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NOTE: Link to sign up for an audition slot is embedded in the audition form above the audition registration signature field. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE AUDITION TIME.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER: VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE

Directed by Jules Taylor

Thank you for you time and talent and interest in auditioning for this ALT musical production! We're excited to see you! Please read information carefully and completely.

NOTE: ACTORS ARE EXPECTED AND REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL REHEARSALS FOR WHICH THEY ARE CALLED AND ALL PERFORMANCES!

What is the LAURA INGALLS WILDER: VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE about?

A dramatic play for young audiences, Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie is based on the true story of this great American author. From The Little House of the Prairie to her fascinating rise as a literary star, this play brings insight to the beloved children's books and celebrates a remarkable life! The play unfolds with actor led scene transitions and fluid story telling. The play is one act and spans Laura's life from early childhood to her older years. Dramatic and heartfelt scenes that depict the extraordinary survival of life on the prairie.

 

Who may audition?

​Actors ages 10-18 are invited to audition. No previous experience needed!

 

When are the auditions?

​Audition dates: Saturday, February 26 from 10AM-1PM and Saturday, March 5 from 10AM-1PM at Arts Live Theatre. 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. 

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME USING THE LINK WHICH MAY BE FOUND ABOVE IN A REQUIRED FIELD.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE SLOT.

If I am an actor currently in DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR, may I still audition for LAURA INGALLS WILDER: VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE?

Unfortunately no. The schedules between these two productions overlap, so you may not be in both shows.

What does the audition consist of?

The audition will consist of reading from the script. Auditions will be in person at Arts Live Theatre. Audition material will be made available by February 21.

When are the performances?

​Performance dates are April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 & 24 at The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave in Springdale, AR

What is the rehearsal schedule?

On your audition form list ALL of your conflcts during the week and weekends from March 7 through April 24. Rehearsals will take place at an off-site location in Fayetteville and the week prior to the performances, rehearsals will take place at The Shiloh Museum in Springdale.

 

Please note that actors will be required to mask and to socially distance at all rehearsals. Also, the production is designed with these protocols in mind.

​Is there a participation fee?

To help with costs associated with production, there is a $175 participation fee for actors cast. A limited number of scholarships are available. Visit artslivetheatre.com for information.

Questions?

Please direct questions to the director, Jules Taylor julesDtaylor@gmail.com

  • Are auditions open to everyone?

 

Yes, auditions are open to anyone within the age range given for each production.

 

  • 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. However, information about productions and scripts may be found online, at bookstores and libraries. Audition 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 for auditions.

 

  • What is the actual audition process?

It's very easy!  Audition days are announced a few weeks prior with scenes provided through our website. For musical auditions actors will be asked to sing. Actors will be asked to complete an audition form and sign up for an audition date and time. Actors will be asked to read from scenes from the script which may be downloaded by clicking the AUDITION MATERIAL tab on the left side of this page. SIGN UP and AUDITION FORM link may also be found there

  • 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. Cast list is listed by the actor's name alphabetically. 

  • What is the participation fee?

In order to be able to bring exceptional productions to our audience, Arts Live Theatre charges a $175 per actor participation fee for non-musicals and $225 for musicals. . A limited number of scholarships are available.

  • May I be in two shows at once?

Absolutely! Depending upon the rehearsal and production schedule.