STEP 1: AUDITION PREPARATION
Review the Character Breakdowns and think about which roles you might be interested in. (Character Breakdowns are listed on the upcoming audition page.)
You will need to sing 32 bars of an uptempo song or 16 bars of a ballad. If you don't read music. This is a verse of the song and the chorus(the part that repeats the same words over several times in the song)
Choose the song you would like to sing. NO POP TUNES! Please choose Broadway show style music or a Disney movie song.
Bring either sheet music marked for the part you will be singing
or a CD or I-phone or other device to play your music.
Be sure the music doesn't have anyone else singing on it .
Karoake versions are available online to download. The studio has no wifi available so please download before you arrive.
Practice with your music. Words should be memorized.
STEP 2: AUDITION APPOINTMENT
Visit our online booking system, Setmore, to schedule your appointment. Link below. We are happy to see walk ups also but will take them on a first come first serve basis.
STEP 3: AUDITION PAPERWORK
Please complete all forms carefully. We read all the information you provide and take it all into consideration during the casting process.
Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian before audition.
Please be sure to include contact information including a phone number and email address that you access frequently.
Here is a summary of selected policies. Click on the button to download our complete Information and Policies document.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE UPDATED OUR INFORMATION & POLICIES AS OF FEBRUARY 2017.
Auditions are free of charge and open to the public. All auditioners must be at least 8 and under 19 years old at time of audition.
1. Participation Fee
Major Musical: $225 per participant
Studio Show: $150 per participant
(discounted rates are available for families with 3 or more participants)
2. Volunteer Deposit Check
Major Musical: $200 deposit
Studio Show: $150 deposit
Add'l Performers: $50 deposit
3. We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships through grants and the generosity of donors. Payment plans can also be arranged. Please contact Kathy for more information.
Costume rental fee is included in your participation fee and covers rental, cleaning and materials to build your child's costume. All costumes remain the property of GO-FAME.
To keep participation fees affordable, we ask for your time as a volunteer.
* Preshow: Tasks such as costumes, props, set construction, and more.
* Show: Cast supervision, stage crew, concessions and more.
* Load-in: bringing sets, costumes to performance facility
* Strike: clearing everything out of the performance facility
(1) 20 hours Preshow or 4 Show shifts
(2) Load-in OR Strike
(1) 10 hours of Total Work (can be combination of Preshow and Show)
(2) Load-in OR Strike
(1) 15 hours of Total Work (can be combination of Preshow and Show)
(2) Load-in OR Strike
If you have more than 1 performer in the show, we ask you to work either 5 additional preshow hours or 1 additional show shift for each additional performer.
GO-FAME is committed to the safety and protection of all participants, volunteers, audience members, and staff. We conduct criminal background checks of all volunteers and staff who have direct, supervisory contact with minors participating in our programs. All production staff members are cleared using LiveScan fingerprint-based background checks. Volunteers are cleared through Verified Volunteers.
GO-FAME does not require ticket sales but we depend on ticket sales to fund the show. You will want your family and friends to see the show and we ask you to invite at least 10 friends or family members.
Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory unless we cast you with excused absences on your calendar. We are unable to cast performers who have too many conflicts. Unexcused or Last minute absences may result in removal from a lead role or exclusion from the scene rehearsed while absent.
Everyone who wants to be in the show must audition. Don't worry The audition is set up to be a teaching form. So if you've never done it we will show you how. This is NOT a competition. It's a chance for you to sing for us and tell us about yourself. So we can get to know you and give you a part that that we think you'll be good in.
Remember we want to cast you but we can't if you do not audition.
GO-FAME offers an Audition Workshop . The class is Thursday, May 4th 6-7:30PM at the GO-FAME Studio. The cost is $10.
We will discuss auditioning for GO-FAME and other Theaters. We will learn a song we can use for next weeks audition. Class fee includes handouts and instruction.
Parents welcome to stay for class. The Director for Chitty CHITTY BANG BANG will be available for questions after the class.
All Auditioners will be called into the Studio at their appointment time. Up to 6 youth will be seen at a time. They will perform their song and talk to the director. They may read a short scene. By the way we love jokes it's always good to prepare one to tell us. After everyone in their group has gone they will be released with instructions regarding callbacks and more.
The cast list will be emailed at the end of the week. We ask you to send an email to either accept or decline your role. We will recast as necessary for any open roles.
Please Note: We need a large cast for this show and we are auditioning for all parts but will only be casting to the needs of the show. This means we may not cast everyone who auditions.
For more information, contact Elaine Zofrea, GO-FAME's Artistic Director, at
ezofrea@GO-FAME.org or (714) 227-5115
STEP 4: AUDITION APPEARANCE
Dress nicely for your audition. Clean and comfortable.