Spring Youth Production
Announcing the Spring Youth Production of
Theatre Aspen School is pleased to announce auditions for our Spring Youth Production of The Phantom Tollbooth Jr for middle school students (grades 5-8) PLUS a Junior Company opportunity for kindergarten, first and second graders to appear on stage in the show!
If you are considering auditioning/participating in this show, please read this information carefully.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock and a certain magic tollbooth is brought splendidly to life on stage in The Phantom Tollbooth JR. Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all... until he takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth. Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when he must bring peace between two feuding kings who argue over whether “words” or “numbers” are most important in their kingdoms. Knee-deep in danger, language, and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of hidden discoveries.
Individual Auditions: January 31 4:30-7:30@ Theatre Aspen Studio
You will sign up for 1 ten-minute time slot. Prepare 16-32 bars of music from a musical of your choice. Selection should be memorized and please bring a track or provide sheet music.
Group Auditions: February 1st 4:30-6:30 @ Theatre Aspen Studio
Come prepared to show bold character choices as you read from the script. Reading selections will be provided and a group singing audition may take place as well. Song will be provided and taught.
Please plan on attending both days of auditions.
Theatre Aspen at the Red Brick Center for Arts- 110 E Hallam St Ste 126, Aspen
Rehearsals begin February 11th, running Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00-6:30pm
at Dance Progressions- 403 Aspen Airport Business Center
Final rehearsals in which the acting, singing and dancing are combined with the other technical elements of the show (lights, sound, costumes, etc) is called Tech Week. It begins April 8th, and rehearsals are 4pm-8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week to allow our design and technical professionals enough time to put the show together.
Please be sure you and your student can commit to this rehearsal process. Unanticipated absences can make it very difficult for the cast to prepare efficiently and effectively for a wonderful show.
Thursday, April 11 @ 6:30pm
Friday, April 12 @ 6:30pm
Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00pm and 6:30pm
For the performance days, actors will be "called" (expected to arrive) 90 minutes before the show opens, and released when their costumes, etc have been restored to their dressing rooms after the show.
Performances are at the historic Wheeler Opera House. Tickets will be available through www.aspenshowtix.com, 970.920.5770 or at the Wheeler Box Office
Tuition is only $595 and payable upon acceptance to the Spring Youth Production. Scholarships and payment plans available. Theatre Aspen School has never turned anyone away due to financial need.
Information about our Junior Company opportunity is TBA- Check back soon!
TAS Tech Company
Interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes? Become a member of our TAS Tech Company for this production of The Phantom Tollbooth Jr!
This program is designed to provide practical training to students with an interest in theatrical design and production.
Tech Company members will attend hands-on workshops in most of the major areas of production:
- electrics (lighting)
- set construction
- props management
Afterwards, students will be placed an area of specialization, followed by an extended assistantship with the head artist in that area. Students in this program will take active and essential roles as part of the technical crew, while also gaining practical skills and building relationships with local professionals.
Learn more at our TAS Tech Company page!