Sunday, April 23, 2017

Divisional Musical Theatre Auditions

Seussical the Musical

Each year up to 120 students from across the School Division are selected to make up two casts for a selected musical production. Ms. Goertzen will be selecting students to audition for next year’s production, ‘Seussical, Jr.   The show will run Jan 27 – Feb 3/17. If students make the first audition at Crestview, they are invited to do a second audition with Mrs. Olko on May 17 or 18. I will be available to help any students learn the song, Green Eggs and Ham, on Tuesday, May 2 at 12:20 pm in the music room. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Goertzen to set up a Crestview audition time during a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday lunch hour in the music room.

The criteria that Ms. Goertzen is looking for in the auditions are:

1. Musical talent (in-tune singing, dancing) / Preparation
2. Acting / Reading / Expression / Voice projection
3. Following directions
4. Stage presence / Confidence
5. Excellent behaviour / Student leader
6. Parental commitment

Guidelines consist of choosing students from twenty-one schools, with representation from all the schools and grades.  Selection is based on the quality of the audition and the character needs of the musical, which includes in-tune singing, voice projection, acting, and stage presence.  Elementary students will be required to attend one weekly rehearsal on either Monday or Tuesday.

Being part of this group is a devoted commitment for four months: Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan. and the first week of Feb.  Each cast will rehearse on a specified day, beginning in September.  Students with lead roles will be required to attend two weekly rehearsals.  There will also be additional rehearsals three weeks prior to the show.  Attendance is of the utmost importance, and students must make up for all rehearsals missed by attending on the alternate cast’s day. 

For the audition with Ms. Goertzen:
1. Have your parent help you to learn one song from the attached list. Link to Audition Material. I will be helping students learn the song, Green Eggs and Ham, on Tuesday, May 2 at 12:20 PM.
2. Practice reading and acting out one of the scrips for memory. Link to Script.
3. Practice the box step and marching in time. 

If you are selected from Crestview, parents must do the following:
1. Fill out the application form given to you by Ms. Goertzen and bring it to your audition.
2. Sign up for an audition time on line. Link is on the letter sent home.

Please note that I have a letter that will go home for all students interested in auditioning. It has all the pertinent information. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Musically yours,
Ms. Goertzen

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