The Spotlight Arts Mainstage program is a large-scale commercial production that offers a unique and award-winning training opportunity to its students and is directed by industry professionals. Mainstage auditions are by appointment only for ages 8-18.
*NEW* shortened rehearsal period: Mainstage rehearsals take place three evenings per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) December 4th through January 17th with a holiday break taking place December 21st through January 1st. Performances take place on January 18, 19 & 20. Only ONE absence is allowed in the mainstage program.
VIP Premium Tickets (first 3 rows): $25
Standard General Admission $20
All tickets $25 when purchased at the door.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?
Prepare one 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song of your choice along with a completed audition form, a performance resume and a headshot. Be sure to bring sheet music in the correct key, and make sure it is neatly organized in a binder for our audition accompanist, Joanne Archibald.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE TO MY AUDITION?
We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you cannot remember the time slot that you signed up for, please email us. Please do not arrive earlier than 3:45PM on Friday & Saturday.
WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF AUDITIONS?
This weekend's auditions will take place at the Studio Around the Corner: 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster, NY 10509. The entrance to the studio is in the back of the building.
DO I NEED TO SIGN IN WHEN I ARRIVE?
Yes, please find our stage manager Sarah upon arrival so she can check you in!
CAN I SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW?
Absolutely! This is your audition and you can sing any musical theatre song of your choice! If you feel that a song from LSOH will show your voice off best, that's great! You may sing from outside of the show as well.
DOES MY PHOTO HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT?
While we do recommend that you submit a professional headshot for auditions, it is not required. You can bring any size photo of yourself that you have available that gives us a clear sense of what you look like every day.
WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY PERFORMANCE RESUME?
You should include any training and experience relating to singing, acting or dancing, including your experience in any previous theatrical productions. If you are interested in a resume template, please email us for one and we'd be happy to send over an example!
WHAT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOW?
We have posted a full character breakdown above!
WHEN WILL I HEAR ABOUT CASTING?
We will first schedule a round of callbacks to take place this Sunday, October 14th between 12:00-5:00pm. You will receive an email by Saturday evening if you are asked to come in for callbacks. After callbacks, our production team will meet to make casting decisions and we will email all auditioners within one week.
CAN I STILL BE CAST IF I DO NOT GET A CALLBACK?
YES! We will only read for select roles at callbacks so if you do not receive a callback, please keep an eye out for the cast list!
WILL THE SHOW BE DOUBLE CAST?
Depending on casting requirements and the number of students who audition, we may have two separate casts (Cast A & Cast B). If this becomes the case, each cast would have two performances on performance weekend.
WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00-9:00PM beginning December 4th. We will take a break for the holidays from December 21st through January 1st and we will resume rehearsals on January 2nd. Performances run January 18th through January 20th.
I MAY HAVE A POSSIBLE CONFLICT DURING THE REHEARSAL PERIOD. WHEN SHOULD I BRING THIS TO SOMEONE'S ATTENTION?
We can approve some conflicts prior to casting. This means that once the cast list is posted, we will not accept any additional conflicts and will adhere to a strict participation and attendance policy. We have a short 5-week rehearsal period prior to tech week and we work at a very intensive pace so if you do have any potential conflicts (sports games, a weekly dance class, etc.), please make sure you write it down on your audition form.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I AM RUNNING LATE TO MY AUDITION?
Please email our stage manager Sarah at email@example.com with as much of a heads up as possible if you are running late so she can adjust her check-in lineup!
WHO WILL BE IN THE ROOM AT MY AUDITION?
In attendance will be Spotlight Arts Executive Director Stephanie Rubino, Little Shop of HorrorsDirector/Choreographer Eric Leiggi, Little Shop of Horrors Assistant Director Erik Gosnell, and our resident accompanist Joanne Archibald.
Any additional questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org!