Auditions

bergenPAC offers a number of opportunities for students to perform live at bergenPAC or in the surrounding community. Don't see an audition coming up? Call (201) 482-8194 to find out how you can join one of our ensemble groups or live productions.

AIDA: Summer Musical 

Director: Alexander Diaz

Music Director: Ilene Greenbaum

Each year, The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents our annual summer musical featuring an all-student cast! This year, we will be presenting Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. With an unforgettable score featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser than embraces multicultrual casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing with a large cast. 

Audition Dates: 

All those auditioning should prepare 1 song from AIDA, 1 song from another musical, and a 1 minute monologue. An accompanist will be provided. Schedule an audition time by calling (201)482.8194.

  • Wednesday, May 27: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday, May 28: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday, May 30: 11:00am-4:00pm

Call Backs:

Call back time slots and additional information will be distributed via email

  • Wednesday, June 3: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Performance Dates: July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015.

Rehearsals begin the last week of June and run until the performance. Rehearsal schedule will be distributed after the auditions.  

All auditions will take place at the Black Box Theater located at 38 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood NJ. Please call (201) 482.8194  or email education@bergenPAC.org for more information.

Click below for character breakdown and voice ranges.

 

 

AIDA Character Breakdown

PLEASE NOTE: Ages listed below are character ages. The actors portraying the roles should all be between 13-25.

AIDA: A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro.

Female, 18-25 yrs old

Range: F3 - F5

AMNERIS: A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.

Female, 18-25 yrs old

Range: E3 - F5

AMONASRO: An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida.

Male, 45-55 yrs old

Speaking Role

MEREB: A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.

Male, 16-21 yrs old

Range: G3 - Bb5

NEHEBKA: A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess.

Female, 20-35 yrs old

Range: A3 - E5

PHARAOH: The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman.

Male, 55-65 yrs old

Speaking Role

RADAMES: An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida.

Male, 20-28 yrs old

Range: B3 - G5

ZOSER: The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames.

Male, 45-55 yrs old

Range: F4 - Ab5

ENSEMBLE: Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptian Men, Palace Women, Nubians, Guards, Dancers 

Dance Competition Team*

Audition Dates: 

May 17, 2015

1PM-3PM

Individual Auditions for ages 6-18, a short combination will be taught

 

Competition Team Age groups:

  • Ages 6 - 8
  • Ages 9-13
  • Ages 14-18

Competition team led by Performing Arts School Teaching Artist, Tabitha Boulding. A dance combination will be taught at the audition. Auditioners should bring headshot and resume. Ballet, Jazz, and Tap shoes, and Hip Hop Sneakers should be brought to auditions.  Be prepared to learn choreography. Please come warmed up and ready to dance.  Those accepted will perform in several competitions throughout the year. Routines will include Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Musical Theater. 

Competition Fee is based on competition and will be charged per competition. A schedule of classes and rehearsals will be provided at the first rehearsal. 15 Slots available per age group. 

All auditions will take place at the performing arts school located at 1 Depot Square. Please call (201) 482-8194 or email education@bergenPAC.org for more information.

*Classes are tuition based programs with auditions for placement.*

Musical Theater Orchestra*

Auditions: 

Call (917)-414-2697 to schedule an appointment.

FOR STRINGS, WOODWINDS, BRASS, PIANO/KEYBOARD, and TUNED PERCUSSION:

  • Prepare a short piece (or a section of a larger piece), no longer than a minute in length. Pick something comfortable for you to play. It may be memorized, but it does not have to be. Either way, bring the piece of music to the audition. You will also be asked to sight-read  a short musical passage.
  • For piano/keyboard players, a keyboard or piano will be provided at the audition.
  • We recommend that tuned percussion players email the school at education@bergenpac.org prior to their audition.

FOR RHYTHM SECTION: DRUMS, GUITAR, and BASS

  • Drummers will be asked to play common beats/grooves such as Pop/Rock, Funk, Latin, and Swing  as well as a show-tune two-beat and a simple waltz. Drummers will also be given short passages to sight-read.
  • Guitarists will be asked to play a short piece, demonstrate a few styles, and sight-read. 
  • String Bass or Electric Bass Players will only be asked to sight-read.

ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA:

  • Led by GLENN GORDON (conductor, composer/orchestrator, pianist). Some credits include
    Music Director/ Pianist at Forbidden Broadway 2001-2004, bergenPAC staff since 2013, performer at bergenPAC since 2009.
  • Play special arrangements of Broadway Show music, movie musicals, and animated musicals.
  • Learn music from the actual shows (For accompanying singers/dancers in other BPAC departments)
  • Work on dance music sequences from shows in coordination with the dance and musical theatre departments.
  • And much more….

*Classes are tuition based programs with auditions for placement.*

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The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.

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