North Texas Performing Arts will hold Plano auditions

North Texas Performing Arts Plano will host video auditions for four upcoming shows. The productions are The Sleeping Beauty, Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Lightning Thief and High School Musical (full version). The audition breakdowns are below.

Sleeping Beauty auditions are for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. The show will be directed by Dustin Maxwell. Video auditions are scheduled for Friday, March 4. Audiences will find a charming cast of characters as enchanting as the magic of the story itself. There’s Chester the jester, Typsy the gypsy, and the magician royal, who’s so incompetent he turns into a frog! And there’s the evil Thornberry, who puts a curse on the princess, turning her into Sleeping Beauty. But will the prince, who must fight a fire-breathing dragon, save the princess in time? Find out in the all-new adaptation of the classic fairy tale premiering at NTPA Plano! For more information on auditions, click here.

Billy Elliot: Musical auditions are for students in grades 5-12. The show will be directed by Mike Mazur and will be choreographed by DeeDee Munson. George Variames will conduct the music. Video auditions are scheduled by Friday, March 4. Millions of fans…thousands of standing ovations…ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical…Introducing Billy Elliot The Musical, the spectacular show with heart, humor and passion for to be named “Best Musical of the Decade” by TIME Magazine! Based on the international hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an amazing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. Set in a mining town in northern England against the backdrop of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspiring story of a young boy’s struggle against thick and thin to achieve his dream. Follow Billy’s journey as he exits the boxing ring and enters ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community…and changes his life forever. For more information on auditions, click here.

Lightning Thief auditions will take place for students in grades 6-12 and will be led by Jessie Booth. Video auditions are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 16. As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, a fate he doesn’t want, and a handbook of monster mythology. Track. When Zeus’ master lightning is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he must find and return the lightning to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed in his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and return; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of the betrayal of a friend; and reconcile with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the bestselling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a heart-pounding original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is a mythical action-packed adventure “fit for the gods” (Time Out New York). For more information on auditions, click here.

Auditions for High School Musical (Full Version) are to be held for students in grades 5-12. The production will be directed by Kaitlyn Barnard and choreographed by Riley Madlock. Video auditions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22. Disney Channel’s hit musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students at East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the smart Gabriella, a girl he met while singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled in East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical directed by Mrs. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo”, Troy and Gabriella’s alliance may well open the door for others to shine as well. For more information on auditions, click here.