Young Artists Ensemble Holds Auditions For Once Upon A Mattress

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS directed by Laura Mason with Musical Direction by Susan Treworgy-Calkins. Auditions are open to performers age 10-19.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:00 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute song with sheet music and wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  An accompanist will be provided and recorded music is not permitted.  Each audition will last one hour and forty five minutes and may include improvisation, cold reading and dance.   Callbacks will be held on Monday, August 27 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 2 – 18, 2018.  

All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by November 18, 2018.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Thursday, August 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will warm hearts and tickle funny bones, as the audience cheers for an untraditional princess from the swamp as she tosses and turns all night because of one little pea.  Will the whole kingdom find their happily-ever-after in the morning?

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is the first production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 38th Annual Family Theatre Season.  The “Season of Unexpected Magic” will continue with THE LITTLE PRINCE performing February 1 – 17, 2019 and will conclude with DINSEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS, JR. May 3-19, 2019.  Season tickets can be purchased at a deep discount by contacting the box office at (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

Young Artists Ensemble received 19 nominations and four wins for their 2017-19 Productions.  Winners in the 13th Annual National Youth Arts Awards included Outstanding Production: Grease, Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: Nick Meyer as Danny Zuko in Grease, Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: Kristen Wisneski as Marty in Grease, and Outstanding Musical Direction: Zachary Spencer for Grease.  Among the many nominees were performers and creative staff from Hillcrest Players Productions Shadow of a Pout and If the Shoe Fits, and Young Artists Ensemble’s production of Madagascar, Jr.

ONCE UPON A MATTREESS

Auditions

WHAT: Once Upon A Mattress will warm hearts and tickle funny bones, as the audience cheers for an untraditional princess from the swamp as she tosses and turns all night because of one little pea.  Will the whole kingdom find their happily-ever-after in the morning?           

WHEN:

audition TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, August 25, at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Sunday, August 26, at 10:00 and 12:00 pm

WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.

PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute song with sheet music (no recorded music please) and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improve, cold reading and dance.  And accompanist will be provided.

IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Thursday, August 30, 7:00 – 8:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30- 7:30, Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00.

 

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

WHAT: Once Upon A Mattress will warm hearts and tickle funny bones, as the audience cheers for an untraditional princess from the swamp as she tosses and turns all night because of one little pea.  Will the whole kingdom find their happily-ever-after in the morning?           

WHEN:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 2 – 18, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:
(805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

TICKETS:
Single Tickets:  $19 adults, $16 children, students and seniors. 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance.

PURCHASE ALL THREE SHOWS FOR:  $30 – 39 adults, $30 – $33 children, students and seniors.

OTHER:
Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 


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