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AUDITION DATES  

WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented and committed people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please contact Anita at anita.ross@wcpbhct.org if you would like to read this play.

 BLACK HAWK CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Audition Dates

Black Hawk Children’s Theatre

announces re-auditions for

The Rainbow Fish Musical

Script, Music, and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro

Adapted from the book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister

Translated in English by J. Allison James

Directed by Anita Ross

Musical Direction by Rosemary Gast

 

AUDITION DATES                                                           PRODUCTION DATES 

Monday & Tuesday, August 9 and 10                                           Friday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021

4:00-6:30* by appointment

 

AUDITION LOCATION

WCP/BHCT Walker Building

224 Commercial St.

Waterloo, Iowa 50701

SYNOPSIS

Rainbow Fish is the most glittery, sparkling fish in the sea - and they know it. When one of the other fish asks for one of Rainbow Fish’s beautiful scales, they refuse and find themselves ignored and shunned for their rudeness and selfishness. Rainbow Fish sets off on a journey of discovery finding that sharing and friendliness are choices that may earn friends.

 This musical is based on the picture book by Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish.

 

AUDITION DETAILS

Initial auditions will consist of two sections: a vocal (musical) audition and performing a short prepared piece. 

For the musical audition, please prepare 32 bars of a song. You may sing to piano accompaniment or track. Please contact rosemarygast@gmail.com if you need help finding sheet music and track.

For the prepared piece, please prepare a short poem or comedic monologue to perform that is no longer than 2 minutes. Suggestions for a poem could be nearly anything that fits the imaginative nature of this production. Your piece does not need to be memorized but you should have prepared it to perform by thinking about the story of the poem/monologue, what the character is, and how the character would move to tell the story. Please also consider the technical elements of performance including - but not limited to -  volume, enunciation, and audience awareness.

 

*TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

If you are interested, please send your interest via email to anita.ross@wcpbht.org. She will send along two forms for you to complete. Once those are returned, she will send along scheduling information.

Since this is a new format for many, we ask for your patience through the auditioning process. 

If you are unable to audition through either of these methods, we will find alternative methods; email Anita with questions or concerns. Our desire to audition any and all who are interested is of our utmost concern.

 

AVAILABLE ROLES

There are many opportunities for actors of all experience levels. All roles are for ages 9 and up and open to any gender casting. All actors will be required to sing and dance. Some roles may be doubled.

RAINBOW FISH - a fish who thinks that beauty is all they need.

OCTOPUS - a kindly and wise creature that helps Rainbow Fish understand how to be liked.

TENTACLES  - like the scales, tentacles are part of the octopus.

LITTLE FISH - a kid fish in the school; wants to be a friend to Rainbow Fish. Little Fish is unafraid and curious.

HERMIT CRAB - a fish in the school.

GUPPY  - a fish in the school.

SHRIMP - a fish in the school.

SNAIL - a fish in the school.

MINNOW - a fish in the school.

CLOWNFISH -  a fancy fish; very silly, snobby fish that tries to show off for Rainbow Fish

ANGELFISH -  a fancy fish; very silly, snobby fish that tries to show off for Rainbow Fish

NAUTILUS - a sea creature, loves to joke around with the other sea creatures.

HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A - a sea creature, loves to joke around with the other sea creatures.

HADDOCK - a sea creature, loves to joke around with the other sea creatures.

HAKE - a sea creature, loves to joke around with the other sea creatures.

LOBSTER - sea creatures, loves to joke around with the other sea creatures.

ENSEMBLE - other assorted sea creatures.

Please note: These are re-auditions for a production that was cast and had started rehearsals before getting shut down due to COVID. Some actors were able to resume their roles. This list includes roles that are now available.

 

WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented and committed people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building during normal business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm) to pick up a script.

 

WATERLOO COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

AUDITIONS FOR         ELF, THE MUSICAL​

Sunday, September 19 at 4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm

You will be asked to sing 16 bars of a prepared song and should bring your sheet music in the correct key. All roles require some  singing. You will also have a short dance routine to learn. Scripts will be available to check out for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Call (319) 235-0367 for additional information. 

