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ICDT! Mainstage Productions

ICDT!'s MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS are audition based, fully staged Broadway- style musicals for ages 14 -18, which perform twice a year at Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek, CA.

FALL MAINSTAGE

Rehearses September to January

Performs End of January

Auditions held Mid- April

 

SPRING MAINSTAGE

Rehearses February to May

Performs Mid - May

Auditions held in October

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In Production: Fall Mainstage '22/'23

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Performances @ Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek

January 27th- February 5th, 2023

Tickets Coming Soon!
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Up NExt: Spring Mainstage 2023
Damn Yankees!

Performs @ Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek

May 12th - 21st, 2023

* this show has Already been cast! *

Rehearsals 

@ ICDT! Performing Arts Center

February 23rd - May 4th, 2023

  • Mondays 4 - 6pm (Lead Roles)

  • Tuesdays 4 - 6pm (Full Cast)

  • Wednesdays 4 - 6pm (Featured Dancers)

  • Thursdays 4 - 6pm (Full Cast)

DAYS OFF:

  • Spring Break: April 3rd - 7th, 2023

TUITION: $850

 

Tech & Performance Details

@ Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek

*LOAD - IN: Sunday, May 7th from 10am - 5pm

 

TECH WEEK: 

  • Mon. 5/8 from 4pm - 9pm

  • Tues.  5/9 from 4pm - 9pm

  • Wed. 5/10 from 4pm - 9pm

  • Thurs. 5/11 from 4pm - 9pm

PERFORMANCES: May 12th - 21st, 2023

  • Fridays @ 7pm (call time 5pm)

  • Saturdays @ 2pm & 7pm (call time 12pm)

  • Sundays @ 2pm (call time 12pm)

 
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Mainstage Auditions!

Next Auditions: April, 2023

GENERAL AUDITIONS (Required):

At your 10 minute audition time slot, we will be asking you to sing two prepared song selections and read a selected scene from the show. We will provide audition materials including an audition form, as well as a list of characters & synopsis of the show. All auditioners must fill out the audition form and bring it to their audition. If you would like to be considered for a speaking role, please also prepare one of the sides provided. 

DANCE OR MOVEMENT AUDITIONS (Required):

We will be warming up as a group and learning a short dance combination together. If you wish to be considered as a Featured Dancer, sign up for our Dance Call. Otherwise, please sign up for the Movement Call in addition to your General Audition.

CALLBACKS (By Invitation Only):

If we are considering you for a lead or supporting role in the show, you may have a callback! At callbacks you will be asked to learn & sing a portion of a song from the show, and read a scene or two. We will provide more details if you are selected for a callback after your general audition.

 

 
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Mainstage Audition FAQ'S

WHY DO I NEED TO AUDITION?

*Please know we are not able to cast everyone who auditions. We usually have around 75 students audition for each production, and we generally accept around 50 cast members per show.

All Mainstage cast members are held to a high standard of professionalism and are required to put in the hard work that comes with putting on a show. This includes rehearsing as a team, taking responsibility for their role, refining harmonies, working on their own at home, and performing on a professional stage for a large audience! Auditions are necessary to determine who is ready for this level of professionalism. Everyone must complete a general audition & a dance or movement call in order to be considered for a Mainstage Production.

WHAT IF I DON'T GET CAST IN THE SHOW?

If one show isn't the right fit, keep trying because the next one might be!

Dealing with rejection is incredibly disappointing, and something actors experience often. If you aren’t cast, remind yourself that there are some things within your control (Was I prepared? Did I do my best? Did I let my nerves take over?) and some things you can't control (Who else auditioned? What are the casting directors looking for? How many people do they need?) When putting together a cast, we take many things into consideration and a lot of it is out of your hands. Focus on the things you can control: You can always take classes and practice to get stronger in order to increase your chances for next time. In theatre, there is always going to be someone out there working harder who might be better for the role. Continue training and strengthening your skills and come back to audition again!

WHAT HAPPENS AT GENERAL AUDITIONS?

*As you prepare for your audition, keep in mind we see many auditions each day so the more you can stand out, the better!

First Time Auditioners

At your general audition we will get to know you a bit and make sure you feel comfortable before having you sing. Please prepare a short selection (30 seconds) from two different songs that you love singing. They can be from a musical or a pop song you love. Be sure to practice with a backing track so we can hear you sing with music. One of the easiest ways to find an accompaniment is to search Youtube for the song title and karaoke, and options should pop up! If you use a backing track that is not on YouTube, please bring it along with you and we can plug your device into our sound system. We may also ask you to read a portion of a scene to get an idea of your acting abilities. 

*Nerves are perfectly normal when auditioning, we recommend focusing on the experience of getting to sing (something you love!) rather than the outcome. Remember, the directors are on your side and want you to succeed. By going out of your comfort zone, you are growing & stretching and can be truly proud of yourself for going for it!

 

Experienced Performers/ICDT! Alumni

Please prepare 30 second portions of two contrasting songs that show off your personality, vocal range, and acting ability! If you are interested in a specific role you are welcome to sing one of their songs from the show. Be sure to practice with a backing track, no acapella please! You will also be asked to read a portion of a scene, please be prepared with the appropriate character side if you are interested in a specific role.

WHAT HAPPENS AT DANCE & MOVEMENT AUDITIONS?

*You must attend either the dance or the movement call

DANCE CALL: At each round of auditions we hold one open dance call for anyone who is interested in being a dancer in the upcoming show. If cast as a dancer, you would attend an extra day of rehearsals on Wednesdays and perform in featured dance numbers in the show. The dance audition is a little like taking a group dance class. You will be lead through a warm up and taught a short combination or two. Once everyone has learned the dance combination together, you will perform it in small groups of about 3-5 people at a time.

MOVEMENT CALL: If you are not interested in being a featured dancer, please sign up to attend the movement call instead. Everyone in a musical is required to do some dancing, and this audition is simply to see your coordination and the way you move. We will warm up together and learn a simple piece of choreography.

WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND AUDITIONS IN PERSON?

*If there are no upcoming auditions scheduled or if you will be out of town during auditions, you are always welcome to email us an audition video for consideration!

PREPARING YOUR AUDITION VIDEO:

  • Your video only needs to be approx 1 minute

  • We want to hear you sing and see your personality!

  • Find a quiet space with good lighting

  • Ask a parent or friend to help film if needed, or set up a tripod

  • Clearly tell us your name, age, and song title on camera

  • Sing a portion of a song you know & love

  • Make sure you sing along to a backing track so we can hear your voice with music!

  • If you are auditioning for a specific role, please select a scene from our audition materials

EMAILING YOUR AUDITION VIDEO:

  • Send your video to: Jarusha@ICanDoThatPAC.org

  • Subject Title: Mainstage Show or Season (Fall/Spring) you are auditioning for

  • Email Body: Please indicate your name, age, and availability