Auditions

ANNOUNCING  AUDITIONS  FOR  2  FALL  MUSICALS:

Edges Logo

Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

AND

Hairspray Logo
Music & Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

Edges Information:

Synopsis

Edges is not a traditional musical; it is an exciting new show about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul--2007 Jonathan Larson Award Recipients--in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this contemporary song cycle carries an honest voice advocating introspection while maintaining wit and charm. 

Audition Date

Wednesday, August 28, 2014
4:00 - 7:00pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY via email: chauan@mesacc.edu

Audition Location

MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
1833 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Music Building (MU43)
We are located on the NE side of the campus nearest the football field off of Southern Ave.

What to Prepare

We are asking all auditioners to sing from the show if possible.  If not, please choose a 16 - 32 bar cutting of a song in the style of the show.  There will be a short audition form for you to fill out prior to your audition, so please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your appointed time.  Please bring your resume and headshot with you.  If you do not have a headshot, any picture which clearly shows your face will work. 

Please be familiar with the show as we will be mixing and matching you to hear your ability to hold a part and blend with other singers at the callbacks on Thursday, July 21st.  We are not only looking for amazeballs singers, but people who can ACT a song.  As there are no continuous characters throughout the piece, each song is its own independent "small play" with a beginning, middle and end. 

There will be sight reading and you may be asked to sing a portion of a solo from the show.  Again, the more familiar you are with the show the better.  Here is a ink to the show on the MTI website.  There you can find links to videos and the like.  Show clips can also be found on YouTube. 

NOTE: This is a show designed for only 4 actors.  All actors will be assigned understudies who are not guaranteed a performance.

Rehearsal Outline

Monday - Thursdays  4:00 - 7:00pm

Performance Dates & Location

September 25 - 27, 2014 in the MCC Music Blackbox Theatre

Thursday, September 25 @ 7:30pm
Friday, September 26 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, September 27 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Design Team

Director: Jere Van Patten
Music Director: Cathy Hauan
Assistant Director: Heather Grant Higgins
Stage Managers: Heather Grant Higgins

Scenic Designer: Dori Brown
Costume Designer: Aurelie Flores
Lighting Designer: Troy Buckey

More Information and/or Questions

Email Jere Van Patten, Director at: jerevp@mesacc.edu or call: (480) 461 - 7894 and Dr. Cathy Hauan at: chauan@mesacc.edu

ANNOUNCING  AUDITIONS  FOR

Hairspray Logo

Music & Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

Hairspray Information:

Synopsis

The 1950's are out and change is in the air!  HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. 

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the loveable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.  When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star.  She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, with the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

Audition Date

Monday, September 8, 2014
4:00 - 7:00pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY via email: chauan@mesacc.edu

Audition Location

MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
1833 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85202

Music Building (MU43)
We are located on the NE side of the campus nearest the football field off of Southern Ave.

What to Prepare

Please choose a 16 - 32 bar (about 1 minute) cutting of a song in the style of the show.  There will be a short audition form for you to fill out prior to your audition, so please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your appointed time.  Please bring your resume and headshot with you.  If you do not have a headshot, any picture which clearly shows your face will work. 

Please be familiar with the show as we will be mixing and matching you to hear your ability to hold a part and blend with other singers at the callbacks on Tuesday, September 9th.  

There will be sight reading and you may be asked to sing a portion of a solo from the show.  Again, the more familiar you are with the show the better.  Here is a ink to the show on the MTI website.  There you can find links to videos and the like.  Show clips can also be found on YouTube. 

NOTE: This show will be utilizing an understudy cast.  Understudies WILL have a guaranteed performance on Saturday, November 15th @ 2:00pm.

Rehearsal Outline

Monday - Thursdays  4:00 - 7:00pm

Performance Dates & Location

November 13 - 22, 2014 in the *NEW* MCC Performing Arts Center

Thursday, November 13 @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 14 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 15 @ 2:00pm (Understudy Performance)
Saturday, November 15 @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 21 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 22 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Design Team

Directors: Jere Van Patten
Music Director: Cathy Hauan
Assistant Director: Heather Grant Higgins

Scenic Designer: Dori Brown
Costume Designer: Aurelie Flores
Lighting Designer: Troy Buckey

More Information and/or Questions

Email Jere Van Patten, Director at: jerevp@mesacc.edu or call: (480) 461 - 7894 or Dr. Cathy Hauan, Music Director at: chauan@mesacc.edu