There are too many auditions going on this week to cover them all individually. Here is a summary:
“Ashpet: An Appalachian Cinderella Story”
ACTRESS NEEDED A.S.A.P.!!! Join the original cast for the encore show as the new evil stepmother, Mrs. Bleecher! Come to the Fayerweather Theater Room (downstairs) with a song and ready to do cold readings. Must be fast at memorizing! Only a two week commitment! The show goes up Sept. 19th & 20th at 7:00 PM at South Church (on Main St).
- Thursday, Sept. 4 (Today!) from 4-7 PM
Like to make funny noises? Then come to Usdan 108 to audition for Slavei, Wesleyan’s Eastern European/Western Asian vocal ensemble! Email bsachshamilt@wes if you can’t make the time.
- Thursday, Sept. 4 (Today!) from 7-9 PM
The Wesleyan Spirits
Wesleyan’s only all-male a cappella group will be holding an additional evening of auditions tonight for any men with a voice and a smile. Come to the Memorial Chapel Basement with a song and a pen and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Thursday, Sept. 4 (Today!) from 6:30-8:30 PM
Auditions for Wesleyan’s only coed a cappella and sketch comedy group will be held in the CFA Music Studios. Bring a song and the sillies!
- Thursday, Sept. 4 (Today!) from 7-9 PM
Desperate Measures improv(e) comedy!
Short Form Improv! Come audition at the Fayerweather Rehearsal Studio. Contact Arie at aslevine@wes. Dates/Times:
- Saturday, Sept. 6 from 3-5 PM
- Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7:30-9:30 PM
The Threepenny Opera
A milestone of 20th-century musical theater, The Threepenny Opera rolls on unstoppably into the 21st. In their opera “by and for beggars,” composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) transformed saccharine, old-fashioned opera and operetta forms, incorporating a sharp political perspective and the sound of 1920s Berlin dance bands and cabaret. Weill’s acid harmonies and Brecht’s biting texts created a revolutionary new musical theater that inspired such subsequent hits as Cabaret, Chicago and Urinetown. The show’s opening number, “Mack the Knife,” became one of the top popular songs of the century.
Please be prepared to sing one verse and one chorus from Morning Anthem (for men) or Solomon Song or Jenny the Pirate (for women). Music for these songs from Threepenny Opera can be found in Wesleyan’s music library and on the website.
Singing auditions will be held Sept. 4; acting callbacks will be held Sept. 9 and 11. Check the Theater Department announcement board next week for the signup sheet. Contact Miriam Krent at mkrent@wes.
Lunchbox Sketch Comedy
Auditions are in the Nicolson Lounge. Come with sketches, ideas, or beauty. Questions? Contact Dylan Marron at dmarron@wes.
- Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4-6 PM
- Sunday, Sept. 7 from 4-6 PM
Songs for a New World
Auditions for the contemporary musical sensation “Songs for a New World” will be held in the Fayerweather Theatre Studio. Sign up for an audition time on the CFA call board (in the CFA Theater and Dance Studios). Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. Bring to the audition 16 bars of a musical theatre or contemporary pop song. If needed, accompaniment will be provided, but a cappella is fine. No songs from the show please.
We are seeking a four-person cast (two men, two women) that will take the audience through a musical journey, portraying an array of characters such as Christopher Columbus and the wife of Santa Claus, to more modern stories, such as a woman searching for love in wealth and a young man hoping that basketball will be his ticket out of the ghetto. Ultimately, the show teaches us about ourselves and our journeys through the stories and characters of today, accompanied by the music of a new world.
- Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 PM
- Monday, Sept. 8 from 7-9 PM
New Teen Force improv
Auditions will be held in Fayerweather on Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 PM and on Monday from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Says Kate Heller ’09: “Be prepared to stay the whole hour. It will be worth it. Trust us.”
- Sunday, Sept. 7 from 2-3 PM
- Monday, Sept. 8 from 5-6PM
Auditions for Lanford Wilson’s Home Free will be held in the first-floor lounge of 156 High.
We are looking for actors, dancers who act, actors who dance, and other extroverted crazies.
Our tale concerns a husband and wife and their two imaginary friends with whom they play silly games all day and pathologically hide from the real world. Fun & games for all. The imaginary friends are silent but extremely active parts (1m/1w).
Knock, or call 808 428-4476 to be let in. No preparation necessary.
- Sunday, Sept. 7 from 2–4 PM
- Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 4–6 PM
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[Edited @4:35 for format, details, and chronology by someone other than Justin]