Archive for August, 2010

Enrollment…Dance, Sing, Act…

August 30, 2010

Hello Everyone! As we move into our new season we have gained the ability to take on more students at Guyz N Dollz. We are now located inside of the Midvale Main Street Theatre and have a lot of performing opportunities this year. We have new teachers, extra classes, and lots of fun on the horizon.

That said, we will be having another round of Enrollments on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For all of you who have played with us in the past, and all those who continue to support us…we so appreciate every moment we spend with you. If any of you are interested, or have friends who may be interested, or have friends who have children ages 4-adult who may be interested in singing, acting, or dance classes with Guyz N Dollz Performing Arts Academy, we would love it if you would send them our way!

Thank you,

Tammy Ross, Wendy Dahl-Smedshammer

Theatre Auditions-Quick Tips For Getting Ahead

August 27, 2010

Theatre Auditions-Quick Tips for Getting Ahead

 

Your favorite musical is on the horizon. You have seen the auditions being posted, and you notice that several companies will be performing it in the upcoming year. You know the part(s) you loved the best. Consider those roles. Go to the mirror and see which of those roles you are best suited for based on your current look. If you believe only minor adjustments need to be made to give you more of that look, try it out! Be willing to be objective. See if making those adjustments does seem to make you fit the role a little better. Have you found the look? Be subtle with it at the audition. If you walk in looking exactly like the lead, but they choose someone else, you may not be chosen for a different role because (face it) they want the lead to stand out as unique. However, if it’s a specific style (like a style of shoe, a certain hair style of the time in which this production is set, etc.) those are all helpful in showing how you may fit into the cast.

 

Choosing a musical number from your intended production as your auditioning piece seems like an obvious thing to do. Don’t do it. DO NOT prepare a number from the musical as your auditioning piece unless you are asked to do so by the Director! There are many reasons why. One of those reasons is that the Directors would be hearing the same music over and over again, it gets tedious and monotonous (two things you don’t want to be remembered for).

 

With that said, if this is truly one of your favorite musicals, you will be way ahead to learn all of the music from the production. It is not such a rare occasion that Directors will ask someone to perform something from the musical and hand the music to you to perform. Needless to say, you are way ahead if you already know it.

 

It is also likely that you will be asked to read from the script. Often you can find portions of the script by doing a Google Search. If you really love the play, consider researching the availability of purchasing a script and becoming even more familiar with it. If you cannot locate a copy, you can find descriptions of the characters and get more familiar with how they may interact with one-another. Again, you will be ahead of all of those who did not do this.

 

Popular Musicals are done over and over again. If a cast of 20 gets 100 people to the audition recognize that at least 80% will be turned away. Possibly more if no one matches the criteria for certain roles. The Production Company may choose to run another round of theatre auditions more specific to those roles. Don’t take it as you not being seen as “good enough.” It comes down to what a Director saw as best for a given situation. Those situations vary considerably, right down to who you may be playing with on the stage. For instance, if a Male Lead has been chosen because the Director feels they are perfect for the role, and there are 4 Female Leads still to be chosen from who all performed well, it may come down to what they would like the couple to look like standing next to each-other, or whose voices blend the best together, etc. My point is, keep trying. That same situation may not exist at the next audition.

 

You can learn so much from sitting through auditions and seeing what others do when they perform for the Director(s). Choose to not see others as competition to you. Treat them with kindness and celebrate what you recognize they do well. After all, they may wind up on stage with you as part of the cast.

For more tips and stories about Theatre Auditions, check out the Main Stream Theatre Company site.

The Cast of Hairspray

August 24, 2010

The Cast for Hairspray Has Been Posted

The Cast of Hairspray has been chosen and posted at our Website. Please go to http://www.midvaletheatre.com to see the results. This was an incredible experience with so much talent to choose from. We will talk about this more very soon, but, in the meantime, give those who were chosen a call and cheer them on!

Auditions for Hairspray & One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest!

August 17, 2010

Theatre Auditions Are Upon Us!

Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year! Theatre Auditions for Hairspray and for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest begin tomorrow at the Midvale Main Street Theatre.

Those auditioning for Hairspray need to be at the theatre between 5:00 p.m. &  7:00 p.m.

Those auditioning for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest need to be at the theatre between 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

We are absolutely delighted at the responses we have already had regarding the casting of these two shows. We can tell that these are going to be fabulous productions and we look forward to having every one of you playing with us. See you tomorrow! -Tammy Ross

A Big Thank You!

August 11, 2010

Performing Arts AcademyThank You, Community, For a Spectacular Benefit Show

Last night at the Midvale Main Street Theatre, we completed our First Annual Benefit program with a huge amount of success. We want to thank the myriad of participants who did everything from appearing to perform on stage, sing, act, dance, bake goods, donate gorgeous items for our silent auction, and leave donations. This event in all ways was over and above everything what we could have hoped for. Thank you to Kait Eckman and The Performer Studio for your generous participation, to Actor, Eric McGraw for his generous time and entertainment, and to the Valle family for showing us not only your amazing talents but also sharing such a beautiful piece of your heritage with all of us.

Thank you each and every one of you for the hours you donated caring about a family within our community and showing it in such a gracious way.

Thank you also for being so willing to play full-out! It was fun having community Karaoke as part of this event and seeing people jump right in and play. This gathering was fun, heart-felt, and because of every one of you, it certainly will continue throughout the years.

Tammy Ross, Dave & Wendy Smedshammer, and the entire crew of the Midvale Main Street Theatre and Guyz N Dollz Performing Arts Academy

Guyz N Dollz Enrollment Deal For You!

August 8, 2010

Enroll Your Friends at Guyz N Dollz at Midvale Main Street TheatreGuyz N Dollz Performing Arts Academy enrollment is right around the corner. Do you have someone who would love to be in classes with you? We have a deal for you!

Invite your friends to come to enrollment with you that you think would love to join. If they pay their registration fee and pay for their first month, then as a special thanks to you from us, you will only be required to pay your registration fee that day. Your first month of lessons (whether it is for dance, voice, or acting) will be free!

So, think about who might like to sign up and bring them along. If they want more information, send them to the Guyz N Dollz link on the Midvale Theatre page.

See you at enrollment!

Smedshammer Benefit Celebration

August 8, 2010
We are setting things up for the Smedshammer Benefit Celebration between 3 & 4 pm this Tuesday, August 10th,  and are asking for everyone to drop their silent auction or bake sale items during this time.  If this doesn’t work for you please let me know and we will try to arrange to pick them up or have you drop them at a different time.
Then, don’t forget to come back! The party starts at 6:00 p.m. and will be so much fun. There will be great food, terrific entertainment, items set for silent auction, giveaways, dancing, singing, laughing, etc. Come and celebrate life with us!
Just a reminder, karaoke times are filling up quickly so if you or anyone you know wants to sing please let me know ASAP! For more info: http://www.midvaletheatre.com
Thank you so much for you help with this, we greatly appreciate it and look forward to spending the evening with you!
~Tammy~

Acting, Singing, Dancing? It’s Your Turn!

August 4, 2010

Guyz N Dollz Performing Arts Academy

Announces Open Enrollment!

Enrollment and registration will begin for the new Guyz N Dollz year on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are currently located in the Midvale Main Street Theatre building and have so many performing opportunities right at our fingertips. Not only do we have performances on the main stage of this professional theatre, but Guyz N Dollz travels as well. As a school of performing arts, we are constantly expanding possibilities and invite you to join our journey to full-out expression. Are you ready to join the fun? Follow this link to the Midvale Main Street Theatre website and click the Guyz N Dollz Performing Arts Academy link.