SR Troupe Audition Info

Dear 25th Year SR Troupe, Your audition information is posted to the website.
– Go to <> – If you are on a lap top click on “HST Families” in blue bar. – If you are on a cell phone or tablet, click on the menu icon (3 lines) in the blue bar. That will bring up a box. Click on “HST Families.” – On HST Families page, look under PROGRAM LINKS for SR Troupe. – Click on SR Troupe. You will need a password: HST25
You will find AUDITION SIDES and AUDITION MUSIC. *Use the YouTube links to learn the songs*, but you *need to look at the sheet music to know which part of the song is being used* for the audition.
Memorization of sides is not required, except for those auditioning for Tony. Tony’s lines in the scene with Doc must be memorized. (*Freshmen may not audition for Tony*.)*NOTE: * Sides should be acted, not just read. You should be familiar with the scene and have a personal strategy for conveying the character you are playing. NO props or costume pieces. Audition Songs *that all girls/guys are asked to learn* will be auditioned as follows:Groups of students will sing the song all the way through. Then groups will be split into smaller groups that sing the song through again. Then, depending on time, some/all will sing a section of the song as a soloist. Note: The Director can pick out specific voices when the group is singing through the entire song, so even if the section of song that you sing as a solo is not your “best” section, it will not impact the director’s ability to assess your vocal abilities. Music is not required to be memorized EXCEPT for the following:Tony – memorize entire song of “Something’s Coming”Maria and Anita – memorize song “A Boy Like That”*All Girls – Learn part of “America”*
*All Guys – Learn part of “Jet Song”*
*Anita and Maria – “A Boy Like That”*
*Maria – All girls should learn entire song of “I Feel Pretty”*
*Tony – “Somethings Coming” (entire song) PLUS pp. 25-26 of “Maria* Please remember that you will have a dance audition during your first class on Oct. 4th. Songs/sides will be auditioned on Oct. 11th.
Finally, a note of encouragement from your Director, Mrs. Alexander: *This can be a stressful, exhilarating, enjoyable, scary time, these auditions. I can assure you that our professional alums go through the same range of crazy feelings as they audition. Everyone does; it’s the nature of theater. Prepare the best you can and then get your mind off you. Be welcoming to the troupe members you meet, polite and gentle with your accompanist and other staff. Know that your Director is always in your corner, wanting you to do your best and looking for the talents she has seen in you as your have grown. Hold the results lightly. You can have your very best year no matter what part you get. We trust in God to reveal what we need to see. You have families who are praying for you. Enjoy the journey.*
Looking forward to getting this year started! Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

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