Auditions

 

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

Directed by Leslie McCauley

 

THE WEDDING SINGER

Directed by John Shillington
Music Direction by Janis Dunson-Wilson
Vocal Director Tina Lloyd Meals
Choreography by Alyce Finwall

 

Please scroll down for instructions on what to prepare!

SRJC Auditions are open to the entire community, including high school students.  
(Middle school students and children are also welcome to audition when a production includes younger roles). 
Once cast, everyone enrolls in at least one class so then everyone is a student.

 

PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS: 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020
Time TBD – Registration begins for The Wedding Singer

Time TBD – Registration begins for The Cripple of Inishmaan

 and

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020
Time TBD – Registration begins for The Wedding Singer

Time TBD – Registration begins for The Cripple of Inishmaan

CALLBACKS:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020  1:00 PM-9:00 PM*

(*Actors being called back may be asked to attend all or only a portion of the callbacks.)

 

 

Location:  Burbank Auditorium Lobby
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa Campus
1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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ABOUT THE AUDITION APPOINTMENTS

•  You only need to attend one date of the two slated for the Preliminary Auditions.  Unless all appointments for your first choice are filled, you should be able to get the audition date you want.

•  If auditioning for both shows, we will schedule you for two 1-hour time slots back-to-back on the same preliminary audition date.  We will try to move you through the process as efficiently as possible.

•  Please have this information ready when you call for your appointment.

  1. Your name, phone number, and email address
  2. Do you want to attend the Friday OR Saturday audition slot?
  3. Will you be auditioning for both shows or only one show (title of show)?
  4. Are there any special circumstances or accommodations that you may need?

•  Audition Registration Forms:  We recommend that you print out and complete the audition registration form corresponding to each show for which you’ll be auditioning in advance.  You can access a PDF of each form by clicking the box immediately after each show’s audition criteria below. (Make sure to use the correct form with the show’s title at the top left.)  Although preparing your form(s) in advance is not required, it will save you time when you arrive for registration.

We will also have audition registration forms available at the registration desk for those who are unable to print theirs in advance.

•  IMPORTANT:  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your assigned audition time in order to register, complete the audition forms, attend a brief orientation, and get to the audition space.

•  Please help us stay on schedule by being on time.  If you have not checked in at least 20 minutes before your appointment, you will lose your appointment time and may be moved to a time slot later in the evening/afternoon.

**  If you don’t have an appointment, don’t worry.  Just come to the audition by 5:00pm on Friday or 9:30am on Saturday and we’ll work you in on a first-come, first served basis.  You may have to wait longer than actors with appointments, however.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE and WHAT TO BRING TO ALL AUDITIONS

Carefully read the detailed instructions for each show below for what to prepare and bring for each show's specific auditions.

Bring a headshot and resume if you have them; however, they are not required. If you do not have a headshot, a small photo would be helpful (but we won't be able to return it).

Bring your calendars. Our rehearsal time is VERY limited, with many schedules to plan around. Therefore, only the conflicts you’ve communicated on your audition forms will be accepted.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

By Martin McDonagh

• About the Auditions and Casting Opportunities 
Preliminary auditions will consist of performing a short monologue, as well as a brief chat.  Callbacks will consist of reading from the script and possible dialect work.

• From the bad boy of Irish Theatre and the screenwriter/director of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, comes a wickedly funny and heartbreaking tale of life in the 1930s on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. Life on Inishmaan is turned on its head when Hollywood film crews arrive on the neighboring island of Inishmore to film the now classic documentary, “The Man of Aran.” Sensing an escape from poverty, gossip and his boring life, ‘Cripple’ Billy risks it all for a chance at stardom. Or does he?

Roles

Actors of all races, ethnicities and gender identities will be considered for all roles.

Billy: any age, but must read 17-18. Gentle and thoughtful.
Johnnypateenmike: 30-60. The town gossip and braggart.
Bartley: 16 and small for his age. Helen’s brother. Not too bright.
Eileen: 30-60, Billy’s adopted auntie.
Kate: 30-60 Billy’s other adopted auntie. Talks to stones.
Helen: 17-18 but can look younger. Billy’s love interest. Fierce temper and a crude mouth.
Doctor McSharry: 30-60. The ‘reasoner’ character.
Mammy: 50-90 but could be 300! Strong comic role.
BabbyBobby: late 20s to 40s. Leading man type.

