The Colorado College Music Department is holding auditions for its fall Musical Theater production, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Performances are October 29, 30, and 31st. Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and weekend afternoons beginning week 2 of Block 1.
IN-PERSON AUDITIONS will be held Thursday, September 2nd from 3-6pm in Packard Concert Hall.
You can sign up for an audition time here:
lease bring 32 bars of a song appropriate to the style of the show, something that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story through your performance. Bring sheet music double-sided in a binder. Pianist will be provided. Be prepared to do a cold reading from the show at the time of your audition. Callbacks will be held on Friday, September 3rd from 3-7pm in Packard Concert Hall. You will be notified if you are required for callbacks.
VIRTUAL AUDITION SUBMISSIONS will be accepted until Thursday, September 2nd. Please include the following in your video:
Slate: Tell us your name, the name of the song you will sing, and the play from which your monologue comes. Please tell us which role(s) you are interested in playing.
Song: 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and your acting ability, preferably in the style of the show. Use of an accompaniment track is recommended but not required.
Monologue: Please present a monologue no longer than 90 seconds that shows your acting ability – keep in mind that each actor in this show plays multiple characters, so we are very interested in your range.
Please upload your video here. Please label your video with your entire name and email address.
ABOUT THE SHOW: (from concordtheatricals.com):
“Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery.”
Here is a character breakdown describing the available roles. Please read this before your audition.