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​​​​​​​​​​​AUDITION PREPARATION​

Each show may require something different please read this section carefully for every audition so you are prepared

  • ​No experience necessary. Just smile and give it a try!
  • Review the Character Breakdowns  below and think about which roles you might be interested in. 
  • In a MUSICAL you will be singing in large and small  groups.  There are also some parts that require singing alone or with one other person so we will need to hear you sing  
  • Prepare a song to sing for us.    For James and the Giant Peach you can choose your own song to sing.      Pick a song you like to sing from a show or musical.  Disney movies have lots of good choices. The song should show off your best voice. 
  • No pop music !    
  • Practice in the range (high or low) that's comfortable for you! 
  •  Your song should be one chorus and one verse  also known as 32 bars if it is a uptempo song.  16 bars of a slow Ballad.
  •  Bring your music downloaded on to phone , i pod or on a CD 
  • Practice , Practice Practice!!!  Memorize the words. Feel free to act your song.   
  • Bring  The music you practiced with to the Audition. Your music on a CD, or i pod or phone. Download the Karaoke version don't depend on our WIFI.  No other vocals on the recording.  We want to hear you.
  • And we really like Jokes so prepare a good one to tell us us 


Everyone will receive a note at the end of their groups audition letting you know when casting will be announced.You may get a note that you are on standby because of :

  • To many conflicts
  •  The days of those conflicts,
  • Your behavior at the Audition shows you may not be ready for this activity. 

   

         AUDITION PAPERWORK  click attachment below

​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.


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        Audition Information

  • Please be sure to include contact information including a phone number and email address that you access frequently.  We send the cast list here!!

  • 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 or no preference and are offered the role, we expect you to accept it. 
  • Be sure to let us know any previous experience you have had . Feel free to attach your performance resume, if you have one or just fill in the form.
  • 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, holiday and family events. 
  • Be sure a parent or guardian signs!


Please note that this is a shorter rehearsal period. 

Too many conflicts or conflicts on mandatory days mean you probably don't have time to do well in this production and we may not be able to cast you.

Excessive conflicts added after the audition may result in  being moved out of a role or the production.​​

Here is a summary of selected policies. Click on the button to download our complete Information and Policies document. 




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. You will also need to write a Volunteer deposit check for your volunteer hours.

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  us 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  (two parts)

(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 (two parts)

(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 a certain number of  ticket sales but we depend on ticket sales to fund the shows.  You will want your family and friends to see your show. 

 

*New this show we will reward a prize to the person who has sold the most tickets for each week.  Flyers will be sent home with details!!


ATTENDANCE

Attendance at all rehearsals you are scheduled for 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

PREPARING TO AUDITION for: A Musical  
Musicals are larger shows and bigger productions.  The fees & volunteer hours are more.   See commitments  listed on side column    >>>>

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.  

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.​​

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GO-FAME is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. 
Office address:2005 Palo Verde Ave, #218, Long Beach,CA 90815
(714)227-5115
info@GO-FAME.org

 AUDITION APPEARANCE

​​​Dress nicely for your audition. Clean and comfortable.

Roles  ( those in RED  may be double cast )

Ladahlord  M/F - Mysterious magical person. Seems to control what's happening. Serves as narrator though out the story.
Needs to be charismatic and can sing and dance well   sings G3 to Gb5
James- M or F (must be played as boy.)  A Young boy on an epic quest    sings G#3  to E5
Lady Bug - F  motherly figure with a regal demeanor and great singing voice    A3 to D5 
Grasshopper 
-  M  Leader of the Insects. Fatherly to James.  Sing and Dance   sings A3 to C5
Spider -  F  Clever older sister type  Spunky  sings B3 to C5
Earthworm- M/ F?  a coward that has a crazy song and dance number. quite the character  sings  B3- A5
Centipede-  M   grouchy pessimist about everything.  sings G3 to F#5
Spiker and Sponge - F  the scary aunts  Spiker is described as the brains, tall and thin and Sponge shorter and loves to eat.
Great character roles. sings F3 to E5

Ensemble parts: 
Zoo crowd  3 have lines  M/F        Matron Nurse at orphanage F
Billy and Bobby  Bobby Cops of Scotland Yard  played as Male
The Vagrants  4 have lines   M/F     Garden chorus  all 
Reporters  m/F  1 has lines         Ladies  F    1 has lines
Hollywood Agents   1 with lines
Farm Animals, Willy Wonka, and Oopa-Loompas 
Angry Crowd        Cruise Ensemble
Sharks and Seagulls  need dancers and movers 
The New Yorkers  4 speaking and group of screaming women 

Special note for anyone auditioning on

Tuesday October 8th 


We will be auditioning  from 5-6 PM  only 


We will have call backs immediately after to read people  for Lead roles.  


We also hope to learn our first song that night !  

We will be done at 8 PM 


Parents please fill out the two forms before coming if you can.   We will have some copies at the auditions. 


audition forms james and peach.doc


First time auditioning?  No problem  we will talk and walk you through it.   Everyone here has had a first audition.


​I can't wait to see you all and have you join us for this wonderful production.

Elaine Zofrea 

 Artistic Director

(714)227-5115


Location :   Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach CA 90808

​Park in back parking lot and come to gate by class rooms.


 If you have any questions call my cell and leave a message I'll call you back as soon as I can