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12 Ophelias: a play with broken songs
By Caridad Svich
Auditions: Wednesday October 1 & Thursday October 2, 6-9pm
Callbacks: Saturday October 4, 1-4pm
Location: Performing Arts Center at Middlesex County College
Instructions: Simply drop by the Studio Theatre between 6-9pm on either October 1 or October 2 with a prepared song to sing. You will then be asked to read from the script. Sides will be provided for these cold-readings.
Who Can Audition?
Auditions are open to the entire community. Highly recommended to MCC students but all are welcome. You are not required to be a MCC student.
What to Prepare?
Prepare 16 bars of a song (no more than 1 minute total). The director primarily needs to hear that you can carry a tune! Sides from the script will be provided for cold readings.
This is NOT Broadway musical theatre, no pop/rock songs.
*Or you can sing a traditional hymn such as "Amazing Grace."
Bring sheet music (except for Amazing Grace), an accompanist will be provided.
Casting Breakdown: 4 women, 3 men, 5 chorus (mix)
Musicians Wanted: Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Percussion (please bring instrument to auditions)
Synopsis: Shakespeare’s Ophelia rises up out of the water dreaming of Pop-Tarts and other sweet things. She finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan Appalachian setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called a Rude Boy, and nothing is what it seems. In this mirrored world of word-scraps and cold sex, Ophelia cuts a new path for herself.
Generally: 3-4 week nights between 6-10 (approx.) and 1 weekend day (Sat or Sun) for 4-5 hours. The schedule will be created around student/actor schedules to the best of the directors’ ability.
Performances: November 20-23, 2014
Where: Middlesex County College Performing Arts Center, 2600 Woodbridge ave, Edison, NJ, 08818.
For info call Tony Ross, 732.906.2612