Auditions for First Presbyterian Theater’s 2014–2015 season
Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice
adapted with new material Jack Cantey; director Jack Cantey
AUDITION: Saturday, October 18 at 1 pm and 2 pm (call to sign up for a one-hour slot)
PREPARE TO: discussion with director/ receive material which you will have a week to prepare
CALLBACK: Saturday, October 25 at 1 pm—all asked to return to read from materials distributed 10/18
REHEARSALS: January 11-February 25, 2015
PERFORMS: February 26-March 14, 2015
NEEDED: 12 men, 3 women (all ages)
by Dan Goggin; director Thom Hofrichter, music director Ben Bercot, choreographer TBA
AUDITION: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 pm
PREPARE TO: Bring in sheet music in your key to sing (we suggest 32 bars—a verse and a refrain); Movement auditions & readings from the script will follow discussion with director/ receive material which you will have a week to prepare
REHEARSALS: March 10-April 30, 2015
PERFORMS: April 23-May 10, 2015
NEEDED: 5 women (20-60)—all must sing, move and act—one must also dance
WHAT YOU NEED FOR AUDITIONS
For plays we do readings from the script at auditions. So to prepare, read the script at least once before the audition date. Unless the script is widely available at the library or used book stores scripts can be borrowed from the theater. For musicals and Shakespeare we handle the audition a bit differently, call the church office at 426-7421 during normal business hours to sign up for an audition time, and to find out what to prepare.
NEED A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE BEFORE AUDITIONING?
Email Thom Hofrichter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request one. If you don’t have email, (why not?) you can call Thom at the Theater (422-6329), and he will mail you one. These schedules are tentative, we schedule every possible date knowing that we will lose some to conflicts.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN AUDITION
For plays we read from the script at auditions. So to prepare, read the script at least once before the audition date. Unless the script is widely available at the library or used book stores scripts can be borrowed from the theater.
PLEASE DON’T DISCOUNT YOUR CHANCES FOR A ROLE
Actors can be their own worst enemies by not showing up to an audition because they’ve decided they are “not right” for a role. Let the director be the judge. Many times someone has told me they didn’t show up because they knew they weren’t right, and had they shown up I would have cast them.