Thanks for your interest in auditioning for Celebration of Christmas 2019!

Click Production Dates in the menu above to see the important dates for the production.

All Audition Details are listed below. Please read thoroughly so you know what to expect.

Click below to fill out the Audition Registration Form and select a Timeslot.

Any questions can be sent to creativearts@dreamcitychurch.us 

Thank you!

 

Audition Dates:

*Specific times listed below

Due by Tuesday, Aug 20: Vocal Audition videos; Special Talent and Specialty Dance videos

Saturday, Aug 17: Acting – Kids

Sunday, Aug 18: Acting – Teens; Acting – Adults; Dance – Kids

Monday, Aug 19: Acting – Teens; Acting – Adults

Wednesday, Aug 21: Non-Speaking Roles

Saturday, Aug 24: Dance – Adults

Sunday, Aug 25: Dance – Teens

 

AUDITION DETAILS

The Christmas production involves many different scenes, including dance, singing, acting, and special talents. You may audition for multiple categories within your age group.

All auditions will be held at the Phoenix Campus, which is located at 13613 N Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, Az 85022 (on Cave Creek Rd. between Cactus and Greenway).

If you have any questions or issues at any point in the process, you can email creativearts@dreamcitychurch.us for help.

* If you are not able to attend the audition times listed, please contact creativearts@dreamcitychurch.us to arrange a video audition option.

 

DANCE AUDITIONS 

* Click the What to Prepare section above to see the Dance Audition Demo Videos so you can see the dance routine that will be taught at auditions.

  • Kids (ages 7 to 11) – Sunday Aug 18, 1:30-2:45pm, 2:45-4:00pm
  • Teens (ages 12 to 17) – Sunday Aug 25, 1:30-2:45pm, 2:45-4:00pm, 4:00-5:15pm
  • Adults (ages 18 and older) – Saturday Aug 24, 10:00-11:15am, 11:15am-12:30pm, 12:45-2:00pm

Participants sign up for group workshops that include an instruction time where they will learn a dance routine, after which they will audition with the learned dance routine. There are multiple sessions based on dance style.

  • Musical Theater (includes Jazz, Broadway, and Swing styles) – Kids, Teens, Adults
  • Lyrical (includes ballet styles) – Kids, Teens, Adults
  • Urban (includes hip-hop, step, drill, and freestyle) – Teens, Adults

We encourage participants to sign up for all sessions so we can see the participant’s dance range and skill. On the sign-up page you can choose which session to attend at which time. If you would like to audition with a dance style that is not included in the audition schedule, please see the section below on Specialty Dance Styles.

Please wear a t-shirt and pants that allow you to stretch and move easily and wear sneakers. Long hair must be pulled back off the neck and away from the face. Please bring bottled water, and a snack, especially if you are attending all three sessions. You will be taught the audition routine at the audition time, so you do not need to prepare a dance routine to perform.

NOTE: there will be a callback audition for dance roles on Monday, Aug 26, 6:30-9:30pm and Wednesday, Aug 28, 6:30-9:30pm. Participants will not be called to the entire time both nights, and not everyone will be asked to attend a callback, but please keep that time open in the event that you are asked to attend the Dance Callback.

 

ACTING AUDITIONS

This category is for those who are interested in Drama roles with speaking lines. If you are only interested in non-speaking roles, including Kings’ Procession and Children’s Choir, attend the Non-Speaking Roles Workshop listed below.

  • Kids (ages 7 to 11) – Saturday Aug 17, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm
  • Teens (ages 12 to 17) – Sunday Aug 18, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, Monday Aug 19, 6:30pm
  • Adults (ages 18 and older) – Sunday Aug 18, 3:00pm, Monday Aug 19, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

Participants sign up for a 50-minute time slot, and each time slot will involve up to 16 auditioners.

Participants do not need to prepare anything for the audition. You will be asked to perform a cold read monologue provided at the audition, and you will participate in several improv exercises.

