AUDITIONS JANUARY 7th, 2024 1-3pm for Dancers ages 16+* (This is an open call audition and instructors will lead you through combinations) 3-5pm for Musicians and Hosts ages 16+* **UPDATE**** IN PERSON AUDITIONS FOR SINGERS are now closed as we are at capacity. Please submit demo/reel to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7pm on January 7th, 2024. (Singers and Musicians, please prepare 1 - 2 1:00 minute songs that showcase your range. 1 in Spanish is preferred but not required) (Hosts will be given a script at registration and are asked to deliver it in front of our panel, followed by an additional script once in the room as well as a quick interview)
Auditions are held at Alamo City Arts Academy located at 2800 NE Loop 410, suite 307, San Antonio, TX 78218 Auditioning in person is strongly recommended, however if you are unable to attend auditions you may submit your performance reel to email@example.com by 7pm on January 7th, 2024.
*must be at least 16 years of age by June 1st, 2024 or have previously performed with Fiesta Noche del Rio.
Those auditioning that wish to get a jump start on the combinations may come to a free workshop on January 6th at Alamo City Arts Academy at 3:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot. It will be limited to the first 30 people.
Things to consider before auditioning: Shows are tentatively Fridays and Saturdays June 7th – August 10th 2024. Rehearsals will be on most Sunday’s from 1-4pm. As it gets closer to the show, rehearsals may need to run longer and happen during the week. All cast members will be paid for performances. Pay is based on experience, ability, and the number of routines or songs in which you are cast. If you are selected, there is a mandatory orientation January 21st, 2024.
Audition Tips: Things we are looking for in performers:
Performance ability. Are you smiling, are you excited to be part of this production? Are you performing like you would be comfortable interacting with the audience?
Technical ability. Fiesta Noche del Rio incorporates several different styles of dancing, including Folklorico, Flamenco, Latin Ballroom, Jazz/ Hip-hop and Country Western. You don’t have to be perfect in any discipline, but you must be willing to learn. Fiesta Noche del Rio also incorporates both English and Spanish songs. You do not need to be fluent in either language to be one of our singers but you must be willing to learn.
Physical Stamina. Fiesta Noche del Rio is a high energy, hour and thirty-minute production. It takes place outdoors, at night, in the middle of a Texas summer. You don’t have to be in the best shape of your life at auditions but show us you can handle the 1 hour and 30-minute audition. It is strongly recommended that if you are cast in the production you continue with training.
Professionalism. As a cast member, you are expected to be at every performance and rehearsal. Your availability to attend rehearsals and performances will affect your casting. We are also looking for performers who can receive and apply feedback, conduct themselves in a respectable manner and maintain a direct line of communication with the Director.
2024 CAST LIST WILL BE POSTED ON THE FIESTA NOCHE DEL RIO WEBSITE by Jan 14th by 7pm
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What are guests are saying...
"This was an amazing show my whole family loved. My daughters where thrilled to get to be part of the show!!!" -Susan T., Oklahoma, OK
"It was like getting to celebrate all the best parts of Fiesta and San Antonio in an hour and half" - Ray, San Antonio, TX