AUDITIONS – August 14

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When:  Friday, Aug. 14th  3-7 PM

Where:  North Auditorium

Who:  Grades 9-12

What: Choose a character to audition for (Download and review the CHARACTER LIST)

Call Backs (by invitation only): Saturday Aug. 15th 9-11 AM

Performance Dates:  Oct. 22, 23, 24, 7:00 pm

Rehearsals:  TBA

Thank you for auditioning for You Can’t Take It With You!  This is such a fun show full of fun eccentric characters!  Choose from any of these monologues – you will be considered for all roles no matter which you perform.   You do not have to be memorized, but I want to see that you have thought through the words and are able to create a character.   I would prefer to see you in person but you are also welcome to send a video audition to msmith@gmail.com.
Have fun and I look forward to seeing you!   Ms. Smith
Men #1
And what has it got you?  Same kind of mail each morning, same kind of deals, same kind of meetings, same dinners at night, same indigestion.  Where does the fun come in?  Don’t you think there ought to be something MORE, Mr. Kirby?  You must have wanted more when you started out.  We haven’t got too much time, you know – any of us.
Men #2 (In Russion accent)
He should have been in Russia when the Revolution came.  Then he would have stood in line… a bread line.  Ah, Grandpa, what they have done to Russia.  Think of it!  The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina, a cousin of the Czar, she is a waitress in Child’s restaurant!  I ordered baked beans from her, only yesterday.  It broke my heart.  A crazy world, Grandpa.
Men #3
Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn’t think so. People were human beings to him, but to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they’re cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you’ll ever be!

Role playing is a powerful mechanism for familiarizing oneself with important concepts. At American Heritage, acting out the lives and statements of great men and women familiarizes our students with true heroes worthy of their emulation. Students in grades K-12 are first, and routinely, afforded acting opportunities as part of their Core Classroom’s annual devotional: a pageant-style performance that demonstrates to parents, fellow students, and other audience members the interconnectedness of the history, literature, geography, gospel topics, and personal application covered during the year.

More formal exposure to drama comes in the eighth grade, when students perform a play as part of the school’s Shakespeare week. Students in grades 9-12 can then choose from among drama and stagecraft electives. All students in grades 9-12 can audition for the small-cast play in the Fall and the high school musical in the Spring.

As another example of our school’s efforts to promote well-rounded education opportunities, AHS offers classes in Technical Theater. Areas covered include set design and construction, stage lighting, sound design, and stage management. Students receive in-depth classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience. Training is given using the latest in sound and lighting consoles. Students who complete the program move on to college with experience running productions as well as programming and documentation.

The class is taught by our school’s technical director, Jay Clark, who has more than 40 years of professional theater experience, including 16 years as a cultural arts producer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Classes are offered at both beginning and advanced levels.

See the Drama experience for each grade level:

MIDDLE SCHOOL

7th Grade
8th Grade