THEATER CAMPS SUMMER 2017
LEAD PHONE CONVERSATION INFORMATION AND TIMESLOTS

OREGON CAMPS
HAPPENING  MAY 6 - 7

(Auditions for Olympus in Bridal Room @ Taborspace  5441 SE Belmont St.
10 am - 12 pm  Saturday May 6
1 pm - 3 pm  Sunday May 7)
All other Casting Conversation Timeslots (by phone) listed below

FOR INFORMATION ON LEAD / larger ROLES FOR OLYMPUS, PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE
 

For students in our 1-week camp Boy Who Kept A Secret:

Any students aged 10-11 (and ones who are 9 and feeling spunky) who wish may sign up for a casting conversation. Here, we have a ~5-10 minute check-in with the student to see what types of roles they are interested in (big/medium/small, solo singing or no, gender preferences if any, etc.).  If a student 9-11 is opting for group roles or smaller individual roles, they needn't have the casting conversation. Students aged 7 and 8 are cast in group roles and occasionally small individual parts.
   Students interested in a role that has solo singing (The Boy, The Witch, Morningstar, Datenut) please prepare a ~30 second song to be sung over the phone. Any song is fine, though it should reflect the student's range.
 

For students in our 3-week camp Olympus:   Auditions vs. Casting Conversations

---- AUDITIONS for the parts of Aphrodite, Ares, Zeus, or Hero:   Any students aged 12-14 (and those 10-11 who feel exceptionally advanced in musical theater) who are interested in being considered for these four largest parts in the play (which might be split up) need to have an audition in person; see dates and times below.   Auditions consist of

  • The student singing a song (30-60 seconds). Any song choice is fine, but it would be best for it to reflect their talent and range of expression and vocal pitch. Acapella is fine, but if a student has recorded back-up music that is fine as well. There will be a piano available at auditions but we will not have a pianist present.
  • The student preparing a short monologue OR doing a cold read from the Olympus script. Monologues should be 20-45 seconds long and memorized. AN UNMEMORIZED MONOLOGUE IS A SURE WAY TO SEND A SIGNAL THAT A STUDENT IS NOT COMMITTED TO DOING THE WORK THAT A LEAD ROLE IN OLYMPUS WILL REQUIRE.
           We highly recommend the student preparing a monologue (which can be from Olympus) rather than doing a cold read. Even veteran actors can have challenges bringing emotion and expression to a cold read, and since we are looking for a picture of the student's acting talents in the monologue, most cold reads don't show that well.
  • Us having a ~5 minute conversation about the students' interests in the various characters, any gender preferences in casting, etc.
  • A singing range test from their lowest to highest 
  • FYI  Parents/Guardians will not be present in the room during auditions

----  CASTING CONVERSATIONS  for any individual parts in Olympus and any that involve solo or duet singing.  Any students 10-14 (and occasional 9-year olds who are feeling spunky) are welcome to have a 5-10 minute phone conversation letting us know their preferences and hopes for casting (big/medium/small, solo singing or no, gender preferences if any, etc.). If they are interested in being considered for a part that has any solo or duet singing, please have the student prepare a ~30 second song of their choice  (acapella singing is fine).
     For medium roles, first consideration goes to those aged 12-14. However, we only cast folks in these challenging roles who we feel are the best fit and we feel convinced will do the work needed before and during camp for a successful performance.

    
How do we sign up?

 

To sign up for a lead phone conversation slot, please email directortorsti@rovainenmusicals.com with your top three (3) lead slot time preferences, in order, and the best phone number at which to call your child that day. We will schedule your child accordingly and send you a confirmation email with the time we will be doing.

This schedule will be updated once a day.

Please try to find a time among those listed here. If for some reason it is impossible to find a compatible phone time with one listed here (and we are not using the term 'impossible' lightly), send us a line so we can try to find an alternate time. 

Times listed are Pacific Standard Time.
 

SATURDAY  MAY 6TH  2017

Auditions
for Aphrodite, Ares, Zeus, or Hero  for Olympus  Taking place in person @ Bridal Room, Taborspace   5441 SE Belmont

10:00 am - 10:15 am  _filled SL__
10:15 am - 10:30 am  ___________

10:30 am - 10:45 am  __filled IP__
10:45 am - 11:00 am  ___________
11:00 am - 11:15 am  _filled SKL_
11:15 am - 11:30 am  _filled DaS_
11:30 am - 11:45 am  _filled IE___
11:45 am - 12:00 pm  ___________


Casting Conversations for all other roles (both Olympus and Boy Who Kept A Secret)
 by phone

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm  _filled NC__
1:10 pm - 1:20 pm  _filled KT__

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm  ___________
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm  _filled SA__
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1:50 pm - 2:00 pm  ___________

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm  ___________
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2:20 pm - 2:30 pm  ___________
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2:40 pm - 2:50 pm  ___________
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm  ___________


SUNDAY  MAY 7TH  2017


Casting Conversations   for all other roles (both Olympus and Boy Who Kept A Secret)
by phone

10:00 am - 10:10 am  _filled MA_
10:10 am - 10:20 am  _filled KA_

10:20 am - 10:30 am  _filled SWC
10:30 am - 10:40 am  _filled GA_
10:40 am - 10:50 am  _filled SB__
10:50 am - 11:00 am  _filled AF__

11:00 am - 11:10 am  _filled SP__
11:10 am - 11:20 am  _filled AG_

11:20 am - 11:30 am  _filled TO__
11:30 am - 11:40 am  __filled EC_
11:40 am - 11:50 am  _filled DeS_
11:50 am - 12:00 pm  ___________

 

Auditions for Aphrodite, Ares, Zeus, or Hero  for Olympus  Taking place in person @ Bridal Room, Taborspace   5441 SE Belmont

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm  _filled_ MC_
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm  _filled SKB_

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm  _filled NK__
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  _filled AM__
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm  _filled RC__
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm  ___________
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  _filled KH__
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  _filled TR__