Fugman Elementary Drama Club
AUDITIONS 3rd-6th Grade Only
2:30 in Choir Portable Room 39
Performance Dates: School Assembly daytime tentative Wednesday , March 6, 2019
Matinee Performance Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 3:00
Night time Performances Thursday, March 7 and Friday March 8,
2019 at 7:00
What We Are
This year Drama Club will be open to all 2nd through 6th
and 3rd graders are eligible to be a part of our ‘Wonderland Kids’ chorus. This group performs in our pre-show and
in the show finale . New this year: they are not required
to audition, but can sign-up to be a part of the group with Mrs. Lozano.
Parents need to sign the permission slip and turn in by the deadline to be
would like a chance to be a part of the main show, are welcome to
participate in the audition. While they
are not guaranteed a part in the main show, by participating they will gain
valuable experience and may have a chance to be cast in the main show. Upper graders
are given priority to all main show parts and ensemble, but we did want to have
3rd graders have the option. Note; they will be included in the Wonderland Kids
Chorus if they are not used in the main cast.
through 6th graders are eligible to be a part of the main cast for the musical production this
year. Lead, supporting, vocal and dance ensemble will be cast from those who
attend the audition session. Students in the cast will be expected to attend
regular rehearsals, memorize parts, and be ready to learn songs and dance
numbers. Rehearsals will be 2-3 times per week depending on role up until three
weeks before the performance when we increase to 4-5 times per week.
Dance Ensemble: This year in our ‘Flowers’ ensemble number we will be featuring an Indian
inspired cultural dancing segment. We would like to feature a small group of
kids who would like to learn and experience. Some experience is nice, but
willingness to learn is even better. If you would like to be a part of this, and
not in the rest of the show, there is a shorter rehearsal requirement. Dances
will be taught on weekends in Jan & February with our volunteer mom and
based on the group availability. Note you must be able to attend the ‘All Call’ or full run
rehearsals the two weeks up to the performances which is from February 23rd
until March 6. Sign-up with Mrs. Lozano and make sure your permission form is
signed and turned in. If you would like to do this but also try for other parts
in the show please plan to attend auditions as well as sign-up for for the
Crew: We are looking to
fill 4 crew positions for the show this year. Your child does not need to
‘audition’ but they do need to sign up with Mrs. Lozano
and turn in a permission slip by the deadline to be considered. Crew positions
available are: Act 1 Stage Manager, Act 2 Stage Manager, Prop Master, and Light
& Sound crew. Their schedule will follow the section they are helping to ‘manage’.
CONFLICTS: This year we will be
stricter on conflicts due the the shorter rehearsal process and goal of providing
an educational experience to the students involved. There will be a maximum of
3 conflicts allowed. But, please note that conflicts may affect casting
decisions for larger or featured roles. NO CONFLICTS will be allowed for the
main cast between February 23rd and closing night.
On the Day
Students that are auditioning need to be
at Choir Portable 39 (by campus club) at the time they
registered to audition. We will work
with each group approximately 45-60 minutes and then release them. They should
have already turned in a permission slip and received an audition time from Mrs.
Lozano. No students will be allowed to audition if
they did not turn in their permission slip by the deadline. If you child has
sports or another activity this day please alert us on your audition form so we
can do our best to accommodate them.
You will sign in and be given a number
to pin on your clothes. Students will be called up in number order and asked to
say their name, song title, and grade before singing their song.
Everyone will sing their solo first and
then as a group do a dance/movement audition. Once the first two parts are
complete, some students may be asked to read from the script if time allows.
Vocal audition: Please bring sheet music
and be prepared to sing a solo; 16 measures or about one page of music in
length for the production team. We will have an accompanist to play for you and
you do need to come memorized. If you don’t have a song, don’t worry, you can sing “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle Twinkle
our accompanist will play those selections for you.
Dance audition: All auditioners will be
taught a basic movement combination so please wear comfy clothing and shoes
suitable to move and dance in.
After each group is done, we will let
students know if they have been ‘called back’. This simply means we need to see more of them
and will be asking them to take home callback materials to learn and come back
the next day prepared to test for major roles. Just because your student is not
called back does not mean they will not be cast. Generally, it will be the
upper graders for speaking roles or possible vocal features that will be asked
We recommend you watch the movie or do
some research prior to audition day so they are familiar with the material and
have confidence in their reading. Audition scenes will also be available on the
Fugman drama site prior to auditions to review beforehand.
Those students who have been called back
need to return to Choir Portable 39 by Campus Club at 3:30.
The focus will be on singing and reading
selections from the show as given in the callback packet.
Attendance at callbacks may affect final
casting decisions. If for any reason your student can’t make it, or needs
to leave early it doesn’t mean they won’t be cast, but understand if we are not able to
properly review ability and readiness for a particular role it can impact final
decisions. Please just let us know if you can not make this day or have any
The cast list will be posted in the
window of the MPR by Friday November 16th. Please let Mrs.Lozano if your child
does not accept the role.