Auditions are nothing to be worried about. Here's what you should expect. Show up to your scheduled audition time 15 minutes early to learn a few dance moves before you go inside. Your audition group will learn these together, so don't fret. In the audition, you will sing a little bit, dance a little bit, and just be yourself. The production team will help you through it if you are nervous;remember to have fun! Everyone will get a part, so don't worry. If you don't want to be in the spotlight, we always need people to help behind the scenes. You can help build the sets, make props, run the lights and sound or help be stage manager. There is a job for everyone regardless of whether you want to be on stage under the lights or the person behind them! Auditions are the first time you get to show your stuff, smile, and get excited about this 40th anniversary production.
The production staff can't wait to meet you all!
If you didn't register for an audition time, that's alright. No worries. You can still audition.
All children (9 years or older) currently enrolled in the 4th through 8th grade, living in the Rensselaer School District are eligible to participate.
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A Note from Fendig Alumni
You know my 4th year of Fendig (after 7th grade) I really didn't want to do Fendig. After being in purple tights in Alice, I was kinda reluctant to want to go through summer cause I didn't want to get a bad role. But thankfully my mom convinced me to do it and I had a great summer that year during Millie. That propelled me into doing it my last year too, where the memories made should be envied by everyone. The friends I made during Fendig are one of a kind and we still talk to this day. Plus Fendig really helped me discover my musical talent and my love for the arts.
In my three years with Fendig, I was able to participate in some amazing productions and become lifelong friends with my fellow cast mates. Fendig is a great way to not only spend a summer performing with other talented kids, but is a chance for you to discover a hidden talent!
My favorite Fendig experience would have to be the bonds that were made between the other cast members. I didn't think going into the Fendig experience I would come out with a family. If anyone is hesitant about auditioning, I would advise them to just go for it. The worst thing that can come from Fendig would be to find out it isn't your cup of tea, but even if you didn't like it you still come out of the experience a better person. Also, you only get so many years to participate in Fendig so take them while you can and just enjoy yourself.
While adults work with students prior to the performance, no adults are backstage or handle technical aspects during the performances. The kids do everything! Fendig offers children a benefit they usually do not find in an ordinary classroom, instead of just gaining knowledge about things, they gain knowledge about who they are and what they can do. They will discover that they are capable of big things that they didn't even realize were possible. Just like Mary Poppins, they will discover "Anything can happen, if they let it."
Anything can happen if you let it.