Variety Show 2016 Host Audition Registration

The 2016 Mann Variety Show will take place at the Julian Auditorium on Friday, May 27, 2016. Pleas note that this is the Friday before Memorial Day. All 5th graders are eligible to audition for the 4 Host positions. There will be 2 Hosts for each act. The Host will memorize a short script for the beginnings and ends each act and will read from index cards for the rest of the show. The emcee position has been eliminated this year.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:15 in Mann Auditorium. Audition sample scripts will be provided on February 19th so you can practice. The scripts do not need to be memorized, but students should make themselves very familiar with the text. They will be asked to present these selections on-stage during the audition. Parents, guardians, and friends will not be permitted into the auditorium during auditions.

If chosen to be a Host, that student will not be allowed to perform in an act. Students not chosen to be Hosts are encouraged to perform in an act or to sign-up for the 5th grade stage crew. Information about both opportunities will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Selected Hosts must be available for and attend all rehearsals.


2/17/2016 - Host Audition Registration Deadline
2/19/2016 - Host Audition Scripts Distributed
2/23/2016 - 3:15pm Host Auditions
After-school throughout May (days and times somewhat flexible and TBA) Host Rehearsals
5/23/16 - 3-6pm Act I Dress Rehearsal at Mann
5/24/16 - 3-6pm Act II Dress Rehearsal at Mann
5/25/16 - 4-8pm Tech/Dress Rehearsal at Julian
5/27/16 - 6:30pm Call Time for Performance at Julian (7:00 Showtime)


1. Complete and submit the form below.
2. Print out, complete, and return the Variety Show Permission Slip to the office no later than February 17, 
2016. Please have your child read and sign his or her own slip.

For questions concerning Host auditions please contact Ann Kreiter at A copy of Variety Show Policies is available on the PTO website, here 

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