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Audition for our Shows

Spring 2019 Show Auditions

The Mason Players offer Unified Show Auditions each semester. 

Casting is open to all full-time degree-seeking Mason students, regardless of major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students audition for all shows to be produced in the semester in one session. Auditions for productions will be held during the first week of classes each semester. Contact the Theater office for more information. 

Announcing Musical Theater Unified Auditions for: 

The Mason Cabaret and Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, A Concert Presentation.

The School of Theater will hold a unified audition for both performances on:

Monday, October 8, 3:00-6:00pm (Columbus Day, no classes held), with a Dance/Movement audition for Merrily only from 6:00-7:00pm, MTB 2013.

Students may audition for one or both presentations. If auditioning for Merrily, plan to attend the Dance audition at 6:00 pm, in addition to scheduling your vocal audition between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. 

Sign up for an audition slot on the Theater Office door, PAB A407 (no electronic sign-up required). If you have already scheduled an audition for Mason Cabaret, you do not need to change it. Copies of the scripts are available in the Theater office. Please do not remove these copies from the office! Unable to sign-up? Walk-ins are always welcome and will be seen as soon as possible!

The schedules for these two events do not conflict with each other.

The Shows 


The Mason Cabaret
The Golden Age of Broadway
Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line-up of stellar vocalists, offering showstoppers, ballads and duets from the Great White Way!

Merrily We Roll Along
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Choreography by Stefan Sittig

This critically acclaimed musical is Stephen Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musing on friendship and the high price of success. A special concert presentation.

What to Prepare:


  • A one-minute vocal selection from either the Golden Age of Broadway, 1943-1965, OR a 1-2-minute cut from any Sondheim song.

  • Bring head shot, resume and sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.

(Previous cabaret cast members are expected to audition in order to be considered for The Mason Cabaret)

The Mason Cabaret rehearsals:


Jan 22-31 evenings and weekends.

Performances:

  • Feb 1 & 2 at Harris Theater, 8pm
  • Feb 8 at Gregory Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 8pm;
  • Feb 9 at Greenspring Community, Springfield, VA, 7pm;
  • Feb 10 at Ashby Ponds, Ashburn, VA, 3pm.

Merrily We Roll Along Rehearsals:


Important Note: Those cast must enroll in THR 428, Musical Theater Ensemble (3 cr.) and THR 191 (0 cr.) in the Spring ’19 semester.

Rehearsals take place during class times, Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30am-1:10pm. There will also be one week of evening tech/dress rehearsals the week of April 29-May 2, 2019.

Performances:

  • May 3rd, at 3pm and 8pm on the Concert Hall stage.

Note: this is a concert-style presentation, not a full production. The show will feature the complete libretto and score, and choreography, but design and technical elements will be minimal.

A complete list of characters and descriptions can be found at https://www.musicaltheatreaudition.net/shows/merrilyweroll.html

Unified auditions for our remaining Spring shows


Auditions will take place over the evenings of January 23 & 24, 2019.

Callbacks will be January 26, 2019. Details will be forthcoming!

Mason theater students on stage

Scene from The Imaginary Invalid, Mason Players, 2018

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