We had our first round of orchestra auditions for Sweeney Todd today. We are very excited about how the music is shaping up and about bringing a real, live orchestra to the production. We saw violin, cello, flute and bassoon today. Really great to hear the music and meet new people.
We are still looking for musicians, so if you or someone you know plays clarinet, trumpet, french horn or double bass, please get in touch with us!
January 28th, 2012
We’re pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for SWEENEY TODD, a dark American musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. We are looking for talented singer-actors who want to challenge themselves with this amazing (and amazingly difficult) music. We are also looking for instrumentalists to perform in the orchestra. Please see Emmanuel’s post on expats.cz for more details.
The production will be IN ENGLISH, but all nationalities are welcome to audition. It is a great chance to work on a musical with experienced director, vocal coach and choreographer Steve Josephson, who will be coming to Prague to direct. Rehearsals should start March/April and the performances will be June/July 2012. At this point, all roles are open for audition. A list of roles and their vocal ranges (along with other information about the show) is here: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000075 (select “casting” for the roles). The Beggar Woman, Beadle, Pirelli will also be included in the ensemble. We are especially looking for trained ensemble singers who can handle singing in harmony to sing in the chorus.
Auditions will be the week of February 15.
Callbacks will likely be the 18.2 or 19.2.
Please prepare: 2 songs: 1 ballad (slow), 1 uptempo (fast) for the audition. The songs should NOT be from SWEENEY TODD (but other Sondheim shows are welcome) and should show off your vocal range and interpretation. If you have any questions or to schedule an audition, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS/call 608 577 012.
Please pass this on to others who may be interested!
January 24th, 2012