Any student in good academic standing in O’Neill High School may audition for cast/chorus of the musical. It can be beneficial for a student interested in a role with solos to be in choir, but it is not required.
Auditions are held from eight to ten weeks before show date. Students who wish to be considered for a major role need to have both a reading and vocal audition. Cast/chorus is selected from performances at the auditions and upon their availability for rehearsals.
Rehearsals are held in the evenings and on Saturday. Cast and chorus start rehearsals after casting. The final 2-3 weeks before the show, full cast and crew are needed regularly at all rehearsals.
Musical work crews are needed in the following areas: poster delivery, programs, scenery, costumes, properties, makeup, lights, and sound and stage crews. To be on a crew, the student turns in an interest form, from which they are selected. The only unlimited crew is sets. Musical preparation is outside the school day.