Thursday, February 11, 2010

Auditions for Music Circus


California Musical Theatre is looking for performers for the 2010 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. This is the 60th season of Music Circus, presented by California Musical Theatre under the leadership of Executive Producer Richard Lewis. Music Circus auditions performers in New York, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

The 2010 Music Circus lineup is: Spamalot (July 9-18); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 20-25); Oklahoma! (July 27-August 1); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (August 3-8); Funny Girl (August 10-15); The Marvelous Wonderettes (August 17-22); and 42nd Street (August 24-29).

Sacramento auditions for non-Equity singers and actors (ages 16 and above) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday March 3-4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H Street, Sacramento by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the audition hotline at (916) 446-5880, ext. 164, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24-26 and Mon. March 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a ballad and an up-tempo song and must bring sheet music in his or her own key. An accompanist will be provided. Non-Equity actors must have local housing.

All actors must be able to attend callbacks on either March 10 or 11.

Members of Actor's Equity Association should call (916) 446-5880, ext. 117, beginning February 22 to set up an appointment for Friday, March 5. More info will be provided at that time.

Sacramento dance auditions (ages 16 and above) will be held on Saturday, March 13 at The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Boulevard, between 60th and 61st Streets, at 10 a.m. Appointments are not required. Separate audition appointments for dancers will not be scheduled.

Auditioners should arrive to check in at 9:00 a.m. The audition will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Dancers should be registered, dressed in appropriate dance attire and warmed up by 10:00 a.m. Performers should be prepared to learn a dance combination, and everyone should also bring sheet music in his or her own key in the event they are asked to sing. We are looking for dancers proficient in ballet, jazz and tap; acrobatics a plus.

Dancers, 16 and over, will also have the opportunity to be considered for participation in a series of dance classes this summer with visiting guest instructors. For more information about the dance classes, call Victoria at (916) 446-5880, ext. 122.

Auditions for children (ages 10-16) for participation in the Music Circus Junior Company will be held Tuesday, March 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Pavilion at 1419 H Street in Sacramento by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the audition hotline at (916) 446-5880, ext 164, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Each child should be prepared to sing and bring sheet music in his or her own key. An accompanist will be provided. The Music Circus Junior Company is a three-week fee-based program of the California Musical Theatre education department. The program will take place July 5-25 and culminate in the students performing 8 performances as the children's choir in the 2010 Music Circus production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The fee for the Music Circus Junior Company program is $650.

California Musical Theatre actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities. Music Circus is a professional theatre organization. Union members and non-union performers are welcome.
Music Circus was founded in 1951 as the first professional musical theatre in the round west of the Mississippi. Until 2002, its first-class summer stock productions were presented under a canvas tent, the last of its kind in the country. In 2003, the company introduced its new, modern tent-theatre, the Wells Fargo Pavilion, which combines the traditional arena stage with improved audience comfort. Music Circus is the largest, continually operating musical theatre-in-the-round in the country, making it a landmark in the professional theatre community and a living museum of musical theatre history: Sacramento Music Circus is America’s theatre-in-the-round. Music Circus operates under a contract with Actors Equity Association, the union for professional actors in the United States, and the majority of the principal and ensemble cast have extensive Broadway and national tour credits. The acting company will be announced in late spring.

1 comment:

Arevik Seyranyan said...

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