Parkview Middle and High School Families!!
We are so excited to be a part of something great with you! Like many homeschooling experiences, your student will learn hands-on what it means to work hard, memorize, learn basic theater skills, coordination, cooperation, work towards a common (awesome) goal, interpersonal skills, make new friends and just plain have a load of fun! Year after year this is what I look forward to – I hope that your child will share my feelings.
Parent involvement is required for your child to participate in the play although, for parents of young, non-school age kids, it can look very doable. We are very flexible and will find the perfect fit for you at this stage in life.
The play is mainly run by volunteers. We need 100% effort from both you and your student. We need your help with making sure your child is on time, arrives with a good attitude, and is respectful to authority figures. A little pep talk from mom often goes a long way!
We have many different opportunities for you to shine. Ten (10) volunteer hours are required to participate in the show. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP FOR A SPECIFIC AREA, ONE WILL BE ASSIGNED TO YOU. Please take this responsibility seriously: Show up on time, be ready to work, and meet new faces and friends. The friends I have met through the play have continually been my core of friends at Parkview. It is doubly true for my children.
If you have any questions, PLEASE ASK EARLY. It is harder to be flexible or take in new ideas or ways to tackle a problem when our time draws closer to performances.
Welcome to the team! It is an honor to work beside you!
Dates & Times
Wednesday, 2/9/2022 11:30-12:45 Audition
Friday, 2/11/2022 12:45-3:15 Call Backs (only if you are called)
What To Bring
Audition Form or via google form
Rehearsal Schedule Conflict Form or via google form
Parent Duties & Signature Form or via google form above
T-Shirt & DVD Orders only on google form. Due by 4/1
Sign In & find a seat under the tent
We will audition by song. Please audition for the primary role you are interested in. You will sing only once at the audition. You will be considered for other roles based on your audition.
You should sing in character as this will showcase your ability in addition to reading sides.
What Is Next?
The audition panel will discuss auditions and roles after auditions. If you are called back, you will receive a phone call before 9 pm on Wednesday, 2/9/2022. (If you are not called back, that does NOT mean you have not cast!)
If called back, you may be asked to make changes in your presentation and the opportunity to present again. You might be asked to sing audition songs. Please be prepared.
After callbacks are complete, the panel will make the final casting decisions. We hope to post the cast list on our website by Sunday evening, 2/13/2022.
Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, 2/16/2022 @ 11:30.
A kind young woman. She is mild-mannered at first glance but burns with a fiery passion for more in her life. Although Cinderella comes from sad beginnings, she continues to make the best of every situation. Her caring, good-natured personality and strong opinions are what catch the Prince’s attention.
An unexpected ally for Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother is a mysterious, wise, and caring mentor who delivers her advice with wit and sass. She helps Cinderella realize her true potential
Cinderella’s stepmother. A stern, narcissistic upper-class lady. She is proud of her children and resents being burdened with Cinderella. There is always vile intent behind her words.
A bright young man. He is searching for independence within his royal role. He is expected to marry for the good of the kingdom but wants it to be for true love. He hopes to understand the needs of his people.
Stepsisters: Joy & Portia
Cinderella’s two stepsisters. We seldom see true, genuine smiles across their faces, preferring to take more pleasure in the continual putting-down of Cinderella. Feel entitled to marry the Prince and certainly do not deserve it. Portia is dimwitted and oblivious. Joy, in spite of her name, is sour and sullen.
She wears the pants in her marriage and (silently) runs the kingdom. She is a vibrant, caring mother to her only child, Prince Christopher. She thinks her husband is daft but loves him completely anyway. A very genuine person.
A boisterous, head-slightly-filled-with-saw-dust, naive and comical king. Blissfully unaware of his wife and son’s emotions, he means well and his heart is in the right place
Various Ensemble Roles, many with solos.
Roles include Merchants, Villagers, Ball, Wedding Guests, Mice.
For the audition, you should prepare and sing one song from the list below that best fits your age/gender/vocal range and best represents your vocal ability and acting skills. You will be considered for all roles, including ensemble, for which you indicate on your audition form, regardless of song choice.
Sheet music for a few of the audition songs
In My Own Little Corner (accompaniment)
In My Own Little Corner (w/vocals)
Impossible (w/vocals. Slightly higher than accompaniment)
Sisters’ Lament (accompaniment)
Sisters’ Lament (w/vocals)
Ten Minutes Ago (accompaniment. Measure 58-89)
Ten Minutes Ago (w/vocals)
The Prince is Giving a Ball (accompaniment)
The Prince is Giving a Ball (w/vocals)
I agree to commit myself to the Parkview play. I will come on time and prepared. I will come with a good attitude and a willingness to learn and be helpful.
Parkview student: _______________________________________________
Parkview Parent: ________________________________________________
Preferred Cell Phone: ____________________________________________
Parent Email: __________________________________________________
Parent Preferred Volunteer Area(s): ___________________________________
Attendance is mandatory at all rehearsals at which you are schedule and for which you have not indicated a conflict below. If you miss 2 or more rehearsals beyond your documented conflicts you may be pulled from a number or scene, or (iin egregious cases) dropped from the show at the Director’s discretion. Therefore, please examine the rehearsal schedule below and indicate any conflicts you are aware of that would prevent your attendance on that date. At least one adult representative and your actor are required to help load-in and strike sets.
Parkview takes COMMUNITY very seriously and we ask that you respect your fellow actors, director, and everyone working behind the scenes by being on time and showing up with a great attitude.
Please note tech week call times may vary.
1. Be prepared. You should be well prepared for an audition because it will give you more confidence.
a. your dialogue several times in front of a mirror so that you are sure that your face and body are as dynamic as your voice.
b. your song, sing it over and over and over again with the
accompaniment you will use during the audition.
c. movement. Try several different options before deciding on the
d. in front of family and friends so that you can get over the first
e. your timing. You don’t want to race through your dialogue.
3. Relax. If you get nervous, take a moment to get focused. Try putting your head down, closing your eyes, and taking a couple of deep breaths to get rid of those last few butterflies.
4. Project! Project! Project! Make sure that you can be heard. Your voice should fill the entire audition space. It is better to shout than to not be heard at all.
5. Have fun! Try to forget the pressure of the audition and just look at it as another opportunity to perform – for a captive audience! Whether or not you get cast in a role, you will learn a lot from the audition experience that will help you to meet future challenges head on!