9 TO 5 and RIPCORD
Save the dates! March 22-24 will be audition dates for our summer season at the Duke Family Performance Hall. You will be able to audition for either or both shows over one weekend!
9 TO 5, our flagship musical, will perform June 20-30. RIPCORD, our Duke summer comedy, will perform July 18-28. Both will have rehearsal periods beginning 6-to-8 weeks prior to production, largely taking place on evenings and weekends in the Lake Norman area.
Casting breakdowns and audition procedures will be shared soon.
Dragons Love Tacos
Wednesday February 21st, 5pm-7pmWHERE: DCP’s Actor’s Lab, 20700 N. Main St., Cornelius WHAT: Auditions may consist of cold readings from the script and improv games. Please wear moveable clothing, closed toed shoes, and bring water. Time to stretch those creativity muscles.
HOW: Registration is required at the link below. Keep reading to find out more!
THINGS TO KNOW
- Connie Company auditions are open to students ages 8-20.
- The production will be directed by Connie Company alumni Breanna Suarez.
- Rehearsals will begin Monday, March 4th.
- Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday.
- Mon/Weds are 5pm-7pm and Tues/Thurs are 6:30pm-8:30pm.
- Actors will also be needed for tech on Saturday, April 20th. Time TBA.
- Performances are April 26th through May 5th.
- There is a possibility of adding performances within the dates of the production run, based on audience demand.
- Wanna audition?! Keep reading to find out more…
ABOUT THE PLAY
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
Written by Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
With music by Chris LaPorte
Dragons LOVE tacos: chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos- but NOT spicy salsa! Where there are tacos, there’s salsa, and if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa… oh boy! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues!
These roles may be played by any gender.
All actors must LOVE TO LAUGH!
KID a little shy and hesitant to throw a Dragon party!
LEROY THE DOG energetic and clever. Special skills include “sit” and “fetch”.
MAN IN SUIT This is the BIG speaking role in the show. This character leads the story and speaks to the audience. Good line memorization skills is a MUST.
These Dragons tell the story through action, pantomime, props, and dance!
RED DRAGON helpful, friendly
BLUE DRAGON timid, shy
WHITE DRAGON energetic, clumsy
YELLOW DRAGON trickster, silly
All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. DCP encourages anyone who is interested to audition and we are always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to our stage. Except as specifically required by the playwright for certain roles, Davidson Community Players has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage and welcome members of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to audition for our productions.
Auditioning at DCP
DCP encourages everyone to audition for a show regardless of your acting experience. We want you to feel comfortable at auditions and we strive to make this a rewarding experience for everyone.
In order to provide you with the best audition experience possible, we have compiled a few helpful hints and bits of information about the audition and rehearsal process.
- Read over the audition notice thoroughly. The audition information will provide details about character description, audition requirements and general information about the rehearsal schedule.
- Read the script and/or research the play. For non-musicals directors generally ask for a cold reading, which are scene selections from the script, so familiarity with the script is certainly beneficial.
- If you are auditioning for a musical, you will be asked to perform a song of your choice as well as participating in a group dance audition. You will need to provide sheet music for the accompanist at the audition. Choose a song that showcases your voice. Read the audition notice carefully to see if there is a particular style of song requested by the director. DCP offers musical theatre audition workshops which are a great way to prepare for auditions!
- Update your resume and headshot. Your resume should include your theatre and/or performance experience, if any. If you have special skills or training that is relevant to theatre, please list on the resume. Your headshot does not need to be professional; however, it is suggested that it be a recent photograph. Attach the headshot to the back of the resume and bring to auditions.
- Unless otherwise noted, auditions are held at the Armour Street theatre. You will enter through the basement door nearest the gravel parking lot where you will be greeted by our audition assistant. You will sign in and be given a numbered audition form. Please fill out the form as completely as possible with special attention paid to the area where you list your conflicts.
- Depending on the director, you may be seen as part of a group or individually. For a non- musical, you will be asked to do cold readings with others who are auditioning.
- For musicals, you will be asked to perform your musical selection and then learn and present a dance sequence. The director may ask you to do a cold reading as well as dance and sing.
- If you are auditioning for a Connie Company production, you may be asked to participate in theatre games and improvisations.
- Some directors will schedule a "callback" or second round of auditions. Notification of callbacks will be made by phone within 24 hours of the final audition. Being called back does not mean you are cast in the production and likewise NOT being called back doesn't mean that you are NOT cast in the production.
- Casting the show is the responsibility of the director and in the case of a musical, the director and music director. Our DCP policy is that all casting decisions will be made within 72 hours of the final audition (or callback) unless there are extenuating circumstances. Casting offers will be made by a phone call. After the cast is confirmed, the cast list will be posted on the DCP website. DCP will send out notices to those who are not cast via email.
- DCP encourages and welcomes people of all races, genders and abilities to audition for all productions.
In general, plays rehearse 6 weeks and musicals 8-10 weeks. Rehearsals are usually held five days a week, Sunday-Thursday, in the evening. All rehearsals are held at the Armour Street theatre unless otherwise noted. The director will provide a rehearsal schedule at least two weeks in advance. Directors are encouraged to create rehearsal schedules taking into account the actor conflicts. The week prior to the production is "tech" week, which will be nightly rehersals until opening. A "brush up" rehearsal may be scheduled between the first and second week of the show.
Casting is the most difficult part of being a director. Directors agonize many hours over the casting process to ensure that the best choices are made for their particular production. Frequently a strong actor may not be cast because the actor does not fit the director's vision for the part, is physically mismatched with other cast members or has numerous conflicts. Please don't be discouraged if you are not cast for a production; just keep auditioning!