SEEKING TENOR WITH COMIC ABILITIES
TheatreWorks New Milford will hold open auditions for one male role in their upcoming production of Bradford Blake’s SMORGASBORD! a musical menu.
SMORGASBORD! with original music and lyrics by Blake, premiered at New Haven’s Theatre-in-the-Park in 1983. It enjoyed two runs at The Duplex Cabaret in Greenwich Village as well as performances in Boston, Washington D.C. and throughout Connecticut. Newly improved and fortified, the latest production will run at TheatreWorks from Dec 1 through 17th (weekends). Mr. Blake will direct this production with music direction by Charles Smith.
The cast is comprised of 2 women (soprano and alto) and 2 men (tenor and baritone) with strong musical ability, experience with singing harmony, and strong, disciplined comic talents. Each performer has 2 solos, 2 duets, and there are 8 full cast numbers. Each musical number hilariously sends up different food types, dining habits, culinary fads, etc. The four cast members play a different character in each number they perform: sort of a musical sketch-comedy show.
SEEKING: Tenor Ages 30-60- Must sing up to solid A and be able to confidently hold his part in choral arrangements. Comic versatility required. Although not a ‘dance show’, there is some choreographed staging so candidates must be comfortable with movement.
Please prepare two musical theatre songs that show off your vocal range and comic ability. Each selection should be 32 measures long. An accompanist will be provided.
(Please see notes below regarding preparing for your audition)
Auditions will be by appointment.
Auditions will take place at the theatre on Saturday SEPTEMBER 10 FROM 2:00 to 5:00 PM.
- Please bring sheet music IN YOUR KEY. All auditionees must sing with piano accompaniment. No a cappella and no recorded tracks will be permitted. No charts or fake books, no notes on napkins, no music on phones or tablets. Music selection of 32 bars should be clearly marked. Music should be in a binder or on no more than two loose separate sheets across (no stapled music.) so that it's possible to set it on a standard music stand. If it's in a book, it needs to stay open when on a music stand.