FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE MUSICAL WORKSHOP

Bring It On

Directed by Mr. Ryan Dunn with Musical Direction by Mr. David Ladd and Pit Orchestra Direction by Mr. Matt Temple. Students who are cast in the Freshman-Sophomore Musical Workshop will not be eligible to participate in the Improv Intensive.

AUDITION INFORMATION
All interested New Trier Freshmen and Sophomores may audition for Bring It On.

General Auditions
FRESHMEN**: Monday, September 24: 3:30 - 6:00pm, Chorus Room E122, Northfield Campus
SOPHOMORES**: Tuesday, September 25, 3:30 - 6:00pm, Large Chorus Room W215, Winnetka Campus

Callback Auditions
Wednesday, September 26, 3:30 - 6:00pm, Large Chorus Room W215, Winnetka Campus

AUDITION SIGN UPS
Sign up by clicking HERE . We will sort you into half-hour time slots. Please check the boards on the day of your audition for your time slot

To access rehearsal tracks, please use your New Trier email address to login to the Rehearsal Tracks folder.

WHAT IS THE PLAY ABOUT?

FROM THE MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE: 

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner, Jeff Whitty ( Avenue Q ), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda ( In the HeightsHamilton ), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Tom Kitt ( Next to Normal ), lyrics by Broadway lyricist, Amanda Green ( High Fidelity ), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. 

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic - she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition - the National Championships. 

Bring It On is ideal for any company with talented, young performers, whether they're singers, dancers, actors or cheerleaders. The show's name alone will fill the seats, and audiences' word of mouth will pack the house. With a colorful assortment of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive choreography, this hilarious, universal story is sure to be everything that you hoped for and nothing like you expected. 

WHEN DOES THE CALLBACK LIST GET POSTED AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
The Callback List for Freshman-Sophomore Musical Play will go on the Audition Hotline (1-847-446-7000 ext. 5053) on Tuesday, September 25th. Callbacks for the Freshman-Sophomore Musical will be in the Gaffney Auditorium at the Winnetka Campus. For this production, if you are on the callback list, you will be in the cast. The callbacks will be to determine each role.

WHEN DOES THE CAST LIST GO UP?
The cast list or an update will go on the Audition Hotline (1-847-446-7000 ext. 5053) at 5:00 pm Sunday, September 30th. Rehearsals will begin October 1st. Students who are cast must attend a Mandatory Information Meeting.

CREW APPRENTICESHIP
All performers are required to fulfill the Crew Apprenticeship Program within one year after being cast in their first production. Please see the NTHS Student Guidebook or Performing Arts website for more information.

STAGE CREW
The stage crew is responsible for constructing, designing, and running the show. Students who sign up must attend one of two crew kick-off meetings on Monday, October 9th in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium) Winnetka Campus or Tuesday, October 10th in E221 Northfield Campus

WHAT IF I'M NOT CAST IN EITHER THE FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE MUSICAL OR WINTER PLAY BUT I STILL WANT TO BE INVOLVED?
If you audition for the shows and New Trier's Improv groups will be welcoming new members at their kick-off on Thursday, September 27th. Stage Crew is a great way to get involved with the productions. All crews are open to anyone interested, and they are a LOT of fun - no prior experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining crew, please contact Mr. Ferguson (fergusod@nths.net). Also, the coaches from NT's Speech Team are ready to welcome new members. Looking ahead, please refer to the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Calendar for auditions for the Freshman-Sophomore Play and Directing Projects.

WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED AT THE AUDITIONS?
Students should submit the following materials at the general auditions:
- Completed audition conflict form
- Must include parent/guardian and adviser signatures
- All conflicts must be listed or they will not be honored. Please use  2018 2019 Crew Rehearsal and Performance Schedule as reference.
- Audition songs:
Bring It On auditions songs
Enjoy the Trip tenor
Friday Night Jackson baritone
Killer Instinct mix range
We Ain't No Cheerleaders mix range
What I Was Born To Do mix range

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AUDITIONS?
Make sure your hair is out of your face. Wear clothes that you can move in and make you look and feel good. Avoid jeans, flip-flops, or any shoe that makes it difficult for you to move. Do not wear costumes. There will be a movement audition before the callback so please dress comfortably.

WHAT ABOUT THE SONG?
Pick one of the following songs that you feel best presents your voice and demonstrates your skills as a performer and storyteller. All selections should be memorized. Copies of the sheet music will be made available by your theatre and chorus teachers via Canvas. In addition, copies of the accompaniment for each of the songs are available outside the theatre offices at both Northfield and Winnetka.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
If you have any questions about the process/schedule or concerns about the plays, please contact Mr. Dunn at dunnr@nths.net or 847-784-6739.