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Songs for a New World

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
February 12-14 & 18-20, 2016

Directed by Scott Mohon, Music Direction by Patricia Balmer

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Leo J Welder Center for the Performing Arts. Please enter from the center doors on Main Street.

Audition Requirements: All roles are open. Please prepare 32 bars of both a contemporary pop/rock ballad and upbeat song.  Bring sheet music or CD with you. Accompanist provided. You will not be asked to dance.

Call Backs: Select individuals from the audition may be asked to return on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm for a call back audition. You may be asked to sing selections from the show. If you are not asked to attend the callbacks, it does not necessarily mean you will not be cast in the show.

Notification of Cast List:  Roles will be offered by Monday, December 7, 2015.

At least 2 women and 2 men. The number of cast members will be determined by the audition process. This is an ensemble cast with many featured roles.

                THE SHOW
This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs For A New World. The first musical from TONY Award winner Jason Robert Brown (ParadeBridges Of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.

REHEARSALS begin Sunday, January 3rd.  
                Anticipated rehearsals are Sunday -Thursday 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please note any potential conflicts at the audition. Due to the requirements of this, and all productions, no one can be excused from any technical rehearsal or performance. If potential conflicts arise prior to rehearsals beginning – actors are asked to contact their stage manager immediately. If conflicts arise during the rehearsal process – you will notify your stage manager.  The success of the production is impacted by the great attendance, discipline and accountability of all cast and crew at all scheduled rehearsals and performances

TECHNICAL REHEARSALS (Production week)begin Sunday, February 7th 
All cast members are required to be at all technical rehearsals

PERFORMANCE DATES:  All cast members are required to be at all performances
Friday, February 12 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 13 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 14 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 17 – 6:30 pm – Brush Up Rehearsal
Thursday, February 18 – 7:30 pm
Friday, February 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20 – 7:30 pm

All Company Members are asked to participate in at least 2 crew calls other than strike.
Additional crew calls may happen in December 2015
Saturday, January 9 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 16 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 23 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 30 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 6 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 20 - after curtain STRIKE--All company members are required to
                                                participate in STRIKE