TIGER DRAMA AUDITIONS &
OPENING NIGHT SHOWCASE 2023
Auditions September 11 or 12
Each year our season starts with 'Opening Night'. Students bring their own selection of material to audition for potential use in the showcase. We encourage a variety of material: from solo musical to monologues and duo scenes, dance selections, and even pantomime and student written pieces. It is important to remember this is a theatre showcase, not a talent show. We take the selected pieces and weave them together to create a unique and exciting showcase similar to industry showcases at the collegiate level.
OPENING NIGHT AUDITION EXPECTATIONS:
Pieces should be ACTING BASED - preferably from a play/musical.
Pieces should be memorized and blocked/staged prior to auditioning.
We may choose to ask you to take your piece in a completely different direction (solos become trios, add a character...)
For musical selections, you must provide your own musical accompaniment track or play your own instrument.
A short rehearsal period necessitates students be available for ALL after-school blocking/work-shopping rehearsals.
Auditions September 25 or 26
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.
Feb 29 - Mar 9
12 ANGRY JURORS
Auditions January 8 or 9
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short and arguments grow heated. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present.
CLOSING NIGHT 2024 SHOWCASE
Auditions May 6 or 7
Closing Night is the culmination and celebration of our season. Similar to Opening Night, we audition selections for potential use in the evening. Closing Night is also where we honor our new Thespians, students who have received their drama letters, honor our seniors, and announce the new season for the following year.