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Audition for Mao: The Musical – September 14, 16, 17

NOTE: Auditions for Mao: The Musical have been extended! Auditions will continue Friday, September 16th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday, September 17th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

Submitted by the illustrious Alan Rodi ’12:

Auditions for Mao: The Musical are being held in the Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm until 8pm. Please arrive with a song and be prepared to express yourself through movement.

A fictional love story set in the backdrop of the rise of Mao Zedong, Mao: The Musical follows Mei, a poor woman who lives alone, and two men who both court for her affections. All is disrupted, however, when Mao arrives.

Both a farce and a tragedy, this modern piece explores the cult following of Mao Zedong through music. A thesis production written and composed by Alan Rodi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors in Music. The production is November 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Auditions will also be Friday September 16th from 6pm-8pm in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday September 17th from 1pm-3pm in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14; Friday, September 16; Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Place: Memorial Chapel; Memorial Chapel Basement; Music Studios Practice Rooms
  • Facebook Group: Here!


Julia Baritz ’12 kicks the doors in and threatens my children if I did not post:


Based on the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name, “The Canterville Ghost” is an original musical written by the Wesleyan Musical Theater Collective. The story follows Sir Simon de Canterville, a terrible ghost who, after centuries of scaring the wits out of every Englishman to step foot on his estate, finds himself entirely unable to frighten an American family that moves into Canterville Chase. Sir Simon’s ensuing identity crisis forces him to explore the complicated ethics of being human– whether living or dead.

AUDITIONS will be held in the Memorial Chapel rehearsal room on Monday, Sep. 12th and Tuesday, Sep. 13th, from 7PM – 10PM both days. Come to the audition with a short song and monologue of your choosing.

Date:   Sept. 12 – Sept. 13
Time:   7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  Memorial Chapel Meeting (Rehearsal Room)

EDIT: Canterville Ghost also needs a prop designer. Jillian Rubin ’12 writes: