Monday, October 25, 2021
Text Size

Fall Musical Auditions Open to All of Temple ISD

Auditions for Temple High School's fall family musical, Peter Pan, will be Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, from two to six p.m. in the Temple High Auditorium. Auditions are open to ALL Temple ISD students plus faculty and staff members. Rehearsals will begin in August, with performances October 25-28, 2018.

The show is the original 1954 Broadway production, which starred Mary Martin as Peter. A 1979 Broadway revival starred Sandy Duncan, while a 1990 revival featured Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby. NBC broadcast "Peter Pan Live!" in 2014.

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

The musical features the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure. Flying illusions will be created for the Temple High stage by ZFX Flying Effects.

For auditions, prepare a short musical selection (not to exceed 32 measures) that best shows off your voice and vocal range. If you sing acapella (without music), that won’t demonstrate your ability to sing with music and may eliminate you from some roles. You may bring your own electronic playback device. There will be a CD player with an auxiliary cord so you can plug in a playback device. There will also be an audition pianist so you can bring sheet music. In preparing your audition song, do not include a long instrumental introduction — get to the part of the song that shows off your voice.

There will also be a movement exercise for choreographic purposes. There will be roles in the show that don’t necessarily have to dance, so don’t avoid coming to auditions because you think you can’t dance. Many times, the choreographer can teach you the basic dance moves you will need.

You may also be asked to do a “cold” reading from the script with other auditioners. This gives you a chance to show off your vocal and characterization talent. Show your personality — don’t just stand up there and read the lines with no feeling.

If you have questions, please email the Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE for a PDF Flyer about auditions.


Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Alicia Green

YouTube (thespiansrus)

29 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 29 years in a row (as of March 2021). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

Free Newsletter

Temple High Thespians

CLICK HERE to sign up

2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)