Calling all Thespians! We are looking for Thespians with good attitudes, good work ethic, and of course, TALENT to participate in the FIRST Alabama Thespian Festival opening number! Ten to Twenty of the best singers/dancers/actors will be chosen as delegates from troupes across the state to perform in a high energy, action packed, opening number. Each Alabama Thespian must submit applications for their delegates by Nov 10, 2016 in order to be able to participate in the performance. Performers will be responsible for learning choreography (via video emails), vocal assignments (via emails) and to arrive on site fully prepared for ALL mandatory rehearsals (dates listed in the application). The production staff will also communicate to the performers via email with additional details about the performance including costuming and rehearsal scheduling for the first day of festival. We are excited about this year’s number and are looking forward to working with YOU! We have been given special permission from Theatrical Rights Worldwide to use any of the music in their catalogue in our Revue. TRW has also graciously offered to provide our accompaniment for any of the songs that we choose to use!
Any questions, please contact the opening number production staff at:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Alabama Thespian Stomp” in the subject line
Complete a participation agreement.
Check all dates and locations for rehearsals. Rehearsals are MANDATORY. NO exceptions. You MUST attend ALL rehearsals the ENTIRE time, so make sure you do not have conflicts!!!!! We will have 2 rehearsals over Christmas break and 3 rehearsals February 22, 23 and 24th. All of the rehearsals will be held at Pelham High School. The performers and their families are responsible for their transportation and hotel rooms. Performers will also be offered an opportunity to stay with a host family in Pelham if they do not want to stay in a hotel room.
Send an audition video to email@example.com. You can also share the video via your google drive.
Performer Audition video requirements:
16 bars of the song you sing the best. You must have accompaniment. You can not have background vocals on your track. Make sure to check your audio, your voice is what we want to hear.
A video of you performing the choreography designated by our Guest Artist. We will be uploading a video of the audition choreography within the next 2 weeks.
Technicians also can participate!
We will need the following production team:
Assistant Stage Manager
These students will have a Technical Theatre mentor that will help them become the production team for the All State Revue. The Production team will be responsible for running the entire Opening Ceremony and All State Revue: Alabama Thespian Stomp.
Production Team Audition requirements:
Technical Theatre students must send an audition video and a visual portfolio of their work.
Please answer the questions: 1. Why do I want to participate in the opening ceremony and the Alabama Thespian Stomp? 2. Why do I think that I should be chosen as a part of the production team? 3. What do I hope to learn from participating in the Alabama Thespian Stomp and the Opening Ceremony? 4. What do I feel has been my best technical theatre work so far in my high school career. 5. What can I contribute to the production team that they might need?
Please include in your video examples of your work (pictures, programs, video, awards that you have won, interview with your Troupe Director). If you have an electronic portfolio please send it to us.