Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Auditions for SummerStock Austin's Legally Blonde, Chess and A Year with Frog and Toad, March 17 - 25

Summer Stock AustinSummerStock Austin is pleased to announce its auditions for its 8th season, which will present productions of the smash-hit musical Legally Blonde, Chess (featuring the music of ABBA) and a remount of our award-winning A Year with Frog and Toad.

SummerStock Austin

SSA is a unique theatrical training program, as well as repertory theatre company, that features the talent of college and high school students under the supervision of theatre professionals. This award-winning program is the only one of its kind in the United States and was founded to serve the students of the greater Austin area. This past season, SSA's production of A Year with Frog and Toad was awarded the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Production for Youth and its other two productions, The Producers and Urinetown, were both nominated for Outstanding Musical. We welcome all college and high school students to come out and audition for this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Auditions: Saturday, March 17
(9am-3pm) and Sunday March 18, (9am-3pm), Saturday, March 24 (1:30pm-6:30pm) and Sunday, March 25 (9am-2pm).

Where: Ballet Austin Studios, 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701
(click for map)

Who: College and High School age Performers, Stage Managers and Technicians. (
Chess will also feature some guest SSA alumni.)

Note to College Students: There will be 8-14 paid mentorships available for the season. See our website for mentorship positions and specifics.

What to Prepare: 2 songs (16 bars of a ballad/32 bars of an uptempo. One selection should be in pop/rock style) and a 60-90 second contemporary monologue. There will be a dance call each day.

Note: The SSA rehearsal period runs July 5-26 and the performance season runs July 26-August 12. All performances will be at The Long Center for the Performing Arts.

To reserve an audition time and specific information, please go to For further information or specific questions, please contact Producing Artistic Director Michael McKelvey at

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