Music By Menken -- Audition Notice 

The Thistle Rose Players announce auditions for Music By Menken. One of the most prolific composers of our time, Alan Menken has woven the music into many beloved favorites. In this show, the Thistle Rose Players and Young Artists will feature music from many of Menken's works such as: Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act: the Musical, A Christmas Carol, Hercules, Pocahontas, Tangled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Galavant.

Directed by Pam Jusino with Rachael L. Rose as Music Director.

Show Synopsis

This musical event is comprised of excerpts from 7 - 9 shows featuring music composed by Alan Menken, one of the most prolific composers of our time. This is not a concert and includes acting, singing, and choreography. 


Shows included are: Hercules, Little Shop of Horrors, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, Galavant, Pocahontas, Tangled, Sister Act: the Musical, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Audition Dates, Times, and Location

April 7th and 8th at 7:00PM; 

First Presbyterian Church: 26165 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334  map

** for people unable to audition on either April 7 or 8, please email info@thistleroseacademy.org to determine if there is an alternative method/time of submitting your audition.


Cast Age Requirements:

Ages 10 - 80 yrs


Mandatory Dates:

            ·        TECH Rehearsal - June 8th   12:00PM - 10:00PM [long day]

            ·        TECH Rehearsal - June 15th   12:00PM - 10:00PM [long day]

·        Load-In & Tech - June 16th   1:00PM - 11:00PM [long day]

·        Dress Rehearsal - June 17th   6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

·        Dress Rehearsal - June 18th   6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

·        Dress Rehearsal - June 19th   6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

And ALL Performance Dates


Performance Dates, Times and Location:

·       June 20th, 8:00 PM (Thursday)

·       June  21st, 8:00 PM (Friday)

·       June 22nd3:00 PM and 8:00 PM (Saturday)

Performance Venue:  TBD


Rehearsal Notes:

-  Rehearsals are expected to be 3-5 times per week, however not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.  We will do our best to take individual schedules and conflicts into account when determining the schedule.

-  There is a $25 fee for all participants, due at the first rehearsal.

-  Please realize that it requires a full cast meeting regularly to plan, rehearse, and pull together a great show.  Therefore we need to count on regular attendance from ALL participants.  The Director respectfully asks that cast members not miss more than 4 rehearsal dates for which they are called, all of which must be cleared in  advance.  Please be prepared to submit a list of conflicts on the day of the auditions.

 

Audition Notes:


-  Please be prepared and on time.

-  Please wear comfortable clothing to the Audition that you can move freely in.

-  Please be prepared to list your conflicts at auditions.

-  Please try to fill out the audition form prior to the audition.  Extra copies will be available if needed.

-  Your picture may be taken at auditions.  This picture will only be used to help the director and audition staff - they will not be used anywhere else.

-  Please select two 32-bar cuts of music that best showcase your vocal and acting ranges.  One of those cuts must be from a piece composed by Alan Menken.  Your second piece may also be from Alan Menken or may be from a different composer.

-  Please prepare a 60-90 second monologue.


Roles:

The cast may play multiple roles and also be in the ensemble!

HERCULES

Hercules (Male, Teenaged to 35, A3 - G5)
Phil (Male, 40 - 60, B3 - F#5)
Megara (Female, Teenaged to 35, G3 - C5)
Ladies Greek Chorus (Female, Ages varied, S/A vocal ranges)

POCAHONTAS
Pocahontas (Female, Teenaged to 25, G3 - F5)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Audrey (Female, Teenaged - 40, G#3 - D5)
Mushnik (Male, 55 - 65, G2 - F4)
Seymour (Male, Teenaged - 40, A2 - G4)
Dr. Scrivello (Male, 30 - 45, G2 - G4)
Audrey II - Plant (20 - 45, G2 - G4)
Young Urchins (M/F, 10 - 18)

THE LITTLE MERMAID
Prince Eric (Male, 20 - 30, B2 - G4)
Grimsby (Male, 40 - 70, C3 - C4)
Sebastian (Male, Teenaged - 45, Bb2 - C5)
Ursula (Female, Teenaged - 45, Eb3 - C5)
Ariel (Female, Teenaged - 30, Ab3 - Gb5)
Triton (Male, 35 - 60, Ab2 - F4)
Chef Louis (Male, 30 - 50, Bb2 - A4)
Scuttle (Male, 25 - 40, C3 - G4)

SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL
Deloris (Female, Teenaged - 35, E3 - F#5)
Mother Superior (Female, 40 - 70, D3 - E5)
Monsignor O'Hara (Male, 45 - 70, E3 - G4)
Eddie (Male, Teenaged - 35, AB2 - B4)
Mary Patrick (Female, 35 - 50, F3 - B5)
Mary Robert (Female, Teenaged - 25, F#3 - A5)
Mary Lazarus (Female, 45 - 70, F3 - B4)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Quasimodo (Male, Teenaged - 35, Bb2 - Bb5)
Esmerelda (Female, 18 - 30, E3 - D5)
Frollo (Male, 35 - 50, E2 - Bb4)

GALAVANT
Various

TANGLED
Rapunzel (Female, Teenaged - 25, G3 - G5)
Flynn (Male, Teenaged - 25, Bb2 - Bb5)
Mother Gothel (Female, 40 - 65, F3 - C5)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Scrooge (Male, 45 - 70, A3 - G5)
Young Scrooge (Male, Teenaged - 35, A3 - G5)
Mrs. Fezziwig (Female, 45 - 70, A3 - A5)
Mr. Fezziwig (Male, 50 - 70, A3 - B5)
Ghost of Christmas Past (Male, 40 - 60, A3 - G5)
Cratchit (Male, 30 - 45, A3 - E5)
Tiny Tim (10 - 14, A3 - E5)
Emily (Female, Teenaged - 35, A3 - B5)