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Audition Information for the 2017 Summer Music Theatre

Auditions for Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2017

Hair and My Fair Lady
Feb. 26 and 27 — Open Auditions

WILD World Premiere Circus Performance
Feb. 26 — Muhlenberg Students & Alumni

Hair

Music by Galt MacDermot, Lyrics and Book by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Director: James Peck
Musical Director: Ken Butler
Choreographer: Samuel Antonio Reyes

Rehearsals are May 23 – June 13:
Tuesday – Sunday: 1–5 p.m. and 7–11 p.m.

Performances are June 14 – July 2
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Performers ages 18-30 are encouraged to audition.

Nudity is not required of any performer and your willingness to perform nude will not affect casting. If the director chooses to stage nudity, it will be strictly optional for all performers.

My Fair Lady

Music by Frederick Loewe, Book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Director: Charles Richter
Musical Director: Ed Bara
Choreographer: Karen Dearborn

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

Performances are July 12-30
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Actors ages 16 and up are encouraged to audition, including older performers, for whom there are several roles.

Preliminary Audition Schedule

Preliminary auditions for BOTH mainstage shows will be held Feb. 26 and 27, in the Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts

Sunday, Feb. 26: 12-5 p.m. & 7-11 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27: 5-10 p.m.

Preliminary auditions for WILD, the all-ages world premiere circus experience, will also be held Feb. 26, 12-5 p.m., for Muhlenberg students and alumni only. Details and sign-up form will be posted soon.

Preliminary audition requirements

  • Please prepare ONE audition song, no longer than 32 bars, from a musical written prior to 1970.
  • You must bring your sheet music with you, with all cuts clearly marked, in the correct key.
  • You must bring a headshot or clear photo of yourself.
  • An accompanist will be provided
  • Please arrive at least fifteen minutes before your assigned audition slot.
  • Preliminary auditions will not include dance. Callback auditions will include a dance component.

Preliminary auditions will be held at the same time for both shows, and auditioners may audition for one or both. Auditioners do not need to prepare two separate audition pieces.

All auditions will take place at Muhlenberg College at the Empie Theatre, in the Baker Center for the Arts.

All actors participating in Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre productions are paid a stipend. Out-of-town actors are provided with free housing. We will consider casting Equity members on guest artist contracts.

To Schedule an Audition Appointment

Please fill out this form. We recommend that you fill out the form from a computer rather than a phone. We will contact you in 72 hours to confirm an audition time. If you do not hear from us, please email smtcompany@muhlenberg.edu.

Video Auditions

If you live too far away from the Allentown area, or you are unable to attend the auditions, you may submit a preliminary video audition. Email a link to a video to smtcompany@muhlenberg.edu for consideration.

If you receive a callback you MUST attend the callbacks in person to be considered for the role.

Callbacks

Callbacks will be held on Monday, March 13, for Hair and Tuesday, March 14, for My Fair Lady. Auditioners must attend callbacks in person (not by video submission) unless previous arrangements have been made.

If you have any questions, please email smtcompany@muhlenberg.edu.

WILD! A World Premiere Circus Performance
Sunday, Feb. 26
Muhlenberg students & alumni

This summer, we are proud to present a world premiere modern circus production, WILD! created by the Atlas Circus Company. Patrons of all ages will appreciate the spectacle! Rehearsals will begin on May 23 and performances will run June 28 – July 29. Performances will be Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (eight performances a week).

Only Muhlenberg students and alumni are eligible to audition. Auditions will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Brown Dance Studio. Audition details are available on the registration form.

You must register to audition by filling out this form.

Housing for all Wild! company members is available in College residence halls.

Callbacks will be held March 15, 5-7 p.m.. Further details to be announced.


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