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Directed by Ms. Hilerre Kirsch
All interested New Trier students may audition for
Love's Labours Lost.
Students cast in the Winter Play may not be eligible to participate in both NQA & H&M.
Thursday, September 20: 3:30 - 6:00pm, Hayes-McCausland Theatre, Winnetka Campus
Friday, September 21: 3:30 - 6:00pm, Hayes-McCausland Theatre, Winnetka Campus
Monday, September 24, 3:30 - 6:00pm, Hayes-McCausland Theatre, Winnetka Campus
AUDITION SIGN UPS
Sign up by clicking
. We will sort you into half-hour time slots. Please check the boards on the day of your audition for your time slot.
WHAT IS THE PLAY ABOUT?
to read about the play
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 Saturday, September 22nd. There will be movement at the callback so please dress comfortably. If you are called back, the director is interested in seeing more of your work. Some students who are called back may not be cast in the production. Conversely, some students who are not called back may be case. You will audition in front of adult and/or student production teams. You may perform in front of fellow auditioners at the callbacks.
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 Tuesday, September 27. Rehearsals will begin October 1st. Students who are cast must attend a Mandatory Information Meeting.
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.
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
groups will be welcoming new members at their kick-off on Thursday, September 27th.
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 (email@example.com). Also, the coaches from NT's
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. If you audition for the show and don't get cast, there are many great ways to get involved. Looking ahead, auditions for
The K of D
are on January 10 and 11. Please see Organizations and Clubs for additional performing arts opportunities.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED AT THE AUDITIONS?
Students should submit the following materials at the general auditions:
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
to download the selected monologues for you to prepare
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, sneakers, 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 MONOLOGUE?
Pick one of the
that you feel best demonstrates your skills as a performer and storyteller. Audition selections will be posted 2 weeks prior to the audition. You may perform any of the monologues, regardless of gender. Change pronouns as needed.
All selections should be memorized.
Be ready to perform your selection a number of different ways and focus on how to use your voice and body to help your audience see the story you are telling. You will audition in front of adult and/or student production teams. You may perform in front of fellow auditioners at the callbacks.
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
If you have any questions about the process/schedule or concerns about the plays, please contact Ms. Kirsch at