Executive Producer Michael Sterling and Co-Executive Producer Barbara Van Orden and Co-Producer Peter Welkin have announced that auditions for LA’s Next Great Stage Star® 2018 Presented by Princess Cruises will take place Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 2018 in North Hollywood, CA. The critically acclaimed competition will be presented July 23rd through August 27th at the historic El Portal Theatre located in North Hollywood, thus marking the event’s 12th consecutive anniversary year.
“For the first time ever, the 2018 edition of LA’s Next Great Stage Star® Presented by Princess Cruises will not only emphasize excellence in voice, but dance and acting as well …. “This year is the year of the triple threat performer,” – Michael Sterling.
To date, 22 of the competition’s overall 228 contestants have already made their Broadway and/or Off-Broadway debuts; while fifty percent of the remaining overall contestants have received theatrical agency representation and gone on to join U.S. National Broadway Tours in starring, featured and ensemble roles; as well as appearing in regional theatres throughout southern California and across the country, including major Las Vegas hotels which house long- running Broadway musical productions. Local, national and international theme parks also serve as a haven for employing Stage Star contestants; as do cruise line production shows which travel the globe; and television commercials and guest appearances on television and in film.
Audition Details: All potential contestants must excel in voice, acting and dance. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from any genre of Broadway musicals that best showcase your voice. An accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared to recite a 1:30 minute monologue from a Broadway musical. Please wear form fitting, but comfortable attire to the required dance call which will take place between 6:00 and 7:00 pm on both days of auditions. Popular regional singer, dancer, actor and musical theatre star Jeffrey Scott Parsons serves as Choreographer and will conduct the dance auditions. The combination will be performed in character shoes and will include many styles of musical theatre dance… including jazz, ballet and tap. Please note that auditions are by advance appointment only and that you must be available for the dance call if called back. Please call (818) 754-5777 to request an appointment.
Auditions will be held at Madilyn Clark Studios located at 10852 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Street Parking only. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your call time. This year’s competition will be presented each week on Monday evenings for six consecutive weeks (July 23, and 30, August 6, 13, 20 and 27) on the Debbie Reynolds Main Stage of the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. An entry fee of $650 for all “selected contestants” is required. All contestants will compete at each competition with no eliminations until the August 27th Grand Finale. Following the Finale’s competitive performances, the top two finalists will be determined based on cumulative scores from the judges only.