Auditions: The Troupe 2019
Mark your calendars! High Point Community Theatre will hold auditions for THE TROUPE 2019 on Saturday, Aug. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. at Centennial Station (121 S. Centennial St., High Point).
The Troupe is HPCT’s Junior Theatre Festival competition team. Admission to is based upon a vocal and dance audition, as well as written recommendations.
What is the Junior Theatre Festival?
The Junior Theater Festival is a spectacular annual national event that is all about bringing students together to celebrate the joy of musical theater! This will be HPCT’s second year participating in JTF. Last year the Troupe received a Festival award for Excellence in Music, as well as Best Male Actor. The 2019 Festival dates are Jan. 18-21 in Atlanta. HPCT will be performing a 15-minute version of “James and the Giant Peach JR”.
HPCT’s The Troupe 2019
The Troupe is directed and music directed by Courtney Lowe and choreographed by Kristi Post. HPCT will take approximately 30 students in grades 5-12 (2018-19 school year) to JTF 2019. Rehearsals will primarily be Saturdays 1-5 p.m., with the occasional Friday or Sunday.
A complete schedule will be released no later than Aug. 1. Rehearsals will begin Aug. 25 and run through Jan. 17.
Auditions for The Troupe will take place Saturday, Aug. 18 at Centennial Station (121 S. Centennial St., High Point).
There will be a mandatory parent/student meeting from 9-9:30 a.m. General auditions will immediately follow. Those selected for The Troupe will be posted at Centennial Station and on the HPCT Facebook page at 1:30 p.m. that day (8/18). Those selected will then be asked to attend the “James and the Giant Peach JR” casting session at Centennial Station from 2-approx. 4 p.m. that afternoon. Rehearsals begin Aug. 25.
For the general auditions, please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. A CD is acceptable, but no a cappella, please. Dress to dance (jazz shoes, please). Bring a resume. If you have not worked with HPCT within the last 12 months, please bring a recommendation letter specifically addressing character, work ethic and dependability in relation to the performing arts. This letter can come from a past production team member (director, music director, choreographer) or arts instructor (drama teacher, music instructor or dance instructor).
Questions? Email Courtney at HPCTjtf@gmail.com or visit the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/events/185656555441312/?ti=icl).