Please read the entire thing and if you have any questions, please come see me tomorrow! :)
For the audition we ask you to create a character that fits into the cursed & haunted world we are creating. Along with your character, please come in with a song that supports your characters story. You do not need to sing the entire song, pick a chunk (at least 30 seconds) of the song that fits your voice the best. We can play a karaoke track from youtube or you can sing it without music. If you have a youtube instrumental track please post the link HERE before your audition.
If you do not sing, please write a SHORT monologue as your character and present that for your audition. (There is an example below) If you would like to choreograph a piece of a song, you can do that as well.
We want you to come in with BOLD choices! Remember, make it make sense with our story & the more outlandish the character/song, THE BETTER! There are no wrong choices; we just want you to have fun with it! Please do not worry about the notes and singing as much as the character behind the song. We can always work on vocals at a later time during rehearsals.
Once we hear your choice at auditions, we will put together a storyline that will include some of your characters/songs you came up with! Mr. Rocco writes a professional script, and then we start making magic!!
For example, last year our musical was called, Capsized Cabaret where we were stuck on a cruise ship. Someone came to auditions as the character Rose from the Titanic and sang a piece of the song, My Heart Will Go On from the movie. This was a clever choice, it was hilarious & we used it in the show.
So...What do I need to do for auditions?
1) Create a character that might live in the world of our cursed, haunted house & fill out the audition form (attached here). (Ghosts, people stuck in there, people who lived in the house previously) Be creative!
2) Choose a song that would go with your character & sing a part of the song for the audition. (It doesn't have to be long) Once you have your song, please put the link to the youtube version you are singing with HERE.
3) If you do not sing, you may write a short monologue as your character and audition with that instead! OR you can choreograph a dance to a song that correlates to your character. :)
4) HAVE FUN!
Monologue example from last year: This character was a chef on the capsized cruise ship...
Captain Zack! I have a bone to pick with you. And when a chef uses a pun that bad, the chocolate cookie dough has hit the fan. Do you have ANY idea what I’ve been dealing with these past few days? I’VE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO COOK FOR 2,000 PEOPLE WITH ALL OF MY APPLIANCES ON THE CEILING! I can’t see any of the knobs on anything! I don’t know if I’m hitting sauté, flambé and soufflé when I meant to hit poach. I’m letting you know that I need you to find the tallest people on deck and send them to the galley immediately to assist me...unless you want me to put out only saltines and canned tuna until we flip this ship!
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