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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.

ThespiansR.Us

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

Director
Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
carlen.gilseth@tisd.org
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
kayla.stewart@tisd.org
(254) 215-7112

 

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