Yes, all our shows are musicals, we want to hear what you can do. And if you would like to work on your song in advance, set up some time with Melina, our Musical Director, and she can help you feel more prepared.
Auditions are to show us what you can do but even if you don’t feel great about the audition doesn’t mean you won’t get a part. Everyone who auditions at Broadway Bound gets a role!
And remember no role is too small! Every character is important in making the show! We also don’t give a lot of our ensemble lines until we are rehearsing, they go to the kids who are working hard and show us they can handle it.
We will have some paperwork for you to fill out that we will email you the day before, but you can also fill it out at the office.
For your song, you should bring music. This can be your own sheet music in a 3-ring binder for Broadway Bounds piano accompanist, or you can bring a CD or MP3 to sing along with. You can also sing without accompaniment.
Rehearsals start the week of September 30th after casting is announced and go until the performances. The kids practice for about 3 months. Aladdin Jr. will be performing in January. Les Miserables School Edition will have performances at the end of January and first part of February.
Rehearsals are twice a week from 4:30 to 6:30 each day. When you come to auditions you fill out a conflict form so we don’t overbook your days if you have other after school activities. For the younger age group, Broadway Bound typically schedules rehearsals for Mon/Wed, Tue/Thursday with a third option of either Tues/Fri or Wed/Fri. For the older kids, rehearsals are typically Mon/Wed or Tues/Thursday and then Friday’s are kept open for small groups to be called. There are two to three Saturday rehearsals but we let you know those dates once rehearsals begin. It’s also important to note that although our rehearsal schedule is two days per week, as we near the performance dates there may be a few extra rehearsals to fine tune the show and ensure we present a first class production to our audiences.
Please keep in mind that we try and meet all participants’ schedules when we cast. We may ask some clarifying questions or ask if conflicts can change after your child auditions to give them the best role possible. We do this for every one of the almost two hundred kids who come in every season.
Please note: tuition payments, once received by Broadway Bound, are non-refundable. We ask for the first installment at auditions to ensure commitment to the production, regardless of role. Participation in Broadway Bound productions cost $275 per month over four months, totaling in $1100. – $50 non-refundable audition fee must be paid before auditions *****A $150 staffing fee will be charged in addition to the above tuition, you can opt-out of this fee by signing up for volunteer hours.*****
A $150 staffing fee can be charged in addition to regular tuition.
This fee can be waived by completing 15 hours worth of volunteer time. Volunteering can happen in many ways, ie. helping at the shows, working with costumes, building the set, or helping with fundraisers.
We also have a need-based scholarship program. Students who receive free or reduced lunch at school are eligible for a full or partial Broadway Bound scholarship—we would need a copy of the school lunch approval letter with their scholarship application. For students who aren’t enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program but are still interested in applying for a scholarship, their parents would need to submit a copy of their most recent tax return with the scholarship application. All scholarship recipients are required to complete 15 hours worth of volunteer time.
Every kid is busy with activities these days, we don’t want to double book your days. At the audition you will be given several forms to complete. One of them is a conflict form, if you have a weekly conflict that cannot be avoided you must note that on your conflict form. This helps us to better schedule all of the kids.
We can help you with that, all parents could use some help getting their kids to and from rehearsals. So what we do is we compile a mass list with every kid’s school and home zip code. Then you can see either what kids go to the same school or who might live near you. Then with the parents emails on the list you can reach out and make new friends!