Disney's High School Musical jr.
JAN 15 - Feb 2
Eastside Theater Company announces Open Auditions for our
June 2023 production of “Disney's High School Musical Jr.”!
Online Auditions will be accepted starting January 15th,
and accepted through 11:59 pm on February 2nd, 2023.
We will be holding an Information Meeting in person and via Zoom
on Friday, January 20th at 7pm.
This will be held at Springwater Church in person, and on Zoom:
Director: Linzee Hamilton
The Video Audition Process
For this production's auditions, we would like auditioning students to submit a video that includes the following
A slate is a basic introduction of who you are for the audition panel.
Please have your student say the following about themselves:
My name is _________.
I am ________ years old.
Share a trick with us (This is OPTIONAL if you do, no more than 15 seconds)
This could be a cheerleading trick (like the splits) a Basketball trick, a cool hip-hop or break dance move, a flip, etc.
We want those who audition to sing a song. There will be three songs to choose from. Please choose one of these songs and submit one video. The songs to choose from:
"We're All In This Together" or "When There Was Me And You" or "Start of Something New"
We prefer students to sing with background music, but if that is not possible we will accept acapella.
The music to submit is as follows:
"We're All In This Together”
With voice accompaniment: shorturl.at/BNR25
(For practice with words - Please Sing from 0:35-1:28)
Without voice accompaniment: shorturl.at/QUVY0
(Please sing from 0.35 to 1:28) - This is what you can use as background music when you record your video.
"When There Was Me And You”
With voice accompaniment: shorturl.at/bgquJ
(For practice with words - Please Sing from 1:10-2:17)
Without voice accompaniment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CGF3NHPuyg
(Please sing from 1.16 to 2:22) - This is what you can use as background music when you record your video.
"Start of Something New”
With voice accompaniment: shorturl.at/fNWZ6
(For practice with words - Please Sing from 0:00-1:16) - This is a duet, sing both parts.
Without voice accompaniment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjSQ-10eRD4
(Please sing from 0.08 to 1:26) - This is what you can use as background music when you record your video.
This is a duet, but you should sing both parts for your audition.
Please make sure to let your student(s) know if they need help to reach out to us!
Any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have never submitted an audition online before, not to worry!
One of our acting coaches, Neil, has put together an entertaining and informational video about how to do this!
is needed to audition
You need to be in the age range of 7-18
You need to complete the online forms and attach your submission video and a current photo (steps below)
You will need to check your email within 48 hours of audition period ending, to see if you are needed at a callback. Our callbacks are expected to be held in person on Saturday, February 11th at Springwater Church.
Casting decisions will be made shortly after callbacks. We will let everyone know if they have been cast or not in the production via email.
Rehearsals are expected to begin Sunday, April 2nd, 2023.
We will have rehearsals every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sunday rehearsals will be 4-6pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday will be from 6pm-8pm. Not all students are necessarily called to every rehearsal, especially the early weeks. As we get closer to opening night, that schedule will increase to include multiple days of the week, and some longer rehearsals.
The "No Conflict Zone" for this production is May 21st - June 12th, 2023 - We will be rehearsing throughout Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-29) and availability to rehearse during that time is mandatory for this production.
Performance Dates: Fri-Sun June 2-4 & 9-11, 2023 (total of 8 performances)
Participation Fee & Show Information
Eastside Theater Company has a $200 participation fee for actors in our production. We do offer payment plans, and our policy is to never turn anyone away based on their ability to pay. Please contact us directly with questions about this policy.
If we cast you in a role and you drop out after casting, it is unfair to other students who weren't cast but would have been willing to take the role. This will affect future casting decisions with Eastside Theater. If you are not willing to participate based on casting (i.e. not wanting a particular role) we need to know that BEFORE casting.
Statement and Policy
Throughout the pandemic, Eastside Theater has adhered to the State of Oregon, OHA and Multnomah County rules regarding Covid-19 protocols. Currently, there is not a mask mandate, and wearing of masks during rehearsals is optional, not required. While we are anticipating a production where masks are not going to be required, that status could always change, and if a mask mandate were to return, we would change our policy from masks being optional to masks being required.
Additionally, if there is an active Covid outbreak among the cast and/or volunteers, we may require that masks be worn during rehearsals even if there is no statewide or local mask mandate.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Ready to SUBMIT YOUR audition?
A Google Account is required to submit an audition form online.
If you do not have one, click here to start a free account
Your successful audition submission requires completion of this form, which is also where you will upload your audition video and current photo (also required).
If you have multiple children auditioning, you must submit a separate completed form for each child. You will be given an option to submit another audition at the end of the form.
If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org