A Truthbase Theatricals show isn't simple to put together. Putting together a full-length production requires a lot of work, but there is nothing like seeing a big musical come together on opening night and knowing that you've had a part in making it happen! Being a part of a TbT show is a big commitment that can involve the whole family. Our shows take students, parents, siblings, and even grandparents to make the magic of theater come to life.
Rehearsals are mandatory for cast members. Productions require teamwork and commitment! One regular rehearsal date may be missed. Any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be listed on your audition form to be pre-approved and conflicts will be taken into account when casting decisions are made.
Tech week rehearsals:
Tech rehearsals are usually scheduled in the afternoon and evening on the three or four days leading up to opening night of the show. No absences are permitted during tech week and shows. Please check your personal schedule before you audition to confirm your availability for tech week and all show dates.
Parent Committees are the driving force behind a TbT show (and are really fun to be a part of)! These committees include sets & props, costumes, hair & makeup, raffle, concessions and several other options. At least one parent or guardian of each cast member must work on a committee. Older siblings or other designated adults may substitute for parents.
There are two parent meetings over the course of rehearsals, and at least one parent must attend each meeting. Parent meetings are typically held on 2 Saturdays during the rehearsal process.
The audition process is a valuable learning and growth opportunity! All students will have the chance to sing individually and go through a movement audition with the show's Creative Team.
Prior to auditioning, students must register for the production via our spring class registration page. By registering, students are demonstrating that they fully understand the time commitment and are ready and willing to accept the role they are given by the TbT Creative Team. If a student is not cast in the show the tuition fee may be credited towards any spring class tuition, including Technical Theater Workshop. If you elect to not transfer into another class you will be refunded class tuition minus a $50 fee per student to cover administrative and audition expenses.
In addition to the tuition fee paid prior to auditioning, a $260 Production Fee will be required if your student is cast. This fee helps to cover production costs (theater rental, lighting, sets, costumes, show shirts, etc).
Additional ancillary costs may include basic stage makeup (if you don’t have a kit already), show shoes, undergarments for the performances, tickets, and commuting/parking costs (many NJ families carpool!).
All adults and volunteers involved in a TbT production are required to read and sign the Policies of Conduct Form.