AUDITIONS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 &

MONDAY, AUGUST 15 2022

7pm

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Songs For A New World

Production Information

 

AUDITION INFO

 

PRODUCTION NAME: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

 

AUDITION DATES: SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 & MONDAY, AUGUST 15 2022 7pm

 

CALLBACK DATES: TUESDAY, AUG. 16 AND/OR THURSDAY, AUG. 18 2022

 

AUDITION LOCATION: RICHEY SUNCOAST THEATRE, 

6237 GRAND BLVD., NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 346526

 

PRODUCTION DATES: SEPTEMBER 23 - 25, FRI/SAT 8 PM & SUN 2 PM

 

TECH WEEK: TUESDAY SEPT. 20 - THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2022

 

REHEARSALS: SUNDAYS PLUS 2-3 WEEKDAYS EACH WEEK

 

PLEASE NOTE: Initially, you may not be called for all rehearsals, but this is an abbreviated rehearsal process and you will be needed at all rehearsals where you are called.  Please include ALL schedule conflicts on your audition form so that we can plan around your dates when you’re unavailable.

 

DIRECTOR: JESS GLASS

 

All roles are available for casting purposes.


 

TECHNICAL TEAM ROLES AVAILABLE 

 

Anyone interested in working backstage in any capacity is encouraged to attend auditions and speak to Jess.  If you have a technical theater resume, please bring it along with you.  We are looking to fill the following positions for this production:

  • Music Director (stipend available)

  • Stage Manager (stipend available)

  • Choreographer (stipend available)

  • Props Master

  • Set Construction

  • Costume Designer

 

PLEASE NOTE: Please note two Dance Captain positions will be appointed. 


 

REHEARSAL PROCESS 

 

We will be holding rehearsals on Sunday evenings, plus 2-3 Weekday Evenings each week (based on Cast availability).

In the beginning, we will only call those cast members needed for rehearsal, until we start running the full acts in Early September. 

Call time for rehearsal is 5 - 9 PM on Sundays and 6:45 - 9 PM on Weeknights until dress rehearsals begin.  Call Time for dress/tech rehearsals and performances will be 6:30 PM for evenings and 12:30 PM for our Sunday matinee.

 

There will be up to 20 rehearsals for this show, not including tech week.  In the beginning, we will not need everyone for every rehearsal. 

 

As we get nearer to opening night and start running the show, rehearsals will run later, but we will do our best to start on time and get out as early as possible. 


 

AUDITION PREPARATION

 

PLEASE BRING A LIST OF ALL POTENTIAL CONFLICTS WITH YOU TO AUDITIONS.  This helps us to plan our rehearsal schedule to utilize our time together. 

 

Please prepare a 1 minute (16-32 bars) audition song that highlights your vocal range. 

If you would like to prepare something in the style of this show, that’s great!

ALSO: Please prepare the audition piece listed with one of the characters below.  Please contact Jess if you have questions or need sheet music.

 

Please come prepared with a backing track on your device ready to connect to the speaker through a Bluetooth connection or Aux cord. If you have an Apple device and would like to use the Aux, please bring an Aux dongle. 

 

The audition will also include a movement audition, so please dress appropriately.

 

If necessary, we will hold callbacks on the Tuesday and/or Thursday following auditions (Tuesday, August 16 and/or Thursday August 18, 2022).

 

Questions can be directed to richeysuncoast@gmail.com or Jess Glass at jessglass1980@gmail.com or via Facebook Messenger. 


 

 

CASTING GUIDELINES

Please note these are just guidelines.  Not meant to be taken strictly.  We will cast based on the people we have at auditions. 

People of any race or age are strongly encouraged to audition for any role.

 

Seeking singers with dance/movement experience for Jason Robert Brown’s "Songs for a New World."

Man #1: Lead, Male, 18-36

Tenor; range: D3-C5; Youthful, energetic optimist with a stunning upper register. 

Prepare "Flying Home", bars 47-74.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent 

Man #2: Lead, Male, 25-50

Baritone, range F2-Ab4; Worldly wise, subtle. 

Prepare "She Cries", bars 96-155.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Woman #1: Lead, Female, 18-25

Soprano/belt, G3-F5; Youthful ingénue type with a light but powerful voice. Prepare "I'd Give It All For You", bars 47-84.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Woman #2: Lead, Female, 35-55

Belter, F3-F5; Character actress with excellent dramatic sensibility and comedic timing. Must be able to perform with dialects (New York Jewish, German). 

Prepare "Surabaya Santa", bars 60-113.

Ethnicity: White / European Descent

About Songs For A New World 

(Information from MTI, the licensing company for this production)

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage.

With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

Can’t wait to meet you at auditions! - Jess Glass

Questions can be directed to richeysuncoast@gmail.com or Jess Glass at jessglass1980@gmail.com or via Facebook Messenger.