2017-2018 Auditions, Rehearsal & Performance Dates
NEW THIS SEASON! Some of our shows will audition early to allow additional time for actors and families to prepare to begin rehearsals. Please click on show titles to learn more from the director about the ages needed, characters available, rehearsal schedule and vision for the show. This season has a great variety of roles for ALL ages.
Audition times and what to prepare will be posted THREE WEEKS prior to audition dates. Audition slot sign-up will be live two weeks prior to auditions. If you have a conflict with the auditions please contact us one week prior to the audition date to submit a video or audition in person at an early time.
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The Nine Who Dared: Courage At Little Rock (Non-Musical)
Auditions: November 26 & 27
Rehearsals: December 4-January 6
Tech: January 8-11
Performances: January 12-21
Weekday Matinees: January 16, 17 & 18
Anne of Green Gables (Musical)
Auditions: December 4 & 5, Callbacks December 6
Rehearsals: Dec. 11-20 (Break for Holiday) and Dec. 30-January 27
Tech: January 28-Feb 1
Performances: February 2-11
No Weekday Matinees
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Musical)
Early Auditions: January 21 & 22 (Call-backs January 24)
Read through & costume measurements: TBA
Rehearsals: February 19-March 31 (March 26-31 onstage)
Tech: April 1-5
Performances: April 6-22
Weekday Matinee: April 11 & 19
Clue: The Musical (Musical)
Auditions: March 4 & 5 (Call-Backs March 7)
Rehearsals: March 26-April 21
Tech: April 22-26
Performances: April 27-May 19
No Weekday Matinees
Is there a cost and what is the time commitment if cast?
While GREAT has a professional staff we are primarily a volunteer organization; a typical show at the Paramount requires around 4,500 hours of volunteer time. Volunteer support is needed to make shows a success and we ask that you commit your family to volunteering in either the costume shop, scene shop, green room, at student matinees, load in and strike, distributing posters or in the office.
There is no "registration cost" if cast in a GREAT production. We do offer a cast t-shirt and show photos for optional purchase and we may need you to purchase shoes (average cost $25.) There is a cost to purchase tickets to attend the show and many of our actors are also part of our donor family. We don't want any of this to be a hardship so please contact us prior to auditioning if you have any concerns.
Here is what past volunteers have to say about their experience...
"I really enjoy the people you get to know and the new things you are able to learn."
"Working backstage is a fantastic experience to learn more about theatre and also to be involved in a show without as huge of a time commitment."
"Supporting the performing arts! Enhance the richness of live theatre into our communities and the lives of others for the GOOD of ones Soul!"
If you have any questions about auditioning or the volunteer expectations if cast please reach out to us, we are happy to talk it through with you. And, you don't have to be cast to volunteer-- we take volunteers of all abilities at all times.