Is the talent show going to be live on stage with an audience this year? Auditions, rehearsals and performances will happen on stage in the school auditorium this year. Our plan is to have a live audience on performance days.
When is the talent show? Friday, March 10, 2022 at 6:30pm and Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 2:00pm.
When are rehearsals? After school until 5pm. Each act will rehearse once per week from 2/1 until 3/2 on a Wednesday or Thursday. Wed 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 Thurs 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Tech Week Rehearsals After school until 6pm Mon 3/6 - Thurs 3/9 How do I register? Registration has ended.
If I am in a group act, can I just do one registration for the whole group? No, every member of the group needs to complete individual registrations so that we can collect contact information and permission agreements from your grown-ups.
How do I sign up to perform in the 5th Grade Dance? or to be in a 5th Grade Skit or Commercial? Registration has ended.
Do I have to attend the audition workshops if I only want to be in the 5th Grade Dance or a 5th Grade Interstitial Sketch or Commercial?
No, you only need to sign up for one of the audition workshop days if you are performing in a solo act or a group act
Auditions are not required for the other 5th grade related talent show performances
That said, you still need to register and you are welcome to attend the audition workshops.
Can I do a filmed performance like I did last year, even though the show will be live on stage this year? Please contact the talent show team and pitch your idea. We will see if it is something we can do: firstname.lastname@example.org
When are talent show auditions? Auditions are now called Auditions Workshops. The Audition Workshops are being held after school in the auditorium on 12/5 and 12/6. You will pick one day to attend the audition workshops.
What is a talent show audition workshop? The Audition Workshops will begin with physical warm-ups, vocal warm-ups, and theatre/improv games. Then, we will move on to a quick demo regarding auditorium safety and a how-to about performing on the stage. Finally, each student will be given the opportunity to show and tell us about the act they plan on performing in the talent show.
Do I need to attend both audition workshop days? No, each student can pick ONE day to attend.
What safety measures are you taking during the audition and rehearsal process? We will follow whatever the current guidance is from the district, county and CDC at the time of the auditions and rehearsals.
Do I need to be vaccinated in order to perform in the talent show? Vaccination against Covid-19 is not currently required for performers. That said, IN-PERSON VOLUNTEERS must have official clearance through the school district and that clearance currently requires vaccination (https://www.burbankusd.org/volunteer). If you volunteer from home only, you are not required to be cleared through the district.
Can I write my own song or sketch? Absolutely. We encourage original works.
Can I do something other than sing, play an instrument or dance? Yes! We want to encourage all kinds of acts. When trying to decide on an act, think to yourself---how can I present this on the stage in an entertaining way? Other ideas could include magic tricks, science experiments, gymnastics, an act out of a poem, scene, speech (you can be the writer, or find something you love that has already been written)... Think to yourself...what can I do in 90 seconds or less that would be fun to watch on stage. Feel free to reach out to the director if you need help brainstorming ideas: email@example.com
Can I do a performance that is shorter than 90 seconds? Yes.
I would like to be a part of the talent show but I don’t want to perform. Email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help brainstorm ideas for how you can get involved!
Will anyone be taking photos for the yearbook? Yes!
What do you mean when you say that I need to email an edited version of an mp3 file to you? If you are using a song in your act, we need to have a copy of it so we can play it on the sound system during your audition, rehearsals and performance.
The song should be cut to 90 seconds in length before rehearsals begin in February.
If your act is “singing a song,” you need to provide a track with no singing on it for the rehearsals and performances…(aka an instrumental or karaoke track).