CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Please note that all ages and guidelines are subject to change by the director for show or casting purposes.


VIOLA: a noblewoman shipwrecked on the Isle of Illyria, disguises herself as a boy (Cesario) to gain admittance to the court of Count Orsino. Falls in love with Count Orsino.


ORSINO: Count of Illyria, in love with Lady Olivia.


OLIVIA: a noblewoman of Illyria, falls in love with the disguised Viola.


FESTE: Fool in attendance on the Lady Olivia, sarcastic and silly, must be willing to sing (male or female)


SIR TOBY: cousin to Olivia and the life of the party.


MARIA: lady-in-waiting to Olivia, clever and witty.


MALVOLIO: butler to Olivia, arrogant and no-nonsense (male or female)


SIR ANDREW: friend to Sir Toby, a little simple.


SEBASTIAN: twin brother to Viola, falls in love with Olivia.


ANTONIO: Sebastian's loyal friend (male or female)


SEA CAPTAIN: (male or female)


OTHER SERVANTS TO ORSINO (VALENTINE, CURIO, ADRIAN)


OTHER SERVANTS TO OLIVIA


Also looking for a ukulele player. Please be prepared to play at audition.



STEP 5: AUDITION DAY

All auditioners will be called into the Studio at their appointment time. Up to 6 auditioners will be seen at a time. They will perform one of the monologues then 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.

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.

  • Be prepared to move. We may play some movement games or ask you to learn a dance.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes! No sandals or flip-flops! No boots or Uggs!
  • No experience necessary. Just smile and give it a try!

STEP 3: AUDITION PREPARATION

  • Review the Character Breakdowns and think about which roles you might be interested in. (Character Breakdowns are listed at the bottom of this page.)
  • Please look over the monologues below and be prepared to read one of them at the audition. Don't worry about it too much. We will talk you through it at the audition.


STEP 2: AUDITION APPOINTMENT

Visit our online booking system, Setmore, to schedule your appointment. 


Twelfth Night is a Studio Show.  


STEP 1: 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.


Audition Information

  • Please be sure to include contact information including a phone number and email address that you access frequently.

  • We understand that you may have other opportunities and activities. If you have a preference about your role, be sure to let us know on the form. If you indicate a role you would like and are offered the role, we expect you to accept it.
  • Feel free to attach your performance resume, if you have one.
  • Please note that NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. We are an educational theater company and our goal is to help kids learn about and explore theater while providing outstanding entertainment to the community.


Conflict Calendar

  • Please indicate any possible conflicts during the rehearsal period including school, sports, scouts, and family events.
  • Be sure a parent or guardian signs!
  • Too many conflicts or conflicts on mandatory days will result in not being cast.

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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

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. 


​FINANCIAL COMMITMENT

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.

COSTUMES

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.


VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

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


Major Musical

(1) 20 hours Preshow or 4 Show shifts

(2) Load-in OR Strike


Junior Players

(1) 10 hours of Total Work (can be combination of Preshow and Show)

(2) Load-in OR Strike


Studio Show

(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.


BACKGROUND CHECKS

​​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.


TICKETS

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

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

AND POLICIES

INFORMATION NEEDED TO AUDITION