Monday, March 19, 2012

SummerStock Austin Second Call for Auditions: Looking forAdditional Male Actor/Singers and Theatre Techs, March 17, 18, 24, 25

Just received from Michael McKelvey:

SummerStock AustinSummerStock Austin will be holding its final round of auditions this weekend at Ballet Austin. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word to your students, friends and anyone else who may be interested. The shows: The Austin premiere of LEGALLY BLONDE, a remount of the award-winning A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, and a co-production with Austin Playhouse and Austin premiere of CHESS. We are really in need of men, stage management and tech personnel. The sign up information is below. Additional time slots will be posted today. If students are unavailable, they can also submit a video audition to us by contacting, We also have 5 more paid mentorships for college students.

Thanks for getting the word out there,

SummerStock 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. Upcoming auditions are on Saturday, March 17 (9am-3pm) and Sunday March 18, (9am-3pm), Saturday, March 24 (1:30pm-6:30pm) and Sunday, March 25 (9am-2pm) at Ballet Austin Studios, 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701 (click for map). *To reserve an audition time and specific information, please go to If you are unavailable on the audition dates, please contact Michael McKelvey at and he will give you instructions on how to post an audition video.

Seeking College and High School age Performers, Stage Managers and Technicians. 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.

A Year with Frog and ToadSSA
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.

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. Also,
Chess may feature some guest SSA alumni and professional actors.)

For further information or specific questions, please contact Producing Artistic Director Michael McKelvey at

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