Hello, Dolly! Callbacks

Dear Auditioners,

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition this year!

Our Theatre Ministry strives to provide a welcoming and loving experience.  With that said, we understand the nature of auditions can be very difficult.  We just can’t take everyone into the cast, hence the reason we have to make agonizing decisions in casting.  But, we welcome all of those not cast to please get involved behind the scenes.

We were impressed with the great talent we saw across nearly 100 auditions. You certainly made it tough on us, and we’re sure that you’ll also continue to make it challenging!

A few more important notes (to those who are called back), so please read carefully…

** Approximately 35 people will be cast out of the large number called back. We rehearse our show in a truncated period of under two months, therefore conflicts are a big determining factor in who will ultimately be cast.  We took note of a number of folks with tough conflicts. Please carefully look over your schedule and see if you can free up some of those original conflicts. If you can loosen up some of your conflicts, you will increase your chances of being cast. When you look at the Callback Schedule, please note that each person needs to spend five minutes going over conflicts with the Stage Manager.

** We ask that if you are not willing to accept a particular role that you email us (auditions@allsaintsyouthministry.orgbefore the callbacks.  We will still give you equal consideration for the roles you wish to stay considered for, but what we wish to avoid is anyone dropping out after seeing the cast list.  It reflects poorly on us and also on the person dropping, plus it creates a lot of unneeded extra last minute work.  We will not hold it against you if you are upfront and honest about this and respect our request to tell us in advance of callbacks.  At this time, we assume everyone is willing to accept Ensemble, unless you let us know otherwise.  Thank you!

** Those who are over 18, please make note of our Virtus requirements.  There is paperwork to fill out and bring with you to have notarized and submitted between 8:30am-9:00am at callbacks.  Our notary will be with us until 10am.  You will be required to attend a Virtus training session (see below for more details).

** If you are not called back or cast in a role you were hoping for, please pray for peace and keep trying in the future. We wish we could accept everyone in the cast, but we cannot. If you’d still like to be involved, we are however very happy to receive you in the crew behind-the-scenes (painting, building, costumes, etc)…or if you play piano and are interested in helping with the rehearsal process, too! Please email volunteers@upperroomtheatreministry.org if you would like a behind the scenes role.

Thanks be to God, Upper Room Theatre Ministry is rooted in faith. We openly live our faith and give God the glory of our efforts.  We pray that we will have a cast that is not only talented but will embrace our mission!

God bless you,

Rob Tessier, Cathy Drummond, Chris Zavadowski, Marianna Constable, and Christine Laird
The Casting Team

CALLBACK INSTRUCTIONS:

1. If you are called back, please DOWNLOAD THE CALLBACK PACKET BELOW which includes the schedule, sides, music, and dance. Please spend as much time as possible becoming familiar with the parts that you are called back to read and sing.

2. EVERYONE: Bring a completed Conflict Calendar that is completely accurate.  In case you misplaced the form given to you at auditions, you can download it here: CLICK HERE for the REQUIRED NEW CONFLICT FORM

Please consider all dates when completing your conflict calendar. Your conflict information is VITAL before we make casting decisions, as the rehearsal schedule and casting is based off what you give us. Please be thorough and clear.

3. Please warm up vocally before arriving so that we can begin singing right away!

4. For the dance calls, you will need comfortable shoes to dance in and an outfit that will allow full mobilityAnd learn the dance via the Youtube video in the callback pack. When selecting your outfit, please select something that will allow you to move comfortably but will also be a modest choice. Please look carefully at the schedule for your dance call time.

5. Are you 18 or older and out of high school? If yes, you must be Virtus-certified to be in the show.  If you are uncertain, than you likely are not yet certified.  To become certified, you must attend a free 3-hour seminar very early in the rehearsal process and fill out required paperwork. (Also, www.virtus.org lists sessions you can register for.)

You must bring all completed Virtus paperwork to the callbacks. If you did not pick up a packet during initial auditions, you can either click here to download the Virtus documents (and print off ALL pages at home)….or if you don’t want to print it, you can go to the All Saints Parish Office on on Wednesday/Thursday (open until 9pm) or Friday (open until 8pm) and ask for a Virtus packet. All instructions are inside.  

5. If you have any questions between now and callbacks, please email us at auditions@allsaintsyouthministry.org.

CALLBACK LIST AND SCHEDULE

(Report to our Performing Arts Center – PAC – Before Your Scheduled Time)

URTM Performing Arts Center, 9310 Stonewall Road

DOWNLOAD THE CALLBACK PACKET & SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY: Click here to download the Important Callback Packet & Schedule.

