2010-2011 5TH AVENUE THEATRE AUDITIONS
5th Avenue Theatre General Auditions
The 5th Avenue Theatre will hold 2010-2011 season auditions for principal singers, actors, and ensemble singers April 21-24 12pm-5pm and April 25 4pm-8pm. Auditions will be held at The 5th Avenue Theatre’s rehearsal space (1326 5th Avenue, downtown – Skinner Building). Adult performers over the age of 18 with professional musical theatre experience are sought for principal, supporting and ensemble roles in A Christmas Story – The Musical!, Vanities, Guys & Dolls and Oklahoma!
Auditions for principal actor/singers and ensemble singers for April 21- 25 are by appointment only. Qualified performers must schedule an audition appointment by calling The 5th Avenue Theatre at 206-625-1418 beginning March 30 from 11am to 4pm. Any actor/singer who appeared on the 5th Avenue Theatre’s stage during the 2009-2010 season should not attend these auditions. Auditions for children’s roles will be held at a date to be determined.
All auditioners must bring a resume and a recent 8x10 headshot, which will not be returned. Additionally, auditioners should bring sheet music in their correct key for two songs that demonstrate vocal ability, acting ability and stage presence. Please prepare one musical theatre pop song and one song from the “golden age” of musical theatre. Selections should be no more than one verse and one chorus in length. All songs should be from the musical theatre canon. Please no opera arias, pop songs, etc. An accompanist will be provided. Taped accompaniment or singing a cappella will not be permitted.
5th Avenue Theatre Dance Audition
The 5th Avenue Theatre will hold an open audition for experienced DANCERS WHO SING on Sunday, April 18 7pm-10pm and Monday, April 19 3pm-6pm at The 5th Avenue Theatre’s rehearsal space (1326 5th Avenue, downtown – Skinner Building). You only need to attend one of these dance calls. Adult performers over the age of 18 with professional musical theatre dance experience are sought for ensemble roles in A Christmas Story – The Musical!, Guys & Dolls and Oklahoma! SINGERS WHO MOVE SHOULD NOT ATTEND THIS CALL.
Dancers must register in advance by calling The 5th Avenue Theatre at 206-625-1418 beginning March 30 from 11am to 4pm. All dancers who wish to be considered as a dancer must attend these auditions, even if you appeared on the 5th Avenue Theatre’s stage during the 2009-2010 season.
Dancers should come to the audition dressed to dance and must be prepared to follow combination steps under the choreographer’s direction. Advanced backgrounds in jazz and ballet are required. Dancers should be prepared to sing and bring sheet music in their correct key. No separate audition appointment is needed. An accompanist will be provided.
The 5th Avenue Theatre values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage auditions from people of all ethnic and cultural groups. Dedicated to nurturing talent and hiring locally, The 5th Avenue Theatre encourages auditions from both Equity and Non-Equity singers, actors and dancers.
HOW TO AUDITION FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
To assist performers in the audition process, David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director, will lead the workshop on Monday, March 29 7pm-10pm at 5th Avenue Theatre’s rehearsal space (1326 5th Avenue, downtown – Skinner Building). The three-hour workshop will focus on the ten things actors especially need to know for effective musical theatre auditions in New York City, Los Angeles or Seattle. The workshop is designed for all levels of professional performers. The workshop is a suggested $15 donation, and all proceeds will benefit The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Educational Programs. Drop-ins welcome.
Full information and registration form is on our website: http://www.5thavenue.org/education/developmentworkshops.aspx