Audition Information

Auditions!

Full Ride is a darkly comic look at how a contemporary American family is torn apart by the parents’ drive to win-at-all- costs. The play follows David and Jane through an action-packed weekend, and how their passionate quest to make their kids the best–in school, sports, everything–finally makes them their own worst enemies.

Auditions for Full Ride will be held in Haugen Theater on Friday, September 7, 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Call backs are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please prepare a two-minute monologue from a contemporary play, film, TV show or other source.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 Rock Opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible. This production will embrace the idea of rock idolatry and grounding the world in a rock concert setting complete with back up dancers and an awesome rock band!

Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar will be held in Kelsey Theater on Saturday, September 8 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Call backs are Sunday, September 9, 3:00-7:00  p.m. For the audition prepare 16 bars of two contrasting songs – one must be contemporary rock or as close as you can get.  Please bring music for the contrasting pieces for the accompanist. For call backs you will be singing songs from the show and dancing.

You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw is set in England 1950, the Clandon children, having recently arrived in England from an eighteen-year stay in America, are on a quest to find their father. One problem: they have no idea who he is or what he looks like. Meanwhile, Valentine, a local dentist, falls madly in love with Gloria, the eldest Clandon daughter. However, Gloria, who considers herself to be a unwavering feminist, claims to have no interest in love or marriage. Through a comedy of errors and confused identities, this vacillating rom-com is G.B. Shaw’s response to the farcical comedy genre… but with a witty and conscientious flair that only Shaw could do

Auditions – You Never Can Tell – This production is a one credit Interim class. Rehearsals will be during the month of January 2019. Performances will be during the first weekends of semester II. Auditions will be held in Kelsey Theater on Thursday, October 18 from 6-9 p.m.  Please prepare one comedic and one dramatic monologue in the style of the play. Each monologue should be no longer than 1 minute in length. Selections from authors like A. Chekhov, H. Ibsen, A. Strindberg, O. Wilde, N. Coward, E. O’Neill, E. Rice, T. Stoppard, A. Ayckbourn, etc. are preferred.  Please visit the production page at https://pages.stolaf.edu/younevercantell1950/ for more information

General Audition Information

Each production will have an audition time sign up sheet on the bulletin board located in the Green Room in the Theater building. Each director will have specific requirements for their auditions.

Fall Productions
Auditions are held during the first few days of the fall semester.

Interim Production
This production is a full credit interim course called Producing Theater.
Auditions and interviews for production positions are held in late October or early November. Students cast in acting roles and chosen for production positions will be registered for either TH-133 Producing Theater or TH-234 Producing Theater: Advanced.

Spring Productions
Auditions are usually held during the first few days of spring semester.

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