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Hillbarn Theatre & Conservatory Audition Announcement 2022-2023 Season

Hillbarn Theatre & Conservatory will hold open auditions over two days, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2022 for the company’s 2022-2023 season. The auditions will start at 10 a.m. both days, at the Hillbarn Theater, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City CA (94404).

Hillbarn is looking for non-union and union, multi-racial, gender diverse, differently abled casts of intelligent, fearless, performers who are willing to take risks onstage. 

THE SEASON:

All shows will run twelve performances over three weeks at Hillbarn in Foster City, Thursday- Saturday @8pm and Sunday’s @2pm.

Gypsy: September 8-25, 2022

Clybourne Park: October 13, 2022

Elf: The Musical: December 1-18, 2022

Assassins: January 26- February 12, 2023

Perfect Arrangement: March 9- March 26, 2023

The Producers: April 27- May 14, 2023

for more information on the shows please visit Hillbarntheatre.org.

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Performers interested in musicals should prepare a 32-bar cut of a song in any style with printed piano music for our pianist (no karaoke tracks and no a cappella) and a 1 minute monologue. Performers interested in plays exclusively should prepare two contrasting 1-minute monologues. Those not ready to make the jump back into in person auditions just yet are invited to submit a video audition to casting@hillbarntheatre.org by April 14 at 5pm. Dance and movement calls will take place at callbacks for individual shows. Please upload a copy of your headshot and resume and answer a few questions prior to your audition here: Resume/Headshot Upload


WHAT TO PREPARE FOR A VIDEO SUBMISSION

Please send all video submissions to casting@hillbarntheatre.org by April 14 at 5pm. Performers interested in musicals should prepare a 32-bar cut of a song in any style with performance tracks (no vocals on the tracks, and no acappella singing please) and a 1 minute monologue. Performers exclusively interested in plays should prepare two contrasting 1-minute monologues. Dance and movement calls will take place at callbacks for individual shows. Please upload a copy of your headshot and resume and answer a few questions in addition to your video submission here: Resume/Headshot Upload



REHEARSALS:

Hillbarn Theatre & Conservatory on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal. All rehearsals will be held at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City unless otherwise specified.

COVID PROTOCOLS:

Hillbarn Theatre and Conservatory is a fully vaccinated company. All interested performers must provide proof of vaccination upon check in. We highly recommend one of the following digital methods:

  • A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California, or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction
  • An authentic digital record that includes a QR code scannable by a SMART Health Card reader that accurately displays patron name, date of birth, vaccine dates, and vaccine type. 

Masks must be worn at all times in the building, but can be removed once on stage and ready to begin your audition. Please keep your mask on while talking with the accompanist. 

For more information, call us at 650-349-6411 x. 2 or email us at boxoffice@hillbarntheatre.org

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