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Second Stage Presents: [title of show]

From director Ariella Axelbank ’14:

[title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

Andrew Hopen ’13
Paul McCallion ’15
Emma MacLean ’14
Emily Hunt ’13
Dylan Griffin ’12
Directed by:
Ariella Axelbank ’14

Date: Friday, April 13; Saturday, April 14
Time: 8 pm
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free

Audition for Mao: The Musical

We’ve heard of Skype interviews. Now that we’re living in the future and shit, Alan Rodi ’12 welcomes you to the world of Skype auditions. (If you can’t make the in-person audition this week, that is.)

Mao: The Musical follows a fictional love story featuring a lonely woman and both a poor man and a rich man who vie for her affections, all set in the backdrop of Mao Zedong’s rise to power. Both a farce and a tragedy, the piece satirizes Mao’s cult following. The show will take place in late February or early March, weekend TBD.

Please show up any time during the following times with a song that demonstrates your range as a singer.

Musicians Needed!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is scheduled to go up here at Wes next month, but the show can’t go on without a pit band!  If you play

  • oboe
  • flute
  • piano

please get in touch with Simon Edmonds-Langham ’14 (sedmondslang at wes) to schedule an audition within the next week!

Further information about the show:
Performances are Nov 17-19.
Rehearsals include tech week and 3 rehearsals (to be scheduled) between now and then.

A Very Potter Musical Auditions (CANCELLED)

[ATTENTION: Unfortunately, the producers have written in informing us that the auditions have been cancelled due to rather unfortunate unfortunances. Keep on the lookout, though, for other shows popping up.]

Come audition for A Very Potter Musical, presented by Second Stage!

Auditions will be Sunday, September 18 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM and Monday, September 19 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, both in the Usdan Multipurpose Room in the basement. Please come prepared with a song (a capella) and something to make us giggle. If you’re not funny, we don’t want you. The show goes up Halloween weekend in the Chapel.

Bring your friends and come audition!

  • Date: Sunday, September 18; Monday, September 19
  • Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM; 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
  • Cost: Free!
  • To see the musical on YouTube: Click here!

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:

Original Musical Seeks Set and Props Designer

From Benjamin Abravanel ’13:

The Wesleyan Musical Theatre Collective, which is currently in the process of finishing an original musical loosely based on Oscar’s Wilde’s haunted-house-story-gone-wrong, “The Canterville Ghost,” is looking for a props designer and a set designer for next fall.

Anyone who’s interested should email wesmtc(at)gmail(at)com or jbaritz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu as soon as possible.

Wesleyan Musical Theatre Collective – Interest Meeting

Gabriel Urbina ’13 wants you to join the new Musical Theatre Collective:

Are you an English major? A music major? A theatre major? A dance major? Have you always held a secret desire to write, choreograph, score, and/or direct an original musical? Have your dreams of Broadway stardom been frustrated by your lack of technical know-how? If this sounds like you, the newly-created Wesleyan Musical Theatre Collective will be having its first meeting this Sunday September 26th, at 8:00 PM, in Allbritton 004. If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested in participating, email wesmtc[at]gmail.com. Don’t have any experience in writing music? No problem, neither do we.

Date: Sept. 26

Time: 8pm-9:30

Place: Albritton 004