The CALLBACKS are Saturday, May 19 starting at 9:00am (8:30am if you need Virtus paperwork notarized). When you download the Callback Packet, please see what time(s) you are being asked to come and what to prepare.

TheMTPit has accompaniment recordings you can use to practice the required songs at home. (You can also find many of these songs available on YouTube to hear them with vocals – but you need to practice with TheMTPit tracks because we are using them at callbacks to keep music consistent – so you must know them.)

THREE WAYS TO ACCESS THEMTPIT MUSIC:

  1. Apple Devices: Download the free app (The MT Pit) from the App Store. Once it is downloaded, you will then open the app and enter the “387df” code in the rehearsal code line. Click on “Downloads” to download the rehearsal music to your device. Then go to “Shows” to play the music. You will need internet connection to download the music initially, but once it is downloaded to your device, the music plays through the app regardless. No user name or password needed.
  2. Android Devices: Download the free app (TheMTPit) from Google Play. Follow the same instructions as the Apple devices above.
  3. Computers/Laptops: If you are using a computer or do not want to download the app, you can stream the rehearsal tracks through the internet by going to the website http://dashboard.themtpit.com and enter the “387df” code in the rehearsal code line.

Remember, we expect you to become familiar with the required excerpts of music, script sides for the part(s) you are called back for, and the dance BEFORE you arrive on Saturday. We do not have time to teach the music or dance at callbacks.

To see the character breakdowns/descriptions again, please visit https://allsaintsyouthministry.org/theatre/auditions

CALLBACK ROLE CONSIDERATIONS

MALES

Gabriel Blank
Timothy Burhouse
Josh Carias
Alex Clark
Brendan Clark
Matt Clem
Jim Constable
Robert DeBroeck
John Downes
Josh Ewalt
Sean Hilbert
Scott Heine
Stephen Hyland
James Maxted
Fr. Noah Morey
William Noel
Johnathan Rosato
Anthony Smitha
Jack Tessier
Peter Tessier
Colin Villacorte
Brendan Williamson

FEMALES

Abby Chaumont
Ivy Cole
Chloe Davis
Rachel Edwards
Amanda Fish
Ava Foster
Lucy Garvey
Sarah Jackson
Danielle Jansen
Patty Kelleher
Carolyn Karcher
Kara Lilly
Catie Moore
Tina Mullins
Nicole Ordonez
Virginia Osella
Caroline Parker
Pam Phillips
Caleigh Pierce
Lauren Rotante
Meridyth Rosato
Erin Shields
Marie Tessier
Sarah Vaughan
Leslie Vidal
Erica White

DOWNLOAD THE CALLBACK PACKET & SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY: Click here to download the Important Callback Packet & Schedule.

The CALLBACKS are Saturday, May 19 starting at 9:00am (8:30am if you need Virtus paperwork notarized). When you download the Callback Packet, please see what time(s) you are being asked to come and what to prepare.

TheMTPit (at the links below) has accompaniment recordings you can to practice the required songs at home. You can also find many of these songs available to hear on YouTube if you have problems with the program to hear them with vocals.

THREE WAYS TO ACCESS THE MUSIC:

  1. Apple Devices: Download the free app (The MT Pit) from the App Store. Once it is downloaded, you will then open the app and enter the “387df” code in the rehearsal code line. Click on “Downloads” to download the rehearsal music to your device. Then go to “Shows” to play the music. You will need internet connection to download the music initially, but once it is downloaded to your device, the music plays through the app regardless. No user name or password needed.
  2. Android Devices: Download the free app (TheMTPit) from Google Play. Follow the same instructions as the Apple devices above.
  3. Computers/Laptops: If you are using a computer or do not want to download the app, you can stream the rehearsal tracks through the internet by going to the website http://dashboard.themtpit.com and enter the “387df” code in the rehearsal code line.

Please note, we will be using these tracks as accompaniment at the callbacks so the music will stay consistent.

Remember, we expect you to become as familiar as possible with the required excerpts of music and script sides for the part(s) you are called back for BEFORE you arrive on Saturday. We do not have time to teach the music at callbacks.

To see the character breakdowns/descriptions again, please visit https://allsaintsyouthministry.org/theatre/auditions