Important Note: CCT's summer musical is contingent on group gathering bans being lifted by late May. Updates will be made once available.
CCT Summer Musical
Title: To be announced late April or early May
Auditions: mid May - early June (COVID-19 Contingent)
Performances: July 23 - Aug. 2, 2020 (COVID-19 Contingent)
Summer Musical Audition Info
Cast Info: This is a large cast production with roles for approximately 150 actors. Part-time roles (which only rehearse 1-2 nights per week) and appear in only half the performances will be available for actors seeking a lower commitment level.
Audition Dates: Auditions will be held sometime between late May and early June, pending school openings and social distancing guidelines.
Registration: Actors will be asked to register to guarantee an audition spot. This production is produced in partnership with Lakeville Area Community Education (LACE). Actors are asked to register for an audition spot through the LACE website at the link below (coming Spring 2020). Actors who do not register will be allowed to audition on a first-come, first-served basis while spots remain. NOTE: Actors MUST audition in order to be considered for the production.
Fees: All actors age 17 and under are asked to pay a participation fee of $115 to be involved in this production. Fees assist with costs associated to; building use, props, sets, costumes, instructor fees, insurance, advertising, etc. Scholarships are available for those who are not financially able to pay their fee. (There is a family cap of $250 for those with three or more family members participating.)
Equipment and Materials: There are minimal equipment needs to participate in theater activities. CCT does ask most actors to provide their own solid black shoes to wear for the production. (These can usually be purchased for less than $15 if an actor does not already own a pair.) Actors should also have a pencil with eraser and highlighter to bring to all rehearsals. Actors may also be asked to provide other (ordinary) items for their costume pending the show title and needs. CCT is committed to helping actors who are unable to provide their own items due to financial need.
Audition and Rehearsal Expectations
What to Expect from (and prepare for) Auditions: The CCT audition process for all intergenerational shows is simple, quick and fun. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil as well as a list of any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal dates. Auditions operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you don't want to watch a lot of other people audition prior to your turn, you'll want to arrive early. Usually 15-20mins will be enough time, but it all depends on the number of actors auditioning.
For the acting portion of the audition, each actor will be asked to count from one to ten, pretending to be different characters. The difficulty of the characters will be based on the age and experience level of the person auditioning. This audition will be done in the theater in front of other actors who are waiting their turn. (Example: "Please count from one to ten. At one, pretend to be a mouse. At ten, pretend to be a lion.)
(Musical Productions ONLY) For the singing portion of the audition each actor will be asked to sing a portion of a song. You can sing any song you like! We do recommend picking a song that will help showcase any singing talents you have (range, belt, humorous talents, pretty voice). Songs from musicals are always a good choice. Most music directors prefer for you to sing a song that is not from the production you are auditioning for. If you can't come up with any ideas, we usually recommend singing your favorite song, but you can always sing Happy Birthday or the ABCs. This audition is usually done in a separate space in front of a small group of actors who are waiting their turn.
Once your audition is complete you are free to leave or to stay in the theater and watch the remainder of the auditions. The cast list will be post on the CCT website the weekend after auditions.
What to Expect from the Production: This production is considered part of CCT's intergenerational division. These productions involve large casts of actors (usually 100 to 150) who each perform separate parts of the show. (The only time all of the actors will appear on stage at the same time is during curtain call.) These productions combine experienced actors (sometimes with professional performance experience) with those who may be experiencing theater for the first time - creating a fun learning experience and a quality production for audience members.
Actors must spend time at home memorizing their lines (and music, when applicable). The actual music instruction (when applicable) and blocking will be taught at rehearsals. In addition to working on memorization at home, actors will need to spend time rehearsing their dance choreography (when applicable).