What we are looking for in your audition:

As directors, we have been asked to share information pertaining to the process of presenting a great audition. At the Palace Playhouse we look for four main items as we hold auditions for each theatre productions.


PRESENTATION: As each person presents him/herself on stage, the first 10 seconds
tells the most about the type of performer we are about to watch. We look for eye
contact, projection and enunciation while introducing him/herself and selections to
be presented. We look for stage presence, such as standing tall on both feet, eyes
engaged, confidence, and grooming.


MATERIAL SELECTION: Choosing a great song for each audition is key. It is best to
sing material that is similar in tone, mood, and personality to the musical for which
you will audition. For example, at the auditions for Newsies we heard great choices
from Matilda, Annie, and Junie B. Jones, which were more fitting than Gershwin
ballads or church songs.


ABILITY: Musical selections are required to have accompaniment. This shows
ability to match pitch, rhythm, and if the singer can produce volume. Monologues
give us the opportunity to see contrast in style and character of the one who
auditions.


ROLE PLACEMENT: Even when all the above have been met or have even excelled,
we still must look at the needs of the production. Considerations are made as to
how many to cast and costume, and how varying ages, sizes and shapes can be
utilized to fit the needs of the show.


There are many variables to consider when casting each production. Hours are spent going over the applications checking rehearsal conflicts and reviewing impressions from the audition. It is wonderful to watch children, teens, and adults participate. We are always grateful to each and every one from our talented community who choose to audition for a production at the Palace Playhouse.

 

What you should have prepared before you come to Auditions:

  • Come prepared to sing 16-32 measures from a Broadway musical similar to the scheduled production.  All audition songs are expected to be memorized.  Do not plan to sing an entire verse, only 32 measures are needed.  Lengthy music introductions should be eliminated.

 

  • Musical selection should reveal character, personality, vocal quality and range.

 

  • Musical auditions must be accompanied.  A cappella auditions will not be accepted.  Accompaniment can be live, keyboard, or electronic.  An accompanist will be available if needed, but it is always wise (if possible) to bring your own.  If you use electronic accompaniment, please eliminate lengthy introductions.

  • A short 30-second memorized monologue is recommended.  A monologue is not a poem.  It is a memorized selection spoken by a character from a musical or play, performed to reveal the character’s intent.

  • Please supply a personal resume.  If you do not have a completed resume, use the following link: AUDITION FORM, to print and fill out with your personal information to be submitted at the time of your audition at the Palace.

  • Date you know you have conflicts for both the rehearsal process and shows. 

Legally Blonde Auditions

Auditions for Legally Blonde the musical are March 16th and 17th 6:30-8:30 PM at the Palace Theatre. If you would like to send a video audition please send it to thepalacetheatrepocatello@gmail.com. Accompanist, Aux, and iPhone hook up will be available. All human and dog roles available. Callbacks and dance audition will be on Saturday by invitation only.

 

• Please prepare 16-32 bars of music in a similar style of the show.

• Please prepare a 30 second monologue.

 

• Masks required!

 

• This show is PG-13.

• Ages 12+, only a few teenagers will be cast. This will be mostly an adult show.

• Now accepting submissions for Bruiser and Rufus (the two dogs in the cast). 

•Directed by Sherri Dienstfrey-Swanson

 

• Music Directed by Elissa Jones

• Choreographed by Jenna Davies

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Character Breakdown

Elle Woods

The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: Gb2

Ensemble

Greek Chorus; Students; Delta Nu Members

Emmett Forrest

A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Paulette

A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Professor Callahan

A pompous, sleezy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful, but completely immoral.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Warner Huntington Iii

A good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle's heart and heads off to Harvard Law.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Vivienne Kensington

A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner's fiancee who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Brooke Wyndam

An exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3