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the outsiders audition information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

No Pay. Non-Union.

Monday, December 10, 2018 from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 7:30pm-11:00pm
By appointment only! To make an appointment click here!

Callbacks will be invite only on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. If called-back, please be prepared to stay the entire time.

Read Through will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Staging rehearsal begin on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Note: There is a delay in rehearsal for the Holidays. Actors will be expected to use the delay to memorize their dialogue.

Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm, as well as, Saturday and/or Sunday afternoon, depending on actor availability. All actors will not be called to all rehearsals.

There are 3 performances, all in one day, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:30am, 12:30pm & 7:00pm
at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada CA 90638

Tech Day: Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Your call time could be as early as 4:00pm.

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA, 90638

ABOUT THE SHOW
The Outsiders is seen through the eyes of Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life who is caught up in territorial battles between the have- it- made rich kids, “The Socs,” and his tough, underprivileged family and friends.

As these young people try to find themselves and each other, the sadness of sophistication begins to reach them, and change them.

Based on the book by SE Hinton

For Audition Sides See “What to Prepare/Audition Sides”

Ponyboy, Male, Lead,  to play 14-16: The novel’s fourteen-year-old narrator and protagonist, and the youngest of the greasers. Ponyboy’s literary interests and academic accomplishments set him apart from the rest of his gang. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love. He matures, eventually realizing the importance of strength in the face of class bias.

Johnny Cade, Male, Lead, to play 15-18: Physically, small for his age; A sixteen-year-old greaser. Though Johnny does not succeed in school, he approaches intellectual matters with steady concentration. The child of alcoholic, abusive parents, he is nervous and sensitive. Since his parents do not care for him, Johnny sees the greasers as his true family. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are protective of him.

Dallas (Dally) Winston, Male, Supporting, to play 16-18: The toughest hood in Ponyboy’s group of greasers. Dallas, known as “Dally,” is a hardened teen who used to run with gangs in New York. Unlike his friends, does not put grease in his white-blond hair. Dally’s violent tendencies make him more dangerous than the other greasers, and he takes pride in his criminal record. Dally feels protective of Johnny Cade.

Two-Bit, Male, Supporting, to play 17-19: The joker of Ponyboy’s group. Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, is a wisecracking greaser who regularly shoplifts. He prizes his sleek black-handled switchblade. He instigates the hostilities between the Socs and the greasers by flirting with Marcia, the girlfriend of a Soc.

Darry, SupportingTo play 20-22: Ponyboy’s oldest brother. Darrel, known as “Darry,” is a twenty-year-old greaser who is raising Ponyboy because their parents have died in a car crash. Strong, athletic, and intelligent, Darry has quit school. He works two jobs to hold the family together. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy. He also makes good chocolate cake, which he and his brothers eat every day for breakfast. The other greasers call him “Superman.”

Sodapop, Male, Supporting, 16-18: Ponyboy’s brother. He is a high school dropout and works at the local gas station. He is “movie-star” handsome. Ponyboy envies Sodapop’s good looks and charm. Sodapop plans to marry Sandy, a greaser girl.

Sandy, Female, Supporting, to play 15-17: Sodapop’s girlfriend. Sandy is pregnant and moves to Florida to live with her grandmother.

Bob Sheldon, Male, Supporting, to play 18-20: The Soc who attacks both Johnny and Pony in the park. He is killed by Johnny. Cherry’s boyfriend. Bob is the dark-haired Soc who beats up Johnny before the story begins. Bob has a set of three heavy rings, which he wears when he fights greasers. Bob’s indulgent parents have never disciplined him.

Randy, Male, Supportingto play 18-20: Marcia’s boyfriend and Bob’s best friend. Randy is a handsome Soc who eventually sees the futility of fighting. Along with Cherry, Randy humanizes the Socs by showing that some of them have redeeming qualities. Randy helps Ponyboy realize that Socs are as susceptible to pain as anyone else. Randy tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble.

Sherri (Cherry) Valance, Female, Supporting, to play 16-18: Bob’s girlfriend, she is a Soc cheerleader whom Ponyboy meets at the movies. Cherry’s real name is Sherri, but people call her Cherry because of her red hair. Ponyboy and Cherry have a great deal in common, and Ponyboy feels comfortable talking to her. Cherry is both offended and intrigued by her encounter with Dally Winston at the drive-in. Cherry admires Dally’s individuality and tells Ponyboy that she could fall in love with Dally. In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry becomes a spy for the greasers.

Marcia,  Female, Ensemble, to play 16-18: Cherry’s friend and Randy’s girlfriend. Marcia is a pretty, dark-haired Soc who befriends Two-Bit at the drive-in. Marcia and Two-Bit share a sense of humor and a taste for nonsensical musings.

Paul, Male, Ensemble, to play 20-25: The husky blond Soc who steps forward to challenge Darry when the rumble begins. Paul and Darry were friends and football teammates in high school.

M. O’Briant, Male or Female, Ensemble 35-50: A parent at the scene of a fire, concerned for the safety of the missing children.

Jerry, Male or Female, Ensemble, 35-50: The teacher who accompanies Ponyboy to the hospital after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire. Though an adult and a member of mainstream society, Jerry judges the greasers on their merits instead of automatically branding them juvenile delinquents.

M. Syme, Male or Female, Ensemble, 30-60: Ponyboy’s English teacher. M. Syme expresses concern over Ponyboy’s falling grades. He offers to raise Ponyboy’s grade if he turns in a well-written autobiographical theme.

Doctor, Male or Female, Ensemble, 30-60

Nurse, Male or Female, Ensemble, 30-60

Also casting an ensemble of assorted Greasers and Soc members. No speaking lines, but will be used throughout the show.

