JANUARY 18-21, 2019

Mark your calendars! HPCT will hold auditions for THE TROUPE 2019 on Saturday, August 18 beginning at 9:00 AM at Centennial Station (121 S. Centennial Street, High Point).

The Troupe is HPCT’s Junior Theatre Festival competition team. Admission to is based upon a vocal and dance audition, as well as written recommendations.

What is the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF)?
The Junior Theater Festival is a spectacular annual national event that is all about bringing students together to celebrate the joy of musical theater! This will be HPCT's second year participating in JTF. Last year the Troupe received a Festival award for Excellence in Music, as well as Best Male Actor. The 2019 Festival dates are January 18-21 in Atlanta, GA. HPCT will be performing a 15-minute version of “James and the Giant Peach JR”.

HPCT’s The Troupe 2019
The Troupe is directed and music directed by Courtney Lowe and choreographed by Kristi Post. 
HPCT will take approximately 30 students in grades 5-12 (2018-19 school year) to JTF 2019. Rehearsals will primarily be Saturdays 1-5 PM, with the occasional Friday or Sunday. A complete schedule will be released no later than August 1. Rehearsals will begin August 25 and run through January 17.

Audition Information
Auditions for The Troupe will take place Saturday, August 18 at Centennial Station (121 S. Centennial Street, High Point). 
There will be a mandatory parent/student meeting from 9:00-9:30 AM. General auditions will immediately follow. Those selected for The Troupe will be posted at Centennial Station and on the HPCT Facebook page at 1:30 PM that day (8/18). Those selected will then be asked to attend the “James and the Giant Peach JR” casting session at Centennial Station from 2:00-approx. 4:00 that afternoon. Rehearsals begin August 25. 

For the general auditions, please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. A CD is acceptable, but no a cappella please. Dress to dance (jazz shoes, please). Bring a resume. If you have not worked with with HPCT within the last 12 months, please bring a recommendation letter specifically addressing character, work ethic and dependability in relation to the performing arts. This letter can come from a past production team member (director, music director, choreographer) or arts instructor (drama teacher, music instructor or dance instructor).


Questions? Email Courtney at HPCTjtf@gmail.com

The Troupe 2019 Rehearsal Schedule

Subject to very slight variation; I am far more likely to remove rehearsals from this schedule as opposed to adding to it. All rehearsals will be at Centennial Station in High Point unless otherwise noted. Please be thorough and forthright with the listing of your conflicts. Excessive additional conflicts could be grounds for recasting. If accepted to The Troupe, you will be expected to list Troupe rehearsals as conflicts for any theatrical productions that overlap with our rehearsals

Saturday,  8/18 – Auditions 9:00-5:00
        Mandatory parent/performer meeting 9:00-9:30
Saturday, 8/25 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00 **
        Mandatory parent/performer meeting 1:00-1:30
Saturday, 9/8 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00 (First payment of $250 will be due)
Friday, 9/21 – Rehearsal 7:00-9:00
Saturday, 9/22 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00
Saturday,10/13 -- Rehearsal 1:00-5:00 (Fairfield United Methodist Church)
Saturday, 10/20 -- Rehearsal 1:00-5:00 (Second payment of $250 will be due)
Saturday, 11/3 -- Rehearsal 1:00-5:00
Saturday, 11/17 -- Rehearsal 1:00-5:00
Sunday, 11/18 – Rehearsal 6:00-8:00
Sunday, 11/25 – Rehearsal 6:00-8:00
Friday, 11/30 – Rehearsal 7:00-9:00
Saturday, 12/1 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00
Friday, 12/7 – Rehearsal 7:00-9:00
Saturday, 12/8 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00
Friday, 12/21 – Rehearsal 7:00-9:00 *
Saturday, 12/29 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00 * (Third payment of $250 will be due)
Sunday, 12/30 – Rehearsal 6:00-8:00 *
Saturday, 1/5 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00
Sunday, 1/6 – Rehearsal 6:00-8:00
Saturday, 1/12 – Rehearsal 10:00-4:00 (lunch will be provided) **
Sunday, 1/13 – Rehearsal 1:00-5:00 **
        Mandatory parent/performer meeting 4:00-5:00
Tuesday, 1/15 – Friends and family performance and reception; call time 6:45 and performance at 7:30 (Fairfield United Methodist Church) **
Friday, 1/18–Mon. 1/21-------JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL 2019; ATLANTA, GA **

*We will rehearse 12/21 and 12/30 OR 12/29 depending on what performers’ conflicts look like for those dates
**No conflicts will be permitted on these dates