If your child plans on auditioning, I encourage you to please take some time to review ALL of the tabs at the top of the page so that you are familiar with the audition process, schedules, expectations, parent commitments and more.
Students must currently be enrolled in a Journey class in order to audition. Enrollment in a class includes regular session and Studio. Students do not need to be enrolled in a class to apply for crew.
Auditions will be held at Summit View Church, Heritage Park Campus (7701 NE 182nd Ave, Vancouver), in the Worship Center, on Friday, September 22. Sign in between 5 and 7pm. Doors open at 4:45. The Worship Center is the larger of two buildings on the property, at the East end of the lot.
If your student has a physical disability that requires accommodation at auditions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days prior to the audition date.
Students must bring the following to auditions:
- Auditioners prepare vocal audition; prepared with a background track without a lead vocal. It is recommended that song selections be limited to 16 bars/measures, or 30-45 seconds from the time the student begins singing. If at 1 minute an auditioner is still singing, the music will be stopped and the audition will end. See our Auditions Page for more information. We will only play background tracks that have been downloaded to a phone. Please bring an adapter that suits your phone. (We are no longer playing tracks from CDs).
- All auditioners must bring a current photo (a school photo is fine) and an audition form to the check in table.
- All must complete an online costume form before coming to auditions.
- All parents of those auditioning must complete an online parent committee form before coming to auditions.
Friends and family are invited to watch auditions. Auditions take place in groups of 10. Even though check in closes at 7pm, auditions will continue until all are finished, which could go later than 9pm. Auditioners are welcome to leave after their group of 10 is finished or they may stay and encourage others.
Students 10 – 18 are eligible to apply to be part of our crew. It is not mandatory that a student be in a class this session in order to apply, however, students in class will have priority over students not in class. A student who auditions may also submit a crew form if they wish to be considered in case of being cut. Unfortunately, we cannot always use everyone who applies for crew. Crew members MUST be present at every dress rehearsal and every show.
The online crew applications must be submitted by 7pm on Friday, September 22. If a student is not auditioning and submitting a crew form only, there is no need to attend auditions.
The Stage Manager position will be evaluated by a separate application and determined prior to show auditions. If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the separate Stage Manager Application. This application is due Friday, September 15 by 7pm.
Conflicts may affect casting. You will have an opportunity to indicate any scheduling conflicts on the Audition Form. All cast and crew members must be able to attend every dress rehearsal and all performances. Dress Rehearsal conflicts may be approved only for a school performance where the student’s grade would be impacted.
In the event that a student is cut from Willy Wonka, they will be considered for crew only if a crew form has been submitted. Students may submit a crew form when they audition. If a student chooses not to submit a crew form (and thus is not considered for crew) they are elegible and welcome to audition for The Wizard of Oz.
Watch this callboard the night of auditions for information on who will be called back! Not being invited to callbacks does NOT mean that your student will not be cast (likewise, being invited to callbacks does not ensure that your student will be cast). Be sure to check the cast and crew announcement, right here on this callboard on Sunday, September 24 after 5:00pm.
Callbacks are by invitation only. Auditioners do not receive a personal contact if invited to callbacks. They will only be notified via this callboard: vaneast.journey theater.org.
Callbacks are closed. Students will be dropped off at the entrance of the church at their callback time and will be picked up at the doors at the end of their scheduled session. Students may be called at any time between 9am and 2pm.
Parent participation is mandatory for all students who are cast in the show. Parents of crew members are not required to serve on a parent committee, though participation is always welcome. Parents will be assigned to various committees and will receive their assignment on or before September 28. Parent attendance is required at two parent meetings: September 29 and October 27, to be held during rehearsal time. Crew member parents are required to attend the meeting on October 27 if this is the first time your student has been in a school year Journey prodution.
Production Fees of $165 will be assigned to all students cast in the show. Fees are due Monday, October 2 by noon. They will be added to your Journey Family account shortly after casting. You may log in to your account to pay or by calling the Journey office (360-750-8550). Production fees include a t-shirt and a show sticker. Shirt sizes must be listed on the student costume form. Crew members and family members who wish to purchase additional shirts must do so by Monday, October 2 (by noon!) through the ordering link which will be accessed through the tab at the top of the callboard page.
I will be needing help to run auditions on the September 22. I’ll be posting more information about that soon.
If you still have questions after reading through this and previous posts (and the tabs above), do not hesitate to email me, Heather Bode, at email@example.com.