AUDITIONS: [title of show]
[title of show] is a musical in which two struggling writers Jeff and Hunter attempt to write a musical for a new musical theatre festival, the submission deadline for which is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the keyboard. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of Show]--taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]--follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [Title of Show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theater--a uniquely American art form--and to the joy of artistic collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.
Auditions will be held on:
Wednesday, August 02 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday, August 03, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, August 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
You will be informed by email if you are required for callbacks.
Advance appointments are not necessary. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.
All auditions, and any necessary callbacks, will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
Street parking available.
Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
Please prepare two contrasting 16-bar excerpts from contemporary musical theater repertoire. Do not sing a pop/rock song. Actors should be prepared to "move" at the initial audition. They should be in clothing and have shoes appropriate for a short movement audition. An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music in the key you will be singing.
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons (matinees) at 2:00pm.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances unless otherwise negotiated with the production staff prior to casting.
Rehearsals will begin August 14. All rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only those rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.
Picture, resume and your conflicts for the whole rehearsal period. We must have all conflicts no later than callbacks or you will not be cast in the show. If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.
Male, mid-late 30’s. Tenor/Bari-tenor (C3-G4)
The show's composer, a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals and collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 shows or less; loves bird watching, computer games and comic book heroes, especially Wonder Woman; a realist; while he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.
Male, mid-late 30’s. High Tenor (C3-B5 in full voice)
Writes the book for the musical; dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award; enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980’s mega musicals; gets sweaty under his left armpit when nervous, and is often a little too eager to please.
Female, mid-late 30’s. Mezzo/Alto with a strong, high belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-F#5 in belt)
Jeff's friend; "uptown and fancy and Brooklyn"; she has Broadway experience but still wants to make it big; grew up listening to cast recordings and has made performing her life's work; at first is reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Susan.
Female, mid-late 30’s. Alto with strong belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-C5 in belt)
Hunter's friend; "downtown and funky and sassy"; truly an individual; an artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry, maintaining a day job to support her artistic endeavors; enjoys turkey burgers, encouraging others to achieve their creative potential (aka killing vampires); has some doubts about her singing ability and is at first reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Heidi.
Non-Equity, there is no pay.
For further information, please email Aric Martin at email@example.com