January 16, 2021

Auditions for JR RRS Ages 7-12

Our Award-winning Jr Rising Stars announce auditions for two production options for the fall.
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, JR will be our outdoor, in person production.  Rehearsals for this show will be outdoors only, under our tent on the back deck, always with masks and socially distanced. During inclement weather we will switch to virtual.  Show dates are at the end of October! (again, Socially distanced on stage with masks!) Rehearsals will be held Sundays 12-4 (though we will miss several Sundays due to holidays) and Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm. Children will not be called more than twice a week until we get closer to production.  Auditions will be by video submission only!  Just have your child sing the first verse of the song “Interjections” which is attached to this email.  Create the video with your phone and send it in to Jrrisingstars@riverdaley.org no later than Tuesday, September 8.  They can sing with the youtube video (for support!) and they should stop :41 seconds into the recording.
Our second option is the much loved tale of PETER PAN.  This will be our “hybrid” production, for those of you still uneasy about participating in person.  There will be only 1 or 2 in person (outdoor) rehearsals and the rest will all be done virtually.  There will be a specific schedule once we have assembled this cast.  This will be more of a revue format, but we will tell the story with limited scene work and all of the music!  We will have 1 or 2 live performances (socially distanced on our outdoor stage with masks on!) and will stream the show as well. For your video submission please prepare one verse of “I Won’t Grow Up!” – also attached to this email.  Likewise, please submit the video by Tuesday, September 8 to jrrisingstars@riverdaley.org.
Our Jr. Rising Stars auditions are open to children ages 7-11.  Participation is by audition only.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.  

The most important thing to us, as we embark on a unique fall experience, is the safety of all of our children.  On the heels of our successful (safe and healthy!) Summer Stage program and our outdoor production of Rent with the teens, we feel that we can offer our programs with confidence and with assurance to you that we have found ways to meet the challenges in both a safe and joyous way.  We will continue to closely follow all State and City guidelines from the DOE, DOH and the CDC. 
We look forward to seeing the children very soon.
INTERJECTIONS- Schoolhouse Rock, Jr audition song
For Video Audition of I WON’T GROW UP to :34 seconds – Peter Pan audition song
Sample I Won’t Grow Up
Warm regards,

The Jr. Rising Stars Team