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Auditions for the MAHS Fall Production:

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Audition Dates: 
September TBD

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!! 

 

All audition songs will have accompanying rehearsal tracks – one with the melody played over it and the one you will sing with at the audition. They should be available sometime this summer.

Ensemble Audition (REQUIRED) 

Audition Information

Song: “Right Before Your Eyes” 

Instructions: Practice the song in the range that is comfortable for you. This number will be auditioned in small groups. What we are looking for from you in this number is not only musical ability but PERSONALITY. Forget about the character who sings it in the show and instead perform as the most fun and interesting version of yourself, enticing us to pull up a seat and watch the show. If you only wish to be considered for an ensemble role, this is all you will need to do. A show is only as strong as its ensemble, so show us you’re up to the challenge.  

***Memorized music is optional but preferred, as it will allow you to be the most comfortable and free with your movement and performance. ***

Principal/Supporting Audition (OPTIONAL)

Song: Choose ONE from: 

 

Instructions: All are encouraged to choose one of the optional songs above, though it is not required. Choose ONE of the selections listed above. Read the character breakdown on the following page and prepare your audition with the Spend time with the lyrics of the song. Characters sing to communicate, not just to sound pretty. Who are you singing to? What are you singing about? If you’re alone, why are you singing if nobody is there with you? Think about these things and do the work. Those who do the work are the ones we will want to entrust with the responsibility of principal roles.  

Audition Sign Ups

AUDITION SIGN-UPS

Audition Sign-ups will become available in August.

Callbacks
Date TBD

If you are called back, you will receive an email with your callback information and materials. Hard copies will be available outside of the choir room. It is expected that you will prepare the materials – while they do not need to be memorized, you should be familiar enough with them to be able to make choices and take direction. 

More information will be available in September.

Character Breakdown

Character Breakdown

The Humans

Ladahlord – A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts themself into the story in disguise to influence the characters and guide the story. May be played by any gender. Standard British dialect.

 

James – A lonely young boy* who lacks confidence. Having lost both of his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes bold, resourceful, and innovative. Innocent and earnest, but with a spark of determination that grows throughout the story. Tenor or Alto/Mezzo Soprano. Standard British dialect.

          *James may be played by an actor of any gender, though they will need to                            convincingly play an 8-12 year old boy.)

 

Spiker – James’ cruel aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. The smarter of the two aunts. A plotter and schemer. Alto or Mezzo-Soprano. Estuary British dialect. 

Sponge – James’ other cruel aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. A bit dim, her focus often drifts to food. Alto or Mezzo-Soprano. Estuary British dialect. 

The Bugs

Normal insects who become human-sized after an encounter with Ladahlord's magic.

Spider – A widowed spider. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. Sharp and sassy, she can be intimidating, but is warm and friendly to James. Acts as a protective aunt to him. May also play featured ensemble roles. Accent TBD 

 

Grasshopper – A wizened grasshopper and an excellent musician. Has a crush on Ladybug. Proper and polite, he is endlessly optimistic and forward-thinking. Becomes like a father to James. May also play featured ensemble roles. Standard “Proper” British Accent 

 

Centipede – A grumpy centipede who hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest until James changes his mind, and he becomes like a sarcastic uncle. May also play featured ensemble roles. New York/Brooklyn Dialect 
 

Ladybug – A regal, maternal ladybug. Always acts for the good of the group. Has a crush on Grasshopper. Doting and warm, she becomes like a mother to James. May also play featured ensemble roles. Standard "Proper" British dialect. 

 

Earthworm – A neurotic earthworm. Blind and brimming with anxiety, he assumes that everyone he meets is a predator. Is in fact very friendly and, when it counts, very brave. Becomes like an uncle to James. May also play featured ensemble roles. Accent TBD 

Ensemble

Crowd, Karl Kreator, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seagulls, New Yorkers, etc.

See you in the fall!

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