The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions

 

Wednesday, October 20th & Thursday, October 21st, 2021

7pm

 

 

Audition  Information:

Plan  to  sing  ONE  MINUTE  of  a  song  with  an  accompaniment  track.

The track  should  have  JUST  the  background  music,  no  vocals  (karaoke  tracks always  work!).

The  track  can  be  on  your  phone  or  other  device.  We  will have  someone  there  to  start  it  for  you.


ABOUT THE SHOW:

“The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics.

 vIt’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.”


Audition  Tips:

1. Become  familiar  with  the  show. Google  and  YouTube are  good options  for  research.
2. What  character  interests  you? Choose  your  song  to best  portray that  type  of  character  and  the  type  of  songs  the  character  sings.

Do your  research!
3. Song  choice  is  important. Choose  a  song  that  is  best for  YOU,  not a  song  that  you  really  like.

You  will  have  60  seconds  to  sing  your heart  out,  so  make  it  worth  it!
4. Start  where  you  want. Choose  the  best  place  to  start in  the  song, which  may  not  be  the  beginning.
5. Present  yourself  well. Dress  to  impress  -  no  t-shirts and  shorts,  and save  the  leggings  for  when  we  learn  dances.
6. Be  prepared. Don’t  try  to  wing  it  at  the  last  minute. Nerves  will  get the  best  of  you  and  it  will  show.
7. Smile. It’s  always  your  best  feature,  so  use  it!
8. Breathe. Take  a  moment,  take  a  deep  breath.  It  will lower  your  heart rate  and  make  you  feel  better.
9. Don’t  sweat  the  small  stuff. If  you  make  a  mistake, just  stop  and start  over.    See  #6  and  #7.
10. Be polite. It  is  courteous  and  appreciated  by  the production  staff.

 

 


 

CLUE Auditions:

 

Sunday, September 26th at 7pm

 



Actors are asked to prepare a minute-long contemporary, comedic monologue and demonstrate a short impression and/or talent.
Though not required, actors are highly encouraged to dress formally.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
“Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.

The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.

When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects.”

 

Clue runs November 5th - 14th

 

From the Director:
During auditions after each monologue, you will be asked if you have a talent you would like to demonstrate or an impression that you are good at.

This is an open request to see what talent you are proud of to add individuality to your audition. If you can do an impression of a celebrity, animal, object...

this will give me a sense of your movability and ability to do voices or accents. Additionally, if I find a talent or impression that I am able to use in the show...

that will add another layer to the performance. During auditions, I want to see your ability, range, and personality...

I want to get to know YOU.


See you at the theatre!

 

 

 


 

Matilda Auditions:

 

Wednesday, July 21st & Thursday, July 22nd

6pm

 

 

Director Scott Sauber (Singin' In The Rain, Seussical, Mary Poppins, and ShReK) is seeking actors of all ages for MATILDA the MUSICAL.

The core ensemble of the show will be young performers with strong stage presence and musical theatre voices, but the main ensemble will be teens and young adults representing their parents, dancers, and the jaded "grown" children of the school run by Agatha Trunchbull.

 

AUDITIONS are by SignUpGenius

RESERVE YOUR SLOT HERE. 

 

Here is a link for more information about the show and the characters:

https://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-matilda-the-musical

 

All roles are available.  The role of Agatha Trunchbull is non-gender specific.

If you are unable to attend the AUDITION,  please email Scott Sauber and prepare a video submission.

 

Scott Sauber is also seeking a set designer and costume coordinator to help create the look and feel for the season opener.

 

Reserve an audition slot here...Signup Genius

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Auditions: July 21-22, 2021

Rehearsals: TBA

Opening: August 27, 2021

Closing: September 12, 2021

 

PERSONNEL:

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Book by Roald Dahl

Director- Scott Sauber

Co-director/Choreographer- Katie Peck

 

Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.

It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and directed for the stage by Matthew Warchus.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN AND VOCAL PARTS:

https://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-matilda-the-musical

 

AUDITION PREP:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t6U_58VsdcUI_dYKPSkf2OaepRvNzVsY?usp=sharing

 

 


 

From the Director..... Scott Sauber

 

TIPS FOR AUDITIONS

1. Know the show.  With YouTube and Spotify out there, you can listen and even watch certain elements.  Come in with some knowledge.
 
2.  Sing where you fit.  Someone old enough to have children should represent the "parents" in the show.  Someone young enough to be in school should represent the children.  The voice styles are specific and this music is not typical.  Find your voice...
 
3.  Use the tracks to rehearse and audition.  Tracks will be provided for you to choose from.  They are specific to roles and the sound we will use for performance.  Please use these tracks.
 
4.  After you prepare your vocals - watch yourself in the mirror or film your audition on your cell phone.  I have learned in this year of video submission the time it takes to prepare and adequately capture an audition by video.  It is a great training ground for your face and hands.
 
5.  Use the SignUpGenius to reserve a slot.  In order to maximize your time and minimize the hassle, we ask that you sign up in advance. Link here
 
6.  Show up early, dress appropriately (like a job interview, not in costume, shoes and clothes you can move in, not workout wear)
 
7.  Relax.  Breathe.  Do your cartwheel (to physically relax you) and know that we need you as much as you want this.
 
8.  Manage your expectations.  Yes, we all go to that audition with a dream in mind.  But we also learn from every experience and gain from every production.  Ensemble is a great way to do a show, dance all the numbers, and have no lines to learn!  It is also a great stepping stone.
 
9.  Be honest on your audition forms:  about CONFLICTS (know in advance when you are leaving town) and the ROLE you are most interested in.  When people list many, I have no idea what to consider them for.  By nature of the audition and the involvement in community theatre, I know you will accept any role in the show.
 
10. Celebrate the show, the cast, your role, and the experience.  If you want to succeed in this business on the community, educational, camp, church, and even professional level - you have to be sincere.  I cast a lot of shows, teach a lot of kids, and work in a lot of theatres. Your reputation is as important as your audition.
 
Calendar and google drive with info to follow....
 
~Scott