AUDITIONS

 
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Stages Theatre!

AUDITIONS AT STAGES


We typically audition youth ages 10-18 for our productions. Adult actor auditions will be posted as needed. We begin taking audition appointments 2 weeks prior to the audition dates listed below. Auditions, rehearsals & performances are held at Stages Theatre Company, located in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins 55343.
IMPORTANT: All participants must agree to and follow these guidelines & expectations:
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OUR MISSION: Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.
STATEMENT OF INCLUSION: Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and educational success. We make this pledge in the hope of curating a welcome home for all.
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UPCOMING AUDITIONS



AUDITION INFO FOR OUR 2022 PRODUCTIONS:

Please stay tuned. We'll be announcing more upcoming audition details soon,


RECENT AUDITIONS

 
DOWN-ON-THE-FARM

DOWN ON THE FARM: A Lift-the-Flap Outdoor Adventure

AUDITION DATES: JUNE 7 and 8, 2021
CALLBACKS: JUNE 9, 2021


FULL DETAILS
 
ELF

Elf the Musical, Jr.

AUDITION DATES: MAY 11 and 12, 2021
CALLBACKS: MAY 13, 2021

Thank you to everyone who auditioned! Casting is currently underway.

FULL DETAILS
 
YAGMCB3

You're A Good Man, Charlie Bown

AUDITION DATES: APRIL 27, 28, 2021
CALLBACKS: APRIL 29, 2021

Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

FULL DETAILS

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RECENT AUDITION INFORMATON

Audition Information for

DOWN ON THE FARM: A Lift-the-Flap Outdoor Adventure

AUDITION DATES: JUNE 7 and 8, 2021
CALLBACKS: JUNE 9, 2021
REHEARSAL DATES: JUNE 28 - AUGUST 3, 2021
PERFORMANCE DATES: AUGUST 4-22, 2021
SEEKING: Youth performers ages 10-18. We seek a diverse cast and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status and (dis)abilities to audition.
UNIQUE TO THIS PRODUCTION: For DOWN ON THE FARM we are seeking youth performers ages 10-18 who enjoy interacting with young children. Please read all Safety Policies for Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsals, Performances of DOWN ON THE FARM below.
Auditions are by appointment only.
The deadline to sign up for an audition appointment has passed.


REHEARSAL DATES PERFORMANCE DATES


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR
DOWN ON THE FARM




Health & Safety Statement:

We are limiting audition groups to a maximum size of 12 actors per timeslot. Families will be asked to fill out an online audition form after receiving an audition appointment, to help decrease the number of person-to-person interactions at auditions. All auditionees & Stages staff will be required to wear a face mask. We request that parents/guardians drop off their actor for their audition outside of the main entrance to the HCA if possible, to limit the number of people in the building. For rehearsals and performances, we will follow health and safety guidelines from the state and local authorities. More details will be available closer to the start of rehearsals in late June.


Audition Information for

Elf the Musical, Jr.

AUDITION DATES: MAY 11 and 12, 2021
CALLBACKS: MAY 13, 2021
REHEARSAL DATES: OCT 7 - NOV 18, 2021
PERFORMANCE DATES: NOV 19 - DEC 27, 2021
SEEKING: Youth performers ages 10-18. We seek a diverse cast and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status and (dis)abilities to audition.
UNIQUE TO THIS PRODUCTION: Please read all Safety Policies for Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsals, Performances of ELF THE MUSICAL, JR below.
Please read all Safety Policies for Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsals, Performances of Elf the Musical, Jr. below.
Auditions are by appointment only.
The deadline to sign up for an audition appointment has passed.

REHEARSAL DATES PERFORMANCE DATES


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR
ELF THE MUSICAL, JR




AUDITIONS & CALLBACKS

We are limiting audition groups to a maximum size of 12 actors per timeslot. Families will be asked to fill out an online audition form after receiving an audition appointment, to help decrease the number of person-to-person interactions at auditions. All auditions and callbacks will take place in our largest space, the Mainstage Theater. All auditionees & Stages staff (and all people that enter the building) will be required to wear a face mask. We request that parents/guardians drop off their actor for their audition outside of the main entrance to the HCA if possible, to limit the number of people in the building.

