Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

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Photo by Kenny Ek, Kenek Photography

Audition for the 2015 Summer Music Theatre Cast:

Feb. 22 and 23, 2015

Auditions for Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2015:

Avenue Q and Hello, Dolly!
Feb. 22 and 23

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

Vocal Auditions

When:
Sunday, Feb. 22, 1-5 and 6-11 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23, 7:30-11 p.m.
Audition appointments are three minutes each.

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

Dance Auditions — Hello, Dolly! only

When:
Sunday, Feb. 22, 4-7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Auditions last about half an hour.

Where:
Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance
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. 20, indicating which dates and times you are available. 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. 19. Voice messages should contain all of the above information.

All Hello, Dolly! 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.

Auditioners for Avenue Q will not be required to 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. Avenue Q callbacks will be held March 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Hello, Dolly! callbacks will be held Sunday, March 15, from noon to 5 p.m. (vocal and book) and from 5 to 7 p.m. (dance). Please keep these two 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. 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.

Auditioners for Hello, Dolly! should select a song from a musical prior to 1980. Auditioners for Avenue Q may select a musical theatre song from any time period, but a contemporary selection is prefered; the piece should show character.

Dance Auditions (Hello, Dolly!)

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. All Hello, Dolly! auditioners must do a dance audition! Avenue Q auditioners are not required to dance.

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.

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 14-15, and will include acting auditions, reading from the script. Details will be provided as necessary, but auditioners should hold the dates if possible.

 

Auditions for Grimm! to be announced soon.


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