• Production Schedule
Rehearsals start Wednesday January 22, 2020. Performances: March 6-15, 2020

• What to Prepare 
Please prepare a short monologue, comic or dramatic (60-90 seconds).

What's a monologue? What if I don't have a prepared monologue?
Scroll to the bottom of this 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 this page.

**The Cripple of Inishmaan script is available for a 2 hour check out in Doyle Library, Reserve Desk, 4th floor**

• More Information
The script contains strong language and adult content. We have hired a dialect coach to help the cast with the dialect from the west coast of Ireland. 

• Want to audition for THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN but your schedule conflicts?
Or you have a show-specific question…

Please contact the director Leslie McCauley lmccauley@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.

 
 

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR THE WEDDING SINGER

Directed by John Shillington
Music Direction by Janis Dunson-Wilson
Vocal Director Tina Lloyd Meals
Choreography by Alyce Finwall

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

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 all of the main and featured characters in this show.  Please review the vocal requirements: https://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1670/the-wedding-singer

 

About the Auditions

Click here for more information about the Audition Criteria for The Wedding Singer

Preliminary auditions will consist of 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.

 

Production Schedule

Rehearsals:  Rehearsals will begin Thursday, January 23, 2020.  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 17-May 3, 2020.

 

Show-Specific Questions:

Contact the director John Shillington, jshillington@santarosa.edu using the subject line “Audition Question.”

Want to audition for The Wedding Singer, but your schedule conflicts because you are currently in performances for another show?

Please contact the director John Shillington jshillington@santarosa.edu  using the subject line “Special Audition Request.” Include the reason for your request, your contact information, and whether or not you are auditioning for both SRJC spring shows.

 

VOCAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WEDDING SINGER

• What to Prepare

Please prepare 30 – 60 seconds (under 1 minute) of singing from three options listed below this introductory material.

  • Your audition piece should demonstrate your singing ability and allow you to play a character; remember we want to see you act while singing.
  • Choose music that is similar to the style of the music – either pop rock musical or traditional Broadway
  • Bring your sheet music for the audition pianist. 

Click here for more information about the Vocal Audition requirements for The Wedding Singer

 

DANCE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WEDDING SINGER
For Callbacks Only

Click here for more information about the dance auditions, including important information about what to wear to callbacks. Dance Audition requirements for The Wedding Singer

 

 

REALLY HELPFUL AUDITION RESOURCES 

What's a monologue?

A monologue is a speech from a play where one character speaks for an extended period of time to another character, him/herself, or the audience. Actors are asked not to select a monologue from the play for which they are auditioning.

What if I don't have a prepared monologue?

Not to worry. If you've never done this before OR found out about auditions at the last minute, you may use one of the 'generic' monologues linked at the bottom of this page under "GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES." Since you have limited time, do not worry about reading the play the monologue is, although that does help you prepare. Reading about the play’s plot and characters online can help too.

 

RESOURCES." Since you have limited time, do not worry about reading the play the monologue is, although that does help you prepare. Reading about the play’s plot and characters online can help too.

How to Prepare a Musical Theatre Audition - 8 Steps

How to Prepare a Musical Theatre Audition

Singing Auditions for Musical Theatre

 

GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES

Crash Course in Auditioning at SRJC

Frequently Asked Questions?

Being in an SRJC Show

Generic Female Monologue

Generic Male Monologue

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2020 AUDITIONS
WILL BE POSTED LATE SPRING 2020

 

FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS, CONTACT US

Leslie McCauley
Dept. Chair/Artistic Director 

Dept. of Theatre and Fashion

lmccauley@santarosa.edu

(707) 527-4248

Angela Hunter Geiss
Administrative Assistant

Dept. of Theatre and Fashion

ahuntergeiss@santarosa.edu

(707) 527-4417