The Process is the same for Actors and Tech team
Prayer. We are committed to each other as a team to honor God in our off-stage character as well as our on-stage talents. We are all growing and learning, so a teachable attitude open to God’s leading is foundational.
Payment. A spot is reserved for your performing and tech team student(s) once payment is received. If necessary and payment plan can be arranged.
You may use Venmo, PayPal, check, or cash.
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with student name, age, and your contact info.
ONE (1) student is $125
TWO (2) siblings with family discount is $225
THREE (3) siblings with family discount is $300
FOUR (4) siblings with family discount is $350
FIVE (5) siblings with family discount is $375
Additional siblings are $25.
Forms: Actors Contract, Medical Form, Actor Info Sheet.
Audition Scripts & Info: Summer 2023
Ask & Scroll: Please email or message your questions! Scroll for Audition FAQ.
Attend: Bring the forms to your audition and be ready to have fun!
- Audition materials are provided at the information meeting and at the audition day.
- No experience is required. Singing or dancing is required only for students willing to sing or dance in the play. We have minimal singing and dancing, if at all. Only one play in five years has had solos. No memorization is required for auditions. Memorization is only encouraged if your student wants a leading role, or it will help with anxiety.
- Returning actors. Your past work weighs heavily on casting, but it is not everything. As you know, it’s always about what the production needs as a whole. Other needs are also weighed heavily. So you may have a smaller role after having a leading role. This happens in theater all the time. Sometimes the director sees a spark of something that needs to be developed in an actor.
- Trust the process. Much care, prayer, thought, consideration, sometimes carpooling, sibling needs, performance availability, and several other criteria that has nothing to do with talent goes into casting. Much has been learned over the years. Trust the director.
- Not experienced? Personal style accounts for much. This could be the natural gracefulness, natural comedy, natural wit of a student. Everyone brings something to the group. Some skills are learned but we build on what they do well, first. Every student who auditions will receive a role best suited to them for the best overall production. Auditions are not competitive against fellow students. Stage work is second to the inner-character work we are doing.
- Audition criteria. A good production requires students to follow direction, react with a teachable attitude, and maintain good working relationships among the entire cast.
- Leading roles require extra memorization and dependability. Volume, speaking clarity, flexibility, and dependability are the main building blocks of a good production.
- No pressure and no stress! Audition day is an opportunity for new students to get to know each other and leadership. It’s a fun day to play a theater game or icebreaker. New and returning students are treated equally.
- Class/Cast size. Once a class reaches capacity, approximately 25 students, registration will close. The younger class will reach capacity at approximately 12 students. It will be announced when classes are filled. Some casts in the past have been quite large which hinders coaching.
- A word about expectations and accountability. Not every role is a speaking role. Students should not compare their current role with what they have done in the past or count lines. Every production is different. Some shy students don’t want lines and that is fine. Lines can be added or taken out for the good of the production. This means students who do not memorize by the off-book deadline are in jeopardy of having their lines taken out or given away to someone else. The off-book deadline is known on audition day and there are plenty of reminders. The goal is to have as many students as involved as possible to their greatest comfort level and with the least amount of stress- and this means getting the memorizing done by deadline. Knowing if your student has medical or physical challenges ahead of time will help Pages Alive create a role for them that will feature their strongest self on stage or as crew. Every role is necessary, especially crew!
- A word about quitting. Once cast, we are counting on you. We work with scheduling and understand needed absences, working with every family. Every concern is addressed to the best of our ability as we view our cast like family. We encourage sticking with the show to completion, as most of the learning happens during the last few weeks. The cast grows together the most, their skills are tested the most, and that’s when the most fun and thrill of performing happens. It’s another, “trust the process” message, as sometimes it’s God’s way of growing us. So, even if it’s a little hard, keep with it. You might be surprised that it’s exactly what your inner character needed. That said, we have navigated family emergencies, family moves, and sickness. The show does go on and we respect your needs.