THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players holds auditions for IF THE SHOE FITS by Karen Woodford, open to performers age 7-14, directed by Ivy Ratafia. Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, January 6 & 7 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 11:15 am on Sunday. Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute memorized monologue and should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Each audition will last one hour and fifteen minutes and will consist of performing the monologue, and may include improvisation, cold reading, and movement. Callbacks will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Performances are Saturdays, March 17 and 24, 2018.
All participants must be at least 7 years old and not yet 15 years old by March 24, 2018. Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, January 10 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee. Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions.
About the play: It’s Cinderella told from the Prince’s point of view! Complete with kidnapping! Romance! Mystery! And a robot! Where the past intersects with the present! Will the Prince survive the ball? Will the kingdom ever get their website? Will everyone live happily ever after?
Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production. The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline.