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Once Upon A Mattress Jr. Audition Notice

Rehearsals are Mondays from 4:30-6:30 until school gets out.  NO rehearsal Memorial Day.

April 26 Read Through, Sing Through
May 03 Spanish Panic, Song of Love, Opening For A Princess
May 10 Many Moons Ago, Quiet, Finale
May 17 BLOCK ACT 1
May 24 BLOCK ACT 2
June 07 Review
June 14 Review
June 21 Act I
June 22 Act II
June 24 OFF BOOK ACT II - 2-5 p.m.
June 28 2-6 P.M. 
June 29 2-6 P.M.    
June 30 2-6 run through; TECH  6:30-8:30 *Dinner at playhouse
4.5 days off for 4th of July weekend
July  05 5-8 TECH
July  06 2-8:30 *Dinner at playhouse
July  07 2-8:30 *Dinner at playhouse
July  08 Final Dress Rehearsal: 5-9:30
July  09 Performance 7:30
July  10 Performance 7:30
July  11 Performance 2:00 p.m.; STRIKE; CAST PARTY

Meet Mary Bogrette
Director, Avon Players Youth Theatre Experience

  - Teacher for 19 years
State of Michigan Sallie Mae 1st year teacher award recipient
  - 2009 Oakland County Teacher of the Year
  - 1987 Classical Shakespeare Training – Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of
    London, - London, England
  - 1988 BA – Theatre, Language Arts – Michigan State University
  - 1996 MA – Reading and Language Arts – Oakland University
2010 MA – Educational Theatre for Youth – Eastern Michigan University
  - Director of over 70+ shows including youth theatres at:

  - Michigan Opera Theatre
  - Avon Players Theatre
  - Rochester Summer Music Theatre
  - West Bloomfield Middle School

  - Director of the Bloomfield Hills Middle School Forensics Team – 19 years
  - Began acting in Youth Theatre workshops & productions in 1979
Accomplished Costumer, Set Designer & Choreographer

Avon Players Youth Theatre FAQ

Who are the directors?
Mary Bogrette (Director/Choreographer), Dave Frobel (Music Director)

When are the auditions?
Auditions are Monday, April 19 from 4:30-7:00, Performance dates are July 9-11

Where can I find the script?   
There are copies at the Rochester Hills Public Library.

What do I need to prepare for the audition?  
Students do not need to bring anything prepared.  Students will learn a song from the show, a short movement combination and perform an acting audition.  Students must be able to read from a script.

What should I wear to the auditions?  
Dress for comfort!  If you have jazz or character shoes, bring them.  Do not go out and purchase new shoes for the audition!  Auditioners should have hair pulled back so we can see their face.  Shirts without words/pictures are less distracting.

Can I bring something to eat?  
Auditioners will have time for a snack/light dinner in the lobby when they are not on stage auditioning.

Do I have to stay the entire time?  
Students can be excused at anytime, but we need to see students complete all parts of the audition in order to consider them for a role.  We are not able to stop the audition process and make accommodations for one child. 

What if my child can't make auditions?    
Students unable to audition can still apply to be on crew.  Students must be present at auditions to be cast in the show.  There is no alternate audition date.

How will I know if I made it?   
Students will be notified by e-mail or phone.

When do rehearsals start?  
The Monday following the auditions!

When are rehearsals?
They will be on Monday’s from 4:30 – 6:30, April 26 – June 14. (No rehearsal Memorial Day) More often once school is out. (Please see rehearsal date for specific dates and times)

What is the cost of tuition/membership?
$250.00 per student with a discounts for multiple child families and will include the Youth Theatre Experience

What is the Youth Theatre Experience?
A series of workshops incorporated within the rehearsal schedule that will focus on the student development of Improvisation, creative dramatics, movement, voice workshops, theatrical design and more.

What is the age range for Avon Youth Theatre?
This years production is for all student ages 6-16, if you do not qualify you can still work on the production backstage. We will also be holding other workshops throughout the year for different age ranges.

Question not answered here? Please email us Avonplayers@att.net


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