 

REHEARSALS & PERFORMACNES

For rehearsals and performances, we will follow all health and safety guidelines from the state and local authorities. More details will be available closer to the start of rehearsals in October.

 


Audition Information for

You're A Good Man, Charlie Bown

AUDITION DATES: APRIL 27, 28, 2021
CALLBACKS: APRIL 29, 2021
REHEARSAL DATES: MAY 17 - JULY 8, 2021
PERFORMANCE DATES: JULY 9 - AUGUST 8, 2021
SEEKING: Youth performers ages 10-18. We seek a diverse cast and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status and (dis)abilities to audition.
UNIQUE TO THIS PRODUCTION: Please note that this production is being produced outdoors in the Downtown Hopkins Park. Additionally, this production will be double cast. That means that there will be two full, separate casts (the “Joe Cool” cast and the “Flying Ace” cast) that will both perform an equal number of performances. All cast members must be available for all performances (no conflicts), because even if they are not scheduled to perform on a certain day, they are the other cast’s understudies.
Please read all Safety Policies for Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsals, Performances of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN below.
Auditions are by appointment only.
The deadline to sign up for an audition appointment has passed.

REHEARSAL DATES PERFORMANCE DATES


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN




AUDITIONS

We are limiting audition groups to a maximum size of 10 actors per timeslot. Families will be asked to fill out an online audition form after receiving an audition appointment. This will help decrease the number of person-to-person interactions at auditions. All auditions and callbacks will take place in our largest space, the Mainstage Theater. All auditionees & Stages staff (and all people that enter the building) will be required to wear a face mask. We request that parents/guardians drop off their actor for their audition outside of the main entrance to the HCA if possible, to limit the number of people in the building (parents/guardians will be allowed inside the lobby if requested).

 

CASTING

This production will be double cast. That means that there will be two full, separate casts (the “Joe Cool” cast and the “Flying Ace” cast) that will both perform an equal number of performances. All cast members must be available for all performances (no conflicts), because even if they are not scheduled to perform on a certain day, they are the other cast’s understudies. We will provide clear guidance to all cast members regarding our Understudy Plan, in light of potential COVID-19 symptoms, cases, exposures; other illnesses; and injury.

 

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on a single day following auditions. All actors will be given a socially distanced place to sit in the Mainstage theater while waiting to take the stage. Only 10 actors will be allowed on the stage at a time. Masks will be worn at all times. We request that parents/guardians drop off their actor for their audition outside of the main entrance to the HCA if possible, to limit the number of people in the building (parents/guardians will be allowed inside the lobby if requested).

 

REHEARSALS at the HCA

The majority of rehearsals will take place in person at the HCA, utilizing our largest spaces (the Mainstage and the Studio). Masks will not be removed during rehearsals, including during singing and dancing portions. The only exception is for water breaks, during which additional distancing will be enforced. In the rehearsal spaces, each cast member will have an assigned seat where they can sit, rest, and place their belongings when they are not actively rehearsing. Social distancing will be strictly enforced, with some modifications for staging purposes as needed.

Prior to the first rehearsal, cast members and their families will be required to sign a consent & release form, which will include acknowledgment of the risks associated with COVID-19, etc. Families will also be required to sign a pledge stating their actor will not attend a rehearsals/performance if their actor exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or is identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive of COVID-19.

 

REHEARSALS at DOWNTOWN PARK

During rehearsals outside at Hopkins’ Downtown Park, social distancing will be strictly enforced, with some modifications for staging purposes as needed. Masks will be worn at all times by actors, crew, and staff. All actors will be encouraged to bring filled, refillable water bottles to every rehearsal. Stages will also have ample cold water on site. Downtown Park has many shady areas, which we will utilize during breaks and downtime. 

 

PERFORMANCES

During performances at Downtown Park, social distancing will be strictly enforced, with some modifications for staging purposes as needed. At this time, we plan for actors to perform with masks. All crew and staff will also be masked during shows. Actors will remain separate from the audience, with at least a 12-foot distance between the stage and audience areas. All actors will be encouraged to bring filled, refillable water bottles to every performance. Stages will also have ample cold water on site. Downtown Park has many shady areas, which we will utilize during the breaks between back-to-back shows.