General Theatre Auditions for the Department of Theatre & Dance:
Spring 2020 Auditions will take place on Saturday January 11, 2020
These Auditions will take place in the University Theatre building, at the Department of Theatre & Dance on the main CU Boulder Campus. Any CU student currently enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester is eligible to audition.
The shows being cast at the Spring Auditions on Saturday January 11, 2020 will be:
- The Popular Mechanicals, a play by Robinson, Taylor and Shakespeare. Director, Iain Court. In the Loft Black Box Theatre. February 13 – 16, 2020.
“A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre”. Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the popular mechanicals from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"—take center stage in a riotously funny imagining of life behind the scenes during rehearsals for "Pyramus and Thisbe." Complete with Shakespearean verse, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick, farce and standup comedy, this unhinged feast of wit and profanity is sure to leave you in stitches.
- The Language Archive, a play by Julia Cho. Director, K. Woodzick. A Studio Production in the Acting Studio. February 27 – March 1, 2020.
George is a linguist whose life's work is dedicated to preserving nearly lost languages, but his passion has complicated his relationships with Mary, his wife, and Emma, his assistant. Can Reston and Alta—the last two people on Earth who speak a language about to go extinct—teach him how to speak from his heart?
- Spring Awakening, a musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Director, Dr. Cecilia Pang. Musical Director, David Nehls. In the University Theatre. March 6 – 15, 2020.
In "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," (Entertainment Weekly) "Spring Awakening"—winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—explores the sometimes perilous journey from adolescence to adulthood. Told through the lens of Germany in 1891, the electrifying stories of sex, sexuality and teenage rebellion are as modern as pop and rock and roll.
- A Perfect Likeness, a play by Daniel Rover Singer. Director, Eli Davis. A Studio Production in the Acting Studio. April 2 – 5, 2020.
What might have blossomed out of an interaction between authors Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll? In "A Perfect Likeness" playwright Daniel Rover Singer imagines what might have been. (Or perhaps was!) When a boisterous Dickens bursts into the comparatively timid Carroll’s place of residence, propriety is thrown to the wayside and dark secrets are revealed.
- As You Like It, a play by Willian Shakespeare. Director, Gillian Nogeire. In the Loft Black Box Theatre. April 9 – 12, 2020.
Shakespeare’s beloved comedy investigates the madness and effervescence of finding love. When a corrupt and narcissistic duke takes hold of the kingdom, their citizens are forced to take refuge in the forest of Arden. But rather than serving as a land of exile, Arden transforms into a bastion for self-discovery, reflection and variation from socially imposed norms.
- The 5th Annual New Plays Festival. Studio Production in the Acting Studio. April 15 – 19, 2020. There will be additional Auditions for the 5th NPF in the Spring 2020 Semester. TBA.
The Theatre Audition Website that we have used for the last 5 years is being replaced, due to a change in technical support from CU’s OIT. The new process has been developed in Canvas, and is now available for students to Sign Up for Audition Appointments.
Step Number 1: Enroll in the General Theatre Auditions Course. You must do this first! And you only need to do it once!
Step Number 2: Open the General Theatre Auditions Course in Canvas and follow all prompts to Sign Up for an Appointment. This course will automatically be added to your Canvas homepage. Or you can find it at:
SPRING 2020 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
If you are auditioning for ALL shows, please prepare: Two contrasting monologues, one Classical, one Contemporary. And 16 bars of one song, from a contemporary Rock Musical. An accompanist will be provided, so please remember to bring the appropriate sheet music. Maximum total audition time = 3 minutes. You will be timed.
If you are only auditioning for non-singing roles, please prepare: Two contrasting monologues, one Classical, one Contemporary. Maximum audition time = 2 minutes. You will be timed.
If you are only auditioning for SPRING AWAKENING, please prepare:
- For Actors-Singers: prepare 16 bars of a song from a contemporary Rock Musical. An accompanist will be provided, so please remember to bring the appropriate sheet music. Maximum total audition time = 2 minutes. You will be timed.
- For Actors-Singers-Musicains: prepare 16 bars of a song from a contemporary Rock Musical and bring an instrument to accompany yourself. For those who cannot do self-accompaniment, please sing 16 bars and then play 16 bars of a musical score. An accompanist will be provided, so please remember to bring the appropriate sheet music. Maximum total audition time = 3 minutes. You will be timed.
It is highly recommended that you provide one copy of your current resume and headshot for each director you are auditioning for. There will be 5 directors at this Audition; Callbacks are by invitation only. Callbacks for this Audition will take place on the evening of Saturday January 11, 2020, and all day on Sunday January 12, 2020.
Connie I. Lane, Production Coordinator