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Theatre Arts

Willy Wonka Kids! will be performed by our Kindergarten through 5th grade students November 8-11. Thank you to our Premier Sponsor, BlackRidgeBANK!
 
 
 
Thursday, November 8 at 6:30pm (Dinner Theatre Option Available)
Friday, November 9 at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm
 
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AUDITION INFORMATION: LEGALLY BLONDE

  • AUDITION DATES: November 19-20
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: February 15-16 & 21-24

Legally Blonde is open for students in grades 7-12 (depending on audition numbers, we may not be able to cast all auditioners). Auditions will be held November 19 from 5:45-10:00pm and November 20 from 3:30-5:30pm with callbacks November 20 in the evening. 

  • Please sign up for one vocal audition time and one dance call. You do NOT need to be a great dancer to be part of this show. 
  • You will need to sing 1 minute of a song, and a pianist must play the music. It can be any song you like and know. You should sing it memorized, but if you need a sheet with words to be comfortable - please use the sheet.
  • All students must complete the audition card below to be considered for casting. Failure to fill this form out will result in you not being cast. (I know this may sound harsh, but due to past tracking down of this information weeks after the fact, we believe that it is the responsibility of the auditioner to follow the audition requirements in order to be considered for casting.)

Thank you so much for your interest in this show and we look forward to seeing you in the audition room.

LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITION TIME SIGN UP

LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITION CARD - you must fill this out after signing up for an audition time.

 

LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITION WORSHOPS

Come to an Audition Workshop for Legally Blonde! We will hold two different workshops geared to your level of interest.

  • Beginners Workshop - November 12 from 8:30-9:30pm
  • Advanced Workshop - November 13 from 8:30-10:00pm

These workshops will be geared to help you grow as a performer, give you insight to the audition process, and in the advanced class, work on audition songs to push them to the next level. Come and be ready to learn how to bring your best self to the audition room for Legally Blonde! 

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION WORKSHOP

We are building a huge season here at Oak Grove. After seeing your students perform, and listening to them talk about their passion for theatre and the Oak Grove community, I know we will be ready to bring the largest casts to the stage for our season. To do that I need your help. If you are a student I need you to join the Oak Grove Theatre Arts Student text message system. You will get all the information about auditions, rehearsals, and classes via text message reminders you can do that by following these instructions.

 

 
 
 

PARENTS - I would also like to communicate with you on auditions, rehearsals, work calls, donation campaigns and theatre support. Sign Up to the Oak Grove Theatre Arts Parent text club by following these instructions. 

 
 
Oak Grove's Auditioning & Casting Policy

Auditions
Auditions for mainstage productions are held up to 4 times per year. The initial audition will consist of a prepared reading of a monologue, or section of a song (if auditioning for a musical). Callbacks will consist of cold-readings from the script and singing from various numbers throughout the musical score. For musical auditions there will be a dance component at the initial audition, callbacks or both. This will be something simple to see how you move. Please come in clothes you are prepared to move in. You are encouraged to read the script, look at/listen to the music beforehand to better prepare yourself. If you need assistance getting a copy of the script or a CD, please see the Director of Theatre. If for some reason, after you have auditioned, you find that you cannot accept a role, it is your responsibility to notify the Director prior to casting. The more experience you gain in auditioning, the more strength you gain as a performer – so even if you can’t accept a role, you are still strongly encouraged to go through the audition process.

Casting Policy
Oak Grove Theatre Department holds closed auditions, meaning only for Oak Grove students. First priority in casting is given to students. However, it may be necessary at times to cast non-students, faculty, staff, community members and/or guest artists in our productions to enhance the theatre experience for everyone involved. Each director makes casting decisions based on some or all of the following:

  • The quality of the audition
  • The suitability of the auditioner to a specific role
  • Contributions to the theatre program
  • Recent Roles Performed
  • Academic Standing
  • Participation in Work Weekend/Strike
  • Specific performance skills required by a role
  • Performer’s attitude and willingness to work

Note: Monetary donations and volunteer services provided to the Theatre Department by students and/or their parents enhance the success of our shows and are greatly appreciated, but are not directly reflected in the casting decisions made.

Theatre Arts

Oak Grove Lutheran School incorporates the theatre arts at all program levels.

The Theatre Arts program is directed by Mr. Scott M Brusven.
scott.brusven@oakgrovelutheran.com

Scott M Brusven is life-long creative.  For nearly the last decade, Scott worked for the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre and The Stage at Island Park, in touring theatre, education, marketing, and also served as Artistic Director from 2009-2014. He has directed, choreographed, designed, produced or acted in nearly 60 theatre projects since 2005. During his time at FMCT and The Stage he created K-8 summer education programs which engaged nearly 200 students in the arts each summer.

Through his work he also developed partnerships with five local theatre companies to produce their work as a part of The Stage's season. In his spare time, Brusven works as the Executive Assistant to the Region Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Region 5. For the last nine years, he helps coordinate and run logistics & hospitality for nearly 1500 (annual) participants from all across the upper Midwest, and also three times has coordinated the National KCACTF in Washington DC.  Brusven also spent five summers as the Artistic Director of Summer Musicals for A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls. Scott hold his degree in Theatre Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead MN.