Auditions at Pacifica can be very competitive. We cast students who do the best on the day of auditions. Not every show has roles that fit every student. Students my audition really well but are not cast (as a lead for example) because they are not right for the role. Putting together the cast/crew for a musical is a complex puzzle. We have to fit the pieces together in a way that will help all of the students shine in each particular production. Sometimes you will get the lead, sometimes you are in the ensemble, sometimes you are on a crew, and sometimes you don't make the show.
This can be difficult to understand for students and parents. It is the worst part of a theatre teacher's job. Casting students is exciting, but cutting kids is painful for everyone. Unfortunately, dealing with rejection is part of theatre. If you want to be involved in Pacifica Theatre, you need to be excited to auditions for any role, and be willing to be a part of the crew.
Learning how to endure the rejection, continuing to work, and coming back to audition are the ways to succeed in theatre and in life!!