Papa, Can You Hear Me?
A Father’s Day Cabaret 

Seeking youth performers to perform alongside our HITS alumni & teachers.

Accepting audition videos Now through February 14th

WHO CAN AUDITION:
Performers ages 14-20
by video audition only

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION:
Fill out the audition form below.
Provide a headshot, resume (if available) & audition video link.

WHAT TO SING:
Perform and self-tape approximately 1-minute or 32-bars of ANY musical theater song showcasing your vocal range and joy of performing.
If you would like, share a story or a poem about fathers, grandfathers, or a father figure.

If you need sheet music or a song in another key, MusicNotes.com is a great resource and often songs can be transposed with the click of a button.

REHEARSALS:
Individual/ensemble rehearsals TBD
Rehearsals will be called as needed between May 1 – June 5

Tech/Final dress rehearsal, Thursday, June 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

One night-only performance, Friday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.
(call at 5:30 p.m. Show will run approximately 45min to an hour)

I’M READY TO AUDITION

Fill out all information below to submit your audition

*If under 18 please provide parent/guardian information.

List experience by show title and role played. For example Seussical the Musical - Wickersham
Which shows are you auditioning for? *
Please be thorough. Ex. if you will accept another named role, please indicate ranking your preferences.
Please be thorough. Ex. if you will accept another named role, please indicate ranking your preferences.
Check your calendar carefully from audition through final show.

A New Brain

MUSIC & LYRICS BY WILLIAM FINN
BOOK BY WILLIAM FINN & JAMES LAPINE

Accepting audition videos Now through February 14th

**The script of A New Brain contains explicit language, mature themes including dealing with fatal illnesses & LGBTQ+ Experiences. HITS intends to produce their version of A New Brain as written in the officially licensed materials. Researching the shows content is highly encouraged before auditioning. A digital perusal is available from Concord Theatricals. https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/2176/a-new-brain

WHO CAN AUDITION:
Seeking 15-19 musical theater performers between the ages 14 and 20*
by video audition only
*To be considered for casting, actors must be no younger than 14 and no older than 20 during the production timeline
(July 22 – August 17).

All available roles could be played by an actor of any race/ethnicity, disability, or gender/gender identity. From a casting perspective, if you can sing it, bring it!

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION:
Fill out the audition form to the left.
Provide a headshot, resume (if available) & audition video link.

WHAT TO SING:
***The cast requires strong actor/singers who delight at challenging harmonies and rhythms. The actors must be willing to tackle mature themes and perform the material in a nuanced and idiosyncratic way. Actors may sing material from A New Brain, but it is not required.

Perform and self-tape approximately 1-minute or 32-bars of ANY musical theater song showcasing your vocal range.

Material from the following composers is a great place to start looking:
– William Finn (Falsettos, Spelling Bee, Elegies)
– Jason Robert Brown (Last 5 Years, Parade, Honeymoon In Vegas)
– Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, Myths and Hymns, Light in the Piazza)

Also consider: Ahrens & Flaherty, Craig Carnelia/Marvin Hamlisch, Michael John LaChiusa, Jeanine Tesori, Andrew Lippa

If you need sheet music or a song in another key, MusicNotes.com is a great resource and often songs can be transposed with the click of a button.

*Currently we are awaiting the HISD school 2024-2025 calendar, these dates are subject to shift*
REHEARSALS:
Monday – Friday
July 22 – July 26
July 29 – August 2
August 5 – 9
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

TECH WEEK:
Sunday, August 11, Time TBD
Monday – Wednesday,
August 12 – August 14,
5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

4 PERFORMANCES:
August 15, 16 & 17th

Audition videos must be uploaded no later than
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 by 9:00 pm CST

Callbacks will be held February 25th and casting offers will be sent before HISD’s spring break.

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