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Thank you for your interest in participating in one of our productions. If this is your first time auditioning with Alamance Children’s Theatre, welcome! If you’ve auditioned before, welcome back! ACT is committed to creating a valuable, worthwhile, and memorable experience for you.
Chances are we will not be able to cast everyone who auditions. Casting decisions are completely up to the director. Remember, there are many things that go into casting decisions besides talent — age, size, voice, tone and volume, potential chemistry with the rest of the cast — you name it, and it probably makes a difference to a director. And every director’s idea is different! So relax and enjoy yourself as you audition.
The best way to practice for auditions is to audition every chance you get! Your parents, guardians and ACT are very proud of you for having the courage to come out and try your best. The wonderful thing about auditions is that there’s always another one! If you have any questions or comments, please CONTACT US.
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The final cast list will be posted here on the website (www.alamancechildrenstheatre.com) or on the ACT Facebook Page. If you are cast, you must CONTACT ACT by noon the following day to accept your role.
Shortly after the cast list is announced, all cast member, parents, guardians, directors, and producers will have an organizational meeting to discuss important information about the show. This meeting is mandatory, and at least one parent or guardian must attend.
As part of each ACT production, an actor’s family is expected to help with painting sets, working on costumes or props, publicizing the show, and other needs. If circumstances limit a family’s active involvement, simply speak to one of the producers after the organizational meeting for other options.
A $50 participation fee will be collected from each cast member ($40 for each additional sibling). The fee helps cover some of the show costs. Scholarships are available to ensure that no one is unable to participate. Simply speak to one of the producers after the parent meeting to make these arrangements. Scholarship families will be requested to pay what they can and will be asked to contribute additional volunteer hours to the production.
A rehearsal schedule will be announced at the organization meetings. Usually, rehearsals are held at Alamance Lutheran Church during the week. There may be some Saturday rehearsals. Not all cast members will be scheduled for each rehearsal, but actors will be expected to attend all of the rehearsals for which they have been scheduled.
“Tech Week” begins on the Sunday before the opening weekend. There will be rehearsals each night at the Paramount Theater in Burlington. All cast & crew must be present during this important week with no exception!
ACT is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing area youth with training in the performing arts. ACT is a member group of the Alamance County Arts Council.