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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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How much of the proceeds of Unsung 7 goes to Camp Ooch


100% of our proceeds go directly to Camp Ooch.




When are the show dates?


The shows will be performed on the evening of Oct 3 as well as the afternoon and evening of Oct 4th at the Vaughan City Playhouse.




Where and when are rehearsals?


Rehearsals are held at Vibe Dance and Fitness Studio who have been one of our amazing sponsors from the start. They are held on Thursday and Sunday evenings starting in late June. There are some additional rehearsals leading up to the show dates that are held at the theatre on Sept 30th, Oct 1, Oct 2 and then the shows Oct 3 and 4th. These last few dates are tech and dress rehearsals that are vital to the final production's quality.




How many rehearsals are there and how many do I need to be at?


Rehearsals are held twice a week from the end of June till the show, however, not everyone is called for each rehearsal. You can expect to be needed at just over half of the rehearsals




What if I need to miss some rehearsals?


Welcome to the club. :) We all have other obligations in life and not being available for all rehearsals is inevitable for some. We collect everyone's schedule conflicts prior to the start of rehearsals and endeavour to avoid scheduling people when they are away. This does not mean it never happens but we do our best. If you do need to be away on a date you are scheduled, you are expected to review notes, videos and/or music for that rehearsal and practice on your own prior to the next rehearsal. If you are going to miss a lot of rehearsals and are concerned it will be too many, please contact us to discuss to see if registration still makes sense for you.




Why is there a fee of 495 to join the cast of Unsung 7?


Unsung Heroes offers talented members of the community a theatre boot camp experience, that runs for three months, with industry professional directors, musical directors, choreographers and vocal coaches. All working with you to put on an incredible show and all with the goal of donating all of our proceeds to Camp Ooch. We ask our cast to make a donation to Camp Ooch to help in this regard, to help us raise as much as we can. The fee is a direct donation and comes with a full tax receipt.




What if I cannot afford the registration fee/donation?


You can still be in the show. There are subsidies available for those who need including payment plans, partial and full subsidies. If you need help, email us to discuss. At the end of the day, Unsung was founded to honour a women who raised three children in poverty and thus the fee will never be something we will allow to be an obstacle to joining our show. If you need help, reach out to us. Please note that subsidies are offered at UHP's discretion on a case by case basis.




What if more people register than you can take?


We often do get more registrations than we can take. In that instance, we choose a cast based on auditions. If someone is registered and paid but does not get in, they are given a full refund. In the past, many have stayed on with the production to help with the show backstage which is something we encourage for those interested. You will still receive a full refund in that instance.




What if I don't want to sing?


This is a musical revue show so everyone is expected to sing, however, not everyone will be singing solo lines. In the registration form, you can check off that you do not wish to sing any solo lines and we will not cast you in any.




What if I just want to dance?


Similar to the last answer, you still need to sing as part of the ensemble but you do not need to sing solo lines. In the registration process you can check off that you do not wish to sing solo lines AND you can check off that you are a skilled dancer to be considered for more choreography than the average cast might be given.




Do I need to be a professional singer or dancer or actor to be in the show?


No, not at all. While our casts are a mix of professional and amateur talent, there is no requirement. The only requirement is that you have a good attitude, a supporting nature, are willing to learn, willing to be vulnerable and that you will feel good about raising money for Camp Ooch!




When are auditions?


Auditions will be held on March 24th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and March 28th from noon to 4:00pm. They are open to all who register by March 13th and are scheduled via email invite on a first come first serve basis.




What should I prepare for auditions?


We ask that you prepare two song sections. We suggest that at least one shows off your vocal range/skills and that both allow you to emote and/or demonstrate your acting/dancing skills if applicable. Don’t stress about this though. If this your first time in an audition process, just try your best to enjoy. Pick something you like to sing and know that the audition is a friendly process. We may cut a song short during auditions, this has nothing to do with how you did. It just means we heard what we needed to hear and given how many people we have to audition, we need to keep the schedule moving. That said, when you pick a song section to sing, try and pick the section you most want us to hear. Lastly, during auditions, we may ask you to sing a few bars of a song on our list that you did not prepare. Don’t fret, we are not basing our decision on that part. It just helps us to see another side of your voice or talent.





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