MAINSTAGE AUDITION FAQ
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING AUDITIONING FOR A MAINSTAGE AT RANDOM FARMS!
Parents, please read this important information before signing your child up for an audition.
Casting Policy / Financial Commitment:
When registering for an audition appointment, you will be asked to list the casts for which your child is available and any roles that s/he is willing to accept. If Random Farms is able to cast your child in a role and a cast that is marked as acceptable on the registration form, then you are responsible for paying the program tuition. When registering for an audition appointment, you will need to provide a credit card. Upon checkout, your card will be charged a $1 audition deposit. If you child is cast in the program, your card on file will be charged the remaining tuition balance on March 10, 2017. There are no refunds or credits if your child leaves the program. If you child is not cast in the program, your card will be refunded the $1 audition deposit.
If you are seeking financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid application before registering for an audition. Click here for more info.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION
We have a new registration system as of January 2017! These instructions may help you navigate the process if you have trouble.
STEP 1: Select your performer(s) preferred audition date, and add it to your cart. Click ‘continue’.
STEP 2: Enter your email address to see if you have an account in the Active Network. If you have an account, you will be prompted to enter your password. If you do not have an account, you will continue with the registration process. You will be able to create a password at the end of the registration.
STEP 3: Select the name of the person you are registering (or select ‘Register New Person’) and select your preferred audition time. NOTE: On this screen, you will see a total tuition of $620. This will only be charged if your child is cast.
STEP 4: Fill out the registration form and confirm your agreement with the waivers. If your child is cast, we will request additional information, such as emergency contact info and costume sizes.
STEP 6: During checkout, please select PAY $1.00 WITH PAYMENT PLAN(S) and check the box that says “store credit card for future use." Please do not select the pay in full option! If you pay in full, your payment will be refunded, and you will be asked to re-register. Click the “Complete” button to finish your registration. The person listed as the Primary Parent / Guardian will receive an email confirmation. If you don’t see it within a few minutes, please check your email’s spam folder or ‘promotions’ folder.
NOTE: If you have been awarded a financial aid package or payment plan, enter your code in the Coupon Code box during checkout.
READY TO REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I cancel or reschedule an audition?
. Please do not sign up for more than one appointment per performer or all appointments will be deleted.
Q: My child doesn't have a headshot - do we need to get one for the auditions?
A: No. Any recent snapshot or school picture is fine.
Q: My child doesn't have a resume - what should I do?
A: Don't worry about it - there is a place to fill in all necessary information on the online registration form.
Q: I'd like to create a resume. What should it have on it?
A: The most important part of the resume is the performer's name and phone number! Make sure to also include address and height. Then add any relevant experience or training. A resume is optional for these auditions.
Q: Do you need to have prior experience to audition?
A: Nope - all are welcome!
Q: If my child is not called back for a Mainstage production, does that mean that he/she will not be cast in the show?
A: Not at all - we frequently cast performers without a callback.
Q: If my child is not cast, is it appropriate for me to call the theater to find out why?
A: No. Please email questions of this nature to our Artistic Director (
Q: Does my child need to dress up for the audition?
A: No. Performers should dress however they feel most comfortable. They should either wear or bring footwear that they can dance in (i.e. sneakers, jazz shoes, ballet slippers).
Q: Can I watch my child audition?
A: We ask that parents please wait outside in the waiting area while their children audition.
Q: What kind of dance will be taught at Mainstage auditions?
A: A short musical theater/jazz combination.
Q: Does my child need to prepare a dance routine for Mainstage auditions?
Q: Will there be an accompanist at Mainstage auditions?
A: No. Performers will sing to taped music, karaoke style.
Q: If my child is called back for the Mainstage production, what should he/she be prepared with?
A: Music and sides (lines from the script) will be posted on our website after the auditions.
Q: If my child is called back for the Mainstage production, does he/she need to memorize the lines from the sides that he/she is given?
A: Nope - performers may hold the printed lines during the callback. We encourage them to be as familiar as the can with the material so they can occasionally look up from the paper and add as much expression as possible!