Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions is excited to announce
its fall 2021 performances of:
What would you do if you had to live forever? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster longs for an adventurous life beyond her white picket fence, but it is only when she meets the Tuck family that her life takes an unexpected turn. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the infinite youth of the Tuck family, she has to fight to protect its secret from those who would do anything to have a chance to live forever. In the middle of this adventure, she is faced with an extraordinary decision: return to her old life or the eternal journey with the Tucks.
When to audition:
Saturday, July 10: 10:00am-4:00pm, The Auditorium (FULL – Walk-ins, see below*)
Sunday, July 11: 1:00-5:00pm, The Auditorium (FULL – Walk-ins, see below*)
*All available audition time slots have been filled. Actors still wishing to audition can come first thing on the day they desire to audition to be assigned a walk-in slot at the end of that audition day. There are only a few slots per day, and they will go quickly. We will not be able to extend past those walk-in slots per day, so please make sure to arrive first thing on your desired day. The total cast size of Tuck Everlasting will be limited, so not every person auditioning will be able to be cast.
How should I prepare for my audition?
Remember to schedule your audition (above)! All actors auditioning should prepare a short monologue (2-3 minutes) that they find either online or from some other source and a song of their choice (average length is 3-4 minutes, but you may not need to sing the entire song) with accompaniment CD or mobile device. The total length of an audition should not exceed 8 minutes. Actors may also choose to provide their own live accompaniment (a piano is available). Both should be memorized. Monologues and songs do not have to be from Tuck Everlasting, but should show a range of emotions and skill (you do not need to provide copies of your monologue or song). Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
Actors will do some dance choreography as part of the show, but do not need to include dance in their audition. Tuck Everlasting will require actors who are comfortable dancing. If a person is interested in a “dance-only” role in the production, they should contact us for more information.
Who can audition?
Actors ages 12 & up. All actors are non-paid. Girls ages 10-16 may audition for the role of Winnie, but if not cast in that particular role, actors younger than 12 may not be able to participate in this show. Children normally need to be at least 12 before they can audition.
Do you have to attend Christ Wesleyan Church?
No, anyone can audition whether or not they attend a church.
The Auditorium (Entrance #6) at Christ Wesleyan Church
363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA 17847
When do rehearsals start?
When are the performances?
November 11-14, 2021 with five performances:
November 11 & 12 at 7:00pm, November 13 at 2:00 & 7:00pm, & November 14 at 2:00pm
Tips for Auditioning
1. Act. Don’t just read.
Remember, you are auditioning to act in a musical. Yes, there are times when simply being a cute little kid is enough, but for the most part, we are looking for actors. Make an impression by actually acting during your audition, not simply delivering lines.
2. Learn a little bit about the musical you’re auditioning for.
The more you understand the musical and the characters, the more you can tailor your audition toward your desired role.
3. Take the time you need to prepare.
Remember Rule #1–Act. Don’t just read. Be familiar with your audition piece and have it memorized. Don’t worry if your piece isn’t from this musical. We just want to know you have the ability to actually act.
4. Slow down and enunciate every word.
One sure sign of nervousness is speeding through the lines. When you talk too fast, it is harder to make sure each word is understood, and the emotion that should accompany those words does not come through. Slow down and make sure you can say each word clearly.
5. If you make a mistake, battle through it.
Even the best actors occasionally make mistakes onstage. But good actors know how to work through their mistakes without letting the audience realize that a mistake was made. One of the things we are looking for is poise. We want to know how you will react when things don’t go as rehearsed. If you fall apart during an audition, it doesn’t give the director much confidence that you will react well on the nights of the show. If you do make a mistake, don’t apologize. Don’t ask to start over. Just pick up from where the mistake was made and push forward.
6. Be humble.
No one is guaranteed a spot in a musical. It doesn’t matter what other roles you’ve had or other theatres you’ve worked with. Each part has someone just right for the role…that may be you, but maybe not. That doesn’t mean you’re not a good actor. If you come across as being someone who is hard to work with, it makes it much more difficult for the director to give you a part. We have seen quite a few actors walk into an audition because they just assume they will be given a part, and their audition is flat and uninspiring. Then they are shocked when they didn’t get a major role in the musical. If you are serious about wanting a role, you need to give it your best. Every time. If you have acting experience, we will know from the information on your audition form. It is not unusual that a person with no previous acting experience gets a good part because they blew us away in the auditions.
7. Audition often.
One of the biggest obstacles between you and getting cast in a musical is your nervousness. Nervousness makes you more timid. It makes you talk too fast. It makes you less memorable and more likely to get lost in the crowd. The best way to overcome your nervousness is to practice. That means auditioning more. If you don’t get the part, shake it off as a learning experience, and when the next show rolls around, go out and audition again. The more you go through the process, the easier it becomes.