We had our beloved vocal coach over again yesterday...she said we are doing better with our songs and may even be ready for tomorrow. We are still nerve-wracked a bit because you just never know. I was digging around on the cvft.org website again and found the CVFT Casting Guidelines..thought you might find this interesting too. I cut it down for your viewing pleasure.
MISSION of Organization: provide quality, affordable live theater for our region, in an environment where families can participate together.
|Super talented participants, cool sets & costumes, gorgeous facilities |
and filled with wonderful grandparents, kids, moms and dads.
My take on how CVFT casts a show:
Im not saying these are weighted equally but I do know first hand they all come into play.
In effort to "produce the finest theatre possible, we do so in a balanced effort, ensuring that we continue to build our core of talent, improve the quality of our productions..."
2. Family Participation
|Brother & Sister learning their lines.|
Whether on stage or behind the scenes, CVFT is looking for families to work together, play together and grow together with other families in our community (see #3).
"We try to avoid casting a child without his or her parents involved in some way."
|Father Daughter Duo|
|Onstage and behind the scenes family.|
As a community theatre, CVFT produces these shows for the community BY the community. And because the quality of these productions is so/has been so good -the community has expanded. If you were to ask me -I would say our community is comprised of the South and South Western suburbs of Minneapolis.
"We are a community-based theatre, and as such, in the case where multiple persons are qualified for the same role, we may give preference to persons who live in our immediate region."
Theater is time consuming. Let's just get that out there. Rehearsals can be three times a week -more if you are cast in a lead role. Then a week or so before opening -it's nearly every night -sometimes late. Plus, those cast are required to be at every performance.
"A preliminary schedule is published at the time of auditions."
Hope this helps. Here is the full document: Casting Guidelines...and here is to a great theater season!
(and sometimes) Ensemble Cast