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Audition Information for the 2015 Summer Music Theatre

Auditions for Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2015

Preliminary auditions for mainstage productions have been held. Information is provided below about auditions for Grimm! and mainstage callbacks.

March 9

This year's Summer Music Theatre production will be Grimm!, created by Doppelskope. Rehearsals will begin on May 19 and performances will run June 18 – July 26 with performances on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays at 1 p.m. (seven performances a week).

Only Muhlenberg students and alumni are eligible to audition. Auditions will be held Wednesday, March 9, 5-9 p.m. in the first-floor rehearsal hall, Trexler Pavilion. Auditioners must schedule an audition of about five minutes. To register, email with your availability and cell phone number. Appointments will be confirmed by email.

Callbacks will be held March 11, 6-9 p.m. Further details will be provided when callbacks are announced.

Audition Guidelines from Doppelskope:

We are so excited to see your auditions for Grimm! We create interdisciplinary performances that are hybrids of puppetry and interactive, physical theatre — informed by clown theatre, improvisation and magical illusion. Our shows deal with dark themes in light and absurd ways.

We are currently developing Grimm!, a new family musical. The show will include puppetry, physical theatre, music, audience interaction, and will explore storytelling, creativity and our relationship with modern technology.

We'd like you to prepare a short piece (no more than a minute and a half) in which you tell us the story of Rumpelstiltskin. You can incorporate physical/visual components, such as your body and/or other objects, and any other storytelling or performance tools that are fun for you! Our shows never have fourth walls, so we request that you speak directly to us in your performance and make eye contact with us!

We'd like to get to know you, your personality and your persona on stage — and we're interested in learning about you as a theatre-maker and creative artist, so keep that in mind as you make your piece!

We'd also like you to prepare a brief part of a song to sing a cappella (about 16 bars) Your voice is not the most important thing to us, but we are looking for people who are comfortable singing.

We want to see you move, and we want to get to know you as creators and storytellers, and we want to see you have fun. We may also ask you to improvise or to use a puppet. We hope this sounds exciting to you!

Mainstage Callbacks
Avenue Q: March 14
Hello, Dolly!: March 15

Times will be announced. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Every auditioner will receive an email with the callback list attached. If your name is not on the attached list, you did not receive a callback. These emails have not yet been sent. Auditioners called back will be given information about preparing for callbacks as necessary. Please keep your schedule open.

Tentative Production Information

Avenue Q

Rehearsals are May 19 – June 9:
Tuesday – Sunday: 1–5 p.m. and 7–11 p.m.

Performances are June 10-28
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Hello, Dolly!

Rehearsals are June 16 – July 7:
Tuesday – Sunday: 1–5 p.m. and 7–11 p.m.

Performances are July 8-26
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Photo: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2010; photo by Kenny Ek, Kenek Photography