Auditions

Upcoming Audition Dates

SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Auditions for our Spring Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, will be held on December 12 and 18 at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Callbacks (if necessary) will be held on December 20 at 6:30pm.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm, with Saturday rehearsals from 9:30 - 12:30, with some Saturdays going until 3:00pm.


Please prepare 16-32 bars (30 seconds to a minute) of a song in the style of the show (Broadway rock/pop musicals, or a rock or pop song). An accompanist will be available or you can use a karaoke track, but please make sure the track has no vocals on it.

 

Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes as there will be a dance audition.


Any questions please reach out to Drama Director, Christopher Turner at christopher.turner@bsd.k12.de.us


Character Breakdown: HERE!


SIGN UP FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AUDITIONS: here!

In preparation for auditions, MPHS Drama will host an Audition Workshop on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00am - 1:00pm. 

Please see below for details:

Audition Workshop - Saturday, December 9: 10:00am- 1:00pm

Our audition workshop gives students the chance to "rehearse" their audition piece prior to auditions to receive feedback and tips from the MPHS Drama Staff.

Please bring your audition selection to this workshop (sheet music or karaoke track). An accompanist and Bluetooth speaker will be provided.

If you do not have an audition selection, we will teach one song from the show that you may sing for auditions.

Please note this is your opportunity to show us what you are auditioning with so we can provide feedback. this is not an opportunity to go through numerous song choices to determine what you want to audition with.


Auditions - Tuesday, December 12 and Monday, December 18 at 6:30pm. 

Callbacks if necessary will be held on December 20 at 6:30 pm

What to prepare

16 -32 bars (about one minute) of a rock/pop musical theater song in the style of the show (examples include: Rent, The Who's Tommy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell)

An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music in the correct key. If you cannot obtain sheet music, please bring a karaoke track with no vocals (We will have a Bluetooth speaker for you to connect to from your mobile device). 

Note if you audition with a karaoke track we may ask you to sing an additional piece.

Please be prepared to dance. You will be given the opportunity to change into comfortable clothes for the dance portion of the audition.


If you have any questions, feel free to email Chris or DM us on Twitter/Instagram

Some tips for a successful audition experience!

Auditioning for a drama production can be very nerve wracking, and scary to some people.  But, there is no need to worry!  The drama staff at MPHS would like you to know we are rooting for you, and want the best audition for you possible.  Here our some of our tips on auditioning:

1) BREATHE.  Taking a long breath before your audition can help calm your nerves, and make you more comfortable before your audition.

2) Come prepared.  Have all required audition materials with you, and conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule. All requirements will be found on the audition announcement.

3) Water.  Water helps for all auditions, musical or straight plays.  Drink water all day before you audition, and before you take the stage to audition.

4)  Relax.  Stressing out about an audition is not cool!  The drama department staff is rooting for everyone who comes out to audition.  Relax, and take your audition by the horns and show us what you are made of!

5) Practice.  Do not make your audition be the first time you are working with the material.  For a musical audition, practice at home to ensure you know your music.  For straight play auditions which require a monologue audition, practice it before you come to the audition.  Remember, practice makes perfect!