Audition Criteria - The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer
 
Music by Matthew Sklar. Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herilhy.


Directed by Reed Martin
Music Direction by Janis Dunson-Wilson
Vocal Director Mark Kratz
Choreography by Alyce Finwall

 

About the Auditions

Preliminary auditions will consist of performing a short contemporary monologue, as well as a short vocal audition (see Vocal Audition Requirements below).

Callbacks will consist of a dance/movement audition (see Dance Audition Requirements below), a vocal audition in which actors will sing specific songs from the show with limited preparation time, and reading from some scenes.

Additional Audition Details

• Actors who were in the cast of The Wedding Singer Spring 2020 do not need to attend preliminary auditions and can go straight to Callbacks! Complete the audition registration form and mention that you were in the 2020 cast in your audition request email.

• Singing auditions and monologues will be held in a large covered outdoor space so each actor may safely remove their mask while performing if they are comfortable doing so.

• Dance auditions during Callbacks will be conducted in small groups in a fully-ventilated studio.  Dancers will be masked and spread out in the space at all times.

 

Show Description

Inspired from the film, the romantic comedy has 8 major roles, numerous featured roles, and lots of dance rock numbers for the ensemble!

 

Roles and Casting Opportunities

Cast Details:  Approx. 30 actors.  

We are looking for a cast of all ages, shapes, sizes, races, and gender identities.  Two female roles (Holly and Linda) are more heavy metal while others are more pop rock or traditional Broadway.  The lead character Robbie (played by Adam Sandler in the film) ideally plays guitar-- but that is not a necessity. 

Some featured roles are written specifically for African American Actors (impersonators of Tina Turner and Mr. T)

Here is a link to information about the main and featured characters in this show, including each character’s vocal range: https://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1670/the-wedding-singer/characters

CASTING UPDATE

During our December 2021 auditions, the roles of Julia and Robbie was cast. While several other actors were offered a place in the cast, their role assignments will not be made until the completion of January callbacks.  Therefore, all roles except Julia and Robbie should be considered available.

 

Production Schedule

Cast Orientation:  Thursday, January 27, 2022

Rehearsals Begin:  Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.  We will rehearse Tuesday-Friday nights and Sunday evenings, with two Saturday night rehearsals close to opening night.

Performances:  13 performances over three weekends, April 22-May 8, 2022.

 

Creating Theatre During Covid

SRJC Theatre Arts is committed to creating quality educational theatre while maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment at all times.  Recognizing that we are still navigating a pandemic, we must remain flexible and adapt our processes when needed, with the guidance of college and county officials.

Cast orientation (Jan. 27) and initial rehearsals (Feb. 1-13) for this production may be in-person or online, depending on the nature of scheduled activities and/or public health factors.  At this time, rehearsals after Feb. 14 are scheduled to be in-person with all participants in masks.  Additional health protocols may be added as needed.  Final rehearsals and performances will be unmasked and performed before a masked and vaccinated public audience; audience capacity will be determined based on county and college criteria at that time.

 

What to Prepare

Please prepare a short monologue, comic or dramatic (60-90 seconds) as well as a short vocal audition.

What's a monologue? What if I don't have a prepared monologue?
Scroll to the bottom of the main audition page to find the answers to these good questions. If you have never auditioned for us before, please use the monologues at the bottom of that page.

 

Vocal Audition Requirements

Vocal Audition Requirements - Preliminary and Callbacks

 

Dance Audition Requirements

Dance Audition Requirements PDF - Callbacks Only

 

Want to audition for THE WEDDING SINGER but your schedule conflicts with the audition schedule Or you have a show-specific question…
Please contact the director Reed Martin rmartin@santarosa.edu using the subject line “Special Audition Request” or “Audition Question.” Include the reason for your request, your contact information, and whether or not you are auditioning for both SRJC fall shows.

 

 

How to Audition and General Information...click here

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