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Audition Information for the 2016 Summer Music Theatre
Auditions for Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2016
Gypsy: March 20
In the Heights: March 21
Everyone who auditioned should have received notification about callbacks. If you did not, please check the PDFs linked below. Schedule information is also included in these PDFs. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are not able to attend your callback as scheduled, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROWL! — March 15
This year's Summer Music Theatre production will be GROWL!, created by Doppelskope. Rehearsals will begin on May 23 and performances will run June 29 – July 30 with performances on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (eight performances a week).
Only Muhlenberg students and alumni are eligible to audition. Auditions will be held Tuesday, March 15, 5-11 p.m. in the first-floor rehearsal hall, Trexler Pavilion. Auditioners must schedule a seven-minute audition slot. To register, email SMTcompany@muhlenberg.edu with your availability and cell phone number. Appointments will be confirmed by email.
Callbacks will be held March 22. Further details will be provided when callbacks are announced.
Message from Doppelskope:
We are so excited to see your auditions for Growl!
About Doppelskope & Growl
Doppelskope creates highly visual and interactive performances, using puppetry, clown, improvisation, magical illusions, music, circus and philosophy. Our shows explore topics from existential dread to ecological crises. We believe that the stories we tell about the world can change the world. We believe in the intelligence of children and the whimsy of adults. We aim to create work that celebrates life and inspires connection, discovery and community. Learn more about us and our past shows at www.doppelskope.com — it may be helpful in preparing for your audition to familiarize yourself with our work.
We are currently developing Growl!, a new family musical. The show will include puppetry, physical theatre, music, audience interaction, and will focus on how every person makes an impact on other people and the world around us. We need high energy performers who work well in an ensemble and are able to learn puppetry and clown skills. For your audition, we'd like to see 1) a short performance piece and 2) hear you sing. Details on both are below.
1. Prepare a short piece (no more than a minute and a half) in which you tell us the story of the Goldilocks. Please incorporate physical/visual components, such as your body and/or other objects, and any other tools/skills that are fun for you! Keep in mind that our shows don't have fourth walls, so there's no need to pretend we're not there in the room with you. Feel free to address us directly and make eye contact with us if you're speaking to "the audience". Another hint: don't rely too much on text; feel free to use it if you really want to, but think about the many other ways you can tell a story. You don't even have to tell Goldilocks in a linear or literal way if a fun idea takes you in another direction.
We'd like to get to know you 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 also want to see you move and we want to see you enjoy yourself.
2. Prepare a brief part of a song to sing a cappella (about 16 bars).
Photo: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2010; photo by Kenny Ek, Kenek Photography