Show Information & Auditions

Show Information & Auditions

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (ages 8 to adult, by audition date)
DIRECTOR: Amy Sander     
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Richardson
CALLBACK LIST (posted by 9pm on March 25th)
CAST LIST (posted by 5pm on March 27th)
Following our critically-acclaimed 2013 summer production of LES MISERABLES at Yardley Hall, 2014 multi award-winning summer production of BIG RIVER at The Kauffman Center, 2015 award-winning production of INTO THE WOODS at Yardley Hall and massive production of BIG FISH at The Kauffman Center in 2016, The Culture House was presented with the challenge of deciding what large summer musical to produce for summer 2017. We ultimately decided on the powerful and challenging rock-opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. The show requires EXTREMELY talented singers and utilizes are large ensemble for the majority of the show. We are excited to bring this musical to the beautiful Polsky Theatre on July 20- 23, 2017.
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. It was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage and first came to major theatres when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. Less than 12 months after the Broadway show opened, the rock spectacle went to London, exploding onto the West End in a hugely successful production. By 1980, after 3,358 performances, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR had become the longest running musical in West End history at the time.
OPEN AUDITIONS (no appointment necessary):
*March 10th from 5:30-8:30pm at The Culture House (Olathe)
*March 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm at The Culture House (Olathe)
*March 25th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at The Culture House (Olathe)
*You may submit a video audition if you are out-of-town. Video auditions must include your 32-bar audition song, as well as a scaleshowing your vocal range (both must have an accompanist). Videos should be sent to no later than March 25th and be sent with a completed audition form. To be considered for a lead or supporting lead role, you MUST be able to attend callbacks on March 26th,
*Must be ages 8 to adult by the audition date
*Prepare 32-bars of a song in a similar style to the show. (Not from the show itself.) Accompanist provided. Bring marked sheet music. No CDs or iPods allowed. No a capella auditions allowed.
*Bring 4 copies of the completed audition form with you to auditions.
*Basic choreography at initial audition.
CALLBACKS (by director invite only, list posted BY March 14th at 5pm):
*March 26th from 1:00-5:00pm
*Vocals, script reading, choreography.
*Sides posted when callback list is posted.
*Final cast list will be posted BY March 29th at 5pm
REHEARSALS (at The Culture House, Olathe):
Fri, May 26th & Fri, June 2nd from 6-10pm (vocal run-throughs)
M-F, 6pm-10pm at The Culture House (beginning nightly on June 19th)
*Leads will work individually with the director and music director during April & May (as schedules allow)
*Not everyone is called every night, so make sure to list any and ALL conflicts on the audition form.
TECH WEEK (no absences allowed):
July 16th-19th from 5pm-10:30pm
July 20th-23rd at The Polsky Theatre (Carlsen Center at JCCC)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (ages 14-19 by audition date)
DIRECTOR: Amy Sander
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Kelsie Clark Massey
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (as of 2.27.17)
Rehearsals: Mondays (5:30-8:00/8:30pm) & Fridays (4:30-9:00/10:00pm) - beginning Jan. 20th
Work Day: Saturday, March 25th from 10am-4pm (TCH & TCH Warehouse)
Parent Meetings: Jan. 27th from 7-8:30pm and April 7th from 8-9:00pm
Performance Location: Musical Theatre Heritage (MTH) in Crown Center
Tech Week: April 22nd (12-6pm @ TCH), April 24th-26th (4:30-10pm @ MTH)
Performance Dates: April 27th @ 7pm, April 28th @ 7pm (and possible 9:30am school show depending on cast conflicts), April 29th @ 7pm, April 30th 2pm & 7pm
*Please list ANY and ALL school or personal conflicts on audition form

IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (ages 12-19 by audition date)
DIRECTOR: Lana Jensen 
Rehearsals: Thursdays (5:30-8:30pm), this counts and as billed as a 2-hour theatre class (if you are cast, we will enroll you) - beginning Jan. 4th
Performance Location: The Culture House Purple Theatre
Tech Week: March 25th (12-6pm @ TCH), March 27th-30th (4:30-9:30pm @ TCH)
Performance Dates: March 31st @ 7pm, April 1st @ 2pm & 7pm, April 2nd @ 7pm
*Please list ANY and ALL school or personal conflicts on audition form

THE LION KING JR (ages 6-14 by audition date)
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Richardson
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (as of 2.13.17)
Rehearsals: Mondays (5:30-8:00pm) & Fridays (4:30-8:30pm) - beginning Jan. 27th
Work Days: February 18th & April 22nd from 9am-4pm
Mandatory Parent Meetings: Jan. 27th and April 21st from 7-8:30pm
Performance Location: Goppert Theatre at Avila University
Tech Week: May 12th (4:30-10:00pm @ TCH), May 15th-17th (4:30-9:30pm @ Avila)
Performance Dates: May 18th @ 7pm, May 19th @ 7pm, May 20th @ 2pm & 7pm

SLEEPING BEAUTY (School of Dance Production)
Performances:  June 9th & 10th
Venue:  TBA
Cast Photo Day:  May 13th (Times TBA)
Dress Rehearsals:  June 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th (Times TBA)
Mandatory Parent Meetings:  January 27th and May 5th, 5:30