Call Backs for MYSTERY MUSICAL

Please email daron.bruce@mnps.org so I can email you additional audition materials for the callbacks.

Callbacks will be Thursday at noon in the vocal music room.

Carina Allen - Rosie, Donna

Bryson Carter - Bill, Harry

Zeth Dixon - Sam, Sky

Kameron Haislip - Sky

Amari Holland - Tanya, Rosie

Sadie Jackson - Tanya, Sophie

Calvin Parrack - Sky

Virginia Richardson - Sophie

Joshua Robertson - Sky

Lily Soto - Donna, Tanya

Ezequiel Tepox - Harry, Bill

Sophie Tyler - Tanya, Rosie

Isaac Twit - Sam, Bill

CHICAGO: High School Edition cast announcement

Cast List

Master of Ceremonies – Zeth Dixon

Velma Kelly – Ava Locknar

Fred Casley – Jalen Anderson

Roxie Hart – Virginia Richardson

Amos Hart – Jonah Pelton

Officer Fogarty – Jack Hartman

Matron “Mama” Morton – Krista Dyer

Billy Flynn – Michael Dunaway

Mary Sunshine – Kate Drury

Reporter – Gloria Diehl

Kitty – Whitney Hebert

Harry – Ezequiel Tepox

Liz – Ava Kelton

Annie – Lily Soto

June – Amari Holland

Katalin Hunyak – Ella Halbert

Mona – Carina Allen

Third Reporter –

Judge – Mayur Gurukkal

Harrison – Tyris Thompson

Clerk – Alandra McMillan

Juror One – Izzy Obedala

 

Featured Female Dancing Ensemble:

Carina Allen

Megan Christensen

Ella Halbert

Kiara Harper

Whitney Hebert

Amari Holland

Sadie Jackson

Ava Kelton

Annie Mitchell

Lily Soto

Sophie Tyler

 

Featured Dancing Male Ensemble:

Jalen Anderson

Joshua Arce

Zeth Dixon

Kameron Haislip

Owen Lowe

Calvin Parrack

Ezequiel Tepox

Tyris Thompson

 

 Full Ensemble:

Carina Allen

Jalen Anderson

Joshua Arce

Bryson Carter

Megan Christensen

Gloria Diehl

Zeth Dixon

Mayur Gurukkal

Kameron Haislip

Ella Halbert

Kiara Harper

Jack Hartman

Whitney Hebert

Amari Holland

Sadie Jackson

Ava Kelton

Owen Lowe

Alandra McMillan

Annie Mitchell

Obinze Nwokochah

Isabella Obedala

Alisa Osborne

Calvin Parrack

Josh Robertson

Lily Soto

Ezequiel Tepox

Tyris Thompson

Sophie Tyler

Tierra Whitley

 

CHICAGO audition update

We hope to post the final cast list on Saturday. Thanks for your patience.

Auditions at Hume-Fogg Academic High School are very competitive. We cast students who do the best on the day of the audition. Not every show has roles that fit every student. One of our former students, who has appeared on Broadway, did not get the lead in the musical his senior year. He was clearly our best singer, but he was not right for the lead role in the musical. Several times, our best performer has gone from being considered for the lead to not making the show at all. This is hard to explain and even harder to deal with when it happens to you or your child. Putting together the cast/crew of a show is a complex puzzle. You have to fit the pieces together in a way that will help all of the students shine in each particular production. Sometimes you get the lead, sometimes you are in the ensemble, sometimes you are on crew, and sometimes you don't make the show. 

 

This can be difficult to understand for students and parents. It is the worst part of a theatre teacher's job. Casting students is exciting, but cutting kids is painful for everyone. Unfortunately, dealing with rejection is part of theatre. If you want to be involved in Hume-Fogg Theatre, you need to be excited to audition for any role, and willing to be a part of the crew. 

 

Learning how to endure the rejection, continuing to work, and coming back to audition are the way to succeed in theatre. 

 

Michael Shurtleff was a legendary Broadway and Hollywood casting director. He wrote the book, Audition, to help other people learn about the audition process. The following are two short passages from the book that deal with not being cast. We share these passages with students, but we think they are also important for parents to hear, as well. 

 

Why Didn't You Get the Role? 

 

"Actors must not worry about why they don't get a role; they should only concern themselves with doing the best ... audition they know how to do. ... Many times I have heard directors say about an actor: 'That is the best audition we'll ever see of that role. Too bad we can't cast him.' Their regret is genuine. But there has to be a balance in casting-the parts must fit like a jigsaw puzzle-and there are times when the best auditioners don't 'fit.' An actor cannot concern himself with that; there lies madness. Just go ahead and audition well, cry a little when you don't get the role you want, but never ask why. The why is usually a series of imponderables over which the actor has not control." 

