Fall Show
Here you will find general information about participating in our Fall Shows. 
If you are looking for audition information for an upcoming Fall Show, please visit the Callboard.
If you are looking for tickets to an upcoming Fall Show, please visit our Tickets page.

General Information and FAQs

Who may audition for the Fall Show?

Students who will be in 1st grade through 12th grade in the Fall semester may audition. Students must either live in or attend a school in Tulare County to be eligible to audition.

When are the auditions for the Fall Show?

Auditions for TCOE Fall Shows are typically held in early to mid-June.  We want to make sure we can get them done BEFORE everyone leaves for summer vacations, and we can get scripts in your hands so you can start memorizing songs and lines over the summer. 

What is the cost to participate in the Fall Show?


Cast members will be asked to provide $50 toward the cost of producing the show and will be asked to provide their own performance undergarments, shoes, and some tools and accessories for hair and makeup. 

No cast member is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Scholarships are available. Email Bethany at bethany.rader@tcoe.org if you are in need of a scholarship. 


What is it like being in the Fall Show?

The information below is based on previous calendars but please note that we are working on revamping our Fall Show rehearsal process. Beginning in 2023, our Fall Show schedule will be more robust (with Fridays added much earlier in the process, for example).

We typically separate our cast into a Youth Ensemble, Teen Ensemble and Featured Leads. We may also have special dance and vocal groups. All students cast will be a part of either ensemble. Those groupings will be decided at casting based on who auditions.

  • Teen Ensemble: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Youth Ensemble: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Featured Leads/special vocal and dance groups: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as needed in addition to their assigned ensemble rehearsals.
  • With full cast rehearsals being added on Fridays beginning in October as we start to put the show together. Typical Friday rehearsal times are from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Leads are asked to stay until 8:00 p.m. to receive additional instruction.

Again, please note that our Fall 2023 plan is changing and we will update this page as soon as possible.

We expect students to attend all required rehearsals unless absences have been approved by the directing team ahead of time. 

  • By committing to the production, you are agreeing to schedule other commitments around our rehearsal schedule.  
  • All conflict requests should have been submitted on your audition form. 

A mandatory cast and parent information meeting will be held in mid to late August to prepare everyone for rehearsals, our parent volunteer needs, how to support our theatre boosters, and more. That date will be set and advertised over the summer after the show is cast.

What if I have conflicts?

We request that all your conflicts for rehearsals be turned in on your audition form.  We do understand that since auditions are BEFORE the school year starts you won’t know all of the exact dates of your students’ conflicts.  That is why we will accept school related conflicts ONLY after the school year has started.  We also understand that teachers can add conflicts at the last minute.  Here are our rules on conflicts:

  • We NEED to know about the school related conflicts AS SOON AS YOU DO in order to work with you on them. 

    • Example: Planned sporting events or fall concerts where venues are reserved like formal dances and big sporting events are probably already scheduled, or you will know early in the semester if you are supposed to be there or if you want to go, so don’t wait until the week of the event to tell us you HAVE to be there and will be missing rehearsal completely. 

  • Just because it is a school related conflict, doesn’t automatically make it an excused absence…we need to discuss it and try to find a workable compromise. 

  • If the conflict is for a grade, we understand that and will take that into consideration.  We will also check in with your teachers to verify. 

  • If you are in a show at your school at the same time, fantastic!  Congratulations!  You need to make sure you are communicating our rehearsals as a conflict with them understanding that you committed to our show already.  You are responsible for working out a compromise if our rehearsals are at the same time.  If your directors/instructors would like to speak with us, we are happy to chat and work with them. 

When and where is the show?

Our fall production will perform the weekend before Thanksgiving break.  Due to wanting to explore different venues and learning opportunities for our students, the Fall show venue maybe in a different location each year.  You can expect it to be either at Rotary Theater Visalia, TCOE Mooney Redwood Center, or ERCLC amphitheatre.

Okay, I'm in! How do I audition?

Auditions for TCOE Falls Shows will be in-person sometime in June.  

  • Accommodations can be made for anyone who may not be available to attend in person. Those arrangements will be made with director Charlotte Garcia Da Rosa charlotteg@tcoe.org 

Auditioning for a Fall show is different from a TCOE Summer Show.  There will still be a singing, acting and dance audition…but:

  • All students perform the same audition song and dialogue. This is called a cattle call audition.  We will provide you with the song selection and dialogue excerpt from the fall show material for you to perform at auditions. 
  • We will go through the song and dialogue as a whole group several times before we start calling you up individually to audition. 
  • You will also learn a short combination onsite and perform it in small groups for your dance audition.

Everyone must participate in all three disciplines involved in the audition (singing, acting, and dancing) in order to be considered for casting. The directors and audition panel fully understand that students have strengths and weaknesses and varying levels of experience and confidence in the three disciplines. Do not count yourself out because you consider yourself a weak dancer or have little experience singing. There are plenty of roles in every show that are not dance-heavy or don’t necessarily have a solo. Just try your best and learn from the experience no matter what happens! Have fun and “fake it till you make it!”

What about callbacks?

There will be invitation only callbacks for students that we wish to see more from. At the end of each day of auditions we will be letting students know if they will be invited to callbacks OR we will be sending out an email to students.  

  • It is VERY important your email is legible on your audition form.
  • If we give you callback material early, look at it!  Know it!  We can tell if you haven’t spent any time on it when you come to callbacks.  That also tells us something about you.
  • Always remember, just because you didn’t get a callback doesn’t mean you didn’t get cast or didn’t get a role.  Callbacks are just those we want to see more from.

Any audition tips?

  • Please dress nicely and modestly. Have your hair styled, and pulled back off of your face. Keep your accessories to a minimum. 
  • Dress in something that you can also dance in, since your dance audition will happen at the same time as your singing and acting.
  • Bring jazz/ballet shoes, character shoes or flexible sneakers to change into for the dance audition. No sandals. 
  • Do your homework ahead of time. Study up on the show you are auditioning for. Know who the composer is, the writers, the original choreographers…use that knowledge to your advantage!
  • Treat your auditions like it’s a performance. Don’t focus on what the directors are thinking. This is your chance to share who you are and what your unique voice does. J ust do the best job you can and have confidence! 
  • We want to learn more about YOU in your audition. Do not try to copy other famous actors, singers, or dancers. Be you and do what you do best! Be proud of yourself!
  • We have all had the experience of going to an audition and not being completely happy or content with the end product. We can always find something to nitpick and might spend hours upon hours tearing apart the work we did. Do not fall into that trap! The directors and audition panel are not looking for perfection. We are looking for a confident and capable performer who entertains us!