AUDITIONS

Now announcing auditions for our 2019 spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. April 11-13, 2019.

Actors, Singers, and Dancers needed!

 

Below is the casting and audition information. Please read the information completely and direct any questions to Mr. Pace or Mr. Campbell. Auditions will be held Wednesday and Friday, January 23 and 25. Dance call will be held Thursday January 24. Principal callbacks will be held Monday, January 28.

 

Once you have read and understand all the information, please follow this link to submit your audition request. Applications are due by 3:00pm on Friday, January 18.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name... or so he tells her.

 

Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge, this is the perfect show for theatres that are looking to show off the dance skills of their performers. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!

Audition Requirements

Students wishing to audition for a part will do so with a 16 bar song cut in their voice range, contemporary comedic monologue, and tap dance call.

Songs should be sourced from other similarly style jazz and contemporary musicals. See this link for assistance with selecting a good song cutting. Below is a list of good options for shows to select songs from. Please note: this list is not exhaustive and there are many other options of shows and songs to use. Check with Mr. Pace or Mr. Campbell if you want to ensure your song selection is appropriate for the auditions. Students will need a karaoke track of the song for auditions and should choose a 16 bar cutting of it that shows range in your voice, both highs and lows. Most of these may be found on youtube.

Comedic monologues should be no more than 1 minute in length and memorized.

All students auditioning for any role in this production will be required to participate in a tap dance call on Thursday, January 24. Students should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes but are not required to own tap shoes. Any solid soled, closed-toed shoe will be sufficient for the dance call. Students do not need an previous experience or training with tap to be cast in this show. The dance call will be looking for an individual's comfort with their own body, ease of movement, and ability to be taught and to replicate basic dance movements.

Show Suggestions
  • Anything Goes

  • Chicago

  • City of Angels

  • Drowsy Chaperone

  • Grand Hotel

  • Gypsy

  • My Fair Lady

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It

  • She Loves Me

Characters

For full character list and descriptions, please see this link.

Large cast needed including 15 named parts and sizeable male and female ensembles requiring a diverse group of ethnicities.

The mission of the Osceola Fundamental High School Theatre Arts Program is

to provide a high quality theatrical education preparing students for a wide variety of careers and a lifetime appreciation of the theatre,

to foster a student-led community that supports, challenges, and encourages each member to achieve their greatest artistic potential,

and to create bold art that astonishes the mind, provokes the heart, delights the senses, and above all, tells great stories.

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