 

How Do I Find Out Why I Wasn't Accepted? 

 

"There is no value in finding out why you weren't accepted; you'll rarely learn the truth, anyhow. Since all the considerations in casting are relative, what good will it do for you to find out you're too short for the leading lady or too tall for the leading man? The solution would be to go home and cut your leg off or put on a pair of stilts; neither will help you. Casting is a very subjective process for the auditors, naturally, no matter what objective criteria they use. Given readings of equal excellence, they are more likely to decide because "I like her." There's nothing you can do about that, so it's better not to concern yourself with it. The reasons for not choosing you are likely to be myriad and complex, from the fact that you look too like another actor already cast to their subjective reaction of not liking your looks or the timbre of your voice to the fact that you remind them of their first wife-reasons you can do nothing to control or alter." 

 

We hope that if you like theatre, you continue to audition. There are lots of ways to get on stage. Just keep auditioning and don't let anyone stop you from achieving your dreams.

CHICAGO callbacks

Thanks to everyone who auditioned for CHICAGO these past two days. We need to see the following people on Thursday at 12:30 in Ms. Forbis’ room. Please be prepared to sing the regular audition songs as well as the callback songs in the audition packet. We will also do some of the scripted scenes. Come dressed to impress.

Velma: Carina Allen, Ava Locknar, Sophie Tyler

Roxie: Ella Halbert, Virginia Richardson, Lily Soto

Billy: Zeth Dixon, Michael Dunaway, Jonah Pelton

Amos: Jalen Anderson, Jack Hartman, Jonah Pelton

Matron “Mama” Morton: Krista Dyer, Amari Holland, Tierra Whitley

Mary Sunshine: Kate Drury, Alisa Osborne, Ezequiel Tepox

NEWSIES Cast List

JACK KELLY – Michael Dunaway

KATHRYN PLUMBER - Ava Locknar

CRUTCHIE – Jackson Powell

DAVEY – Zeth Dixon

LES – Micah Williams

JOSEPH PULITZER – Jonah Pelton

MEDDA LARKIN - Krista Dyer

SPOT CONLIN - Jalen Anderson

RACE - Isaac Twit

ALBERT- Ezequiel Tepox

SPECS - Lily Soto

HENRY - Kameron Haislip

FINCH - Joshua Arce

ROMEO - Owen Lowe

ELMER - Tyris Thompson

MUSH - Calvin Parrack

BUTTONS - Carina Allen

SPLASHER - Ava Kelton

TOMMY BOY - Jalen Anderson

JO JO - Virginia Richardson

MIKE - Megan Christensen

IKE - Whitney Hebert

DARCY – Sophie Tyler

BILL - Jon Bumgarner

WIESEL - Jack Hartman

MORRIS DELANCEY - Dominic Kennedy

OSCAR DELANCEY - Jon Bumgarner

SEITZ - Mayer Gurukkal

BUNSEN - Sarah Taylor

HANNAH - Kate Drury

NUNZIO - Bryson Carter

GUARD - Max Grunau

SNYDER - Max Grunau

STAGE MANAGER - Mayur Gurukkal

JACOBI - Izzy Obedala

POLICEMAN - Bryson Carter

MAYOR - Jack Hartman

GOVERNOR TEDDY ROOSEVELT - Dominic Kennedy

WOMAN – Katie Madole

NUNS/ENSEMBLE - Gloria Diehl, Sadie Jackson, Serena Alexander, Alandra McMillan

BOWERY BEAUTIES/ENSEMBLE - Katie Madole, Izzy Obedala, Sophie Tyler

 

ALL SHOOK UP Cast Announcement

 

Please email daron.bruce@mnps.org to accept of decline your role.

 

Natalie Haller – Ava Locknar

Chad – Michael Dunaway

Jim Haller – Sam Grizzle

Sylvia – Joy Diehl

Lorraine – Lily Soto

Dennis – Ezequiel Tepox

Miss Sandra – Maelea Radford

Mayor Matilda Hyde – Grace Patterson

Dean Hyde – Jonah Pelton

Sheriff Earl – Austin Ayres

Ensemble:

Carina Allen

Jalen Anderson

Joshua Arce

Lisa Arce

Bryson Carter

Zeth Dixon

Kate Drury

Krista Dyer

Ayana Freeman

Taylor Gentry

Kameron Haislip

Ella Halbert

Hannah Laws

Isabella Obedala

Calvin Parrack

Jackson Powell

Virginia Richardson

Sarah Taylor

Tyris Thompson

Kimberly Tran

Cooper Twit

Julia Walker