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AUDITIONS 

We do not require auditions to be a Theatre Major or Minor. We hold general open auditions for our MainStage and Studio Shows. All registered Binghamton University students are welcome to audition. Always arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork ahead of time. See below for our casting policy.


AUDITIONS for a Fall 2014 MainStage Shows:

"The Lying Kind", by Anthony Neilson, directed by Carol Hanscom
"A Chorus Line" Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian, directed by Elizabeth Mozer

▶ Audition and Callback dates:
September 2 - auditions at 8 p.m. in Chamber Hall - Anderson Center (AC)
September 3 - auditions at 6:30 p.m. in Watters Theater - Fine Arts Building (FA)
Callbacks - Thursday (9/4) through Sunday (9/7) in Watters Theater - FA
September 8 - cast lists posted on Theatre bulletin board (FA - 127)

▶ Audition requirements:
For the General Call audition please prepare a one minute monologue of your choice and 16 bars of a song of your choice. There will be an accompanist so bring sheet music for your song. We strongly recommend that you do not sing a Capella but you may if you have too. If you do not wish to be considered for a singing role you may solely present your prepared monologue. Those who wish to be considered for a non-acting chorus part in the musical may present a one minute choreographed piece in place of the one minute acting monologue. Please bring your own recorded accompaniment and playing device for your dance piece. You can also do the piece without music if you desire.

▶ Casting Needs:
The Lying Kind - 4 men and 3 women
A Chorus Line - 10 men and 9 women minimum, additional off-stage singers also wanted. Musicians needed for orchestra, see below for more details.

▶ Sign-up for auditions:
A sign-up list for audition times will be up on the theatre department bulletin board on August 30

▶ Rehearsal and Production Dates:
The Lying Kind - begins rehearsals: September 8, Performances: October 17, 18, 24, 25, 26
A Chorus Line - begins music rehearsals the week of September 8 (meeting several times a week), full staging rehearsals begin - October 6, Performances: November 14, 15, 21, 22, 23

Script available to read at FA-127 Theatre Department Office. 

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT Contact: Directors - Carol Hansom (The Lying Kind) and Elizabeth Mozer (A Chorus Line)

▶Musicians needed for fall Main Stage show

Did you play an instrument in high school? Get it out again and join us! The Theatre Department is looking for musicians for the fall MainStage show, "A Chorus Line"!
Pianists are needed for auditions (paid), rehearsal accompanists (credit) and the show (credit). Orchestra parts needed (doubling is helpful):
Flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bari saxophone, oboe, English horn, three trumpet, three trombone, two percussion, three keyboard (synth), guitar, bass.

Spread the word if you know of someone who plays an instrument and should join this fun experience. E-mail Kristina Ruffo for more information.
Visit the following website for more information for musicians: http://www.tamswitmark.com/musicals/chorusline.html

 

AUDITIONS for Theatre Classes Fall 2014 term:

August 29:  THEA 208 (Advanced Acting 1) Auditions

Sign-up sheets will be on Elizabeth Mozer's office door:
Fine Arts 228 on Friday August 29.
All students planning on auditioning ought to contact Elizabeth Mozer at emozer@binghamton.edu prior to signing up.
▶ Arrangements will be made for anyone unable to come at that time.The audition/interviews for THEA 208 are scheduled for Sunday, August 31, 2—4 p.m. in Mozer's office (FA 228). Students prepare a 1 minute monologue from any source.

September 3: THEA 389-N (Acting - Verse Comedies Moliere) Auditions

Interested In The MOLIÉRE COMEDY CLASS?

Admission to the class is by AUDITION Only. (Class showing "by permission of instructor")
Come to AUDITIONS:
in STUDIO A (FA - 192) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1–3:30 p.m.

▶Please read the text (click here for PDF) and choose two speeches that you would love to do and prepare them for the audition. The speeches can be from the same character or two different characters. They should preferably be of the same gender that you are.
▶Pick material that you feel that you can identify with. You do not need to memorize the speeches. Just make sure that you understand everything that you say and, of course, know the meaning of any word that will come out of your mouth. In other words be prepared to answer any questions I may ask you concerning what a certain word means.
▶Know the speech well enough to be able to lift your head out of the text as often as possible. Recommending that each speech be approximately 16 lines in length. However, you can be creative and bring in three speeches that total approximately 32 lines in length.

You may be asked to read again so be prepared to hang around. If you have any questions feel free to email Tom Kremer at tkremer@binghamton.edu

 


Casting Policy for Binghamton University Students:
Attending callback must be understood to mean that the auditionee must accept the role "as cast" in the production for which he or she has been called back. All directors are charged to consider the best interests of the student(s) as well as the overall production needs for each casting decision. If a student declines to accept a role "as cast" after attending callbacks, the student will be denied casting in any departmental MainStage, Studio Showcase, In-The-Works or Dance productions for the semester for which the casting is being done and through the next semester. In the case of musical productions, any student who declines "as cast" in a musical after having attended callbacks will be ineligible for casting in the next season's musical, even though he or she may be eligible for casting in straight plays or dance productions.

 
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Last Updated: 8/29/14