Ponyboy Sides – CLICK HERE

Johnny Cade Sides – CLICK HERE

Dallas (Dally) Winston – CLICK HERE

Two-Bit Sides – CLICK HERE

Darry Sides – CLICK HERE

Sodapop Sides – CLICK HERE

Sandy Sides – CLICK HERE

Bob Sheldon Sides – CLICK HERE

Randy Sides – CLICK HERE

Sherri (Cherry) Valance –CLICK HERE

Marcia Sides – CLICK HERE

Paul Sides – CLICK HERE
Note for Paul: Paul is not actually in this scene but please read Bob OR Randy for your audition so we can get a feel for the personality we need for Paul.

M. O’Briant Sides – CLICK HERE

Jerry Sides – CLICK HERE

M. Syme Sides –Click Here
Note for M. Syme: Please read M. O’briant

Doctor Sides – CLICK HERE

Nurse Sides – CLICK HERE

For any questions please click here.

Charlotte's Web Audition Information

There will be approx 6-8 Performance days per month April-June 2019.
All shows are during the school day.
Conflicts can be worked around with advanced knowledge.

No pay for rehearsals.

There is pay on show days. $11/hour

Non-Union.

More information will be available early February 2019.

There will be approx 6-8 Performance days per month April-June 2019.
All shows are during the school day.
Conflicts can be worked around with advanced knowledge.

There will only be  6-8 rehearsals, however, due to the nature of the script, every actor must be at every rehearsal.

The schedule will be based completely on actor conflicts that we know about at the audition.
There will be NO Fri/Sat evening rehearsals.

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA, 90638

The classic E.B. White story of Charlotte’s Web comes to life onstage in a live performance!

We are casting energetic, enthusiastic performers who enjoy working with children.

All performers must be over 18, and have reliable transportation.

All performances are during school hours at local elementary schools.

Performers are paid $11/hour on show days. There is no pay for rehearsals.

The audition will consist of a cold-read. Please bring a picture and resume.

Performers also set-up and breakdown the sets and props. All actors will be trained on proper usage.

More information will be available early February 2019.

The audition will consist of a cold-read.

Please bring a headshot and resume, if available.

More information will be available early February 2019.

For any questions please click here.

Wonder audition information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Director: Timothy P. Thorn

No Pay. Non-Union.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

There are 3 performances, all in one day, April 11, 2019 at 9:30am, 12:30pm & 7:00pm
at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada CA, 90638

Load in Day: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA, 90638

ABOUT THE SHOW

August Pullman is an ordinary 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox; ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for 5th grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience; August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. “It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

The power of the words behind Wonder stand out strong in this production. There will be minimal sets and props, and performed simply by actors behind microphones, projections and chairs.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

For any questions please click here.

The Young Artist Project audition information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Do you live, eat, drink, and breathe for creativity?
What if someone gave you a 1,300 seat theatre and a 5,000 square foot rehearsal hall, and let you create a show with no limits and no boundaries.

More information will be available early June 2019.

More information will be available early June 2019.

One Performance Only!
August 3, 2019 at 1:00pm

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA 90638

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Put 10 promising young artists in a workshop environment with no creative limits, stir with the guidance of a veteran director and cook under the pressure of a public performance within weeks and what do you get? A theatrical event that blends drama, hip-hop, poetry,
 comedy, film, dance, film and storytelling.

Phantom Projects Theatre Group’s 9th Annual Young Artist Project is currently providing such the crucible for a talented troupe of strangers who will come together quickly to learn, create and experience the joys and pressures of creating professional theatre. Everything is original and created by the young participants.

The event brings together aspiring artists between the ages of 16 and 23 to merge their unique talents – whether writing, directing, acting, singing, dancing, etc. – in a collaborative effort to develop performance pieces by members of the group.

*Each participant must select ONE primary category that they feel best represents their talent and as many SECONDARY categories that they feel interests them.

*Each participant MUST be between the ages of 16-23.

*Each participant must participate in at least 2 segments of the performance, regardless of the categories they select. Ex: Singers can’t just sing, they must participate in an additional way.

*Each participant must have a good attitude and a positive energy throughout the process.

More information will be available early June 2019.

What is the Young Artist Project?
The Young Artist Project (YAP) was created in 2007 as part of Phantom Projects’ 10th Anniversary. The idea was to find young people who were already veterans in their craft, to give them complete creative control over a production that they create from scratch.

Where are rehearsals and performances held?
Rehearsals are held at our rehearsal hall in La Mirada, CA.The performance takes place at the beautiful 1,300-seat La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

What’s the catch?
The performers selected for the project will have exactly 14 days from first meeting to final bow, to completely create, rehearse, learn and perform their production.

How can I get involved?
Only 10 participants will be selected. Each year, we received well over 100 applications. Of those who apply we tend to audition 40 of them. From those 40, we select the participants.

What ages are accepted?
Performers must be between the ages of 16-23 as of July 2019.

Is there pay?
There is no pay for the project. However, the experience gained is like no other and will 
stay with you forever.

Is there a fee to be involved?
Absolutely not. There are no fees or costs to be involved.

What is the schedule?
The schedule is set by the participants (except for specific dates that will be given June 2019). However, in order to make this project completely unique and to meet the high quality we have come to expect, the performers pretty much eat, sleep, drink and live the Young Artist Project 24 hours a day for the entire 14 day process.

What kind of show do we need to create?
You need to create something that is amazing. Something that speaks to you. Something that speaks to your audience. The only limits are your imagination.

What if I’m more of a performer than a writer?
That’s fine…we need all pieces of the puzzle to make this work. However, all participants must bring two talents to the table.

For any question please click here.