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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

ARTS to Hold Resident Company Auditions

   ARTS has announced its Resident Company Auditions for its 2015 season!

   ARTS will be continuing its ground-breaking reinvention of how community theatre works with both its third full season (with seven shows) and its third year of auditions for the ARTS Resident Company! These auditions will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

   At these auditions, you will need to prepare a monologue (classical or contemporary / dramatic or comedic - it should be memorized. Show us your best work.), at least 16 bars of a song to sing (there are lots of difficult musicals this year, and we need to hear your range - again, bring your "A" game), be prepared to do some basic movement / dance with Coni Anthony to see how well you can move, and have an interview with some of the directors and choreographers for the upcoming season. The directors for the current season are: Mike Murdock, Stephen Vance, Bil Neal, Amy Carlson, Leah Turley, Gene Anthony and the Resident Choreographer is Coni Anthony.

   There will be an accompanist provided to play your music. Please bring it with you. If you have to sing a capella, you may, but you will still be asked to run scales with the accompanist.

   Monologues and songs may be of any length, just be aware you have approximately 15 minutes in your audition slot for the monologue, song and interview with the directors. A 1 to 2 minute monologue and 16 bars of a song are standard. Show us your very best work. Dress appropriately for an audition and to move a little.

   You need not bring shoes / dance attire to change into, but you can if you wish. The movement will be just that - seeing how well you can move.

   There is no certain number of Company members we are looking for at this time. Offers will be made to everyone that the directors think can fit into at least four shows in the seven show season.

   You may call for an audition spot on either date listed above. Each audition spot is approximately 15 minutes. Those interested in auditioning should contact Nora Ankrom by Facebook message, e-mail Nora.ankrom@hotmail.com, or by phone call / text at 304-544-1319, to get a time slot reserved on either available audition day, whichever works best for you.

The seven-show, 2015 ARTS Season:

Our Town - directed by Stephen Vance - January 30, 31, February 1, 6, 7, 8 (Ballroom)

Company - directed by Amy Carlson - March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 (Ballroom)

Fuddy Meers - directed by Mike Murdock - May 8, 9, 15, 16 (Ballroom)

Into The Woods - directed by Bil Neal - June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 (Mainstage)

Medea - directed by Leah Turley - August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 (Mainstage)

Brigadoon - directed by Gene & Coni Anthony - October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 (Mainstage)

ARTS New Works Festival - managed by Mike Murdock - December 4, 5, 11, 12 (all over ARTS)

   For more information about company, the commitment, and the benefits, go to:


1 comment:

Bil Neal said...

Thanks for helping us get the word out, Chuck!