerves are a tricky thing, aren't they?  If you mess up, flub a word, get lost in the script - it is no big deal!  The director may stop you and ask you to begin again.  And you may ask to begin again, also!  We want you to feel completely comfortable and satisfied with our audition.

  • What can I do to give a good audition?

There are a couple of things you can do to give a good audition.  The most important thing is to speak clearly and to project.  We are unable to cast actors whom we do not understand or are unable to hear.  And have fun!  Have fun pretending to be someone else and really go for it!

And having a great, positive attitude always helps!

Also, it is VERY important you list ALL OF YOUR CONFLICTS on your audition sheet.  If an actor is cast and then has several conflicts which weren't listed on the audition sheet, the actor has to be replaced.  And that's no fun for anyone!  We can work around most conflicts, so not to worry.  However, actors who list conflicts the week of dress rehearsals will be unable to audition.

  • When does the cast list go up and what happens if I don't get cast?

The cast list will be published a few days following the final audition.  We average over 100 young actors at each audition, so not everyone is able to be cast.  However, there are other opportunities to be involved!  You can work backstage or take a class!  And, remember - there's always another show just around the corner!  

  • What is the participation fee?

In order to be able to bring exceptional productions to Northwest Arkansas, Arts Live Theatre charges a $165 per child participation fee for a production.  This fee is used to help with the costs of production including costumes, makeup, sets, props, lights, sound and include production t-shirt and DVD.

  • May I be in two shows at once?

There have been times in the past where actors have been able to be in two shows at the same time with a small overlap in rehearsals. However, this is not always the case depending upon the rehearsal schedule of each production. Sometimes the schedule cannot accomodate an actor being in two shows at the same time. There is no guarantee in being cast in any production, so actors are encouraged to choose which production they would like to audition for, as they may be cast in one or the other, or neither.

NOTE:  Students who volunteer to work backstage as Assistant Directors, Stage Managers, Costume Assistant, Makeup Assistant and Stage Crew, are not required to pay a participation fee.  Waiving this fee serves as compensation for  volunteering.







GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION AND FAQ


 
directed by
JULIE GABEL
AUDITION DATE:
Saturday, February 6, 1-4 pm                              Sunday, February 7, 2-5 pm

AUDITION LOCATION:
Arts Live Theatre, 818 N Sang Avenue, Fayetteville

ACTORS AGES 6-18 ARE INVITED TO AUDITION.

No appointment needed. Actors may audition anytime during the audition period.

Audition will consist of reading from the script and singing the song of the actor's choice acapella, (without accompaniment).

PRODUCTION DATES:
Thursday, April 21, 7 pm
Friday, April 22, 7 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2 & 7 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2 pm

PRODUCTION LOCATION:

Global Campus Theatre
2 East Center Street, Fayetteville, AR
SYNOPSIS: 
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 

RUNTIME:
Approximately 60 minutes.

Audition will consist of readings from the script and singing a song of the actor's choice without accompaniment. Song does not have to be from Annie.  

AVAILABLE ROLES:
 Up to approximately 25 actors plus ensemble.

NOTE: There are a limited number of roles. Not all actors who audition will be cast. Actors auditioning for Annie, Jr, may also audition for Romeo and Juliet. However, conflicts will be taken into account in casting. If an actor is cast in Annie, Jr. and is cast in Romeo and Juliet, it is understood the role in Romeo and Juliet will be a smaller role and Annie, Jr. is the actor's priority. Actors auditioning for Romeo and Juliet may also audition for The Boxcar Children, with the same conditions as previously mentioned. Casting is at the discretion of the production director and not all actors who audition will be cast.


directed by
JULES TAYLOR

audition packet
AUDITION DATE:
Saturday, March 12th., 1-4 pm

AUDITION LOCATION:
Arts Live Theatre, 818 N Sang Avenue, Fayetteville

ACTORS AGES 10-18 ARE INVITED TO AUDITION.

No appointment needed. Actors may audition anytime during the audition period.

Audition will consist of reading from the script.

PRODUCTION DATES:
Thursday, May 19, 7 pm
Friday, May 20, 7 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2 & 7 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2 pm

PRODUCTION LOCATION:

Arts Live Theatre Second Stage
818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, AR
Modern English Version