Friday, February 15, 2013
Auditions in Georgetown for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Pace Theatre, March 2 - 4, 2013
Strap on your tap shoes because auditions are coming up soon for the Georgetown Palace Theatre production of Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Directed by David Sray, Choreography by Jesee Smart, Music Direction by Clifford Butler, Stage Managed by Jessie Drollette
Auditions will be held Saturday, March 2nd, starting at 2pm, Sunday, March 3rd, starting at 5:30pm, and Monday March 4th at 7pm
To audition, please send an email to email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name, phone number, and which day you'd prefer to audition.)
Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon-lady of a villainess, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. It is New York City in 1922. Young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the 1967 motion picture that starred Julie Andrews.
Music for Thoroughly Modern Millie is by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and book is by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan.
I am very excited to be directing this production and look forward to having a blast with everyone on it. This show is all about dancing, singing, and showing the audience a good time, and I am convinced we’re going to have a fabulous time pulling it all together. The show is very dance heavy and it is absolutely required that everyone will sing. So be prepared for a fun but demanding workout.
On March 2nd and 3rd, we will be be conducting vocal and monologue auditions. Please come prepared with a brief monologue that showcases your acting ability and a prepared song with sheet music. Since Millie is a comedy, I recommend a comedic monologue; though if you blow my socks off with a downer, that’s great too. For the vocal audition, I am not asking that you specifically do a song from the show as I’d much rather hear something that shows you at your best. If that’s something from Millie, lovely. If not, it’s cool, bro.
On Monday, March 4th, you will attend the dance portion of the audition. All auditioners need to attend this portion of the audition. Please come dressed in clothing you can move in (no jeans). All levels of dance will be considered. You will be taught various dance combinations throughout the evening and you will be asked to perform these combinations in a small group. Once you have completed the first portion of the dance audition, you either will be asked to stay for the advanced audition or you will be finished for the evening. If you are not asked to stay, please know that it does not mean you are not being considered for a role. Please do not purchase shoes for this audition.
Men: 7:00-7:45pm - one dance combination (jazz/character)
Ladies: 7:45-9:00pm - two dance combinations (jazz/character and tap)
Advanced (by invitation): 9:00-10:00pm
Callbacks will be on March 5th by invitation only.
Please come prepared! If you are not prepared you will not be considered.
Click to view character list and descriptions at AustinLiveTheatre.com