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Auditions Announced for THE ADDAMS FAMILY JR at Encore Youth Theatre

EYT_logoEncore Jr. returns to the stage with a reimagined twist on your favorite spooky family, THE ADDAMS FAMILY JR.

Auditions are open to any child in Butler County who will be a 3rd-7th grader this fall.

Auditions will take place on August 28th and August 29th from 3:00-5:00 at Parrish Auditorium on Miami University Hamilton’s campus (1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011).

Masks are required to enter the building. Children will need to bring a 1-minute song for their audition. They can either use a backing track on a cd, tablet, or phone or sing acapella. They will potentially be asked to dance or read from the script.

Show dates are November 4th-6th at Parrish Auditorium as well.

Participation fee: $75.

We can’t wait to see you at auditions!

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THE MUSIC MAN Runs July 15-17

EYT_Music Man logoTHE MUSIC MAN
Encore Youth Theatre
July 15-17
Miami University Hamilton Parrish Auditorium [Hamilton]

Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian.

  • Thu-Fri, July 15-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 17 at 2pm & 7:30pm

Official page | Facebook event

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Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Encore Youth Theatre

EYT_logoAuditions will be made BY APPOINTMENT this year at Ridgeway Elementary School (267 Wasserman Rd Hamilton, OH, 45013) during the following times for incoming 7th-graders through graduating high school seniors:

  • May 6th – 5:00-8:30 PM
  • May 8th – 10:00-11:00 AM

You can book a time slot on our website (coming very soon!)

Show dates:

  • July 15th – 7:00 PM
  • July 16th – 7:00 PM
  • July 17th – 2:00 PM AND 7:00 PM

The Show:
Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian.

TO AUDITION FOR THE CAST

How to Prepare:

  • Sign up for an audition slot on the Encore Website (coming soon!)
  • Prepare a 1 minute cut of a classic musical theatre song that best shows your vocal range.
  • Choose a song that reflects the style of this show.
  • If you are interested in a particular role, it is highly recommended that you prepare a cut from a song of your choice that reflects the character you are aiming for. You are welcome to choose a song from Music Man.
  • You will need to bring sheet music or a vocal track to sing to at your audition. Sheet music should be double-sided and hole punched in a binder. The track can be a recording or a karaoke track from youtube/Spotify/etc.
  • Note: Tracks should NOT have any background vocals.
  • The dance combo will be posted here and on our website for you to study before auditions. It does not need to be memorized beforehand, but you should plan on being familiar with the combination, as the dance portion will be shorter than in the past.

What to Expect on Audition Day:

  • Auditions and Callbacks (if needed) will take place at Ridgeway Elementary [267 Wasserman Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013].
  • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to your time slot to fill out any paperwork, and staying for about 1 hour.

You should bring:

  • Your calendar and be prepared to list any known or potential conflicts based on the tentative schedule below.
    Movement clothing and shoes for the dance – you will not need to change for singing.
  • Your sheet music or a device to play your track on will be plugged into a speaker.
  • You will go to the vocal room with your group and sing one-by-one, then as a group move to the dance room to review the dance before performing it.
  • Callbacks will be by invite-only, and will take place on Saturday, May 8, at 2:00pm. You will be notified before you leave if you need to return for callbacks.

Casting:

The Cast & Crew list will be sent out by May 13th via email. You will need to reply to the email, either accepting or declining your role, by May 21.

The first rehearsal will take place on Monday, May 24.

For addition information visit their Facebook event.

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Directors Sought for 2020 Season at Encore Youth Theater

EYT_logoGreetings,

On behalf of the Encore Youth Theater Board, we are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting Director Submissions for the 2020 Season. This upcoming year is very exciting for Encore as we are celebrating 25 Years of giving students in Butler County the ability to learn, grow and succeed both on and off stage. We are proud of our history, and looking forward to the bright future as we continue to develop our program and its offerings. We are also very excited to announce that this upcoming season, Encore Youth Theater will be offered to students in Grades 7-12 in ALL Counties. We hope this expansion of our program will bring the ability to learn and perform to many more students in the Greater Cincinnati area!

Directing for Encore is a unique opportunity. We take great pride in what we teach our performers in ways of on stage performance, back stage behavior and preparation. Throughout the rehearsal process, we set up Audition Workshops, Guest Speakers, Alumni visits and more. As a Director, you will be guided and encouraged by the Encore Youth Theater Board in these aspects.

Our shows stand out from other Youth programs. We do it, and we do it well! Our rich history leaves us setting the bar higher and higher every year, and it is extremely important to us to work with a Director with the same quality standards. Directors should be prepared to work with a cast of 50+. The students also double as set movers and tech. Historically, a live orchestra has been utilized. Rehearsal time is typically Late May- Mid July, Monday through Thursday evenings. This is a paid position.

Submissions to Direct should come from well seasoned and experienced Directors. These submissions should include ( but are not limited to) the following:

  • Show Title
  • Production Team ( Choreographer, Music Director, Asst. Director, ect.. If Applicable)
  • Detailed Vision Summary for Show
  • Detailed Vision for Costumes for Show
  • List of Technicals Needs/Set Ideas
  • Calendar of Personal Conflict with Rehearsals

Submissions can be sent via email to mcleanstrickland@gmail.com, or by USPS to :
Encore Youth Theater ℅ Diane Noonan 16 Danielle Ct. Hamilton, OH 45013

We are so happy to bring more opportunity in Theater to students this year, and hope that you will join us as we embark on another 25 years of Encore!

Thanks,
Encore Youth Theater Production Coordination Team – McLean Strickland, Molly Bowen, Julia Bowen

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Auditions Announced for SEUSSICAL JR at Encore Youth Theatre

EYT_logoEncore Youth Theatre presents SEUSSICAL JR!

Auditions are open to all actors in grades 3 through 6. The audition dates are Aug. 15 at 6:30 and Aug. 17 at 10 am.

The location is Parrish Auditorium at Miami University’s Hamilton campus.

Come prepared to sing a 1 minute cut of your favorite song. Bring a karaoke track if you have it.

The performances will take place Nov. 8-10 at Parrish Auditorium.

Visit our Facebook page at Encore Youth Theatre for more information about us!

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