The Pineda Conservatory's Center Stage Program for talented high school students is holding auditions for its 5 week summer program that includes fully staged productions of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL and JUST GO TO THE MOVIES. The Center Stage program runs from June 25 to August 5 (closed July 4-8), Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5:30 at the Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre. The training program includes acting, dance, vocal and audition training. The staff includes choreographer Christopher Johnson (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Chicago), actor Dan Macyak (Broadway's Lion in the WInter), director Juan Pineda (Broadway's Miss Saigon), vocal coach Valerie Pineda (Manhattan School of Music), director and choreographer Fausto Pineda (King & I, Grease) and vocal coach Patricia Pineda (VCU). Enrollment is limited and acceptance is by audition only. Former Pineda Conservatory students have been accepted into some of the nation's leading college theatre programs and conservatories and have gone on to appear in professional theaters and opera houses around the country.
Auditions are being held on March 3, 10, and 17 by appointment only for students entering 9th grade and up. Appointments can be made by calling (908) 731-1377 or by online submission at http://www.pinedaconservatory.com/Audition-Request.html . Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre up-tempo and 16 bars of a musical theatre ballad that show range and acting ability. You may not be asked to sing both. Vocal auditions will be followed by a group movement and dance call. Please bring dance clothing (comfortable clothes and dance shoes/sneakers). We recommend all students dress professional for the audition. You will be given time to change. The audition process will take approximately 2 hours. If necessary, call backs will be scheduled on March 25th. Students selected will be given one week to accept their spots or they will be forfeited to our waiting list.
JUST GO TO THE MOVIES is a fully staged musical tribute to Hollywood including the most famous songs from the Golden Age of film. This show includes everyone selected for the program, and features those who do not have leads in LEGALLY BLONDE. The show is written specifically for the students featured, and is performed on July 26 and 27.
Everyone in the program also participates in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. Some roles may be double cast. Roles being cast include Brooke (excercise video star, alto or soprano), Emmett (law student and Elle's love interest, bari-tenor), Warner (good looking, dumps Elle, bari-tenor), Elle Woods (Valley Girl who follows boyfriend to Harvard Law School, Soprano-Belt), Kyle (the good looking ups guy), Paulette (hairdresser who friends Elle, soprano-belt), Vivienne Kensington (soprano-belt, smart law student dismisses Elle), Professor Callahan (pompous law professor, baritone), Chutney (a serious Indian law student), Elle's mom (country clubbing mother, alto), Elle's Dad (golf playing baritone), and Pilar, Margot, Serena (sorority girls alto- soprano). There is a large ensemble in the show with many featured solos and speaking parts. LEGALLY BLONDE is given four performances on August 4 and 5.
The Pineda Summer Conservatory also holds a 5 week morning program for middle schoolers featuring a production of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Jr. and for students in elementary grades 2-5 with a production of CINDERELLA KIDS.
For more information visit www.pinedaconservatory.com or call (908) 731-1377.