If you are interested but cannot make it to either audition please let us know.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  

IS BLACK HAWK CHILDREN’S THEATRE AUDITIONING ONLY KIDS?

No.  We try to cast actors age appropriate and there are often several roles for adults. 

The distinction has more to do with audience than with cast.

 

WHERE ARE AUDITIONS HELD?

Auditions will be held in the WCP/BHCT Walker Building at 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo, unless otherwise noted.

 

THERE ARE TWO DAYS LISTED FOR EACH SHOW - DO I NEED TO ATTEND BOTH?

No, please attend only one of the two optional dates.  For adults, it is preferable for you to attend the first of the two dates if you can, but you may choose either.  There will usually be a callback audition and that date and time will be discussed at the main auditions.

 

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED?

 Neither experience nor membership is required to audition. WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE AUDITION?

Be prepared to fill out an information sheet and conflict schedule before the auditions begin. The audition process usually includes cold readings from the script and, for a musical, vocals and dance. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for movement. For a musical you should  prepare at least 16 bars of a song and provide sheet music; an accompanist will be available.
 

IF I GET A PART WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

The rehearsal process may last 6 - 8 weeks. The number of days per week will depend on the role you are playing.  The first few weeks are lighter, then plan on seven days a week for the last two weeks of rehearsal.  Rehearsals are usually 3 hours in length.  We strive to accommodate your conflicts throughout but please note - if you are not available for all performances you should not audition.

 

CAN I GET A SCRIPT IN ADVANCE?

Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 fully refundable deposit. ($25 for some musicals) Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building during normal business hours (Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm)

 

WHAT IF I AM OFFERED A PART I DON’T WANT?

You have the chance to note any preference in roles on your information sheet.  We ask that you be honest if only want a certain role. You may always decline the offer, but encourage you to consider it carefully.  The director wants to put you in the right part that suits not only your talents but the production as a whole.  They may see you differently than you see yourself.

 

 

 

If you have any other questions please give us a call at (319) 235-0367.

The audition is not a test - we want you to succeed and are happy to help you.

We are always interested in new participants!  For those under 16
please attend the next BHCT audition to sign up.  For those over 

16, click on the link below to sign up and we will contact you.

FRONT OF HOUSE 

Ushers and House Managers - Help seat patrons for performances
 

TECHNICAL / BACK STAGE

LOOKING FOR FOLKS TO HELP CREATE THE MAGIC OF LIVE THEATRE!

Costumes 
Construction: help with the measuring, patterning, alteration and/or construction of costumes under the supervision of the show Designer.

Costume Crew: Help actors with quick changes and providing care and repair to production costumes.
 
Light & Sound

Lighting Assistant: Hanging, gelling, focusing and plugging lighting instruments. Locating and preparation of appropriate sound effects under the supervision of the Designer.
Crew Member: Operate of the master light board, sound board, follow spots and/or special effects.
 
Makeup - Crew Member
Apply and assist in the application of makeup under the supervision of the Designer. Style hair for each performance. Set up and restock makeup.
 
Props

Find and transport properties (items handled by actors) to the Playhouse. 
Crew Member: Arrange, repair and replenish props for each performance.
 
Set Construction

Aid in the construction of scenery under the supervision of the Technical Director. Variable time commitment.
 
Set Painting

Aid in the painting of scenery under the supervision of the Technical Director. Variable time commitment.
 
Stage Manager

Run performances and call cues for a production. Must also attend most rehearsals to prompt actors.

Assistant Stage Manager

Assists in running the performances calling some cues. Must attend most rehearsals and all performances.
 
Shift Crew

Move scenery during some rehearsals and performances.


Call the Business Office at (319) 235-0367 for more details OR to get started right away.
OR Click Below to sign up and we will contact you!
SIGN ME UP! (This link is volunteers aged 16 and up)

 
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