YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE Holds Auditions for BUSYTOWN, the Musical


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This event finished on 01 March 2014



Busytown-300x300THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for BUSYTOWN, The musical, directed by Annie Block-Weiss at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive.  Auditions are Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 by appointment only.  Time slots begin at 4:30 Friday afternoon and 6:30 Saturday evening and are held at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive.  Actors are requested to prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue or poem and a one minute song with sheet music.  No recorded music is allowed and an accompanist will be provided.  Auditions will last one hour and 15 minutes and actors may be asked to do a cold reading from the script and some improvisation and dancing, and should wear comfortable clothes.  Callbacks are Sunday, March 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Performances are May 2 – 18, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.  Zachary Spencer will serve as Musical Director and Natalie Iscovich will choreography.  Assistant Director is Kailey Short.

All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by May 18, 2014.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.    Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning Saturday, March 8.  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com if you have any questions and to make your audition appointment.

BUSY TOWN, the musical is based on the books of Richard Scarry and adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling with music by Michael Koerner and lyrics by Kevin Kling & Michael Koerne.  Busytown is always buzzing with activity. But what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in—he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. And there is so much to see and do, so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy?

The Tacoma Weekly newspaper said that Busytown “. . . is just good theatre.” The Queen Anne News said, “Through vibrant singing and dancing… Scarry’s imaginative world is brought to life and allows us to think about even the smallest of daily exchanges as interesting adventures. It promotes a very simple message: Everyone in Busytown relies on one another, and every job has an important role.”

Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 33 years including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts, and Best Innovative Program 2011, Large District from the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts.  Most recently, it received top honors in the National Youth Arts Awards for the 2012 Teen Summer Musical CABARET and for its innovative Conejo Theatre for Everyone production of THE HOBBIT.

WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR BUSYTOWN, the musical.  Busytown is always buzzing with activity. But what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in—he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. And there is so much to see and do, so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy?

WHEN:

Friday, February 28, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 1, 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm

CALL BACKS:

Sunday, March 2, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA
HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment.
PROCESS: Please prepare and memorize a one minute monologue or poem and a one song with sheet music.  Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do a cold reading, improvisation and dance.

IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting on Wednesday, March 5 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Rehearsals begin Saturday, March 8.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1:00 pm.
OTHER:  Free parking is always available.

 

 

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WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR BUSYTOWN, the musical.  Busytown is always buzzing with activity. But what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in—he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood. And there is so much to see and do, so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy?

 

WHEN: Performances: May 2-18, 2013:

Fridays, May 2, 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, May 3, 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sundays, May 1, 11 and 18 at 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA
HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

TICKETS: Reserved: Adults $17, Children, Students and Seniors $15.00. Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction.

OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.  Assisted Listening devices available in the Box Office.

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