Salem Audition Information

Dear Lifehouse Parents and Students,

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to cancel the in person Company and Musical Theater audition placements on July 17.  It was a very difficult decision.  It is helpful to watch students individually and collectively during the auditions to make their placements but with COVID cases rising I had to weigh the benefit with the COVID safety guidelines we could reasonably implement.  Unlike our summer classes where students enter/exit the building through different doors and are isolated to their own classes, auditions are done by age group and can include up to 50 students at a time.   Social distancing just cannot happen with those numbers.  Cancelling the placement audition under other circumstances would not be our first choice.  We hope everyone will understand the need to adjust this year.  

The following procedures will be done in place of the usual company and musical theater placement auditions. 

Company Auditions

For returning students from the 2019/20 year

1.  Fill out the attached Company Audition placement form and return it to the studio office or email it to the studio at lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com by July 17, 2020.  The form needs to have both the  student and parent signatures.

2.  No audition is required.  Placement will happen by teacher/director observations from the 2019/20 year and summer dance.

For new students to Lifehouse

1.  Fill out the attached Company Audition placement form and return it to the studio office or email it to the studio at lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com by July 17, 2020.  The form needs to have both the student and parent signatures.

2.  Email the studio at lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com and indicate your student is new to Lifehouse.  If your student is not in summer dance, we will contact you and arrange a summer placement class or set up a video or personal audition. 

Musical Theater Auditions

*Students 8 years and younger do not need to audition or send in a placement form.  They will register for the age appropriate class when registration opens on August 1.

For returning musical theater students from the 2019/20 year

1.  Fill out the attached Musical Theater audition placement form and return it to the studio office or email it to the studio at lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com by July 17, 2020.  The form needs to have both the  student and parent signatures.

2.  No audition is required.  Placement will happen by teacher observations from the 2019/20 year.

For students new to musical theater or who did not take musical theater in 2019/20 year.

1.  Fill out the attached Musical Theater audition placement form and return it to the studio office or email it to the studio at lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com by July 17, 2020.  The form needs to have both the student and parent signatures.

2.  Audition required.  Each student will need to submit an audition video that includes a 30-60 second musical selection and a monologue.  Instructions and monologues are attached to this email. 

Please know every placement will be thoughtfully reviewed. The teachers and directors will meet to discuss the student’s technical skills and place students based on what they have mastered last year and this summer. Our goal is to always place each student in the company that will best help them to learn and be challenged.   Auditioning is an important part of the arts and a valuable experience.  We look forward to holding auditions again soon!

Best Regards,

 

Nesha Woodhouse

Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy

Director

company placement audition form 2020

musical theater instructions and monologues 2020

musical theater placement audition form 2020