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Audition Xtra: Riverside Rep Theater, DanceArt, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Monday, March 30, 2015 in Audition Xtra|2 comments
Welcome to the latest addition to the SDC blog, Audition Helper!

Want to know more about the choreographer who will see you at that Broadway ECC? Want to know if the new play at that premier regional theater is right for you? These tips will help you walk into your audition well-informed and confident that you'll succeed.

Riverside Repertory Theater will hold auditions on April 11 for Pirates of Penzance! Many versions of this classic operetta have been uploaded onto YouTube.

I Am a Pirate King, Opera Australia, 2006

I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, 1980

Act 1, University of Puget Sound Opera Theater, 2012

This operetta was composed to satirize grand opera conventions, family obligations, education, and “respectable” society. Over the years, “I Am The Very Model of A Modern Major-General” has been parodied over and over. This website has some fun versions that poke fun at a variety of topics, including Stephen Sondheim, Xena, and seminarians.

DanceArt is accepting submissions for Los Angeles, CA auditions for their upcoming season. There are currently five dancers in the permanent company. Read more about them on DanceArt’s website.

Artistic Director Benita Bike’s choreography has been seen all over the U.S. as well as in Europe. Check out this April 2013 performance of “Currents and Eddies."

Victory Gardens Theater is holding Equity Principal Auditions on April 7, 8, and 9 for their season.

Short synopsis time!
Sucker Punch
British play by Roy Williams. Two young boxers deal with competition and racism in 1980s London. Midwest premiere of a London hit.

Never The Sinner
Drama by John Logan based on a real murder trial. Teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. and Robert Loeb killed Bobby Franks in 1924 and were defended by Clarence Darrow, who wanted to give them a chance to live. Off-Broadway hit.

Thriller from the mind of Sarah Gubbins. Taylor and Izzie have their world view shattered when Taylor's disturbed brother shows up unannounced. World premiere.

Hillary and Clinton
An alternate universe appealing to the politics aficianados. Hillary Clinton is preparing herself to lose the 2008 primary for U.S. President when her husband Bill comes to help her cope. World premiere.

The House That Will Not Stand
A historic drama about race and power. A black woman's white husband mysteriously dies, and their legal common law marriage threatens to crumble in the face of racism in 1836 New Orleans. Midwest premiere.

If you live in the Orlando area, you can audition to be a Dapper Dan at Walt Disney World on April 13th! They want to see personality, since you’ll be performing for and interacting with a wide variety of park visitors every day. Pick a song that shows off your range and your legit voice that you can have fun with! Remember – projecting is important when you’ll be performing outside, so don’t be afraid to stun them with your volume!

Our Virtually Vocal Picks
1. “Almost Like Being in Love” (Tenor) from Brigadoon
2. “Corner of the Sky” (Tenor) from Pippin
3. “Free At Last” (Baritone) from Big River
4. “She Loves Me” (Baritone) from She Loves Me
5. “Old Devil Moon” (Tenor) from Finian’s Rainbow

The Arts Center of Costal Carolina is producing Xanadu this summer, and they’re looking for actors and singers who can move – specifically, can move around on roller skates! There won’t be roller skating at the audition on April 15, but if you want a refresher before heading into the room, check out these places around New York City to brush up on your skating skills:

Rollerjam USA on Staten Island has Adult Night every Saturday night on the dance floor, as well as Open Skate & Arcade every Wednesday from 3 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 7:30 pm. Make it a family affair and check it out on Friday nights for Family Skate & Arcade with free pizza until 10 pm!

The Hot Skates Roller Skating Rink in Lynbrook on Long Island lets skaters ages 18 and over in for open skate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check out the schedule here.

United Skates of America, Inc. located on Long Island, has open skates and adult skating time Tuesday – Sunday.

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out the 2007 Broadway revival cast performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

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