Auditions

 

SPRING 2019 AUDITIONS

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.

 

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged)

Directed by Reed Martin

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Directed by Leslie McCauley
Music Direction by Janis Dunson-Wilson
Vocal Direction by Joshua Bailey
Choreography by Alyce Finwall

 

Preliminary Auditions: 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 and SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

 

AUDITION CRITERIA FOR ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged)

By Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
Additional material by Matthew Croke & Michael Faulkner 

 

About the Auditions and Casting Opportunities

Preliminary auditions will consist of performing a 60-90 second contemporary comic monologue, and telling a couple of jokes of your own choosing, as well as a brief chat. Callbacks will consist of reading from the script and could also involve improvisation and doing some physical comedy.

 

All The Great Books (abridged) is an uproarious roller-coaster ride through a comically compact compilation of the world’s greatest literature!  The setting is a remedial English class as 12 actors zip through over 80 books in 90 minutes from 1984 through Wuthering Heights.  Everyone from the illiterate to the literati will love this refresher of literature’s greatest hits including Huckleberry Finn, The Odyssey, Green Eggs and Ham, Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, Lord of the Rings…and more! It’s a hilarious shortcut through all the books you didn’t quite get around to reading in high school!

See the full syllabus – ie. All the books covered in the show and by “covered” we mean at least mentioned in passing - here: http://reducedshakespeare.com/productions/books/the-syllabus/

The show has been described as “English class meets Monty Python” by the Washington Post.

 

Production Schedule

Rehearsals start Wednesday January 23, 2019. Performances: March 9-18, 2019

 

What to Prepare 

Please prepare a comic, contemporary 60-90 second monologue and two short jokes.

 

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.

 

More Information

Click here for more details about ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged)

 

Want to audition for ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (abridged) but your schedule conflicts because you are currently in performances for another show? 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.

 

GREAT RESOURCES ON AUDITIONING FOR A MUSICAL!!

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by Leslie McCauley
Vocal Direction by Joshua Bailey
Choreography by Alyce Finwall
Music Direction by Janis Dunson Wilson

 

Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2019

Callbacks - Sunday, January 20, 2019
Santa Rosa Campus Lark Temps

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR COMING SOON!