Royal Stage

Creative Community in Christ

Royal Stage is a non-denominational Christian arts ministry,  committed to raising up godly artists, while also striving to reach the unbelieving community both locally and abroad.

 

A Christmas carol & 12 daze of christmas auditions are august 26! Please register under “classes” in the appropriate age range to secure your audition slot. Scroll down for further information on our audition/performance process.

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12 Daze of Christmas (ages 6-16)

Auditions: Aug 26, 4:45pm (ages 5-13) or Aug 29, 4:45pm (ages 10-16). Cast members will have rehearsal on the day of the week they choose to audition on. Tech week for all will be Dec 1-5, with performances in conjunction with our winter showcase on Dec 7 & 8.

Synopsis: It's Christmas-time and all Alice wants to do is just sing one of her favorite holiday songs, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." But after just a few words, Alice realizes that when she sings, the characters in the popular holiday tune begin to come to life. Alice's boyfriend has decided to surprise her by sending her all of the twelve gifts mentioned in the traditional carol. With each verse, Alice unleashes a wacky stream of characters that are far from what most people envision when singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas." From Turtle & Dove, two attorneys that try to convince Alice to sue Santa Claus for invasion of privacy to milkmaids who have created a union and are on strike because of poor working conditions, the play turns the traditional holiday song into a fast-paced zany collection of characters. This play keeps theatre-goers wondering who will show up every time Alice opens her mouth and sings the next verse.

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A Christmas Carol (ages 12+, some children by invitation only)

Auditions: Aug 26, 6:30pm. Rehearsals Mondays 6:30-8:30pm. Tech week Nov 17-21. Performances Nov 22-24.

Synopsis: One cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is unkind to the people who work for him, then refuses to give to charity, and then is rude to his nephew when he invites him to spend Christmas with him. When Scrooge gets home, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley – and then by three ghosts! They are the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a journey through Christmases from his past, taking Scrooge to see himself as an unhappy child and a young man more in love with money than his fiancé. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge his clerk, Bob Cratchit’s family. At Bob Cratchit’s house Scrooge sees Tiny Tim, who is very ill, but full of spirit. The ghost then takes him to see his nephew Fred’s Christmas celebrations - which he had been invited to, but rebuffed. Finally, The Ghost of Christmas Future terrifies Scrooge by showing him visions of his own death…The ghosts’ journey through time teaches Scrooge the error of his ways. When he wakes up on Christmas Day he is full of excitement, and buys the biggest turkey in the shop for the Cratchit family before spending the day with his nephew, full of the joys of Christmas.

Audition Requirements

All who audition and can honor the rehearsal and performance schedule will receive a role. We will reach out to those via email and text who register for an audition with specifications, but typically we request a 1 minute prepared song with an instrumental vocal track on your phone/mp3 player if the show is a musical. Please arrive in comfortable, modest clothing you can move in, and know your true costuming measurements/any scheduling conflicts.


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the fun and messy dance theater life.

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Eph 2:10 

We know that disappointment can be very painful for children and adults alike. How a person reacts to disappointment is a tremendous test of character. Please know that the artistic teams have your best interest  in mind and that casting is equally hard for the artistic team members. If you are faced with unhappiness  with the results of the audition process, please use the tools below.

Casting is a difficult process, with many different factors at play. What may seem very black and white to you, may not have been to those making the decisions.

  • It isn’t personal. It may feel that way, but directors are concerned with putting together the best cast as a whole. You shouldn’t have any reason to think it is personal. Sometimes a role selection comes down to something as trivial as a height requirement or an individual's availability.

  • Think of every audition and show as an opportunity. No one part is the end of anything and there will a lot more parts and auditions if you choose to audition again. We are all growing and getting better at what we do every day, even adults.

  • A role may not always be what it seems upon first impression. Read the script. Find the fun little nuggets within a role that has been chosen for you and only you! We promise that every spot on stage has something (often many things!)

The hard part about theatre is that it is never fair. You can get a small part from the best audition in your life or a big part from one that you felt was terrible. It is not possible for you to know what the Artistic Team is looking for or how the show will come together. If you have a child and  find that the audition and casting process is too hard, it might be time to have a serious talk about theatre as an activity for your child. Some children especially are more sensitive and the casting process, no matter the preparation, might remain too much. 

Auditions & Participation Requirements

Season auditions are held every August. To be considered for a main role, there are no exceptions to the set audition date, which is announced two months prior on this website. If you are viewing this during other times of year, please contact us directly to get involved. We conduct private and small group auditions year round. 

Joining Royal Stage is easy, fun and affordable. However, there are ways you can prepare for auditions and rehearsals.

Audition Requirements

  • All auditioning must fall within the age parameters 2 months prior to scheduled performance date.

  • Actors – come prepared with a monologue or skit.

  • Singers – come prepared with a song WITH AN ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK. We cannot accommodate sheet music at this time.

  • Should you accept a role, we ask you to make an $150 registration donation to help cover costuming and production costs. This fee is all-inclusive for one portion of the season (Aug-Dec, Jan- April, June-July).

  • You must be a bible-believing Christian actively plugged into a church, bible study or other Christian fellowship, EXCEPT for children's productions.

  • During winter rehearsals, please use the “buddy system” when leaving the studio, and parents of young dancers are highly encouraged to meet them at the studio door.

Rehearsal Expectations

  • Humble, willing and kind attitudes.

  • Attendance is KEY. Cast members are permitted to miss no more than 3 rehearsals at any point in the season portion - no exceptions.

  • Be prepared to practice on your own with dances, line memorization and songs.

  • Please come to each rehearsal with a bible verse or testimony to share.

  • We ask that each participant help with fundraising. There are 4 fundraising options each year, which will be presented at auditions. If you do not wish to fundraise, there is a "buyout" registration option of $345.

Dress Code

  • All female students and cast members are required to wear a tank leotard to every rehearsal. You can purchase this in whatever color you’d like, but for performances it must be nude, tan or black. You may order them through Royal Stage for $12.00, or on your own here. Similar leotards are acceptable for rehearsal, but must be the tank style.

  • No jeans, strapless tops or skirts are ever permitted during dance rehearsals. Spaghetti strap tops are only allowed when over a leotard.

  • Dancers may rehearse in ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, half soles, foot paws or in bare feet. For performances, your choreographer will specify the footwear they prefer. If you choose to dance barefoot, and your choreographer feels it is hindering your performance, you may be asked to wear footwear.

  • Hair must be pulled back out of your face during ALL types of rehearsals.