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March 10, 2020
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Location: Entertainment Revue Studio, 3401 Henderson Blvd Suite H, Tampa, FL 33609
**Groups are determined by grade you will be entering in the Fall of 2020. Must be at least 5 years old in August 2020 to audition.
***While our annual auditions are being held April 25th, we hold private auditions for those talented girls who are unable to make this audition day due to pre-existing commitments. If you are unable to make the annual auditions this year, please contact email@example.com to set up your private audition day and time.
(Grade K-5) 10:00am – 1:00pm | Registration for girls in this age group is 9am.
** PLEASE NOTE: Arrivals after 10:00 will not be permitted to audition.
(Grade 6-12) 1:30 – 4:00pm | Registration for girls in this age group is 12:30 pm.
** PLEASE NOTE: Arrivals after 1:30 PM will not be permitted to audition.
** We will try to keep this schedule; however, we cannot predict how many girls will attend auditions, which has a direct effect on the extent of the day.
Attire: Workout Wear, Leotard, Shorts, Tennis or Jazz Shoes.
Audition Fee: $20 advance, $25 at the door per participant – Cash or Check made payable to ERFI.
What to bring:
– Application (if not pre-registered), release of liability, and audition fee.
– All candidates should prepare a 90 second vocal piece for their audition. You may bring an mp3 to be shared with our staff via email on the day of auditions, a CD with your track prerecorded, or you may choose to sing acappella. Choose a song that best fits your voice. You will only be allowed 90 seconds and staff will be instructed to stop your song after the allotted time expires.
Audition Activities: Candidates will be involved in several different activities which will include dancing and singing. Candidates will be grouped with other girls by age and will participate in group-related activities.
*Parents should drop off their child Saturday morning. Auditions are closed to parents and observers. Parents should return to pick up their child at the designated pick up time. The parking at the Outback center is very limited, so please park in the overflow parking lot located just south of Outback Restaurant on Henderson.
*We provide a NUT FREE snack for the girls along with several water breaks, so it will not be necessary to send a lunch.
*Our auditions are designed to make the girls feel comfortable and have fun. In the past, auditioning girls and their parents commented on how enjoyable the whole experience was. So relax and look forward to an exciting day!
*Girls will be moved from room to room throughout the day, so we recommend that they do not bring a purse or backpack unless absolutely necessary.
*Judges will evaluate each candidate on the following criteria: Vocal Quality, Vocal Range/Pitch, Movement, and Showmanship.
*NOTIFICATION – We will mail audition acceptances and rejections on April 29th. A “meet and greet” for new cast members will be held at our studio on May 30th with prior contact made via email. Camp dates are posted on our Cast Calendar. (Special consideration will be given to new cast members with prior extracurricular commitments.)
ER I – This cast is considered our professional cast. All cast decisions are made by our directors Cynthia Nekvasil, Courtney Lopez and Jessica Rhodes. Cast members must have participated in the Entertainment Revue organization for at least one year in order to be eligible. This cast should expect 20 – 30 shows per year and are required to sign a commitment contract. ERI will rehearse approximately ten hours monthly and most rehearsals will be held on weekends. Often rehearsals will be “marathon rehearsals,” which will last for 3-4 hours. This schedule is subject to change as shows are booked. Cast members are required to make the group their #1 priority. This group performs at least 20 shows per year.
ER II – Cast members are selected by special invitation. Cast members must have participated in the Entertainment Revue organization for at least one year or place in the top 30 at our annual auditions. ERII will rehearse approximately nine hours monthly and most rehearsals will be held on weekends. Often rehearsals will be “marathon rehearsals,” which will last for 3 – 4 hours. Occasionally, a weeknight rehearsal will be required. This is considered a semi-professional cast and members must be prepared to handle the rigors of a professional rehearsal environment. This cast should expect 10 – 20 shows per year and are required to sign a commitment contract. This schedule is subject to change as shows are booked and cast members are required to make the group their #1 priority. This group performs at least 15 shows per year.
RAVE REVUE – This cast is an apprentice cast and is open to both new cast members and returning cast members. Rave Revue is a wonderful cast for those hoping to gain on-stage experience, but who are not ready for the demands or commitment level of ERI or ERII. Rehearsal is held 4 times a month for 2 hours – some months may have 5 rehearsals when the calendar permits. Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30. This schedule is subject to change as shows are booked and an occasional week night or weekend rehearsal may be required. This group performs at least six shows per year.
Following our annual auditions and the End of the Year Show, cast members will have a “meet and greet” session on Saturday, May 30th at our studio to introduce cast members, group moms, and discuss the performance year! Our ER1 and ER2 casts will then experience an exciting “sleep away” camp where they will have team-building activities, intense rehearsals, and lots of FUN! Rave Revue will have a weekend bootcamp at our studio that is not “sleep away.” Rehearsal time, team-building activities, and a cast kick-off party will be tons of fun for our littlest songbirds! All three casts will then enjoy a summer break, with rehearsals resuming the week of August 8th. Exact dates of camps and breaks by cast can be viewed in the Cast Calendar link on our website.
Tuition – Tuition is paid year round and is due at the first of the month.
Monthly Tuition Rates – Rave Revue $160.00, ERII $175.00, ERI $190.00
**30% discount given for siblings
**Partial Scholarship awards available upon application submission and consideration given by our Board of Directors. Scholarships are limited and reserved for our families most in need.