Shrek Audition Information

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.  Those taking one of our classes at King’s Way are also eligible to audition.  Students do not need to be enrolled in a class to apply for crew.

Shrek auditions are open to Journey students currently enrolled in classes (ages 8-18).  Auditions will be held at Summit View Church (7701 NE 182nd Ave., Vancouver) in the gym, on Friday, September 23, 2022.  Check in from 5 – 7 pm.  Doors open at 4:45.

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. Tracks downloaded to a phone usually work best. 
  • All auditioners must bring a current photo (4×6 is the prefered size) 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. 
  • Auditioners will be learning a short dance number during auditions.  Please wear shoes that you are comfortable dancing in!

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 23. If a student is not auditioning and submitting a crew form only, there is no need to attend auditions.

NEW AS OF FALL 2022: 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 16 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.

 

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.  Be sure to check the cast and crew announcement, right here on this callboard on Sunday, September 25 at 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 Summit View Gym 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.

 

Rehearsals are closed to parents unless the parent is involved as a committee member.  Students are expected to be at every rehearsal they are called for.  If conflicts were listed on the student audition form, students will be excused from those specific conflicts.  Excessive conflicts may affect casting. All Friday and Saturday rehearsals will be held at the Summit View Church Gym.  Wednesday rehearsals are held at US Digital.  This Show Calendar lists all rehearsals that your student could be called to.

  • Wednesday rehearsals are held between 5:00 – 8:30pm at US Digital.
  • Friday rehearsals are held between 5:00 – 9:00pm at Summit View Church gym.
  • Saturday rehearsals are held between 9:00am – 1:00pm at Summit View Church gym.
  • Not all students will be called to all rehearsals and may not be called for the entire rehearsal time.  Students should not come to rehearsal unless they are called.
  • Costume Parade will be a long rehearsal, 9:00am – 2:00pm on November 5.
  • Rehearsal dates:
    • September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, November 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

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 30.  Parent attendance is required at two parent meetings:  September 30 and November 4, to be held during rehearsal time.  Crew member parents are required to attend the meeting on November 4th if this is the first time your student has been in a school year Journey prodution.

Production Fees of $145 will be assigned to all students cast in the show.  Fees are due Monday, October 3.  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 3 through the ordering link which will be accessed through the tab at the top of the callboard page.

We will move in to the theater during the afternoon/evening of Saturday, November 12.  At 2:00 all cast will come to the theater with their show boxes.  At that time there will be Safety Meeting for all families new to the venue.  Crew will have a crew rehearsal in the evening, time TBA.  Shows will be at Fort Vancouver High School theater, 5700 E 18th St., Vancouver.  This day is a busy day for most parents working on parent committees. If children accompany you to the theater, they must remain with you at all times.

Dress rehearsals will be held at the theater on Monday, November 14, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the same week.  Rehearsal will be from 5:30 – 9:00pm.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 7pm; Saturday, November 19 at 2pm and 7pm; Friday, November 25 we have a possible show at 2pm (based on how strong ticket sales are) and a show at 7pm; and Saturday, November 26 at 2pm and 7pm.  Full company photos will be taken in between the two shows on the 19th. We will present certificates and awards between the two shows on the 26th.  Parents are invited to attend.  All students and committee members will participate in strike (packing up, cleaning up and moving out) immediately after the final performance.

Opening Night Party will be held at a location to be determined immediately following the first performance on Friday, November 18.

Cast and Crew Party will be held at a location to be determined on Friday, December 2 from 5 – 9pm.

COVID:  A decision to audition and be cast in the show is an agreement to perform unmasked. Please continue to follow best practices for hand-washing and hygiene, and stay home if you have cold-like symptoms… and contact me to let me know!

I will be needing help to run auditions on the September 23.  I’ll be posting more information about that soon.

If you still have questions after reading through all this, do not hesitate to email me, Heather Bode, at h.bode@journeytheater.org.

Thank you!