AUDITIONS & WORKSHOPS
Live this summer at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound!
Auditions will be held May 9, 10, and 11, 2021 at the Kelso Beach amphitheatre.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for OSLT’s production of Much Ado About Nothing! Please carefully read through the audition package as it contains important information for you regarding what to expect from the time of your audition through to the production. If you have any questions regarding scheduling of your audition please contact the Stage Manager, Jenny Vigliotti at 519-377-0620 (cell), or email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at your Audition!
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare about misunderstandings, love and deception. In order to make this production of Much Ado About Nothing more accessible, the OSLT production of the play has been shortened, set in the 1980s, intertwined with action, and features music from that decade.
Preparing for Your Audition:
Please read through all of the sides that are included in the audition package. At the audition you may be asked to read a role you are not specifically auditioning for. You will NOT be required to have any of the scenes or monologues memorized, but you should be familiar with the lines and understand what they mean.
We encourage you to join our Much Ado About Shakespeare zoom workshop on Thursday April 15. More information about the workshops and registration can be found here. Participation in the workshops is not mandatory if you wish to audition.
What to Expect – Auditions:
Auditions are organized as group auditions and will last 75 minutes. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your audition time. During the audition you will be asked to sing with the group, take part in some movement exercises and read select scenes and monologues, which are listed below. You are not required to have a prepared monologue or memorize the passages from the script. However, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the passages for the character you wish to audition for and for those interested in a lead vocal role, you will be asked to sing an acapella version of the first verse and chorus from one of the following songs (singers choice): “Mad World” by Tears for Fears, “Good Thing” by Fine Young Cannibals, or “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell. For those who are interested in a chorus role, we will have you read the role of Dogberry, as well as the role of either Benedick or Beatrice. Be sure to sign up for the correct audition slot, depending on which character/role you wish to read for.
Audition materials HERE.
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