Auditions will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, 8 and 13 for high school students who wish to participate in the Covington Louisiana Actors Playhouse System program for the 2015 season. The auditions will be held at Covington High School, and are open to students from public and private schools. To schedule an audition, call (985) 893-9843 or visit www.clapsonline.org.
Productions to cast are the musicals “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.,” “Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids,” “Disney’s Cinderella, Kids” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Rehearsals begin Monday, May 18, with production dates June 11-27.
Those auditioning must prepare 16 measures of an audition song. Bring piano music to the audition, and an accompanist is provided. Performers may not sing a cappella, but can sing with a CD without vocals, like a karaoke version. Performers will also be required to give a cold reading.
A résumé is requested, but not required, and students need to know their summer schedules in order to determine availability for productions.
CLAPS provides high school students with the opportunity to work with professional theatre artists while being exposed to realistic career opportunities in the arts. Students are cast as singers, actors, dancers, and for technical positions of lights, set construction, running crew, costumes and make-up.