The Palikū Academy of Performing Arts has set its sights on taking an East Coast Tour to New York and Florida in the summer of 2012. The group will have performance opportunities in both cities at city landmarks and venues which will ultimately lead up to a memorable performance and parade in Disney World! Attending Broadway musicals, workshops, backstage tours, shopping and visiting other theme parks are also on the agenda.
PAPA has been very fortunate to have such a talented group of performers, dedicated team of parent volunteers and overall a family that is supportive, caring and loving toward one another over the years. The opportunity to travel with an assemblage like this is truly once-in-a-lifetime.
We will be holding auditions to fill the cast. The application and audition process will be more rigorous than usual due to the time, effort and exposure the group will have to endure. Trainings, meetings, rehearsals, promotional performances, etiquette classes and more await the cast.
We are also seeking parents to assist with chaperoning responsibilities. Each family is expected to be active participants in committees and fundraisers.
We understand that there will be significant financial obligations, scheduling commitments and dedication to this endeavor, so please review the following requirements. If your family is willing and able to make this commitment, interested performers and their parents/guardians must attend our informational meeting on Sunday, January 16 at 4pm at the Kapunahala Elementary School Library. We will discuss the tentative itinerary, answer any questions, and will distribute the necessary forms.
The applicant must…
- be entering 8th grade or above in the 2012 – 2013 School Year*. (see Audition Requirements for details and possible exceptions).
- have been [or commit to be] in at least one summer musical production and one fall season with the Palikū Academy of Performing Arts.
- be available for any/all rehearsals related to the trip, including but not limited to rehearsals for: promotional performances, the Empower Concert and classes in summer 2012.
- be available to participate in any/all performances in relation to the tour.
- adhere to any/all rules and regulations in the PAPA Statement of Agreement, PAPA Handbook and outlined in the Tour Contract (to be issued upon being cast in the Touring Company).
- complete the necessary paperwork and audition requirements included with this information.
Failure to adhere to the above statements is cause for review, possible termination of the applicant’s participation with the Palikū Academy of Performing Arts Touring Company 2012 and loss of deposit.
A U D I T I O N R E Q U I R E M E N T S
The applicants will need to be prepared in the following areas in order to be considered to be a part of Palikū Academy of Performing Arts Touring Company 2012.
Each applicant must be prepared with two (2) vocal selections. The first should be selected by the applicant and must come from a motion picture or musical which best shows vocal range and ability. The second must be the audition song to be learned at one of the Audition Preparation Sessions (see below).
Each applicant must perform a short dance audition to be learned at one of the Audition Preparation Sessions. There will be a section in the dance where the applicant will be allowed to “free style” to show other abilities not displayed in the audition dance.
During the audition, the applicant will be given a selection to read. This is considered a “cold reading” where the applicants’ interpretation of character and expression will be adjudicated.
Audition Preparation Sessions
We will hold three (3) separate Audition Preparation Sessions in order for the applicants to learn the song and dance for the audition. Applicants must schedule and attend one of these sessions. Sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 19 from 6 – 8:30pm and Saturday, January 22 from 10 – 12:30 and 2 – 4:30pm. Please plan on being there for the duration of one of the sessions.
The actual auditions will be held at three separate times: Wednesday, January 26 from 6 – 8:30pm and Saturday, January 29 from 10 – 12:30 and 2 – 4:30pm. Applicants must schedule and attend one of these sessions. Please plan on being there for the duration of one of the sessions.
Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, January 30. The applicant will be notified before they leave their audition if a callback is necessary. We will schedule a time that works for the applicant then.
*Note: We are seeking up to 20 young ladies and up to 20 young men to be a part of the cast entering grade 8 and up (at the time of the tour). We may also consider younger cast members for age-specific roles. These students should be entering grades 5 – 7 at the time of the tour. PAPA Alumni will be considered if they fulfill the above requirements.
R E H E A R S A L I N F O R M A T I O N
Once the Touring Company is selected, it is understood that each member and his/her family adhere to the schedule (see attached). Failure to adhere to the schedule is cause for review, possible termination of the applicant’s participation with the PAPA Touring Company 2012 and loss of deposit.
Rehearsals will also include vocal and dance training and also etiquette classes and lessons on our destinations and sites. Students will be given a trip binder which will contain pertinent information for rehearsals, expectations and itinerary for the trip which they are required to bring to rehearsals.