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Wanted: Actors, Dancers, Singers

February 25, 2010 12:15 PM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu

Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University will hold auditions on Saturday (Feb. 27) for its 43rd season of productions — Mame, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Music Man.

Mature, seasoned character actors along with trained actor/singers and young performers age 15 and up are needed and encouraged to audition. Mature, non-singing actors should be prepared to audition with a 1-minute monologue.

Group dance auditions will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Dixon Hall. Vocal auditions will be held in five-minute blocks in the Dixon Annex Recital Hall beginning at 12:30 pm. Both dancers and singers must bring a current headshot or photograph and a resumé. Singers also need to bring sheet music for a 32-bar audition piece or a two- to three-minute song. An accompanist will be provided for the vocal auditions.

Actors and singers should call 504-865-5271 to schedule an audition time.

Mame begins rehearsals on May 26 and runs June 17–20. Rehearsals for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum begin June 21 and will run July 8–11. The season closes with The Music Man. These rehearsals begin July 12, and the show will run July 29 – August 1.

For A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the director is looking for showgirls who can sing and dance, and men who can sing, dance and do physical comedy — character types with strong voices.

In the production of Mame, the director is looking for versatile dancers who can sing. For The Music Man, the director is looking for young energetic dancers ages 15 and up.

The Summer Lyric box office will open on March 8 for season ticket renewals. New season subscriptions will be available starting on April 12, while single ticket sales begin on May 10.