Fall Auditions!



All GC students are welcome regardless of previous experience.

Plan to attend EITHER
MONDAY, AUG 31 at 6:30-9:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT 1 at 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the UMBLE CENTER THEATER.

CALLBACKS are slated for WEDNESDAY, SEPT 2 at 6:30-9:30 p.m.

You will have the option of auditioning for either the Homecoming One Act OR the musical mainstage OR BOTH.

Homecoming One Act BOMBERS by Jonathan Graham
Performance dates: October 2-4

Student Director: Nicholas Peebles

GODSPELL 2012 by Tebelak and Schwartz
Performance dates: November 13, 14, 15, 18 (brush-up), 21 and 22

Doug Liechty Caskey, Director
Scott Hochstetler, Music Director/Conductor
Andrew Moeggenborg, Technical Director/Set Designer

Maggie Weaver, Choreographer

To learn more about GODSPELL 2012, check out this link: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000422

TO PREPARE your audition, you will need the following:

1. Acting portion = Prepare to tell (not read!) a 1-2 minute story that teaches a lesson.  This could be a personal experience from your own life, a parable, a fable, but this should be TOLD to us, not written down or read to us.  DO NOT go over 2 minutes please!  If you’re not sure where to start, look up a Parable in Matthew or Luke and tell it in your own words.  Questions? Contact Dr. Doug Liechty Caskey at douglc@goshen.edu or Umble Center 131.
2. Singing portion = We are looking for strong actors who can sing and dance. While music-reading is a plus, it is not a requirement. Actors should prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song or a pop/rock selection from a musical. It may or may not be a selection from Godspell 2012.  It also doesn’t need to be exactly 16 bars, and it should demonstrate your best singing.  Please sing from memory, and bring a copy of your music for the accompanist.  If you need help, there will be some possible excerpts for different voice types outside of Dr. Hochstetler’s office, MC 217.
3. Dancing portion = Our choreographer, Maggie Weaver, will teach you a short dance sequence during the audition as part of a small group of dancers.  Please be prepared to move.  Bring comfortable clothes to move in (yoga pants, sweats, NO JEANS), and shoes (if you have dance shoes: ballet or jazz. If not, tennis shoes are fine), and water.

4. Availability: Bring your class and work schedule to the audition.  THIS IS IMPORTANT!

IF you are auditioning for the ONE ACT ONLY, you are not required to sing or dance at the audition (so you can disregard #2 and 3 above).

IF you are interested in working backstage as part of the production crew, contact Andrew Moeggenborg, Technical Director at andrewm1@goshen.edu

Questions as you prepare for auditions?  Feel to contact any of the following:

Director: Doug Liechty Caskey at douglc@goshen.edu
Music Director: Scott Hochstetler at scottmh@goshen.edu
Choreography: Maggie Weaver at margaretw8@goshen.edu