Auditions November 5th & 7th

The San Carlos Chickens’ Ball is the longest running PTA fundraiser in the United States (since 1940) and it is unique to San Carlos. Your friends and neighbors put on a new variety show every other year, benefitting the performing arts at each San Carlos school.

2016 San Carlos Chickens’ Ball Audition details:

  • Two audition times available.
    November 5th – 6:30-8:30 pm
    November 7th – 9 am – 12 pm
Auditions will be held at White Oaks School in San Carlos
If you audition, you will be cast. You MUST be able to make all 6 performances, plus rehearsals.

Performance dates:
April 29, 7:30 pm
April 30, 7:30 pm
May 1, 2 pm matinee
May 6, 7:30 pm
May 7, 2 pm matinee 
May 7, 7:30 pm

Rehearsal details:
Rehearsals will begin February 22nd for dancers. Each entre act will have rehearsal for one hour per week with rehearsal scheduled regularly on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. For example, if you are cast in one #, you might have rehearsal every Monday at 7 pm. Rehearsals will be in San Carlos, with the exact place to be determined. Tech rehearsal will be Saturday April 16th – 9 am – 12 noon. Dress rehearsals and run throughs will take place for two weeks, beginning April 18th.

Other Audition Details:

  • Dancers: Beginning and advanced dance will be taught at auditions. Tappers bring your shoes be ready show what you can do, you will be asked to show or repeat certain combos. Can canners welcome, we will teach this dance for those interested.
  • Singers: A group song will be sung (like Happy Birthday or Take Me Out to the Ball Game). For singers wishing to sing a solo, please bring a prepared song and your own accompaniment on a phone or similar device.
  • Drag: Are you willing to be cast in a drag number? __ yes __ no __ maybe

For the following roles and involvement, please contact Sonya Sigler — or 650-281-8325 m

  • Acting: For those desiring an acting part, we can find a skit for you
  • Backstage: For those desiring to find a role backstage with the stage crew, lights, sound or hall/call boys
  • Sewing, painting and building – we can always use help for these areas as well

Need Childcare this Friday May 2nd to go to the Ball?

No problem.  Peninsula Gym on Laurel is staying open until 11pm for Chickens’ Ball attendees.

How our Schools Benefit from the Chickens’ Ball…

Arundel:  “We bought a beautiful stage curtain and also a black curtain for the back of the stage to create a performance area for Arundel.”
Brittan Acres:  “At BA we will be spending our funds to upgrade our MU room stage for our Glee and classroom theater/musical performances – lighting, sound and curtain improvements.”  
Charter Learning Center:  “CLC is looking forward to replacing and adding equipment for our elective program (Fine Arts Block).  Sewing machines, digital video cameras, movie editing software and more digital cameras.  Thank you Chickens’ Ball.”
Central MIddle School:  “Over the last two years we have used these funds to support both visual and performing arts supporting the theater classes, art classes and music classes.”
Heather:  “The funds have been applied to the Artist in Residency program.”
Tierra Linda:  “At TL we spent $3000 on enhancing the art program, purchasing iPads so students can make animation and other moving art projects.  $2000 is going to each orchestra and band to enhance their programs.”
White Oaks:  “Chickens’ Ball funds have supported unforgettable Artist in Residence programs at White Oaks, giving children the opportunity to engage in visual and performance arts K-4 to build creativity and confidence.  With this year’s proceeds we’re hoping to add lighting to our stage so that white Oaks can shine even brighter during performances.”