Take the Stage Performance Company showcases the top talent from the Washington, D.C. region in two musical theater performing ensembles grouped by grade level. The emphasis in this pre-professional level program is on performance, with ensemble members learning material taught by high-caliber national, regional, and local choreographers. Performances include a fully produced musical revue with tickets available to the public, several road shows at corporate events, local festivals and community events in the Washington Metro area, and a cabaret showcase evening for ensemble members and their families.
Take the Stage is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization and a Montgomery County Public Schools approved SSL organization.
"I can’t stop thinking about the best time I had in the theatre so far this year-spending it with 26 of the most talented singers and dancers, and some terrific musicians, at Elevate at Take the Stage Performance Company at the Rockville JCC." - Joel Markowitz, DC Metro Theater Arts - Looking Back at ‘Elevate’ at Take the Stage Performance Company
"I was blown away by the precision with which these young people performed and I couldn’t wait for intermission to scour my program for the choreographer’s name. Imagine my surprise to find that each song was choreographed and staged by a different set of people! The credit for the precise performances, then, is clearly shared by the talented team of directors and choreographers but most of all the young performers who clearly worked hard and brought their all to this show. The choreographers asked a lot of these young people, and boy did they deliver!" - Nicole Hertvik, DC Metro Theater Arts- Review: ‘Connected’ at Take the Stage Performance Company
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Auditions for the 2019 – 2020 Season of Take the Stage Performance Company’s two musical theater performing ensembles
Rising 4th - 12th Grade Performers
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Maryland School of Dance
11711-B Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20852
What to Prepare
16 – 32 bars of two contrasting songs (uptempo and ballad)
Girls should prepare one song in head voice (upper register) and one song in chest voice (belt/mix).
Come dressed to dance.
What to Bring
Headshot/Resume (if you have one)
Completed audition form – available online here
Sheet music for both songs - an accompanist will be provided.
If your music needs to be transposed, please be ready to tell the accompanist what the transposition is.
Appropriate dance shoes – all auditionees will be taught a jazz combination.
Those who tap may be taught a tap combination or asked to demonstrate certain tap steps.
All of your stage presence and energy – we want to see you light up the room!