Auditions

Upcoming West Chester Studio at Uptown! Winter Auditions:

Uptown Singers:

Auditions for the winter session of Uptown Singers will be Dec 8 from 11:30-1:30, and 4:30-6:30 pm.

To arrange an audition time email Therese at: wcstudio@uptownwestchester.org and provide the following information: Students name, Parents name, grade, parent email and phone, audition time restraints.

Uptown Singers:

Cost: $300

Tuesday Evenings Jan 7-March 3

With Extra Rehearsals for our Future Stars Gala:

Sunday March 8 at 1:00-4:30 pm, Call time is 12:45 pm

Tuesday March 10 at 4:30-8:00 pm, Call time is 4:15 pm

Friday March 13 at 4:30-7:30 pm, Call time is at 4:15 pm

Future Stars Gala:

Saturday March 14 at 1:00 pm, Call time is 12:30 pm.

Spring Shows: TBA

 

Past WCStudio at Uptown Fall Auditions

Uptown Singers

Holiday Cheer Play: The Bullies Christmas Carol

Semi Professional Musical: James and the Giant Peach, TYA

 

Auditions for all of the above will be:

Thursday Sept 5 from 4:30-8:00 pm

Saturday Sept 7 from 10:00-5:00 pm

 

To arrange a 5 minute audition time slot email Therese at: therese@westchesterstudio.com and provide the following information:

  1. Performers Name and Grade.
  2. Parents Name, Phone and email.
  3. Time Restraints for audition appointment.

If auditioning for the Holiday Cheer Play or Semi Pro Musical please list all rehearsals your performer will not be available to attend.  All performers are allowed 2 absences from rehearsals.

 

Uptown Singers:

Cost: $300

Grades: 6-12

Rehearsals: Tuesday’s Sept 21-Nov 19 6:00-8:00 pm

Additional Holiday Cheer rehearsals and concerts:

Sat. Nov 23 9:00-12:00 pm, Call time is 8:45 am

Sun Nov 24 6:00-9:00 pm, Call time is 5:45 pm

Dress Rehearsal: Thurs Dec 5 5:30-8:00 pm

Holiday Cheer Concerts:

Fri Dec 6, at 5:00 pm, Call time is 4:30 pm

Sat Dec 7, at 1:00 pm, Call time is 12:30 pm

The rest of the Uptown Singers Concert Schedule will be posted shortly.

 

The Uptown Singers is a singing group made up of teens who have mastered the ability to sing and perform a solo.  We highly recommend all performers interested in the Uptown Singers take the WCStudio Singers class at least once if not multiple times before auditioning for Uptown Singers.  However, this is not a requirement for auditioning. The Uptown Singers will perform concerts in and around the West Chester area throughout the Christmas Holidays.

 

Prepare a song that highlights your vocal strength and song interpretation skills. Bring a picture and resume along with a Karaoke version of your song on a phone or ipad to sing with.

 

Holiday Cheer Play: The Bullies Christmas Carol

Cost: $250

Grades: 5-12

Rehearsals: Tuesday Sept 24-Nov 26, 4:30-6:00 pm, Thursday Nov 21, 5:00-7:00 pm, Call time is 4:45 pm

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday Dec 5, 7:00-9:00 pm.

Shows: Friday Dec 6 at 5:00 pm, Call time is 4:30 pm

Saturday Dec 7 at 1:00 pm, Call time is 12:30 pm

Description: Performers will put to use acting skills worked on in acting classes in this twist on a classic holiday tale sure to delight naughty and nice kids alike.

Prepare: a short monologue that shows who you are.  If you need a monologue, we will email you a few to choose from when you request an audition time.

Available Roles: Most actors will play multiple roles.

Ebbie: Twin of Neezer, a bully

Neezer: Twin of Ebbie, a bully

Bob: Teachers pet and frequent victim of the twins’ bullying.  Takes care of the class pet turtle, Tiny Tim

Hope & Charity: BFF’s who are the class goody two-shoes.

Miss Teacher: Cheerful, all-inclusive 5thgrade teacher

Principal Dickens: The over-stressed principal of the school

Marley: The twins’ bullying mentor, once the leader of their little gang, now he’s turned over a new leaf

The Ghost of Holidays Past: A happy little Santa Elf

The Ghost of Holidays Present: A fast-talking commercial pitchman/game-show host

The Ghost of Holidays Future: A silent and spooky homeless person

Charles: Classmate obsessed with being first

Dolly: Ditzy classmate who hangs out with Charles, much to his displeasure

Miss Fezziwig: The twins’ nice kindergarten teacher

Tricia: Bully from the twins’ past

Francine: Sweet classmate going through hard times

Little Ebbie & Little Neezer: The nice version of the twins when they believed in Santa and weren’t bullies

Little Bob: Kindergarten version of Bob (could be played by same actor)

Future Bob: Grown-up billionaire version of Bob (could be played by same actor

Students #1-4: The twins’ classmates that make fun of them.

 

Semi Professional Musical: James and the Giant Peach, TYA

Cost: N/A

Grades: 5-12

Rehearsals: Wednesdays Sept 18-Nov 20, Dec 4-18 4:30-7:30 pm & Sundays Sept 22-Nov 17, Dec 8-22 1:30-4:30 pm. Performers will only be called to rehearsal when they are being used.

Technical Rehearsals: Sat Jan 4 12:30-4:30 pm, Sunday Jan 5 12:30-4:30 pm, Jan 6, 7, 8, 9: 4:30-8:30 pm

Final Dress Rehearsal: Fri Jan 10 4:30-8:30 pm

Shows: 

Sat Jan 11 @ 11 am & 7:00 pm

Sun Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm

Sat Jan 18 @ 11 am & 7:00 pm

Sun Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm

Prepare: A song of your choice which shows off your vocal strength and song interpretation skills and a short monologue.  Bring a picture and resume along with a Karaoke version of your song on a phone or ipad to sing with.

 

Roles Available:

(Vocal Ranges will be adjusted to the performer playing each role.)

Ladahlord: (male or female) A magical storyteller. Vocal Range: Top: A4 Bottom: A2

James: (male or female) A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world.  The actor playing this role must have the ability to be vulnerable. Vocal Range: Top: G5  Bottom: C4

Spiker: (female) James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Looking for for someone angular and thin. Vocal Range: Top: D5 Bottom: F3

Sponge: (female) James’ other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Often has her mind on Food.  Vocal Range: Top: D5  Bottom: F3.

Green Grasshopper: (male) A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue.  Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild.  Vocal Range: Top: Gb4  Bottom: B2

Centipede: (male)An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. This Actor also plays Buzz the Hollywood agent.  Vocal Range: Top: G4  Bottom: B2

Ladybug: (female) A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue.  Respectable and classy, she has a warm caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays Matron Nurse. Vocal Range: Top: F5  Bottom: E3

Earthworm: (male) An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue.  A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon.  This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana. Vocal Range: Top: G#4  Bottom: C3.

Ensemble: Need 4 singer/dancer/actors to round out this fun filled cast.