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Upcoming Auditions for the Lower School Musical

February 11, 2021 Lower School News

Thursday, April 29 – Saturday, May 1
Ben Lippen School Performing Arts Center (500 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210)

Audition Information

  • Monticello Road Campus- Wednesday, February 17 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Lower School Art & Music Classroom.
  • St. Andrews Road Campus- Thursday, February 18 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

*Students may audition at either campus as long as timeslots are available

Prepare for Your Audition

  1. Sign up for an audition time here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4da5a728a3f94-willy
  2. Complete the attached audition form and bring it to your audition.
  3. Choose a song you enjoy and sing 30 seconds of it a cappella.
  4. Be ready to read a short paragraph the director will give you.

MR Audition Instructions

  • Please park either in the Lower School parking lot or the CIU parking lot (behind the MPR). Please enter the Lower School at the end door (opposite side of the playground) nearest CIU.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled audition time and wear a mask as you walk your student to his or her audition. Parents will not be allowed in the audition room. The auditions are only 5 minutes long, so please don’t leave the drop-off area.
  • Each student must wear a mask for his or her audition.
  • Please bring the completed audition form. Forms are also available in your campus office.
  • We will bring your student to you after his or her audition.
  • If your student normally attends extended care, we will transport him or her to and from extended care.
  • Some students will be invited to attend callbacks after school on Friday, February 19.
  • The cast list will be emailed to all students who auditioned over the weekend of February 20.
  • A mandatory parent meeting will be held on Monday, February 22, at 4 p.m. at the Ben Lippen Performing Arts Center.
  • Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, February 23.

SAR Audition Instructions

  • Please park in the Lower School parking lot near the Performing Arts Center. Please enter the Performing Arts Center through the side door nearest the courtyard.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled audition time and wear a mask as you walk your student to his or her audition. Parents will not be allowed in the audition room. The auditions are only 5 minutes long, so please don’t leave the drop-off area.
  • Each student must wear a mask for his or her audition.
  • Please bring the completed audition form. Forms are also available in your campus office.
  • We will bring your student to you after his or her audition.
  • If your student normally attends extended care, we will transport him or her to and from extended care.
  • Some students will be invited to attend callbacks after school on Friday, February 19.
  • The cast list will be emailed to all students who auditioned over the weekend of February 20.
  • A mandatory parent meeting will be held on Monday, February 22, at 4:00 p.m. at the Ben Lippen Performing Arts Center.
  • Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, February 23.

If you have any questions regarding the audition process, please contact BLS Fine Arts Director Mr. Taylor Nelson at Taylor.Nelson@BenLippen.com. We are so excited to work with your students!