Auditions

Audition information for AECT's production of "Charlotte's Web" is now available!



All-of-us Express Children's Theatre is always seeking talented youth participants! No previous training or experience is required to audition. There is no fee to audition, but there are participation fees. For productions during the school year, children between the ages of 9-18 can  audition. For productions during the summer, children between the ages of 6-18 can audition.  



Audition Information


  • Auditions open to ages 9-18.
  • Download a "Charlotte's Web" script (PDF) to print and use for your audition
  • To audition, record one video of yourself reading from the script.
  • Start by introducing yourself and letting us know what page you're starting on
  • Choose areas of the script where you can perform at least 10 lines of dialogue. None of your audition needs to be memorized, you are more than welcome to read directly from the script
  • You should read for the role that you are most interested in. If you need suggestions for a section of the script to read, here are some from the director:

    - Fern – Pages 8-9 and Page 49
    - Chorus – Page 58
    - Announcer – Page 64
    - Templeton – Page 34 and page 47
    - Charlotte – Pages 24-25 and page 39

  • Videos should be no more than five minutes long.
  • Get creative! Read with a sibling, parent, another person who is with you or even read all of the characters in the scene yourself!
  • Show off your personality and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. We want this to be fun!
  • If you have long hair, please leave it down so we have an idea of how long your hair is
  • Email your videos to allofusexpresschildrenstheatre@gmail.com with the subject line “Charlotte's Web Auditions”
  • The deadline to submit your videos is Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
  • You'll need to fill out this form: https://cityofeastlansing.com/FormCenter/Parks-Recreation-Arts-10/Allofus-Express-Childrens-Theatre-Auditi-95. 
  • On the form, you can also select crews if you would like the opportunity to be assigned to one of those in the event that you are not cast in the show.
  • In the conflict section PLEASE INCLUDE ANY CONFLICTS BETWEEN FEB. 22 AND MAY 2 (excluding weekends and holidays) and we will work to accommodate your schedule
  • Once you have completed your video and your form, we’ll need you to do a measurement form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecsNDeoRlC-JPIO5mFuj_na0wVrfCl1IER18bAjqKS24hUow/viewform. 
  • If you are cast in the show, we will need these measurements to create your costume
  • You will be notified of your role in the show or the crew you were assigned by Feb. 23 at the latest

Cast Info

 
  • Rehearsals will be scheduled Monday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Not everyone in the cast will come to every rehearsal and we will do our best to work around your conflicts
  • We will prepare a kit for you that will include any necessary makeup, props and your backdrop that will sit behind you during the performance. You will be allowed to keep your makeup and backdrop, but we may need the props back depending on what they are.
  • We will have a designated day or two for you to pick up your kit from the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road. 
  • Aside from the one day you need to pick up your kit, nothing will be taking place in person. The performance and all rehearsals will be done virtually

Crew Info

  • The deadline to sign up is Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
  • To sign up for a crew, you will also need to fill out the same form: https://cityofeastlansing.com/FormCenter/Parks-Recreation-Arts-10/Allofus-Express-Childrens-Theatre-Auditi-95.
  • Each crew member will have a kit of supplies they will use to create their assigned items
  • We will have a designated day or two for you to pick up your kit from the ELHCC.
  • Some crews may not have to pick up a kit – you will be notified if you do not need to come to this
  • Crew meeting days and frequency will vary depending on the crew, but will probably average 2-3 times per week (Sound and Makeup will likely be less)
  • Costumes, props and sets crews will be meeting in-person or as a hybrid of in-person and virtually. If you are not comfortable meeting in-person, we will assign you to a crew that is completely virtual or have you only meet on virtual days, depending on the crew.
  • Anyone meeting in-person will be required to wear masks at all times and remain distanced from others on the crew
  • Additional safety measures will also be in place.
    We will also have a backup plan in case of any need to move back to being completely virtual