Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The Little Mermaid! SEARK Concert Association is very excited to offer this performance opportunity for our local stars!
Important Dates & Information
The performances of this production will be:
• MARCH 7 – MONDAY (3 school matinee AND 1 senior adult performances)
• MARCH 8 – TUESDAY (1 evening performance)
• MARCH 9 – WEDNESDAY (3 school matinee performances)
• MARCH 10-12 – THURSDAY – SATURDAY (evening performances with one afternoon matinee performance on Saturday, March 12 at 2pm)
Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 8th at the UAM Fine Arts Center – 9:00
a.m. – until last audition. (Once you have auditioned, you are allowed to leave.)
Candidates should prepare a one minute performance selection.
1. Sing one song of their choice- acapella or with accompaniment CD is acceptable.
2. Read selected scripts that are age appropriate AND/OR
3. Perform basic dance patterns that are developmentally appropriate.
*candidates may bring prepared dance number, IF THIS IS THEIR STRONGEST AREA OF PERFORMANCE.
Call-Backs (IF NECESSARY) will be held on Sunday afternoon, January 9th at the UAM Fine Arts Center.
Role Assignments will be announced via Facebook post and SEARK Concert website post on Monday, January 10th by 8pm.
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 11th at 6 p.m. UAM Fine Arts Center – all cast members must be present for this first rehearsal. Rehearsals will be every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Note not all cast members will attend every rehearsal except for the final week when the full cast is required every night. Other rehearsal times will be announced, as the production gets closer to the performances. These rehearsal times will be announced at the discretion of the Director of the production. Expect several Saturday rehearsals to be announced.
Cast Assignments will be announced on, or before, Monday, January 17th. Once SEARK members seats have been claimed, SEARK staff will make ticket sales available to you.
Participant Guidelines & Requirements:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
The performer participating is there because he/she wants to be a part of an exciting performance and show their abilities alongside their peers in a professional manner and not based on what times they prefer to attend. Every performer that wishes to participate will be allowed 2 absences IF NECESSARY. It is strongly suggested that the performer will use these only if he/she is sick, there has been a death in the family, or there is inclement weather. Birthday parties, ball games, etc. are frowned upon. This will be a highly energetic show with props & choreography that will need the above required times for practice. Any performer that misses more than the two (2) rehearsals, minimum, will be excused. Putting on a performance is a team effort and cannot be accomplished without dedication and discipline to the group as a whole. SEARK and the Director of Production will be doing everything possible to support each performer on stage with direction, lighting, sound, etc. Cast members are expected to do their part, as well.
All lines and songs must be memorized two weeks prior to show time. There will be no books allowed on stage after the two week mark.
There will be NO FOOD allowed in the auditorium at any time for any reason. Food will be allowed in the dressing rooms and Spencer Gallery, but all trash must be disposed of properly and promptly daily.
If the rules set forth are not followed by participant, the Director and/or SEARK board can dismiss an individual at any time.
DUES & FEES
There is a $60.00 registration fee for all cast members. All fees will be collected at time of casting.
Depending on the role you are cast, participants may be expected to provide part or all of their costume. Shoes are the responsibility of all cast members.
As our musicals are usually double cast, cast members will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets for friends or family after cast night assignments are announced. Cast members will be allowed to purchase up to 4 tickets each before tickets go on sale to the general public. Any tickets needed beyond these 4 must be purchased when tickets go on sale to the general public. If you are unable to pay the registration fee but want to participate, we have a limited amount of scholarships available. If you wish to apply for one of these scholarships, please call the Seark Concert office at 870-460-1888.
SEARK will be taking measures to insure safety for our community participants, patrons, and children by requiring background checks for anyone eighteen years and older that will participate in the spring musical. If there is a concern with an individual’s history, which would disqualify them from participation, they will be contacted privately by the SEARK President. Protecting our community, children, patrons, and volunteers is of the utmost importance to the SEARK Concert Association and we will continue to make every effort to insure our events are safe and enjoyable for the entire family.