So You Wanna Be a Superstar?: Audition Event Kit for Libraries

Posted in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Drama, Theme: Music

Reader Engagement Project:

Building the Audition Skills of Your Talented Patrons

“This is the ultimate Teen Program in a Box, highly recommended.”  –Karen Jensen, Teen Librarian’s Toolbox

“This is super rad!”  —Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian, Portland Public Library

The Drama and Chorus kids often hang out in our libraries.  Whether those talented patrons are planning to try out  for the musical, glee club, chorus, or the local teen idol they need audition skills.

This Event Kit connected with Ted Michael’s So You Wanna Be a Superstar? The Ultimate Audition Guide (Running Press Kids) walks you through how to use local theater and music luminaries to hold a panel discussion about auditions and how those luminaries can improve your patrons’ audition songs or monologues by giving advice to each.

This event can be held prior to a specific casting call and be focused on that particular show or can be held anytime throughout the year to improve superstar skills.

The Event Kit includes:

● Poster
● Marketing copy to announce the event
● Suggestions on how to invite local theater/music luminaries
● Panel questions
● Audition sign-up form
● Permission letter copy
● Audition schedule/rating sheet for the panelists
● Activity sheet for matching composer and lyricist to musical
● Superstar advice cards from Broadway stars to hand out to attendees
● Opportunity to get free signed book for the “most promising audition”

Tools for Engagement:

Download the So You Wanna Be a Superstar? Event Kit (PDF)

Best Users:

Middle School Librarians, High School Librarians, Teen Librarians

Best Audience:

Children Grades 7-12

Based on the Book:

So You Wanna Be a Superstar? The Ultimate Audition Guide
By Ted Michael
Published by Running Press Kids

Available in Paperback, e-Book
Ages 10 and up

Find a copy of the book:
Amazon B&N | IndieBound | Local Library


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