NOTE: there will be a callback audition for drama roles on Wednesday, Aug 21, 6:30-9:30pm and Thursday, Aug 22, 6:30-9:30pm. Participants will not be called to the entire time both nights, and not everyone will be asked to attend a callback, but please keep that time open in the event that you are asked to attend the Acting Callback.

 

VOCAL AUDITIONS

This year, the first round of Vocal auditions will be by video only. In-person callbacks will be held for some performers.

Teens and Adults (ages 16 and older) – Videos due by Tuesday Aug 20

Auditions for Kids’ and Teens’ Vocal Solos and Children’s Choir are part of the Kids’ Acting or Teens’ Acting auditions, so anyone younger that 16 interested in vocal solos or Children’s Choir should sign up for an Acting time slot for their age group.

Video Vocal Audition submission guidelines

  • You may record a new video, or use an existing video that follows the guidelines below.
  • Film yourself singing a 1-minute cut of a song of your choice. Please stick to the 1-minute guideline. The audition panel will not listen past the first minute of your video.
  • The song can be any style (pop, classical, contemporary, musical theater), anything that shows your vocal strengths and range best. It does not need to be a Christmas song.
  • Sing to a track or piano accompaniment with no lead or background vocals
  • Don’t wear headphones
  • The track should be audible in the video, but not too loud
  • The song needs to be memorized and presented “performance-style” with appropriate expression and gestures
  • Don’t use apps or voice modifiers/autotune/filters
  • Film at a full body angle (no selfies)
  • The video and audio should not be edited, mixed, or modified
  • Send the video file to creativearts@dreamcitychurch.us. It can be an attachment, or a link to Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud. If those options don’t work, send an email and we will help find an option that works.

NOTE: there will be a callback audition for vocal solos on Sunday, Aug 25, 2:00-5:00pm. Participants will not be called to the entire time, and not everyone will be asked to attend a callback, but please keep that time open in the event that you are asked to attend the Vocal Solos Callback.

 

NON-SPEAKING ROLES

For anyone interested in being part of the King’s Procession or other large-group scenes in Act 1 or Act 2. These cast members will not have spoken lines or vocal solos. If you are interested in Acting features or solos, sign up for a Acting audition or Vocal audition.

Kids, Teens, and Adults (ages 7 and older) – Wednesday Aug 21, 6:30-8:00pm

Participants sign up to be part of a large-group workshop. This will be an orientation and workshop rather than a formal audition time.

 

SPECIAL TALENTS AND SPECIALTY DANCE STYLES

For those who have specific unique skills such as gymnastics, juggling, hoops, parkour, acrobatics, etc.

And for those who have skills in a specific dance style, such as tap, pointe, ballroom, breakdance, cultural dance styles, or any dance style not included in the Dance Auditions. 

Kids, Teens, and Adults (ages 7 and older) – Videos due by Tuesday Aug 20

Video Audition submission guidelines

  • You may record a new video, or use an existing video that follows the guidelines below.
  • Film yourself demonstrating your talent or dance style for 1 minute. Please stick to the 1-minute guideline. The audition panel will not watch past the first minute of your video.
  • Film at a full body angle (no selfies)
  • The video and audio should not be edited, mixed, or modified
  • Send the video file to creativearts@dreamcitychurch.us. It can be an attachment, or a link to Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud. If those options don’t work, send an email and we will help find an option that works.

 

Special note about flying angels / aerials: We are in a transition year. For multiple reasons we are transitioning from FOY aerials to a new aerial company. Unfortunately, with our production time lines and budget constraints, we will not be able to have ‘flying angels’ as part of our COC19 production. We are hopeful to have flying angels / aerials back in the production for COC20. For those who traditionally have just been involved in flying angels, we highly encourage you to audition for other parts of the show (dance, drama, vocals, special talents). Thank you!

 

Click below to fill out the Audition Registration Form and Timeslot Signup.

If you have any questions or issues at any point in the process, you can email creativearts@dreamcitychurch.us for help.

Thank you!

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