Auditions for the 2020 Season!
Stowe Theatre Guild invites actors to its 2020 season auditions for
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Much Ado About Nothing, Bullets Over Broadway, and A Little Night Music.
Auditions will take place on Friday, February 7, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (with a break from 12-1pm).
You must sign up for an audition time slot using the link below.
Dance auditions for roles in musical productions will take place at 3:15 p.m. on that Saturday.
If needed, callbacks will take place on Sunday morning, February 9. Please note that an invitation to attend the callback, or lack thereof, is not necessarily an indicator of an actor being cast in or rejected from a production.
All auditions will be held at the Stowe High School auditorium (413 Barrows Rd, Stowe, VT)
To sign up for an audition slot, click here
or go to: bit.ly/STG2020_auditions
Actors are to perform one monologue* of your choice which highlights their acting for the style of show they are most interested in. It may be one they have chosen themselves or taken from the options provided here:
- Benedick, taken from Act II Scene 3 (Much Ado About Nothing)
- Beatrice, taken from Act II Scene 1 (Much Ado About Nothing)
- Claudio, taken from Act IV Scene 1 (Much Ado About Nothing)
- Hero, taken from Act III Scene 1 (Much Ado About Nothing)
- Leonato/Leonata, taken from Act IV Scene 1 (Much Ado About Nothing)
- Dogberry, taken from Act IV Scene 2 (Much Ado About Nothing)
Actors auditioning for a musical are expected to sing*. The song should be a short selection of the actor's choice, which highlights their voice for the style of show they're most interested in (to show range, voice type, character, etc) or taken from the options provided here:
- If you are a soprano - The Finer Things (from Jane Eyre)
- If you are an alto - Just You Wait (from My Fair Lady)
- If you are a tenor - Giants in The Sky (from Into The Woods)
- If you are a bass - Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (from Oklahoma!)
An accompanist will be provided.
Those auditioning for a musical are also to attend the dance portion of the audition on Saturday afternoon. Choreography will be provided - a video will be posted here soon.
*Actors auditioning should prepare materials that are most relevant to their preferred show. Research the shows to find out as much as you can about the characters and their storylines so that you can best present yourself for those roles.
Please fill out an audition form and photo release form and bring them with you to your audition. Forms can also be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are season auditions? In the season audition format, you only have to audition once to be seen for all four shows. Season auditions help actors with common hurdles such as how many shows to audition for and whether to try for bigger roles or accept ensemble parts.
What if I can’t make it in person that weekend? We will accept VIDEO submissions! Send a video file or YouTube link to email@example.com. Video auditions should consist of a monologue and (for musicals) a singing audition. You may also choose to showcase dance ability and any special skills. Videos should be 5 minutes or less in length. Deadline for video auditions is February 6 at 11:59 p.m. Please only send video auditions if you truly can't be there in person.
What if I'm only interested in one (or two or three) of the shows? The audition form lets us know which show(s) you most want to be in.
What if I can't (or don't want to) be in one of the shows? Don't worry! Nobody will be cast in a show against their will!
If I'm only interested in straight plays, do I have to sing or dance? Nope! If you're only interested in Much Ado About Nothing, you can just show us your acting. No singing or dancing required.
What if I found out about auditions late, and I feel under-prepared? We want to welcome as many actors as possible, and we know that sometimes this happens. Just come and give it your best shot!
What are the dance auditions like? Group dance auditions will be held at the end of the general audition session, after all individual auditions have been completed. A choreographer will review the routine for the group. If you are interested in acting only, you don't need to attend the dancing portion.
When are callbacks? Callbacks will be held Sunday morning, February 9, at 10:00 a.m. at Stowe High School. We do anticipate needing callbacks. However, not all roles will need callbacks, so not getting a callback doesn't mean you haven't been cast (and being called back similarly does not mean that you have been cast).
When do rehearsals start? Rehearsals are typically held the 7-12 weeks before each show's opening. Each show sets its own rehearsal schedule, and not all performers are needed at all rehearsals, so be sure to check with your show's Director if you wind up being cast.
Who can I contact if I have any other questions not addressed here? Feel free to be in touch with season executive producer, Cheryl Casey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or our season board liaison, Danielle Peveril, at STGTreasurer1@gmail.com