Theatre Arts

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Spring 2016 Audition Information


Shows

  • Brigadoon
  • Steel Magnolias

*Auditions for Henry V will take place later in the semester.

*All Sophomore Theatre majors are required to complete a Production Interview. Junior and Senior Theatre majors are highly encouraged to complete a Production Interview.


Auditions

Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 10 a.m., in the Tower Theater

  • Men will audition from 10 a.m.-noon
  • Women will audition from 1-3 p.m.
  • Audition Requirements:
    • 30 second contemporary, comedic monologue
    • Prepare one of the Audition Songs listed below

Production Interviews

Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 10 a.m., in the Green Room (behind the Tower Theater)

  • Women will interview from 10 a.m.-noon
  • Men will interview from 1-3 p.m.
  • All Theatre Arts: Production/Education/Administration/Dramaturgy majors who have passed the sophomore hearing are required to bring a production resume and portfolio to the interview.
  • All other returning students are not required to bring anything to the interview.

Callbacks

Callback lists will be posted outside of the Theatre Arts offices by 5 p.m. There will be callbacks Saturday evening, and dance callbacks Sunday afternoon.

Lists will give more information on locations and times. Please make sure you check ALL lists, as there are often multiple lists per show.

Saturday, January 16

  • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Steel Magnolias Reading Callbacks
  • 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Brigadoon Singing Callbacks

Sunday, January 17

  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Brigadoon Reading Callbacks
  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Brigadoon Dancing Callbacks

Audition Song Choices

Men

Women

On the Street Where You Live
from My Fair Lady

We Kiss in a Shadow
from The King & I

Old Devil Moon
from Finian's Rainbow

People Will Say We're in Love
from Oklahoma!

I've Never Been in Love Before
from Guys & Dolls

They Were You
from The Fantastiks

 

Would You
from Singin' in the Rain

Casting Information


Spring 2016 Radio Drama Auditions

From the Director, Chris Nelson

This semester I am looking to cast a group of writers, voice actors  and a production manager to help the department develop its serial radio program – The Encounter. The goal of the radio drama this semester will be to continue developing scripts for future recording. The radio drama will span the entire semester, meeting various Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.

Students from all disciplines and departments are welcome to audition.

Please remember that this is a 1 credit class; if cast you will need to sign up for either THEA 200, THEA 300, or THEA 400.


Auditions

Auditions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 3-6 p.m. in Green Hall, Room 1265 (Theatre Department Offices)

  • Writers: Those interested in being a part of the writing team are asked to bring 2 pages of original dialogue. The dialogue should be typed with 12pt. font. Please use the following prompt when crafting your dialogue:
    • Two brothers, Frank and Edwin, depart on a cross-country journey to reconnect with their long lost father. We catch up with them in the small town of Hurray, Arkansas.
  • Performance: Those interested in performing will be given copy at the audition for a cold read. Please be aware, your audition may be recorded.
    • This semester's radio drama cast will be involved in the development of Season 2 of The Encounter. Script readings and retakes will be the focus.
  • Production: The Production Manager (similar to a Stage Manager) will assist in coordinating rehearsals, recordings, and overseeing the production.

*All auditions will include a short interview, and will last approximately 10 minutes. Students may come and go as their schedule allows; there is no sign up required. Students will be seen in the order in which they arrive.

In order to expedite the audition process, please download and fill out the Radio Drama Audition Form, and bring it with you to the audition.

If you have any questions about auditioning for the radio drama please send all emails to Chris Nelson.


General Audition & Production Interview Information

Audition Information

  • Fall auditions are always held on the two nights before classes start in August.
  • All fall academic shows are auditioned at the same time.
  • Spring auditions are usually held in January.
  • All spring academic shows are auditioned at the same time.
  • Monologues/Songs may not contain profane language or any type of sexual innuendo.
  • An accompanist is provided for musical auditions.
  • Callbacks, if necessary, are usually posted the night of auditions.
  • Cast lists are usually posted by the end of the audition week.
  • If cast, you must initial beside your name on the cast sheet to indicate an acceptance of a role.
  • Students who are cast must enroll in THEA 200, 300, or 400.
  • Students wishing to participate in theatre productions must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to be considered for participation.

Production Interview Information

  • Fall interviews are always held on the two nights before classes start in August.
  • All fall production jobs are interviewed at the same time.
  • Spring interviews are usually held in January.
  • All spring production jobs are interviewed at the same time.
  • Crew jobs are usually posted by the end of the audition week.
  • If selected, you must initial beside your name on the crew sheet to indicate an acceptance of a crew position.
  • Students who are selected must enroll in THEA 200, 300, or 400.
  • Students wishing to participate in theatre productions must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to be considered for participation.

Got Questions?

Email Director of Theater Linda Nell Cooper, Chair: Department of Theatre Arts