RENT School Edition

Music, Lyrics and Book by Jonathan Larson

 Featuring students in grades 8-12; Students in grades 8/9th are encouraged to audition for SHREK JR as well

CLICK HERE to complete online registration paperwork

CLICK HERE to complete your Covid Liability Release Waiver

CLICK HERE to reserve audition slot

CLICK HERE to pay required tuition deposit of $250

LOCATION

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held in the Rockville/Shady Grove area located at OVATIONS STUDIO located at 16021 Industrial Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20877; just minutes from our previous rehearsal locations.

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS

Auditions for RENT will be held by appointment only on Monday, September 6th, 2021. Students will need to prepare a vocal audition of 16-32 bars from a Musical Theatre song (Your song choice should be in the styling of RENT which is a Pop/Rock Opera- nothing written before 1990 and should have an edge). For RENT auditions specifically auditionees are welcome to sing from the show itself.  Callbacks are by invite only and will take place on Friday, September 10th, 2021.

TUITION

Tuition for RENT is $1025. Additionally, there is a required $75 costume fee. Full tuition balance is due upon acceptance of participation prior to callbacks. Payment will be made through PayPal or Venmo.  There is a $250 Non-Refundable deposit due at auditions (deposit will ONLY be returned if student is not cast in production) and will be applied to tuition. 

There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Full payment (unless payment arrangements are worked out ahead of time) is due prior to callbacks. Separation from the production, whether voluntarily or due to dismissal, is not grounds for a refund. Tuition in NON-REFUNDABLE.

OPEN ROLES                                                                                                                 

MARK COHEN: Baritone/Second Tenor. A filmmaker who has left behind his affluent upbringing to pursue his craft.

ROGER DAVIS: Rock Tenor. Former drug addict searching for answers through one last song.

MIMI MARQUEZ: Raw voice with high belt. Vulnerable yet defiant young woman who is struggling with drug addiction.

TOM COLLINS: Baritone. Former roommate of Mark, Roger, and Benny.

BENNY: Baritone/second tenor. Went to college with Mark. Lived with Roger, Collins, Maureen and Mark. Married into a wealthy family.

ANGEL: High tenor with good falsetto. Outgoing, flamboyant, yet honest and caring individual living on the New York Streets with AIDS.

MAUREEN JOHNSON: Large vocal range. A performance artist who is not as good as she thinks and slightly self-centered.

JOANNE JEFFERSON: Pop belt. Harvard grad with affluent upbringing. Has an insecure relationship with Maureen.

ENSEMBLE: Great actors/singers who move well to play various characters including: Joanne’s Dad/Mom, Mark’s & Roger’s Mom, Life Support Group, Squeegee Man, Seasons of Love Soloist, and more.

REHEARSALS 

Safety and the health of our community is our number one goal.

Anyone—whether a student or staff – for rehearsal OR performance — must not come if they are: 

*Running a temperature above 100 degrees F; 

*Experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, chills, or body aches (including headaches); 

*In direct contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days; 

*Recovering from COVID-19 and do not have at least two negative tests indicating that the virus is no longer being carried; or 

*Are unwilling to comply with OVATIONS’s COVID-19 related procedures.

Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 4:30-8:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. A full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast during the initial weeks of rehearsal.

Sunday, September 12

Monday, September 13

Sunday, September 19

Monday, September 20

Sunday, September 26

Monday, September 27

Sunday, October 3

Monday, October 4

Sunday, October 10

Monday, October 11

Sunday, October 17

Monday, October 18

Sunday, October 24

Monday, October 25

Sunday, October 31

Monday, November 1

Sunday, November 7

Monday, November 8

Sunday, November 14

Monday, November 15

Saturday, November 20

Sunday, November 21

Monday, November 22

Tuesday, November 23

TECH WEEK

Sunday, November 28

Monday, November 29 

Tuesday, November 30

Wednesday, December 1

Thursday, December 2

Thursday, December 9

PERFORMANCES

Friday, December 3     8:00pm Performance 

Saturday, December 4            2:00pm & 8:00pm Performance 

Sunday, December 5               2:00pm Performance 

Friday, December 10              8:00pm Performance 

Saturday, December 11          2:00pm & 8:00pm Performance 

Sunday, December 12           2:00pm Performance 

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning tuition payment. After rehearsals begin there are no refunds under any circumstance.


