Each show has different casting requirements. See the individual show breakdowns for age limitations and roles available.
Not all students who audition are guaranteed a role. The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep prides itself on smaller cast sizes and individual student focus.
*There is a production fee of $350.00 required for each student after being cast. Production fee is discounted to $150.00 if student is also enrolled in a regular six-week class or two-week summer camp that runs parallel to show rehearsal/performance schedule.
A limited number of scholarships are available for need-based performers. Please request a scholarship application if you require financial assistance.
All auditions and rehearsals are held in our Theatre School space located two suites north of
North Coast Repertory Theatre:
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Check out scripts, music, or roles available for shows in our season HERE!
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s
THE SECRET GARDEN
Adapted by Pamela Sterling
Underscore by Chris Limber
Directed by Rachael VanWormer
This joyous story about the growth and blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a garden of delight for the ears and the imagination. Mary and Colin, whose natures have been badly warped, thrive with the discovery that selflessness opens a secret door to happiness. They are encouraged by the warmhearted Yorkshire maid, Martha, and her brother, Dickon, who understands the language of birds, animals and flowers; the crusty gardener, Ben Weatherstaff; and, of course, the robin who leads Mary to the garden that changes her life. Colin’s reunion with his father touches all of us deeply. Highly theatrical, this Distinguished Play Award-winning Secret Garden fills us with the magic of theatre.
“Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.”
Auditions – April 3 & 4 (open to students 12-19)
Performances: May 17th-20th, 2018
Thursday – May 17th 10AM, 2018
Thursday – May 17th: 6PM, 2018
Friday – May 18th: 10AM, 2018
Friday – May 18th: 6PM, 2018
Saturday – May 19th: 2PM, 2018
Saturday – May 19th: 6PM, 2018
Sunday – May 20th: 2PM, 2018
Time Period – 1911.
Settings Of Play – An unspecified British colony of East India and on the grounds and interior of Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, England.
Run-time – 90 min.
Suggested Rating: PG– recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
Cast size is planned to be 9 students. This show is a non-musical with underscoring.
Purchase the book the show is based on: BUY The Secret Garden BOOK
Auditions: – April 3rd & 4th, 2018 (open to students 12-21)
Tuesday, April 3rd: between 4:30PM-8PM &
Wednesday, April 4th: between 4:30PM-8PM
*Students should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue for auditions. Monologues are a short speech delivered by one character and can be from any play, musical, movie, or book. If you’re having difficulty finding a monologue, you might check out audition monologues books at your local library or book store, or try online at a site like this: http://www.tarameddaugh.com/teen-monologues/
Audition appointments should only take about 5-10 minutes. Email Ben@northcoastrep.org to schedule an audition appointment.
(Possible callbacks will be Thursday, April 5th by invitation only.)
Regular Rehearsals are Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30PM – 8:30PM
April 10th through May 11th, 2018.
Tech/Dress rehearsals will be 4:30PM – 8:30PM May 14th through May 16th, 2018.
It is possible that not all actors will be called at all times for all rehearsals, but please list any conflicts within this rehearsal period on audition form. Knowing a student has a conflict allows us to make the best use of student’s time while they are in rehearsal. Some conflicts may be acceptable within the rehearsal period, but no conflicts will be allowed during Tech/Dress rehearsals or performances. Conflicts may influence casting decisions.
Students/parents will be asked to fill out an audition form with general student contact information and ALL possible conflicts during our process. No additional conflicts will be accepted beyond what is offered on the audition form. If frequent or repeated lateness and/or unexpected absences occur during the rehearsal process this may affect future casting or even the dismissal of a student from the production.
Headshots and resumes are not required at auditions, but are always encouraged.
This is an advanced level Theatre School @ North Coast Rep production. As with all Theatre School productions, it is possible that not all students who audition will be cast.
CALLING ALL ACTORS 12 YEARS OF AGE to 21 YEARS OF AGE TO AUDITION
Contact Ben@northcoastrep.org with additional questions or to schedule an audition appointment.
General Audition Information:
- Auditions held on a show by show basis in the Theatre School Space at: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Sante Fe – Solana Beach
- Auditions are open call, but scheduling an appointment is encouraged.
- Please bring a current headshot and resume, and know all conflicts within the rehearsal period.
- No conflicts will be permitted tech week or for the run of the performances.
- Rehearsals for youth productions are typically after school hours during the school year, usually 4:30PM to 8:30PM.
- Extended rehearsal times may be scheduled the week before the show opens for “Tech Rehearsals” and “Dress Rehearsals.” Rehearsal/Performance times may vary depending on the production or time of year. See specific rehearsal schedule for each show.
For questions, please contact: Ben@northcoastrep.org or call 858-481-2155 ext. 216 for any questions, more details about production fee, and parent involvement.