This is your chance to participate in our upcoming production of “Narnia”! During this memorable experience, participants will gain confidence, work cooperatively with others, and be responsible for meeting deadlines and expectations. Adults can join us on stage as well, or participate in the production in a variety of ways. This will be both fun and challenging while participants learn about the essentials of acting, music, dance and stagecraft as well as theater history. We look forward to nurturing your imagination and creativity in a way the entire family will never forget!
Adults and children ages 6 and up
What to Expect as an Actor
- All participants will be cast in an ensemble role regardless of whether or not a speaking role is offered to them.
- All participants will perform in at least three ensemble numbers in the show.
- The audition process is a combined effort by the artistic staff and a board appointed representative. All will be involved during auditions and will participate in providing audition feedback to students. The audition team will make final casting decisions.
- Speaking and specialty roles will be double cast wherever possible, allowing more participants an opportunity to experience solo performing.
- As an ensemble-based theater group, ALL participants will perform in ALL performances in the appropriate/assigned ensemble numbers whether or not they have a speaking or specialty role.
Family Involvement & Mainstage Policies
Creating theatre is about people working together. While we are fortunate enough to have a professional production staff, parent volunteers are an integral part of putting on an e.T.c. Mainstage production. Both actors and their families have roles in the production. A typical e.T.c. Mainstage production includes a total of over 2000 hours of volunteer time. This is divided among the families of all cast members. It is important to review and understand e.T.c.'s Family Involvement & Mainstage Policies which cover the following topics:
- Participant Behavior Guidelines
- Parent Responsibilities
- Mandatory Parent Meeting
- Mandatory Volunteer Requirement
- Mandatory Work Days
- Attendance and Conflicts Policy
- Costume Policy
- Drop/Refund Policy
If you are new to e.T.c. or theater in general, many of your questions may be answered on the Family Involvement & Mainstage Policies page.
Rehearsals are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in San Mateo. Tech Week rehearsals are 5:30-9:30 at Cañada College.
e.T.c. must be informed of all conflicts for the entire season by the participant's audition date. Participants are allowed three conflicts, but those conflicts may not fall on Mandatory rehearsal days, during Tech Week, or during any performance. Please review the e.T.c. Attendance and Conflicts Policy.
Note: Schedule and times subject to change (last update 1/22)
Workshop: Saturday January 14, 2017 1 pm - 4 pm at Kirkpatrick's Dance Studio in San Mateo
Auditions: Saturday/Sunday January 21-22, 2017 (must be registered and have an audition-spot to audition)
Ensemble Music Rehearsal: Saturday January 28, 2017 - start time 1 pm
Auditions: Saturday February 4, 2017 1 pm
Callbacks (by appointment only): Saturday February 4, 2017 following auditions
Parent and Volunteer Meeting — Mandatory: Saturday February 11, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rehearsals: February 5-April 7, 2017
Rehearsals will be scheduled within the following time periods (subject to change):
Saturdays 1 pm – 6 pm, Sundays 11 am – 5 pm
Mandatory rehearsal days - March 18-April 7 (no conflicts on these days)
Load-In: Sunday April 9, 2017
Tech Week: April 15-19, 2017
- Saturday April 15 - all day Tech rehearsal 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Sunday April 16 - No rehearsal - Easter Sunday
- Monday - Wednesday April 17-19 - Tech rehearsal 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Company Party: Saturday April 29, 2017
Performances April 20-23 and April 27-30, 2017
Benefit Performances: Thursday April 20 & Thursday April 27 at 7 pm
Evening Performances: Friday April 21 & Friday April 28 at 7:30 pm
Matinee Performances: Saturday-Sunday April 22-23 & Saturday-Sunday April 29-30 at 2:00 pm
Strike will be immediately after the April 30th matinee
Registration fees are per person and include a complimentary t-shirt.
- $400 first child participant (ages 6-18)*
- $275 additional child participant (ages 6-18)*
- $200 adult participant*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: the registration fee does not include costume fee. The costume fee depends on the complexity of your character's costumes. The maximum costume fee is $125. You will be charged costume fees the prior to the last show. All fees must be collected prior to the last show. Please review the Costume Policy for more information.
- Costumes are provided by e.T.c., but are the financial resposibility of the actor. Costume bills will be distributed prior to the closing of the show, and must be paid by the closing performance. The costume charge is based on the complexity of the costume(s), but will never exceed $125. Please review the Costume Policy for more information.
- Participants must provide their own shoes and makeup.
- Tech Week and Performances are held at Cañada College. Parking at Cañada is not free; e.T.c. may provide an option to purchase a parking pass. (While this is not a discount, it is a convenience for those parents who are at the theater most days.)
- Headshots are required. We usually contract with a local photographer to have them done for a nominal fee (paid directly to the photographer), but you may provide your own black and white 5x7 instead.
- Each family is asked to procure a raffle prize. This may be donated by the family themselves, or they may solicit donations from local businesses.
- Families can purchase a volunteer requirement buy-out option for $500 during the online registration process if unable to volunteer 25 hours over the three month period. Please review the Mandatory Volunteer Requirement policy for more information.
- Parents are responsible for purchasing their own tickets to the performances. We often offer discounted ticket deals; these will be announced when rehearsals start.
- There is a small per-person fee for the cast party to cover the facility rental.
- Sweatshirts and additional T-shirts (after the included participant t-shirt) may be purchased.
- Additional one-liners (after the included one-liner) for the program may be purchased.
- Raffle tickets may also be purchased.
- Parents may wish to purchase ad space in the program for their businesses or to cheer their actors on!
Any registrant who drops from the program is entitled to a refund as follows:
- 100% refund prior to Workshop
- 75% refund prior to first Audition Day
- NO REFUNDS will be given following auditions
A limited number of full, partial and work scholarships are available and are awarded based on financial needs. Students on scholarships may be required to contribute an additional twenty hours of assigned duties. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information prior to registering online.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Please fill out this online registration form completely for all participants including adults and children.
- If you participated in the Beauty and the Beast production, then an account for your family has been pre-created for you, please recover your password to proceed. If you need help, please email email@example.com.
- When checking out, you may choose to pay now with a credit or debit card, or to pay later and we will collect your fees at the audition workshop or auditions (check or credit card accepted). Payment must be received in full before auditioning. After completing the registration, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration along with links to Audition Signups and Forms that you must print out and bring with you to auditions.
For questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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