Auditions for our next show, Peter Pan, will be announced sometime around January. Please check back at that time to get information. Be sure to 'Like' our page on Facebook to see notifications and updates, as we post them there regularly.
Please come prepared to sing a brief song. Please fill out our membership form in advance, or be prepared to fill it out on-site. Scroll down for more information on what to expect at auditions and as a cast member.
We typically have two shows every season - one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Our cast ranges from kids as young as 5 years old to adults whose real ages remain unknown. In the past, we have performed on the stages of Cuneen-Hackett, Spackenkill High School, Wappingers Falls Junior High School, and Poughkeepsie Day School, among others. We open each show on a Friday evening, and have two performances on Saturday. We try to have performance weekends in November and April, but have to be flexible and depend on the generosity of the places that host us.
'Like' us on Facebook to make sure you hear about all our auditions. Date, time, and location are announced there when they are determined. Children and adults who want to audition should prepare a brief selection from a song they feel comfortable singing. (Sing without accompaniment, or bring it with you - we can't provide any music at the auditions.) Our auditions are conducted in a fairly casual manner, rather than competitive. Older children and adults may be asked to read a brief portion of the script as a character, to give the director a sense of your range. The director casts the show as quickly as possible, and will call you to offer you and/or your child a part in the show.
Dates and times for our rehearsals change from show to show, and are determined based on the schedules of the director and cast and availability of rehearsal space. We strive for a 9-10 week rehearsal schedule, meeting 1-2 times every week. Conflicts with the rehearsal dates and times are understandable, and if you let us know we will try to accommodate you. Parents are welcome to stay and watch or help out, or they can choose to drop off their child and come pick them up at the end.
For us, production week is one of the most important weeks of each show. We get to rehearse on the stage, and we practice many times to make sure we have it all down. Every evening, we will run through the show on the stage we'll be performing on, train the cast in the backstage workings of a theater production, and finalize all the sets and costumes. Help from the parents is greatly needed and much appreciated during this time, as we all chip in to make the final push.