Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

SOPA Auditions

Spring 2018 SOPA Cabaret -

Sensational Soundtracks: Movie Musicals of the 21st Century

 
Synopsis: In an original cabaret performance written by Metropolis Voice Faculty Tiffany Gates and Nathan W. Brown, students will be featured in solos and ensembles along with faculty as they sing and dance on the Metropolis stage to music from some of Hollywood’s greatest modern movie musicals. This cabaret includes songs from contemporary movie musicals such as High School MusicalHairsprayMamma MiaLes MisérablesPitch PerfectFrozenInto the WoodsMoanaThe Greatest Showman, and more. A great learning experience for students to perform with professionals in the performing arts! 

Who: Students, Grades 4-12
*Interested students do not need to be currently enrolled in Spring 2018 to audition for this program.  

Auditions: Sunday, February 25th (afternoon)

Prepare: 32 bars (up to 1 minute) of an up-tempo song and 32 bars (up to 1 minute) of a ballad. Musical theatre or jazz standard preferred, in the style of a movie musical from the 21st Century. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate keys. An accompanist will be provided. CD track accompaniment accepted (karaoke/without vocals). All singers must have musical accompaniment. No a cappella auditions will be accepted. Also come prepared with any type of dance shoe or gym shoe and clothes you can easily move in for a brief dance/movement audition. 
 
Tuition: If cast, there is a $350 tuition fee

Rehearsals: 
Sundays, March 4th - April 15th: 1:30pm-4:30pm      
*No rehearsal on Sunday, April 1st 

Dress Rehearsal: 
Saturday, April 21st: 10am-2pm

Performance: 
Sunday, April 22nd: 5pm in the Metropolis Theater

To sign up for an audition, email Skylar at sgreenberg@metropolisarts.com.
 

 

Spring 2018 SOPA Show - Hood

Hood
By Geoff Bamber

Synopsis:
A comedic twist on the legend of brave Robin Hood, who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Join Robin and his Merry Men as they work to fight against the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. This band of misfits needs to stop the Sheriff who plans to marry Maid Marian, and outwit the scheming Prince John, with plenty of laughs along the way.


Audition Info:
Auditions are open to students (grades 1 thru 12) currently enrolled in any SOPA Spring 2018 Group Class or Private Lesson.
Fee: Once cast, there is a $75 materials fee - this is to offset the cost of costumes, props, set, etc. 
 
What to Prepare:
Please memorize one of the monologues listed below, or memorize a comedic monologue of your own choice. 
Please wear/bring shoes and clothes you can move in.

Also, please be ready to share any acrobatic, circus-type, or fun quirky tricks you may be capable of doing – think outside the box!

When preparing for their audition, students should also practice saying their name and the name of their monologue before beginning their piece. 


Audition Form:
Forms must be filled out and brought to the audition.
The rehearsal, tech, and performance dates are included – please include all conflicts.


Audition Form


SOPA Audition & Casting Policies

Monologues:

Princess & The Pea         Country Mouse       Alice in Wonderland      Charlie Brown       Disney's Cinderella   

The Phantom Tollbooth 1        The Phantom Tollbooth 2       Shrek, Jr.        Excalibur 1        Excalibur 2


Auditions & Callbacks:
Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 10th.
Gr. 1-2 audition time: 1pm-1:30pm
Gr. 3-5 audition time: 1:45pm-2:45pm
Gr. 6-12 audition time: 3pm-4pm
*Auditionees are required to stay for the entire time slot; students audition in a group setting


Callbacks:
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, March 11th from 1pm - 3pm.
*Callbacks are by invitation only


Rehearsals:
*begin Monday, March 19th
Mondays – 4pm-7pm
Fridays – 4pm-7pm
Saturdays – 1pm-4pm
*No rehearsals March 27th - April 1st

Tech:
Saturday, April 29th – 1pm- 4pm
Monday, April 30th – 4pm-8pm
Tuesday, May 1st – 4pm-8pm
Wednesday, May 2nd – 4pm-8pm
*Attendance on these dates is mandatory

Performances:
Thursday, May 3rd  @ 10am and 6pm
Friday, May 4th  @ 10am and 6pm
Saturday, May 5th  @ 1pm
*Please note there are 2 performances during the day – a school excusal letter will be sent home

Contact SOPA Production Manager, Maggie, via email

(mneumayer@metropolisarts.com) to reserve your audition today! 

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Start anytime and pay as you go!
$40 for 30 minutes
$55 for 45 minutes
$70 for 60 minutes