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Spring Musical 2018

ALL SHOOK UP

FAQs

Spring Musical 2018

You must SIGN UP to participate in the musical! Registrations for cast AND crew will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited**. sign up will be active 12/12/17 at 7:00 am (via BACT reg form below)

There are no initial auditions for acceptance into the program. All auditions will be held once the rehearsal process begins (everyone who signs up will be guaranteed a role).

**SPACE IS LIMITED.  Registration is not guaranteed and enrollments will be processed on a first come, first served basis. A link to the wait list will be provided once all spots are full. There are no guarantees for wait-listed participants. 


What is the Spring Musical?

All Shook Up Young@Part®

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®

Book by JOE DIPIETRO

All Shook Up tells the story of an unexpected small town romance through the classic rock-n-roll music of Elvis Presley. Tom-boy Natalie, who runs the local mechanics shop, dreams of life beyond her dull little hometown. The whole town is shaken up when a cool, motorcycling, leather-jacket wearing Chad comes to town. To her own surprise, Natalie finds herself falling for him most of all. 

 

Informational links:

Theatrical Rights

 


The Audition Process
All students who wish to be in the show must sign up to participate. There will be two casts of 35 students each, the Jive (Monday) cast and the Jukebox (Wednesday) cast. Audition material for ALL SHOOK UP will be posted below and will also be emailed to families. We will review all audition songs and scenes at our first cast meeting.  All students will participate in auditions along with the rest of their cast in week two.


Auditions and Casting
Auditions will be held on Monday, January 8th & Wednesday, January 10th from 3:45-6:45pm. Click here for audition music, side 1, side 2.  We will review all of this material in the first rehearsal (1/3 & 1/5).

*If students would like to be considered for a lead role, they should have one scene and one song memorized for the audition. If they are not interested in a lead, they are welcome to keep their paper in hand when they perform their selection at auditions. 

*While students are only memorizing one scene and one song, they should be familiar with all material! Students may be asked to sing another song or read a different part other than what they've memorized.

The cast list will be sent out via email by 8:00pm on Thursday, January 11th. 

 


Cost to Participate
The Bulldog Theater After-School Drama Program suggests a contribution of $375 for each cast member and $80 for tech crew members to be paid through the registration page. Other expenses may include costume base-layer pieces and specific footwear for actors, and tickets to see the performances. Parents are also asked to volunteer.


Two Step Sign Up Process:
1) Complete BACT REGISTRATION FORM and pay your suggested donation*. Registration links will
be active beginning 12/12/17 at 7:00 am and will remain open until all spots are full.
2) Parents sign up for volunteer jobs
*If you cannot pay the donation amount in full at the time of registration, please contact Amanda at BACT at 510-296-4433 x7014 or classes@bactheatre.org.


Refund Policy

Refund of enrollment donation available before Tuesday January 2nd at 5pm (less a $25 admin fee). After January 2nd at 5pm, there will be no refunds. (contact Amanda at classes@bactheatre.org).


Actor Commitment and Rehearsal Schedule

Each cast will have their first cast meeting on either January 3rd (Jive Cast) or January 5th (Jukebox Cast). Auditions will be held on Monday January 8th (Jive Cast) or Wednesday January 10th (Jukebox Cast). Rehearsals will be held right after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting on Friday January 12th for the Jive Cast or Wednesday January 17th for the Jukebox Cast. Please see the detailed schedule here. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES LISTED ON YOUR CAST’S SCHEDULE. Please let the Director know about any scheduling conflicts on the first rehearsal. Actors are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and to be prepared with all assigned work, especially line memorization. Please bring your script and a pencil to each rehearsal. Adult supervision by Bulldog Theatre staff will end 15 minutes after the end of each scheduled rehearsal.  Students remaining beyond the 15 minutes will not be supervised. 


What about Tech Crew?
Tech Crew makes the theatre magic happen!  If you are interested in sound, lights, sets, costumes and how to make the show run, sign up for Tech Crew.  Tech Crew members start with their own cast on April 11th or 13th and must attend all dress rehearsals and every performance for their cast.  Tech crew is expected to remain at rehearsals for an additional 15-20 minutes after each rehearsal and show has ended to strike and reset for the following day. 
Enrollment is limited to 9 students per cast and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, note that head shots will be taken of all cast and tech crew on either 1/12 (Jive Crew) or 1/17 (Jukebox Crew).  Please plan to visit Mini Gym 1 immediately after school on Friday 1/12 or Wednesday 1/17 to have your headshot taken.


What if I have a conflict on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays?
When you sign up, you will be able to select either the Monday 
Cast or the Wednesday Cast. Please note that due to the school calendar, the Monday cast frequently meets on Fridays instead. Please look carefully at the detailed rehearsal schedule before selecting the cast that best fits your schedule. If there are two students who need to be in the same cast for carpool reasons, please sign them up for the same cast.


Does the Director have any tips or advice for me?
When the auditions happen during the second week of the program, remember that it is important to perform with expression and movement. You will not be asked to prepare anything before the rehearsal process begins. Being nervous at your audition is normal. Nervous energy is actually good and can help you deliver your best performance. Remember to PROJECT your voice at your audition and be expressive. This is not the time to be shy. This is your chance to show the Director what you’ve got, so give it 
your all!


Do I try out for a particular role?
Students will have the opportunity to write on their audition form which characters most interest them, but will not be auditioning solely for one particular role. The Director will explain the audition process in full 
at the first class. You will be given all of the information you need to have a successful audition at that time. 


How will the Director make casting decisions?
We will have two casts of 35 students each. Casting decisions are based on several factors: energy, 
ability to project, expression and movement, level of experience and preparation, level of commitment, ability to work as a team, and fit for a particular role. Casting is a giant puzzle and it is the most challenging part of being involved with theater.


When do I find out which role I have been cast in?
The Cast List & Tech Crew will be emailed to participants by 8
:00pm on Thursday January 11th.


Parent Commitment

Parents are asked to attend a Parent Meeting on either January 3rd (Jive Cast) or January 5th (Jukebox Cast) from 5:45-6:00 PM. Parents will receive regular communication regarding the show, from ois@bactheatre.org.
There are a number of parent 
volunteer opportunities, including marketing, graphic design, concessions and ushering.  Parents are asked to sign up for a position. Filling these positions will contribute to the overall success of the production.  The link to sign up will be on the confirmation page of the registration form.  Thank you for your support!