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Show the casting
directors how reliable you are by showing up at least fifteen minutes
before the audition. Be courteous, but don’t be too talkative. Don’t
pester crew members or fellow actors with idle conversation. Spend your
time privately readying yourself.
Bring a headshot and resume if
you have one. It will help to make a favorable and professional
Think of the audition like a job interview. Avoid
inappropriate behavior, whether its chewing gum, using profanity,
behaving too shyly or brashly, or over selling yourself.
Usually, it is
best to wear “business casual” attire. You want to exhibit charm and
professionalism, but you don’t want to look like a stock-broker or a
If you are auditioning for a dancing part in a musical,
wear dance attire. It should not be anything flashy or expensive. Any
choreographer worth her salt will focus on your dancing ability, not
Perfect Your Monologue
are asked to read a monologue, make certain that you have rehearsed it
completely. Do not just know the lines, know the character you are
becoming. Let the directors see a striking difference between the person
that just said hello to them, and the character that is now coming to
life on the stage.
Get to Know the Play
of our auditions involve reading “sides.” Sides are small, hand-picked
portions of a script. Sometimes they are a brief monologue. Sometimes
they are short scenes involving two or more characters. Most of the
time, you won’t know exactly what scene you’ll be reading. In that case,
you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the play in general.
Practice Cold Reading
Cold reading is the act of performing
lines as you read them for the very first time. It can be a nerve
wracking experience, but with practice most actors can become quite
adept at it.
Come prepared to
"PERFORM" 16 bars of a musical theatre song that best reflects the
character you hope to be cast as and best reflects your voice quality
and range. Failure to prepare a proper audition song or coming into the
audition singing Happy Birthday or reading off the sheet music shows a
lack of respect to the audition panel and speaks volumes to them of your
Be sure your sheet music has the piano accompaniment,
usually the bottom 2 staves below the vocal line. Mark your sheet music
where you wish to start and finish.
Do not sing accapella or use self accompaniment. It is
important for the panel to see how well you can follow the pitch and
rhythm of the accompanist.
audition, if you feel you've done poorly avoid excuses or apologies in
hopes of gaining sympathy. Simply thank the casting directors and leave
the knowing that if you are right for the part, they will contact you.
If not, know that you did your best. And remember: there are many other
wonderful roles out there just waiting to be filled.
RELAX & ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE
Director: Kathy Bobchin
Creative Consultant: Jessica Mennella
Auditions: November 13th & 14th 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Callbacks by invite only: November 16th 7:30 pm
Friday, January 12th 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 13th 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 14th 2:00 pm
Friday, January 19th 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 20th 8:00 pm
In one of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, A Midsummer
Night’s Dream tells the tale of Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena;
four misguided lovers whose journey into the woods lands them in even
more trouble, as members of the fairy kingdom decide to use them as
veritable pawns in their own love games. Against the backdrop of the
wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, and the fiery battle of wills
between the Fairy King and Queen, Oberon and Titania, the four lovers
are challenged by magic and trickery to finally work out what love is
Lysander (Male, 20s-30s) – An aristocratic man who is in love with
Demetrius (Male, 20s-30s) – An aristocratic man who once loved Helena
but is now in love with Hermia. He rejects Helena, even though she still
Nick Bottom (Male 20s-40s) – A weaver and take-charge sort, who is part
of the group of artisans putting on the play “Pyramus and Thisbe.” He is
a strong and confident character, who wants to play all the parts
Hermia (Female, 20s-30s) – Egeus’s Daughter. She is in love with
Lysander, and refuses to marry Demetrius despite her father’s
Helena (Female, 20s-30s) – In love with Demetrius, but he rejects her.
Oberon (Male, 20s-40s) – King of the Fairies, in a quarrel with Titania
Titania (Female, 20s-40s) – Queen of the Fairies, in a quarrel with
Robin Goodfellow Puck (Male, Late Teens-20s) – A mischievous spirit, who
serves as Oberon’s servant. He enjoys practical jokes and takes pleasure
in the confusion he causes.
Theseus (Male, 20s-40s) – The Duke of Athens. Has recently won a war
against the Amazons, and to reward himself for his victory is going to
marry their queen Hippolyta, whether she likes it or not.
Hippolyta (Female, 20s-40s) – Queen of the Amazons, she is set to marry
Egeus (Male 40s-60s) – Father of Hermia; wants her to marry Demetrius
Philostrate (Male, any age) – Theseus’s Master of the Revels
Peter Quince (Male, 20s-50s) – A carpenter. He is in charge of the
production of the play “Pyramus and Thisbe,” which is to be presented to
Theseus and Hippolyta on their wedding day.
Snug (Male, 20s-50s) – A joiner, who is part of the group of artisans
putting on the play “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Francis Flute (Male, Late Teens-20s) A bellows-mender and part of the
group of artisans putting on the play “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Tom Snout (Male, 20s-50s) A tinker, who is part of the group of artisans
putting on the play “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Robin Starveling (Male, 20s-50s) A tailor, who is part of the group of
artisans putting on the play “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Peaseblossom (Female, any age) – Fairy in Titania’s court; assigned to
attend to Bottom.
Cobweb (Female, any age) - Fairy in Titania’s court; assigned to attend
Moth (Female, any age) - Fairy in Titania’s court; assigned to attend to
Mustardseed (Female, any age) - Fairy in Titania’s court; assigned to
attend to Bottom.
Additional Fairies/Ensemble – Open to all ages 8+