"I've heard I shouldn't even audition because I'm a freshman and I won't get a part. Is this true?"
Usually no. If you cannot make it to the audition times, unfortunately you probably will not be able to audition. And remember that you must be in school for 1/2 of the day to be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities. But it's always a good idea to contact the director to see if there are any other options.
"I didn't make the show. Why?" Or, "I didn't get the part I wanted. Why?"
"I have a performance scheduled tonight, but I stayed home from school. Can I still perform?"
No. You must be in school for at least 1/2 of the school day to participate in extra-curricular activities.
"I have a performance this weekend, but was absent from school on Friday. Do I have to miss the whole weekend of performances?"
No. However, you would have to miss Friday night's performance. You will be eligible to participate in the Saturday and Sunday performances.
"What time do I have to be there before a performance?"
The standard call time for Northview Theatre is 2 hours prior to curtain. However, specific instructions will be given to you at the final rehearsals before opening night. Ultimately, you should be in costume/makeup or your technical area should be ready to go when the house opens 1/2 hour prior to curtain.
"My parents want to video tape a performance of our show. Can they?"
Usually not. Contract provisions often prohibit any recording of the performance without securing (and paying for) the appropriate license. Video licenses are not usually part of our contract package. When video licenses are available, we are likely to contract with a local videographer to professionally record the performance for archival purposes.