It's time to step into the spotlight.
June 25 & 26, 2017 at 7:00pm
TOBY – Age 12 and up. We are seeking a young man who displays wide vocal range and ability to act.
ALL OTHER ROLES – Ages 16 and up. These are for all lead and ensemble roles.
Please prepare a short (16 – 32 bar) musical selection with sheet music. This piece must show a singer/actor’s vocal range and ability due to the nature of the difficulty of Sweeney Todd.
There will also be a group number taught on location.
No monologue is required. No spoken lines will be read. The audition will be based on how well a person can sing and act simultaneously, conveying the story of the prepared piece and the learned piece.
A note to all who are interested in auditioning: It would be wise to be a familiar as possible with the music and story of Sweeney Todd so you have some point of reference from which to audition. Please be warmed up before you arrive. The music director may check your vocal range during the audition. You are welcome to bring an accompanist with you, especially if you are singing a difficult prepared piece. Excerpts from Sweeney Todd are welcomed.
This is my first time auditioning. Any advice?
It’s easy (and very normal) to become nervous about auditioning, especially if it’s your first time. Relax! You’re going to be great. The most important thing is to just have fun… that’s why we are all here, right?!
What should I prepare?
Most of our auditions will include cold-reading from the script. There will be select scenes from the play that the director may ask you to read from. Don’t worry, you’ll be given plenty of time to look them over before it’s time for you to step into the limelight!
Some of our directors request that you prepare a short monologue. This will be notated in the show’s specific audition information.
Musicals require a prepared song (about 2 pages worth). The song does not have to be from the musical, but should be from the musical theatre genre. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. A cappella auditions are discouraged. Pop, rock, and country songs are discouraged unless the show you are auditioning for includes those types of music.
Should I come both days?
Each of our shows have two days of auditions. You only need to come for one day! We hold two rounds of auditions with the hope that one of the days will work with everyone’s schedule.
What should I wear?
Always wear comfortable clothing that you can move well in, and please wear closed-toe shoes.
Where do I go?
All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658. Usually, you will be asked to enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).
I was cast in the show. Now what?
Congratulations! Being in a show is one of the most fun and rewarding things to do… you’ll definitely have a blast. Make sure to check your email often, as that is our primary form of communication. We will be in touch soon with rehearsal and performance schedules! If your email address changes, let us know immediately.
I wasn't cast this time. Now what?
Auditioning for any show is always a great experience, regardless of whether you make it or not! Keep up the good work!