All Saints Episcopal School - Beaumont
This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof JR. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.
Fiddler on the Roof JR. is a great introduction to the world of musical theatre. Young performers will love its humor, warmth and honesty.
I’m excited to tell you about auditions for this year’s Middle School Fall play, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. This play is a shorter version of the full length version of the very popular Broadway play and movie. It is, in my opinion, the most perfect family musical that combines humor, drama, love, sorrow and hope. It’s a musical with real heart. As is the All Saints tradition, all middle school students are welcome to audition or sign up for stage/tech crew. All students who come out for auditions will be given a part in the show.
Audition Info • Aug. 14, 15 and 16, Wed., Thurs. and Fri. • 3:15 – 5:30 (or till the last auditioner is done) • Assembly Hall
Show Dates: October 10, 11 and 12
What to expect at auditions READING- Students will be asked to read a short selection from the script with one or more scene partners. It is not always possible to give a student the opportunity to read for every part in the script (there are over 20+ parts) so they should be encouraged to read their very best for every part even if it isn’t the one they are most interested in. There will be a spot on the audition form for them to indicate the part they are most interested in. Most kids will be cast for parts they never read for. Casting is always the most difficult task of a director so it’s important for kids to understand the value of being part of cast and the joy of performance with your fellow cast members.
SINGING- Students will be asked to sing a short portion of a song that all will be taught at the beginning of the audition. If they wish to be considered for a solo, they will need to sing by themselves. If they are not comfortable singing alone, they may sing with a small group to be considered for a chorus role.
STAGE/TECH CREW- If your student wants to be involved but isn’t interested in being on stage, they should come to auditions and fill out a form and check their interest as stage/tech crew only. They may leave after filling out their form.
SPECIAL NOTES • Students only need to come to one day of auditions and are not required to come every day. • Some students might be requested to return for callbacks on Friday. • Students may attend auditions everyday, but they may or may not have a chance to read again, depending on time constraints. • If a student has a sports conflict or previous afternoon commitment on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, they may ask for priority in the order of auditions to finish as quickly as possible. • A student may leave after they have completed their audition, but must stay in the Assembly Hall until a parent can pick them up.
If you have any questions, reach out to me by text at 409-553-7968 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramona Young Middle School Theater Director
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