Department of Theatre

Main Stage Auditions

Main Stage Auditions
2017-2018

Each semester, the Department of Theatre conducts auditions for the Main Stage productions.  

Each production has its own audition criteria.

Any and all USM students who will be enrolled for the Spring 2018 semester are invited and encouraged to audition.
Please note: students do not need to be a Theatre Major to audition or be cast in Main Stage productions.


AUDITION DATES & TIMES - SPRING 2018 MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS: 

NOTE: auditions for both productions, A Man of No Importance (musical) & The Importance of Being Earnest (play), are held on the same day

Audition date:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Audition time:  5:00pm - 9:00pm
Audition location:  Russell Hall, Main Stage Theatre - Gorham campus

NOTE: A sign-up sheet will be available the day of the auditon.
The location of the sign-up sheet will be posted soon.


Call Back for Musical (A Man of No Importance): Thursday, October 12, 2017
Call Back time:
  6:00pm
Call Back location:  Corthell Hall, Concert Hall - Gorham Campus

Call Back for Play (The Importance of Being Earnest): Friday, October 13, 2017
Call Back time:  10:00am
Call Back location:  Russell Hall, Dance Studio - Gorham Campus


WHAT TO PREPARE

To audition for the Musical (A Man of No Importance)prepare the vocal audition.
To audition for the Play (The Importance of Being Earnest): prepare the monologue audition.
To audition for both: prepare both. 


Vocal Audition:

Prepare a portion (or 32 bars) of a song from the musical theater repertoire that shows us your vocal range. We are interested in seeing how you, the actor, connects to this musical material. Don't pick a song based solely on show-offy high notes. Please no Andrew Lloyd Webber, contemporary rock/pop musical theater, or Happy Birthday.  You will be asked to sing from the score at callbacks. Bring your music for the accompanist to play for your audition.

(The USM Library has an extensive collection of music.) You can contact Ed Reichert for additional help in choosing and/or preparing your music for the audition: edward.reichert@maine.edu.


Monologue Audition:

Prepare one of the attached monologues.

Monologues for Men

Monologues for Women


GET TO KNOW THE MUSICAL

Read the script.

A Man of No Importance - script - Act I

A Man of No Importance - script - Act II


Study the music score.

A Man of No Importance - vocal score - Act I

A Man of No Importance script - vocal score - Act II


SPRING 2018 MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS

A Man of No Importance

The Importance of Being Earnest

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flattery, Lyrics by Lynn Aherns
by Oscar Wilde
  • Directed by Cary Libkin,
    USM theatre faculty member

  • Music direction by Ed Reichert,
    USM music faculty member 
Directed by Andrew Harris,
USM theatre faculty member
First Rehearsal: January 22, 2018 First Rehearsal: March 5, 2018
Performances: March 2 - March 9, 2018 Performances: April 20 - 29, 2018

CASTING FOR: all roles                                                                                                      

CASTING FOR: all roles                                                                                                      

QUESTIONS: 

Please email Professor Valentine: sara.valentine@maine.edu