Auditions 2014

SummerStock Austin, the award-winning musical theatre educational theatre company, is proud to announce auditions for its upcoming 10th Season.  The proposed titles for our 2014 season at the Long Center are HAIRSPRAY, SPRING AWAKENING, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, INTO THE WOODS and BIG RIVER (NOTE:  We will be producing two of these shows based on the casting pool.)  We will also be presenting HONK JR. as part of our Theatre-For-All series.

ELIGIBILITY:  SSA casts College and High School Students.  We have cast students who will be entering high school on a case-by-case basis.

COMPENSATION & TUITION:   No student pays tuition to be part of SSA.  Selected college students will be chosen as “MENTORS” to assist with areas of the company such as Marketing, Music & Dance Preparation, Lighting, Sound, Carpentry, etc.  Mentors receive a stipend for their work.

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES:
Our rehearsals are held Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or 1pm-9pm, Saturdays from 10am-6pm, Sundays from 1-9pm.  Rehearsals will begin Sunday, July 6th.

Our first show will open July 24th and the season will close on August 10th.  All SSA Company members are required to assist in strike, which will take place August 11th and possibly 12th.

AUDITIONS:

Saturday, March 8th             Bowie High School

10:00am-12:30pm     Vocal Call
12:30pm-1:30pm      Dance Call
1:30pm-3:00pm       Additional Vocal Call or Possible Callbacks

Sunday, March 9th             Bowie High School

2:00pm-4:00pm      Vocal Call
4:30pm-5:30pm       Dance Call
5:30-8:00pm             Callbacks

Saturday, March 15th             Austin High School

9:00am-12:00pm     Vocal Call
12:30pm-1:30pm       Dance Call
2:00pm-6:00pm        Callbacks

Sunday, March 16th             Austin High School

12:00pm-3:00pm    Possible Extra Auditions or Callbacks

WHAT TO PREPARE? (Performers, Stage Managers, Technicians)
PERFORMERS:
  Two Contrasting 16-Bar cuts from Contemporary Musicals
-Please bring sheet music in a binder, properly marked.  Also, try to show off the best parts of your range and let us see your personality. You may sing something from the show, but this is not required or suggested.

-BRING CLOTHES TO MOVE IN WITH THE PROPER SHOES for the Dance Call (jazz shoes, tennis shoes, etc.)

STAGE MANAGERS/TECHNICIANS:  Set up for an Audition Slot and we will meet with you for an Interview.  You should bring a resume and portfolio of your previous work.

TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION/INTERVIEW

Please click here to fill out an audition form. After you complete the online form, you will be directed to a sign-up form where you may sign up for a time slot. Please be sure you do both of these things.

WHAT IF I’M NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE AUDITIONS?

You may upload a video audition to youtube as an “unlisted” video and fill out our video upload form. It will ask you for the link to your video. Link to form.

For a first audition, please upload two contrasting songs (16 bars each) and a 45 second choreographed dance in the style of Hairspray.

For a callback audition, we will send you sides to upload.

COLLEGE STUDENT MENTORSHIPS

College students may apply for paid mentorship positions. These positions are in a variety of fields. The stipends are based on experience and time requirements. Please click here to fill out an audition form.

Click here for an information sheet about the mentorship positions.

QUESTIONS:

Email us at info@summerstockaustin.org

 

"I loved being able to work not only at The Long Center, but to be there with such great people... who all LOVED what they were doing."

− James Jarrott (SSA Member ‘09)

"SSA taught me my limits, showed me my potential... but mostly it was an incredible experience bother personally and professionally."

− Amy Andrews (SSA member, 2007)

 

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