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COMPETITION TEAM

AUDITION FOR OUR
2022/23 TEAM

JULY 19, 20, AND 21ST FROM 3-5PM AND July 20 from 5:30-7:30PM

Auditioners will spend the 2hrs learning a dance routine and will be asked to sing a 1-2min audition cut of a song that shows off their voice.

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION TEAMS

Available to performers ages 8-18. Designation of teams from Open, Middle School, and High School will depend on auditions each season.

Join our award-winning Competition Team!

Musical Theatre Competition Teams are admitted by audition only. The classes are designed to prepare selected individuals who wish to join the studio at the 2023 MTCA (Musical Theatre Competition of America) in Anaheim March 2023. The weekend consists of Group Performance Workshop/Adjudication, Solo/duet workshop/adjudication, a full day of specialized classes and training, and a final day at Knotts Berry Farm including an awards ceremony.

WHAT IS IT

OPEN PERFORMANCE TEAM:

*MUST ALSO ENROLL IN A MINIMUM OF ONE ADDITIONAL CLASS/PROGRAM

• Weekly Performance Team Class

Class counts towards your multi class discount/All-In Benefits

• Discounted private lessons

• Discounted workshops and intensives throughout the year

• Free Monthly Private group social events with comp team members

• 2 Free Showcase Tickets for the year

Entry fees for MTCA ($675) to be paid either in full or in 3 installments

ADVANCED TEAM:

*MUST ALSO ENROLL IN A MINIMUM OF 2hrs ADDITIONAL CLASS/PROGRAM AND PARTICIPATE IN PERFORMANCE TROUPE

• Weekly Advanced Class

Class counts towards your multi class discount/All-In Benefits

• Discounted private lessons

• Discounted workshops and intensives throughout the year

• Free Monthly Private group social events with comp team members

• 2 Free Showcase Tickets for the year

Entry fees for MTCA ($675) to be paid either in full or in 3 installments

ELITE TEAM:

• Weekly Elite Team Class

Class counts towards your multi class discount/All-In Benefits

• Discounted private lessons

• Discounted workshops and intensives throughout the year

• Free Monthly Private group social events with comp team members

• 2 Free Showcase Tickets for the year

Entry fees for MTCA ($675) to be paid either in full or in 3 installments

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ENTRIES:

pricing varies from competitions, but the range is:

o Solo (Individual) $ 100-$150

o Duets (Duo) $ 100-$150 ($50-$75 each)

o Monologue (individual) $ 100-$150

o Dance (individual) $ 100-$150

o Design (individual) $ 100.00 (MTCA only)

WHAT'S EXPECTED

Students in our Middle School and High School Teams will be required to also participate in our Open Team. Each team will perform a group number at the Musical Theatre Competitions of America in March 2023. Each student in our Middle School and High School Teams will be asked to enter into at least one additional category (ie: a solo, duet, design, or monologue category). These levels will be determined by the director.

In addition to our Competition weekend, students on the team will be required to perform in 2 of our studio events. 1 of the 2 performances must be our Year End Showcase (YES). Then, students will need to choose at least one more event between our Halloween Party, Christmas Party, and Valentine's Party. Students may also perform in all 4, but 2 is the minimum required. Rehearsals for these events will be in addition to our Wednesday Competition Team class and is tentatively scheduled for Mondays. 

Halloween Material: August-October

Christmas Material: October-December

Valentines Material: January-February

Competition Material Focus: February-March

Year End Showcase Material: March-May

 

Even if performers are opting to not perform in a particular season of themed material, they are still expected/required to attend our Wednesday Competition Team Classes.

We also often get asked to perform at outside events. For example, the Simi Valley Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Only those students who are opting to learn our Christmas Material for that season will be given the opportunity to perform at these types of events. These types of requests are optional but also are a ton of fun and we encourage everyone to make a great effort to attend these. November-December is when we get the most requests.

ATTENDANCE: Competition Team members are expected to attend all scheduled weekly classes for the entire season (August 2022-May 2023) and Festival/Competition activities the weekend of the Competition as well as the studio events listed above. We will allow up to 7 excused absences with reasonable notice. This allows students to participate in productions outside the studio. There will be no conflicts allowed on the 2 weeks leading up to the Festival/Competition weekend!

Competition Team members at all levels are required to have regular good attendance in our Classes/programs. There is a minimum of 1 additional class/program for our Open Teams and a minimum of 2 additional classes for our Middle School and High School Teams. Class suggestions will be given to each team member.  

We understand that those who participate in our Musical Theatre Competition Teams are extremely talented and, therefore, have a great chance at being cast in an outside Musical that may conflict with Competition Team. Treat acceptance into the Team as if you are cast in a Musical Production/Company! When auditioning for outside productions, students are expected to place our weekly Competition Team class as a conflict for outside rehearsals. 

**TIP: You are allowed 7 absences. If you wish to participate in an outside show, you may do so as long as you include Team rehearsals as your conflict for an outside production and use your excused absences for your outside tech-week and shows. No conflicts are allowed the 2 weeks leading up to Festival/Competition weekend.**