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Monday, October 05, 2015

ARTS Resident Company Auditions

    Huntington's ARTS organization has an ingenious structure, unlike any other group in our area - it has an in-house Resident Company of actors and technicians who make up the cast and crew for each season!

   You can be part of that crew, but you have to audition to join - and spaces are limited! Here's the announcement the group posted recently (you can get more information on their Facebook page):



   As we wind down our second full season at ARTS with the wonderful Lerner & Loewe musical Brigadoon running October 9 - 17, followed by our first ever ARTS New Works Festival December 4 - 12, it’s time once again to gear up for NEXT year!

   For its 2016 season, ARTS will be continuing its ground-breaking reinvention of how community theatre works with both its fourth full season (SIX shows!) and its fourth year of auditions for the ARTS Resident Company! These auditions will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AND Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What does that mean?

   ARTS will have auditions to be in the resident company. 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 several difficult musicals this year, and we need to hear your range), 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, Bil Neal, Amy Carlson, 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.

   Auditions on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Slots will be every 15 minutes (with an occasional 15 minute break for the directors as well as a lunch break.)
   Auditions on Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.. – Slots will be every 15 minutes (with an occasional 15 minute break for the directors.)

   Please call (606) 571-1603 to book your slot. If you receive a voicemail, please leave a message with your name, phone number and a time slot or block of time that would work best for you and she will call you back to firm up the schedule. YOU MUST HAVE A SCHEDULED TIME SLOT TO AUDITION. We can't take walk-ins at the last minute due to the nature of the audition and how the schedule will be finalized.
   The six-show, 2016 ARTS Season:

As You Like It - directed by Mike Murdock - January 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 (Ballroom)
A Little Night Music - directed by Bil Neal - March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 (Ballroom)
August: Osage County - directed by Mike Murdock - May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 (Mainstage)
The Full Monty - directed by Amy Carlson - August 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 (Mainstage)
God of Carnage - directed by Gene & Coni Anthony - October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 (Ballroom)
ARTS New Works Festival - managed by Mike Murdock - December 2, 3, 9, 10 (all over ARTS)
   There’s never been a better time to be at ARTS! Be a part of it!

900 8th Street Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 733-ARTS (2787)
Website: www.artstristate.org
Facebook: facebook.com/artstristate
Twitter: @artstristate
Instagram: arts_resourcesforthetristate

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