Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

SOPA Auditions


Spring 2019 SOPA Show -

King Midas and the Miraculous Golden Touch

King Midas and the Miraculous Golden Touch
Auditions: Friday, March 8, 2019
Callbacks: Sunday, March 10, 2019
A Metropolis School of the Performing Arts Production - By Kids for Kids
Written by Michele L. Vacca (A Play Inspired by Ancient Greek Mythology, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's
Story, "The Golden Touch")

King Midas is the richest person in the world, yet he is not satisfied. He wants even more gold. A
mysterious stranger offers Midas the opportunity to wish for anything he desires, anything at all. Midas
seizes upon this opportunity to wish that all he touches turns into purest gold. Soon however, King Midas
discovers that the golden touch is not quite what he expected.

Audition Info
Auditions are open to students (grades 1 thru 12) currently enrolled in the SOPA Spring 2019 Session.
This can be any full-session class or lesson.

Once cast, there is a $75 materials fee - this is to offset the cost of costumes, props, set, scripts, etc.

What to prepare/memorize
2 of the monologues listed here:  MONOLOGUES
AND 1 joke to tell
***Monologues and jokes are preferred to be memorized. Please dress comfortably and be ready to move.***

Audition Times
Auditions are on Friday, March 8.
Gr. 1-2 audition time: 4:00pm-4:45pm
Gr. 3-5 audition time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Gr. 6-12 audition time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
*Auditionees are required to stay for the entire time slot; students audition in a group setting. If you are
unavailable for a particular time slot, please notify us.

Audition Form
The Audition Form must be filled out and brought to the audition. Printed copies will be available at the
table.
The rehearsal, tech, and performance dates are included - please be sure to include all conflicts, and if
they can be rescheduled.

Callbacks are on Sunday, March 10 between 11:00-2:00pm. Callbacks are by invitation only. Along with
the invitation will be a selection of sides to prepare.
*Auditionees will be notified about callbacks via email after all auditions have concluded.

Rehearsal Dates
Mondays from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Fridays from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm
*starting Sunday, March 17

Tech Week *attendance is mandatory for the dates listed below
Sunday, April 28 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, April 29 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, April 30 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, May 1 - 4:00pm-8:00pm

Performances *attendance is mandatory for the dates listed below
Thursday, May 2 - 10:00am and 6:00pm
Friday, May 3 - 10:00am and 6:00pm
Saturday, May 4 - 1:00pm
*please note there are 2 performances listed during the day - a school excusal letter will be sent home

Contact Nick (Education Production and Camp Coordinator) to be added to the audition list
Call: 847-577-5982 x234

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