Babes in Toyland Audition Information

Auditions for Babes in Toyland will be held on Sunday, September 16, beginning at 10:00 AM at Olmsted Performing Arts. Dance auditions will be held at 12:30 PM and are mandatory for all auditionees. If you leave after your individual audition time, plan to arrive dressed for dance (no jeans permitted) at about 12:15 PM to warm up. Call-backs for selected actors will be held at 2:00 PM.

Auditions are open for all actors ages 5 and up. Please come prepared to sing 16 measures a cappella. Sides will be provided at the audition. A character breakdown is available.

If you’ve never auditioned for OPA before or want a refresher course on how auditions run, what you should bring, or what to prepare ahead of time, please check out the What to Expect page for a helpful guide!

Expenses

For actors under 18, participation in an OPA production requires a $195.00 production fee per actor and is due at the kick-off meeting. This helps to cover the cost of production. There is no production fee for adult actors 18 and over.

You will be responsible for purchasing your base costume (tights, shoes and nude leotard). Do not purchase any footwear, tights or costume pieces until we have assigned a style to your role.

Rehearsals

If you are cast in the show, a mandatory meeting and initial script read-through will be held for all actors (and the parents of those under 18) on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 PM.

The tentative schedule for rehearsals is:

  • Sundays from 2:00 - 6:00 PM (depending on age)
  • Tuesdays from 7:00 - 10:00 PM (depending on age)
  • Thursdays from 6:45 - 9:45 PM

All rehearsals before tech week are held at Olmsted Performing Arts, 611 W. Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017. Actors may not be called to all rehearsals; checking your email regularly for changes to the schedule is important.

Tech Rehearsal

Technical rehearsals are held to allow actors to get used to the set, lighting, microphones and costumes. Missing, arriving late, or leaving early from tech rehearsals absolutely will not be tolerated.

Tech week for this show will be held from December 2 - 6, 2018 at Crocker Park. Rehearsals will be held each evening from 5:00 - 11:00 PM. Younger actors (under 9) who do not have principle roles will be dismissed by 10:00 PM.

Performances

Babes in Toyland will be performed December 7 - 9, 2018, at Crocker Park, Market Square, 228 Market Street, Westlake, Ohio 44145

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