Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

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Audition for the 2014 Summer Music Theatre Cast:

Feb. 23 & 24

Auditions for Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2014:

Audition Form

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Please print this form, fill it out, and bring it with you to your scheduled audition.

A Chorus Line and Monty Python's Spamalot
Feb. 23 and 24

Ages 16 and up
Principal roles and ensemble, both shows.

Vocal Auditions

When:
Sunday, Feb. 23, 3–6:30 p.m. & 7:30–11 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 24, 7-11 p.m.
Audition appointments are three minutes each.

Where:
Sunday: Band Room, Baker Center for the Arts
Monday: Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance
Map and directions

Dance Auditions

When:
Sunday, Feb. 23, 5–9 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 24, 6–9 p.m.
Auditions last about half an hour.

Where:
Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts
Map and directions

Sign up to audition

All auditioners must register in advance and schedule an audition. Auditioners should send an e-mail to SMTcompany@muhlenberg.edu before Friday, Feb. 21, indicating which dates and times you are available and whether you would like to schedule a dance audition. Also provide a mobile phone number where you can be reached with questions.

Those without access to e-mail should call the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance office at 484-664-3087, during regular office hours before Thursday, Feb. 20. Voice messages should contain all of the above information.

All adult auditioners will be assigned a time for both a dance audition and a vocal audition, and should plan to dance and sing, even if they concentrate in just one area. It is possible for a performer to be cast based on a strong audition in just singing or just dance; however all performers in both shows will sing and dance.

If you live too far away from the Allentown area, or you are unable to attend the auditions, you may submit a preliminary DVD audition. The DVD should consist of a comedic monologue not more than two minutes in length, one song (see guidelines below), and a 90-second dance solo. DVDs must arrive before the audition date listed to be eligible for consideration.

If you receive a callback you MUST attend the callbacks in person to be considered for the role. Callbacks will be held March 9-11; please keep these three days as open as possible.

What should I prepare?

Vocal Auditions

Auditioners for both shows should prepare a memorized vocal selection of no more than 32 bars of a musical theatre song written between 1950 and 1980. You must bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing, with your selection indicated and any cuts clearly noted. Please no accompaniment tapes.

Dance Auditions

Please come dressed to move. You will be auditioned for dance in half-hour sessions, in groups of about 25. In the audition, you will be taught a short dance sequence, which you will then perform in small groups. No preparation is necessary. Everyone must do a dance audition!

Tentative Rehearsal Information

A Chorus Line

Rehearsals are May 20 – June 10:
Tuesday – Sunday: 1–5 p.m. and 7–11 p.m.

Performances are June 11-29
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Rehearsals are June 17 – July 8:
Tuesday – Sunday: 1–5 p.m. and 7–11 p.m.

Performances are July 9-27
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Additional Information

The directors are looking for an ethnically diverse cast, featuring a wide range of ages and types. Community members are strongly encouraged to audition.

Please bring two copies of your headshot and resume, one for vocal auditions and one for dance.

Callback auditions will be held March 9-11, and will include acting auditions, reading from the script. Details will be provided as necessary, but auditioners should hold the dates if possible.


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