Upcoming Audition Dates
PIPPIN Audition information:
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 10am-1pm – Workshop*
*Bring the song you'd like to use for your audition. If you do not have one, we will have a selection from the show that you can use. The workshop is your chance to get tips from the staff and also feedback on your song selection.
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm – Audition night 1
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm – Audition night 2
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm – Callbacks
What to prepare
Please prepare 16 - 32 bars of music in the style of the show (Pippin is very much a 70s influence score, think pop/rock/R&B). NO SONGS FROM A CLASSIC MUSICAL. Bring sheet music in the correct key with the proper START and STOP markings.
No A cappella singing will be allowed. If you need to sing from a track, please make sure there are no vocals already on it. Be sure you bring a device that can be plugged into a headphone jack on a speaker system.
Be prepared to dance.
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!