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SHOWMANCE

Book and Lyrics by: Cori Anne Laemmel
Music by: Cori Anne Laemmel and Eric Fritsch

A FRESH TAKE ON A FAN FAVORITE!
There is no tuition cost for this program.

Auditions:April 24th-25tH
3-8:30pm, by appointment

We encourage all ethnicities, gender identities and experience levels to audition!

Callbacks as needed: April 27th-28th
First Rehearsal: June 17th
Mandatory Tech and Shows: July 22nd-August 4th
Possible Holdover: August 8th-11th

Rehearsals will take place Monday-Friday during the day and evenings during tech and performances.
Actors are allowed 4 conflicts.
Conflicts can be negotiable for some roles.

Audition Requirements:

Must be between the ages of 6-18 (Theater Bug graduates under 20 may request a spot. Children under 6 may request a spot, but must submit a video of their audition by April 1st. We will confirm your audition spot prior to auditions. Actors outside the age requirements are not guaranteed an audition spot.)

  • 1 minute of a Broadway style song with sheet music or instrumental track (No A capella)

  • 1 minute contemporary monologue

  • All material must be memorized

  • We will also read from the script. Early readers will be given assistance.

Showmance is an original musical that gives you a quirky back stage tour into the life of a theater kid. Charlotte and Henry are two teens who face different types of bullying and intimidation. Charlotte, a unique and talented song writer, is “kicked” out of her group of friends and girl band for not being popular enough. Henry is has been physically bullied by his peers for being different, yet both find a common bond in Betsy, a witty and energetic “theater geek” who, along with a cast of whimsical theater students, give Charlotte and Henry a place to belong.

Perusal Script and Character Breakdown will be available prior to auditions.

This is a large cast musical with roles for all ages.

Please note that if you sign up for the 7:30-8:30pm slot on Wednesday or 3-4pm on Thursday, you must use the live accompanist and not a track.**


AUDITION TIPS

The first step in auditioning is choosing great, appropriate material that you love! When choosing material you'll want to make sure it:

  • Is age appropriate. All material should be for a character that could be played by you.

  • Is unique. Some material has been heard so many times, it gets a little lost on your audience. Let's find you something special!

  • Plays to your strengths. If you are an awesome alto, don't choose a soprano piece.

  • Is something you love to perform. If you love it, it will show!

Wondering where to find a monologue? Here are some tips:

  • Read plays! Lots of them. Look for characters your age. Check the library, Amazon or book stores. Straight plays tend to have more monologues than musicals, but you can find them in either.

  • Read books! Some of your favorite fictional characters may have great monologue material! These may need some editing so it sounds like it is being delivered in the present tense to another person. You'll need to edit our the "he saids" and other narrative parts. We can help.

  • Watch movies! I bet you can find some one minute pieces from a character you love in your favorite movie!

  • Surfing the internet for monologues can be a little risky. Many of them are not great pieces or are pretty over done. You could find a gem if you look hard enough!

What about songs?

Since we often require everyone to have sheet music for a program, we wanted to give you a hand. Some of our favoite places to find sheet music are:

www.musicnotes.com
www.newmusicaltheatre.com
Amazon.com

OR you can check with us and we will try and help you! Please double check that the song is in the key you want!