Spring Awakening, the Musical
November 07, 2014
Fir Acres Theater
Director: Professor Stepan Simek
Music Director/Conductor: Stephen Alexander
Vocal Coach: Sue McBerry
Scene & Costume Designer: Guest Artist Megan Wilkerson
Lighting Designer: Staff Technical Director Matthew Robins
COMING IN FALL 2014
“SPRING AWAKENING THE MUSICAL”
by Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Stepan Simek
Performance Dates: Nov. 7,8,9 and 13,14,15,16
Auditions: September 2,3,4,5
Rehearsals begin: September 8
VOCAL, ACTING, AND DANCE AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE COME TO THE FIR ACRES THEATRE BUILDING AND SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITIONS SLOTS. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SING A SONG, SHOW HOW YOU CAN MOVE, AND DO A MONOLOGUE OR A SCENE FROM THE MUSICAL. SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE BEGINNIGN OF THE FALL SEMESTER.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE SUE MCBERRY’S VOCAL AUDITION INFORMATION, AND I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ THE ORIGINAL PLAY BY FRANK WEDEKIND ON WHICH THE MUSICAL IS BASED.
Below is a list of songs that would be appropriate for vocal auditions in early September for the F/14 Theatre Department production of Spring Awakening. You will want to pick out something and learn it well this summer because you won’t have time to do so after you arrive at school since auditions are the first week. Also, please arrive at auditions with a real piano score and the part of the song you are going to sing clearly marked for the pianist. Good luck!
P.S.: The music director/conductor will be Stephen Alexander, a fine director in his own right and a music director/pianist/conductor as well, who knows this show and is very experienced in music theatre. My role will be to coach everyone vocally at the beginning, and only as needed from then on.
Enjoy your summer and share this with others you know are interested.
•1967 Hair written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot.
Hair, Easy To Be Hard, Black Boys, White Boys, I Got Life
•Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Heaven on Their Minds, Superstar
•Pippin by Stephen Schwartz, Roger O. Hirson and Bob Fosse
Simple Joys, On the Right Track, Extraordinary
•The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien
What Ever Happen to Saturday Night?, Time Warp
•The Wiz by Charlie Smalls[
Ease on Down the Road, Slide Some Oil to Me, Don’t Nobody Bring Me
No Bad News, Brand New Day
•Chess by Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
I Know Him So Well, Nobody’s on Nobody’s Side
•Tommy by Pete Townshend, adaptation of The Who’s rock opera
Amazing Journey, The Acid Queen, Pinball Wizard, We’re Not Gonna
•Rent by Jonathan Larson
Out Tonight, Take Me or Leave Me, I’ll Cover You, One Song Glory, What
•Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell
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