University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

 

CASTING NOTICE

The UVM Department of Theatre will hold auditions for the musical

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: Craig Wells

Musical Director: Nate Venet

Rehearsals Start: August 25, 2014

(Rehearsals weekday evenings and Saturdays up to performances)

Performance Dates: October 2 - 12, 2014

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Auditions:  Monday April 28, 2014  6:00-10:00 pm.  Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM CAMPUS
  • Auditions:  Tuesday April 29, 2014 6:00-10:00 pm.  Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM CAMPUS
  • Callbacks:  Wednesday April 30, 2014 6:00-10:30 pm.  Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM CAMPUS

ACTORS: PLEASE PREPARE 32 BARS OF AN UPTEMPO MUSICAL THEATRE SONG AND 16 BARS OF A BALLAD MUSICAL THEATRE SONG. BRING SHEET MUSIC. AUDITION PIECES MUST BE MUSICAL THEATRE SONGS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY (1940’s – 1960’s).  DO NOT SING ANYTHING FROM WICKED, RENT, OR OTHER CONTEMPORARY MUSICALS. J

PARTICULARLY SEEKING ACTOR/SINGERS WHO MOVE WELL AND ARE GOOD WITH HARMONIES.  A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT MICROPHONES!

SIGN UP SHEET FOR AUDITIONS SLOTS WILL BE POSTED IN ROYALL TYLER THEATRE ON APRIL 7.

A half-hour informational meeting with the director, Craig Wells, will be held on Monday, March 31 at 5:30 pm in the Royall Tyler Theatre, Craftsbury room.  Additional show info can be found at:  http://cewells72.blogspot.com/

NOTE ON CASTING

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING REQUIRES VERSATILE SINGER/ACTORS WHO MOVE WELL AND ARE AT HOME WITH BOTH COMIC AND DRAMATIC MATERIAL. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CASTING IS OPEN TO ALL UVM STUDENTS

FROM THE DIRECTOR:  I AM LOOKING FOR ACTORS WHO CAN BRING STRONG PERSONALITIES, HUMOR, SENSITIVITY, AND EMOTION TO SONGS ABOUT

LOVE FOUND, LOVE LOST, AND ROMANCE.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

THREE MEN:  TENOR, BARITONE, and BASS

FOUR WOMEN:  TWO SOPRANOS and TWO ALTOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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