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Welcome to Auditions @ MCC

All our auditions are open, meaning anyone can audition  MCC-students, members of the community, high school students, all ages and ethnicity's welcome. Check back periodically as we will update this page as new auditions become available. You can also keep up to date on all MCC Theatre events by becoming our friend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcctheatreor on Twitter: @mcctheatre.


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. 
Song should be in the style of Americana/Folk/Bluegrass.For example: Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait" and Alison Krauss "Down to the River To Pray." 

*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. 


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For info call Tony Ross, 732.906.2612