Audition Information

 

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AUDITIONS

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Celebrate Theatre at the Mount’s grand re-opening with the very first musical ever performed on our stage in 1977 – Godspell! Stories of the Bible are brought to life through mime, music, song and dance in a brand-new, up-to-date musical circus! Enjoy all the good gifts in this exuberant, rocking, rolling and riveting musical. Come sing about love!

Director – Peter Landry

Music Director – David Twiss

Choreographer – Karen Brown

CAST REQUIREMENTS – Looking for an ethnically diverse cast of ten (5 men / 5 women) late teens through mid to late thirties:  Dynamic performers, who are strong singers, actors, and movers. Due to the show format these individuals should be comfortable with improvisation and have a good sense of comedy.

See character descriptions below

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182

When? Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00PM sharp. Possible callbacks Wednesday, July 29 at 7PM.

 *Punctuality will be noted and appreciated
Performance Dates: October 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8:00pm; October 18 at 2:00pm
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 6PM to 9PM; Mondays and Wednesday from 7PM to 10PM, beginning August 2 (Please check your personal calendar for anticipated rehearsal conflicts and note them on your audition form)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability. Singers should provide sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. If you choose to do a song from the show a score will be available at the auditions.
  2. Prepare delivery of the parable “The Prodigal Son”. Have fun with this, you will play all roles and can choose characters for each part. A copy of the parable can be found on the TAM website with the auditions notices and will also be available at the auditions. AUDITION READING – Parable of the Prodigal Son
  3. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance/movement audition.
  4. Also please note on your audition form, any musical instruments you play.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

JESUS (Bari-tenor): Charismatic, intelligent, high energy leading man has a gentility mixed with natural strength. Needs to be a very funny creative actor and a strong mover. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow
JUDAS/JOHN THE BAPTIST (Baritone): He has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. He is also charismatic and intelligent, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. He must possess a good sense of physical comedy and be a strong mover.
ANNA MARIA (Alto): Somewhat simple in thinking, but incredibly open emotionally, the first to join the group in full, a bit of a leader, smart and creative, with a purity of spirit that can break your heart. Sings “Day by Day”.
CELISSE (Mezzo Soprano): The female equivalent of the class clown, goofy and silly without really trying. A bit shy at first, but comes out of her shell, slightly awkward physically. Sings ““Learn Your Lessons Well”.
LINDSAY (Soprano): Very confident, the show-off, game for anything, first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. She just wants to experience life to its fullest, extremely funny. Sings “Bless the Lord”.
TELLY (Tenor): Has a warmth and innocence about him, childlike, the last one of the bunch to come aboard, wide open, innocent without being dumb. Sings “All Good Gifts”.
GEORGE (Baritone): Extremely funny creative character actor, the kind of individual who can keep a room entertained with stories and imitations. Lead singer in “Light of the World”.
MORGAN (Alto): Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. The “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna. She likes being the center of attention. Sings “Turn Back, O Man”.
UZO (Alto): Shyer than the others, has an earthy warmth, should be vulnerable, easily hurt, uses humor as her defense against the world. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Sings “By My Side”
NICK (Tenor): Impish in spirit and mischievous, highly intelligent and energetic, playful, bursting with energy. Sings “We Beseech Thee”.

 For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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THE UNIVERSE AND OTHER STUFF

Book, music and lyrics by Stephen Murray

This musical is a hip-hop, happenin’ history lesson. From dinosaur extinction to Columbus, from the wheel to space exploration, they’re all rediscovered in this clever, chaotic, comical cataclysm of creativity. From the rockin’ “Big Bang” opening number to the stirring finale “Circle of Friends,” The Universe and Other Stuff will bring excitement to history, science and more!

Director – Emily Smith

Music Director – Joanne Landry

Choreographer – Chelsea Young

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, Room 182

When? Monday, July 27 at 6:00PM sharp* Tuesday, July 28 at 6:00PM sharp*

*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

A SHORT VOCAL SELECTION WILL BE TAUGHT TO ALL TEENS WHO AUDITION; WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING FOR A DANCE/MOVEMENT AUDITION; COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.

Performance Dates: Show at the Mount on October 31 at 2:00pm; on tour October 1, 2, 15, 16, and 30 (tour dates are weekdays – performers should plan on missing school on these dates)

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (Please check your personal calendar for anticipated rehearsal conflicts and note them on your audition form) 

CAST REQUIREMENTS: Ensemble cast of 8 to 12 teenagers (age 14 and up)


For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162

or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu


 Save time when you arrive at auditions! Print and complete our Audition Form in advance.


We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, contact Theatre Director Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.