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Vocal Audition

Monday 11/28- 3:30-6pm (by sign-up only)

-All students must sign up for a time slot (4 minutes). Please check-in with stage management in the hallway outside the choir room at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Stage management may adjust the time you go in to audition if needed, to optimize everyone's time.

  • You should prepare a musical theatre song that is NOT from Chicago. We provide an accompanist. Sheet music is required (lyric sheets, guitar ‘tab’, and lead sheets are not acceptable). 

  • Songs should be Jazzy Broadway, from before 1980.

  • Songs by Kander & Ebb are a good idea (from any era).

Examples of Songs that Would be Good for this Audition

(Yes, you could use any of these, or find something like them that fits the criteria):

-Maybe This Time, Cabaret                                                            The Gypsy in Me, Anything Goes

-Someone to Watch Over Me, Crazy for You                                  Too Many Tomorrows, Sweet Charity

-Second Chance, Steel Pier

-You must have sheet music (no lyric sheets, or chord charts) for your song. Please mark your start & end points so the accompanist can follow along. 

-Upon entering the stage, please SAY HI and then hand your sheet music to the accompanist. They are there to help you. Share your start/end points (that you marked), and give a quick sense of your tempo-- do not conduct-- tap it out on the piano, sing a few bars-- just so they can get a sense of how you are approaching the song.

-Come center stage and find your light (if you cannot see the audience/feel 'blinded', you are in the right spot). Say hello and offer your "slate". A slate is: your name, the title of your song/show it is from. 

-Once you are done singing, wait a moment-- the staff may have a question for you, they may want to hear more-- they will say thank you/let you know you are done. Don't run away!

-When gathering your sheet music, be sure to thank the accompanist.

​​Dance Auditions  A Dance Audition is required for everyone who is auditioning. 

Tuesday 11/29-- 3:30-6pm

-Dress to dance (comfortable clothes, no jeans), wear shoes that are easy to move in.

-You will be taught two short dance routines, and will perform them in groups.

-An advanced tap audition will be offered, if you would like to try. No tap experience required to participate. 



- All students who audition are guaranteed an opportunity to participate onstage. However, callbacks for principal roles are held by invitation only. A callback list will be posted on the PV Theatre Backstage Website.  

-Vocal callbacks will consist of singing music from the score of Chicago. We will post the song sides in advance--- the more familiar you are with the content, the better!

-Callback sides for final callbacks will be posted on the PV Theatre Backstage Website. Preview this text in advance! Being familiar with the plot and characters will be vital during this process.

-If you have any questions about the audition scenes or the play, ASK. We want to help you understand this text and do good work with it!

Rehearsal Process

  • Rehearsals will occur (for the most part) Monday-Friday (3-6pm) and on Saturdays (10am-4pm). Early rehearsals last 2½ hours and will include any combination of warmups, table work, character work, scene-blocking, learning vocal music, learning dance sequences and feedback. 

  • Students auditioning for the show should prepare to have rehearsal 4-6 days per week (leads) or 2-3 days/week (ensemble). 

  • Please note that rehearsals for the month of FEBRUARY and MARCH will be longer-- extending until 7pm, 8pm, or 10pm, depending on the date.

  • Some dates on the production calendar are mandatory rehearsals. Please block these dates out- there can be NO conflicts (lessons, practices, SAT prep, religious meetings, doctor's appointments, etc.).  

-Read the casting policy & philosophy the production team uses.

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