Dance, sing your way into Music Circus
Music Circus is looking for adult actors, members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20. Children’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18. All singing auditions in Sacramento will be held at the downtown Wells Fargo Pavilion.
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Actors’ Equity Association auditions
Members of Actors’ Equity should refer to the Casting Call Notice posted online at actorsequity.org for information regarding union auditions held in Sacramento on Friday, Jan. 20. For information regarding auditions in New York and Los Angeles also visit actorsequity.org.
Music Circus dance auditions for dancers ages 16 and older will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd., between 60th and 61st Streets.
Appointments are not required. Separate audition appointments for dancers will not be scheduled. Auditioners should arrive to check in at 9 a.m, and the audition will begin promptly at 10:00am. Dancers should be registered, dressed in appropriate dance attire and warmed up by this time. Performers should be prepared to learn dance combinations, and everyone should also bring 16 bars of musical theatre sheet music in his or her own key in the event they are asked to sing. We are looking for dancers proficient in ballet, jazz, and tap; acrobatics is a plus.
Dancers, 14 and older, will also have the opportunity to be considered for participation in a series of dance classes this summer with visiting guest instructors. For more information about the dance classes call the Education Department at (916) 446-5880, ext. 147.
Children’s auditions and The Music Circus Junior Company
Auditions for children (ages 7 to 13) for participation in the 2012 Music Circus Junior Company will be held Wednesday Jan. 18, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Wells Fargo Pavilion at 1419 H St. in Sacramento by appointment only.
Audition hotline — (916) 446-5880 ext. 147 — is open Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 11, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. Please note that no e-mail or voicemail messages will be taken and no calls will be taken outside of these times. A limited number of audition slots are available and are filled on a first call, first served basis.
For the audition each child must be prepared to sing 16 bars of a classical musical theatre song and provide the sheet music in his or her own key. An accompanist will be provided. The Music Circus Junior Company is a three-week fee-based program of the California Musical Theatre education department. The program takes place in July and culminates in the students participating in eight performances of a Music Circus production. The fee for the Music Circus Junior Company program is $650.