 

SHREK JR

Music, Lyrics and Book by Jonathan Larson

 Featuring students in grades 3-9

CLICK HERE to complete online registration paperwork

CLICK HERE to complete your Covid Liability Release Waiver

CLICK HERE to reserve audition slot

CLICK HERE to make tuition payment

LOCATION

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held in the Rockville/Shady Grove area located at OVATIONS STUDIO located at 16021 Industrial Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20877; just minutes from our previous rehearsal locations.

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS

While each student will audition for a role in SHREK- all registered students will participate in the production. Unlike our Senior Company auditions will only determine role and NOT participation. Auditions for SHREK will be held by appointment only on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. Students will need to prepare a vocal audition of 16-32 bars from a Musical Theatre song in they styling of SHREK. Callbacks are by invite only and will take place on Thursday, September 9th, 2021.

TUITION

Tuition for SHREK JR is $1025. Additionally, there is a required $75 costume fee. Full tuition balance is due prior to auditions unless payment plans have been made. Payment will be made through PayPal or Venmo. 

There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Full payment (unless payment arrangements are worked out ahead of time) is due prior to callbacks. Separation from the production, whether voluntarily or due to dismissal, is not grounds for a refund. Tuition in NON-REFUNDABLE.

OPEN ROLES                                                                                                                 

SHREK: He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart.

FIONA:She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of an ogre.

YOUNG FIONA:Kind, funny and longing to leave the tower.

TEEN FIONA: Kind, funny and longing to leave the tower.

LORD FARQUAAD:A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.

DONKEY: A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.”

DRAGON: A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey.

MAMA OGRE: Mother of Shrek who sends him off on his own as a young child.

PAPA OGRE: Father of Shrek who sends him off on his own as a young child.

LITTLE OGRE: Young Shrek who is confused and who is sent off to be on his own at a very young ogre.

PINOCCHIO: The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures.

THE 3 LITTLE PIGS:Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. 

UGLY DUCKLING: They may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but they do find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.

THE THREE BEARS: Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. 

WICKED WITCH: A big personality who is a bit feisty.

 BIG BAD WOLF: A not so scary, non-threatening big-bad-wolf.

GINGY: Based on the Gingerbread Man, Gingy is on the run like a fugitive from his baking captors.

PETER PAN: The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story.

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD: The captain of the guard who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

KNIGHTS: The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.

DWARF: Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father.

ENSEMBLE: Includes The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop.

 REHEARSALS 

Safety and the health of our community is our number one goal.

Anyone—whether a student or staff – for rehearsal OR performance — must not come if they are: 

*Running a temperature above 100 degrees F; 

*Experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, chills, or body aches (including headaches); 

*In direct contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days; 

*Recovering from COVID-19 and do not have at least two negative tests indicating that the virus is no longer being carried; or 

*Are unwilling to comply with OVATIONS’s COVID-19 related procedures.

Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. A full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast during the initial weeks of rehearsal.

Sunday, September 12

Sunday, September 19

Sunday, September 26

Sunday, October 3

Sunday, October 10

Thursday, October 14

Sunday, October 17

Thursday, October 21

Sunday, October 24

Thursday, October 28

Sunday, October 31

Thursday, November 4

Sunday, November 7

Thursday, November 11

Sunday, November 14

Thursday, November 18

Tuesday, December 7

Tuesday, December 14

Thursday, January 6

Sunday, January 9

Thursday, January 13

Sunday, January 16

Thursday, January 20

TECH WEEK

Sunday, January 23

Monday, January 24

Tuesday, January 25

Wednesday, January 26

Thursday, January 27

Wednesday, February 2

Thursday, February 3

PERFORMANCES

Friday, January 28                  8:00pm Performance 

Saturday, January 29              2:00pm & 8:00pm Performance 

Sunday, January 30                 2:00pm Performance 

Friday, February 4                  8:00pm Performance 

Saturday, February 5              2:00pm & 8:00pm Performance 

Sunday, February 6                2:00pm Performance 

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning tuition payment. After rehearsals begin there are no refunds under any circumstance.

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