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["2017"] Fall Play Tryouts

Posted by Wyatt on December 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The middle school theater season will officially start, ideally, around 8 weeks before the date of the show. At this time, we will put out announcements through school news outlets as well as hang fliers around the building announcing tryout dates. Information packets and sign-up sheets will be available in the main office. The packet will contain rules, guidelines, lines for memorization during tryouts, as well as other details that may be pertinent at the time for this show season. We ask that the rules and guidelines sheet be signed by student and guardian and returned to our team of directors on the first day of rehearsal.


The actual tryouts will be a little different from typical theatrical tryouts. During NMSTheater tryouts, no one auditions for a specific character or role. Everyone recites the same lines - from the packet - and our team of experienced volunteers will delegate roles as they see fit. Each audition will - usually - take place on the middle school auditorium stage. Each audition will be conducted in private. The only people who see tryouts are judging volunteers and our directing staff. Students will be directed into the auditorium one at a time and they will be asked to recite the lines provided in the packet to the judges. Students are allowed to have the line packet to read from during the audition. We only require that the lines be read. Any characterization that students may want to include is encouraged, but make sure it isn't over the top. Please keep in mind we have several dozen students waiting to audition and to be respectful of their time too.

By the time students arrive at school the next day, call-backs will be posted outside the auditorium. If your tryout number is on the list, then that means we would like you to be a part of our show. If your number is not listed, then we are unfortunately not able to grant you a roll in our show. We encourage anyone who may not have been granted a spot in this season’s show to work in their own time on enhancing their theatrical abilities and come back next season.

Now the Middle School Theater season has officially begun. We will pick back up again with early and mid season rehearsals soon.

Break a leg!

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