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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the auditions?

The auditions will be held the first weekend in Decmeber:

  • Thursday, Dec. 2 - 3:45pm-7:00pm

  • Friday, Dec. 3 - 3:45pm-7:00pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 4 - 11:00am-3:00pm

  • CALL BACKS - Sunday, Dec. 5 - 11:00am-3:00pm

When are the shows?

There are 8 shows scheduled:

  • Thursday, March 3

  • Friday, March 4

  • Saturday, March 5

  • Sunday, March 6

  • Thursday, March 10

  • Friday, March 11

  • Saturday, March 12

  • Sunday, March 13

How do I figure out what song to sing for my audition?

We will host several audition workshops during lunch time to help you with song selection, audition procedures and etiquette. However, you can start early by doing a search on Google for best high school audition songs. Then go to www.sheetmusicplus.com or musicnotes.com to check for sheet music. Remember to choose a key that works best for you.

What will I need to prepare for a successful audition?

All students will be required to sing 16-32 measures from a Broadway song with live piano accompaniment that shows off your best vocal abilities. Additionally, students will prepare a short monologue and may be asked to read a short excerpt from the Something Rotten!.

Workshops

Come check out our informational workshops that will help you prepare for your December auditions

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 (lunch) - Show Review Workshop

  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 (lunch) - Audition Information Workshop

  • Tuesday, Nov. 2 (lunch) - Vocal Workshop

  • Thursday, Nov. 4 (lunch) - Dance Workshop

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16 (lunch) - Vocal Workshop

  • Thursday, Nov. 18 (lunch) - Dance Workshop

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 (lunch) - Song Help & Dance Run-Through

Workshop Handouts

Available for Download

Show Review Workshop

Info & Schedules

This handout has all information on:

  • Audition dates & requirements

  • Rehearsal & performance dates

  • Character breakdown

  • Workshop schedule

  • Monologue help

Audition Information Workshop

How to plan for a successful audition

  • How to choose the appropriate song

  • Where to find a copy for the pianist

  • How to successfully choose a monologue

  • How to mentally prepare for the big day.

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Monologue Help

Search Google for "Monologues for Auditions". Most of these also have tips on finding and preparing monologues for auditions. Below are some sample websites:

Monologue Help

Search Google for "Monologues for Auditions". Most of these also have tips on finding and preparing monologues for auditions. Sample websites:

Daily Actor

Contemporary monologues for auditions

Monologue Blogger

Lists of 10 best audition monologues for actors

Ace Your Audition

Has section on teen monologues

Backstage

New Addition

Monologue Archive

Monologues from Classical Writers

Want to see more information about Something Rotten!

Click on the link above to go to the Music Theater International webpage for information about character breakdown, performance videos, song files and you can even read the script.

Production Staff

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Marty Babayco

Director

Bill Wagner

Music Director &
Vocal Coach

Janet McNeil

Choreographer

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Jim Halverson

Producer

John Mirk

Set Design &
Construction

Lin Coleman

Production & 
Stage Manager

Additional Production Staff

Asli Ruf - Costumes

Robyn Halverson - Box Office

Claire Cleary - Lighting

James Antunez - Sound

Jen Miller - Video Publicity

Something Rotten! - Synopsis

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.  Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act!  It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to bring this history-twisting tale to your stage.

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