Current Department of Theatre Arts Season
Fall Auditions: Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2019
- Open to all
- There will be an accompanist
- Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue
- Prepare a musical theater piece that is 16 to 32 bars
- Make sure to bring your sheet music and have your cut prepared for the accompanist on the day of your audition in the right key
- Your piece needs to be from a published musical
- You cannot sing acapella
- You can download and print sheet music from musicnotes.com
- Bring resume & headshot
- As the date approaches, we will provide a “sign up genius” link so you can select a three-minute audition slot.
NOTE: Ricky Kimball (director of musical) has musical books available and is happy to answer your musical theater preparation questions. Please email him for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drowning Ophelia | By Rachel Luann Strayer | Directed by Carly McMinn
- September 27, 28, 29, Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019
- Pocket Playhouse
"Drowning Ophelia" is a dark comedy performed in one act about the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and a love letter to those who have suffered. There is always hope. Jane doesn't know what to do with the literary character who has taken up residence in her bathtub. She doesn't want Ophelia interrupting the obsessive order of her life with obnoxious songs about death and valentines. She doesn't want Ophelia disrupting her relationship with Edmund, the oddly charming actor who might show up for dinner in a suit...or a suit of armor. And she most definitely doesn't want Ophelia stirring up memories of a brother she would rather forget. But Ophelia doesn't care about what Jane wants so much as what she needs. As Jane's past intrudes dangerously on her present, it becomes clear that Ophelia is not simply a character from "Hamlet" but a long-forgotten messenger with a question from Jane's own troubled mind: How do you move on when reconciliation is not an option?
This Random World | by Steven Dietz | Directed by David Lee-Painter
- October 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019
- The Forge Theater
We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, "This Random World" asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.
Little Women | Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland & Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein | Directed by Ricky Kimball
- December 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2019
- The Hartung Theater
This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, "Little Women" follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. "Little Women" embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a show filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.
Spring Auditions: January 11 & 12, 2020
Deep Calls | by Kendra Phillips
- February 7 - 15, 2020
- The Forge
"Deep Calls" is the story of a young woman working to get out of and heal from a life in prostitution. She journals her experiences, framing them as a fair tale adventure as she is not yet ready to face certain events head on. The play moves between the fair tale journal entries and the interactions with the woman who runs the safe house in which she is staying, guiding her along in her real-life journey toward restoring her identity and sense of self-worth.
The Moors | by Jen Silverman
- March 6 - 15, 2020
- The Hartung Theater
Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. "The Moors" is a dark comedy about love, desperation and visibility.
You Can't Take It With You | by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
- April 17 -26, 2020
- The Hartung Theater
One of the most popular and successful plays of modern time, an eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.