Spring Semester Shows: The Moors, Getting Near to Baby, 9 to 5 The Musical
General Auditions will be held in the Black Box Theatre (FAC 224) on November 4 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
Sign up for an audition time on the call board in the theatre department, opposite the Morgan Theatre stage door. Sign up for the first available slot – do not leave gaps between audition times.
Call backs will be Saturday, November 6th.
Be sure you have read the scripts.
Read the Audition information sheet
You must be available to attend all rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals are Monday-Friday evenings and a 3 hour slot on most Saturdays.
The Moors: Rehearsals January 10 – February 10 / Performances February 11, 12 (matinee & evening), and February 15-18
Getting Near to Baby: Rehearsals January 24 – March 1 / Performances March 2-4 (10 am invited school performance and 7:00 pm public performance)
9 to 5: Rehearsals March 6 – April 14 / Performances April 15, 16 (matinee & evening), and April 20-23
General Audition Information
16 bars of a song in-the-style-of 9 to 5 the Musical. Singing is optional. To be considered for 9 to 5 the Musical actors will need to sing.
Two contrasting monologues 60-75 seconds each (please, please, no longer); 20-21st century writing, no dialect necessary.
Whole package including walking in, discussion with the accompanist, getting set, slating, doing the two pieces with moments of transition, thank you, and exit – 5 minutes maximum.
Presentation of pieces can be in any order after the slate.
Monologue Info from Directors
The Moors – One of the two should be a serio-comic monologue, from anything from Chekov to now. I don’t want to limit to certain playwrights, but Sarah Ruhl and Lauren Gunderson would be good places to start.
Getting Near to Baby – Monologues should feature realistic, colloquial, mid/late-20th century speech. Monologues featuring younger characters are welcome (but not required). The play includes five characters between ages 7-13. Suggested playwrights: Y. York, Karen Zacarías, Barry Kornhauser, Suzan Zeder, José Casas, Ernie Nolan, Laurie Brooks, Idris Goodwin, Larissa FastHorse, Steven Dietz, Joseph Robinette.
9 to 5 – Monologue material that is comic, light, absolutely modern, and of course, 16-bars of a number in the style of 9 to 5 the Musical. I'm looking for comedy of course :) And more importantly - singing