AUDITION NOTICE

AUDITION

GRADES 6-12
and
HITS Alumni and Teaching Artist
*Video Audition Only

*The musical revue format allows for flexible casting; songs may be sung by any gender. We hope to cast 12-15 individuals with the majority of the cast being middle and high school students.

REGISTER TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION!
There is no charge to audition. (If any casting agency or theater charges you a fee to audition, you should run away from them!)

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION:
1. Add the Audition “Product” to your cart and process registration as a participant or guest.
Creating an account is not required to audition, but it will be required if cast in the show.

2. Upload your video file of your self-taped audition. (You may opt to upload a headshot or résumé, but it is not required).
Upload to this link:
https://hitstheatre.app.box.com/f/b8be461c72ee4ecdab8329ec6f473e6c

Please put your full name as the file name. For example: AdamWagner.mp4 or RaeMcAloonHEADSHOT.jpg or DennisArrowsmithRESUME.pdf.

Need a safe, clean, quiet place to film your audition? Rent our newly remodeled classroom studio! To book our studio, please contact rentals@hitstheatre.org.

To listen to a recording of the show, visit http://psclassics.com/cd_anythingcanhappen.html

WHAT TO SING:
Perform and self-tape approximately 1-minute or 32-bars of ANY song by Maury Yeston showing range and personality. HITS will not be holding auditions in person. Actors must acquire and sing to accompaniment – hire an accompanist or use an accompaniment or “karaoke”-style track.

For your convenience, HITS has provided the score and other Maury Yeston songs for actors to peruse in this folder: https://hitstheatre.box.com/v/mauryyestonauditionmaterials

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

Audition files must be uploaded no later than Sunday, March 21st by 11:59 pm CST to be considered. Actors will be accepted into the production, and song/dance assignments will be determined at a later date, and possibly some featured parts determined during rehearsals.

PREREQUISITE: While there is no pre-requisite for this performance class, this rehearsal process requires strong singers, actors and dancers who can learn material quickly. Experience singing harmony is a plus!

 

DIRECTED BY MR. ALRIC DAVIS

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
March 30 – June 8, 2021

*potential additional rehearsal Sunday, June 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

2 LIVE PERFORMANCES:
Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 pm
The show will be filmed and made available for audiences to download and view, in addition to the limited live audience performances.

TUITION/FEE:
$650.00
$25.00 annual registration fee per family

Financial Assistance available by Application.

 

 

 

 

Alumni and Teaching Artists, if selected, will be considered volunteers and are not required to pay tuition. All non-student actors will be required to pass a criminal background check.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Anything Can Happen In The Theater: The Musical World Of Maury Yeston is an unforgettable musical review featuring a collection of songs from the two-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist. The genius of Yeston’s songs – comedic yet emotional, cerebral yet romantic, clever yet melodic – makes for a memorable evening showcasing the myriad sides of the writer’s repertoire. Showstoppers from Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic, Phantom and Death Takes a Holiday intertwine with premieres of new songs from the Yeston songbook to show off his immense breadth of style – from the hilarious to the deeply moving.

MAURY YESTON’S music and lyrics include his internationally acclaimed Broadway musicals Nine and Titanic (both of which earned him Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Musical, as well as Grammy nominations) and Grand Hotel (Tony nomination, Olivier Award). The Broadway revival of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, won an additional Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Yeston received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations for Best Original Song for the film of Nine, which featured Daniel Day Lewis, Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench. Off-Broadway are his additional musicals: Phantom, Death Takes a Holiday and In The Beginning. He works in a wide variety of styles, from his symphonic Tom Sawyer – A Ballet in Three Acts, which premiered in Kansas City, Missouri as the first full-length ballet in our history to be created by an American composer and choreographer and based on an American literary masterpiece, to December Songs (a song-cycle commissioned by Carnegie Hall), his Cello Concerto premiered by YoYo Ma, his American Cantata commissioned by the Kennedy Center (premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin) and the concept album Goya – A Life in Song written for Placido Domingo. He resides in New York City.

GERARD ALESSANDRINI is the creator/ writer/ director of the international hit Spamilton, the acclaimed parody of HamitonSpamilton enjoyed successful runs in New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles and all around the world. Gerard is also well known for writing and directing all the editions of Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Hollywood in New York, London, L.A. Tokyo etc. Gerard is from Needham, MA. and the Boston area, where he graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1977. In 1982, he created and wrote Forbidden Broadway, which has spawned 25 editions, 13 Cast Albums and a 38-year run in New York. Gerard was also a member of the original cast of Forbidden Broadway.

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