SPRING 2021 MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION

SPRING 2021 MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Musical auditions take place in three parts. One part (acting) is optional for students who would like to be considered for a lead role. The other two parts (singing and dancing) are mandatory.

Auditions will be held virtually via Google Meet. Sign up slots to follow.

  1. Acting Audition (optional) – Wednesday, January 27th by Google Meet appointment.
  2. Singing (mandatory) – Thursday, January 28th by Google Meet appointment.
  3. Dancing (mandatory) – Friday, January 29th on campus in small groups at the MATADOR MALL stage at rear of school. Appoinment signups are required.

Rehearsals begin February 1st. Performances will be live streamed on April 15, 16, and 17.


COVID safety precautions

All district rehearsal guidelines will be followed. Masks will be required, and all actors and technicians will be required to fill out a COVID release form.

Rehearsals will be a mix of virtual Zoom meetings and in-person rehearsals. In-person rehearsals will be small groups initially, adding on more actors and technicians as we move closer to opening night.

The performances will be live-streamed on ShowTix4U from the Shadow Mountain High School auditorium. No live audience members will be present during the performances.

Only vital cast and crew members will be allowed at all rehearsals and performances.


AUDTION FORM HERE!

Fill this out first. Please reference the

REHEARSAL CALENDAR HERE!

when filling out the form. Carefully list all possible conflicts.

Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals, and the rehearsal calendar is subject to change and will be updated as necessary. We will rehearse on half-days.

Many dance rehearsals will occur on Saturdays from approximately 9 AM to Noon. Most dance rehearsals will be all-calls. Please check the rehearsal calendar for the most up-to-date information.


Rehearsal breakdown:

SATURDAY DANCE REHEARSALS: 9 AM to 1 PM, Feb 6, 20, 27, March 6, 27, April 3

February 1 to 19: Noon to 3 PM.

February 15: No rehearsal, Presidents’ Day Recess

February 22 to March 26: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

March 15 to 19: No rehearsals, Spring Break Recess

March 22: Load into auditorium, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

March 29 to April 2: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

April 5: Begin tech rehearsals

April 5 to 14: Final tech and dress, 2:30 PM to 8 PM

April 15, 16, 17: Peformances: 5:00 PM call, 7 PM curtain.

April 19: Strike set after school, 2:30 PM to 5 PM


ACTING SIGNUPS HERE!

Please prepare a 1 to 2 minute monologue. Audition held over Zoom.


SINGING SIGNUPS HERE!

Prepare the song of your choice from two songs below. Please have the background track only avilable for you to listen to during the audition. Audition held over Zoom.


DANCING SIGNUPS HERE!

Prepare the choreographed dance WHICH WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON.

Please note (unlike past musical auditions) we will not be teaching you the dance at the audition. You need to use the video above to prepare the dance ahead of time.

You will meet on campus at the Matador Mall stage at the rear of campus to perform your audition in groups of three. MASKS ARE MANDATORY.


DANCE REHEARSAL VIDEOS ARE BELOW!

For saftey reasons, for this show’s dance auditions we are having you learn the dance on you own at home. Please watch the videos at home and learn the dance. You should be prepared to dance at the audition.

Some helpful hints:

  1. Take your time. Slow it down and do one chunk at a time. Repeat that chunk over and over until you feel comfortable to move on. Since you have the videos, you can work at your own speed.
  2. Keep your weight on the balls of your feet. Don’t be flat footed.
  3. Remember that this is the most difficult dance of the show. I had Jessica do this dance so we can see your ability. Not everyone will get this dance perfect – we know it is really fast. Practice and do you best!
  4. Have fun! Act the story!

LINKS TO VIDEOS:

Intro to auditions – watch this first.

Part 1 Instruction

Part 2 Instruction

Face forward dance for reference

Full Dance with music

Music only to download and practice with below:


Singing Audition Tracks and Sheet Music

You can choose between two different pieces from Urinetown for your audition.

Choice 1 is the beginning of “Run Freedom Run” and is suggested if this if your first musical audition.

Choice 2 is the beginning of “It’s a Privilege to Pee” and is a more advanced song for those of you that are used to singing musical theatre tracks.

You can listen to and practice with the “Rehearsal Track” but be aware that you will be singing along to the “Audition Track,” which has no vocals on it, for the audition.


Beginner Audition Track


Advanced Audition Track


URINETOWN SYNOPSOIS:

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS MUSICAL IS ABOUT HERE.

WHY IS THE SHOW SO GREAT? CLICK HERE!


ROLES AVAILABLE:

Officer Lockstock

A corrupt policeman and the tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story. Bold and brash. An authoritative voice, with rich low notes but a firm G4

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 35 to 55

Vocal Range: A2 – G4

Penelope Pennywise

The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. Need to be clear and potentially shrill up to a G5.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 40 to 60

Vocal Range: A3 – G5 (C6 optional)

Bobby Strong

The rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution. A clear high tenor; a nimble falsetto is a plus

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 20 to 35

Vocal Range: Bb2 – Ab4 (B4 optional)

Little Sally

A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic. Has a child’s voice – because she is a child.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 16 to 30 (to play young teen)

Vocal Range: A3-D5

Hope Cladwell

An innocent, romantic optimist who becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father’s evil. Soprano. Needs a lovely Eb5

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 20 to 35

Vocal Range: A3 – Ab5

Little Becky Two-shoes

One of the city’s Poor. Relatively rebellious and impulsive.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Any

Vocal Range: D4 – F5

Soupy Sue

One of the city’s Poor. Relatively kind and anxious.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Any

Vocal Range: B4 – Bb3

Tiny Tom

One of the city’s Poor. Relatively immature and confused.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Any

Vocal Range: A3 – D3

Joseph “Old Man” Strong

Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to follow abusive laws ultimately launches the revolution.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 50+

Vocal Range: Adjustable

Officer Barrel

Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 30 – 60

Vocal Range: Bb2 – Eb4

Senator Fipp

A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 40+

Vocal Range: F4 – C#3

Caldwell B. Cladwell

The president and owner of the Urine Good Company. A tyrant who both gleefully exploits the poor and genuinely believes he is helping the city. Baritone, needs crisp diction.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, 50 to 65

Vocal Range: A2 – F4

Mr. Mcqueen

Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Adult

Vocal Range: A4 – B2

Dr. Billeaux/Cop

Head of Research and Development at Cladwell’s company UCG.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Adult

Vocal Range: A3 – E3

Mrs. Millennium/Cop

Cladwell’s greedy secretary at UCG.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Adult

Vocal Range: Soprano (Up to G5)

Josephine “Ma” Strong

A strong-willed woman with fight, and a better ability than most to deal with the hard hand life has dealt her.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, 50+

Vocal Range: Bb3 – D5

Hot Blades Harry

One of the city’s Poor. Relatively violent and unpredictable.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Any

Vocal Range: D3 – F4

Robby the Stockfish

One of the city’s Poor. Relatively curious and eager.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Any

Vocal Range: Adjustable

Staff/Cop

A staff member at UCG and beat cop under Lockstock.

Suggested Gender and Age: Female, Any

Vocal Range: Alto (Up to D5)

Staff/Cop

A staff member at UCG and beat cop under Lockstock.

Suggested Gender and Age: Male, Any

Vocal Range: G2 – C#4

Ensemble

Various and sundry inhabitants of the city.