Auditions

We will be producing TWO musicals this Fall: The Sound of Music and Little Women. Both musicals will audition on the same day. Actors will have the opportunity to indicate which roles/show they would most like to be a part of, but ultimately, Director, John Rea and Choreographer, Liz Fredette will cast based on theist decisions for each show and both casts. Actors will only be cast in one of the two shows. Both musicals will perform over the first two weekends in December.

Audition information, tech rehearsal, and show schedule for both musicals is listed below. This page will be updated with further information.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in these productions is free of charge. Actors will be expected to raise money for the production by selling patrons and ads for the program. They will also be asked to contribute a concession to sell during one of the shows. Many costume pieces will be provided, but actors may have to contribute some pieces to their costumes. If any of this is a hardship, please speak to Liz at LFredette@MacGuffinTF.com at the audition as your ability to contribute these things should not determine whether or not you can participate in the production.


The Sound of Music
Choreography by Liz Fredette
Directed by John Rea

Audition Date: Monday, September 9
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Seeking actors between the ages of 7 and 18.

Audition Sheet
Anyone auditioning for The Sound of Music OR Little Women should print (double-sided preferred), fill out, and bring their already-completed audition sheet/conflict calendar to the audition on September 9th. Please take extra time to be thorough and accurate regarding conflicts.

Audition Songs:
Captain Von Trapp, Elsa and Max – ‘No Way to Stop It’ – whole song
Maria – ‘I Have Confidence’ (whole song) and ‘Do Re Mi’ – the beginning and when the kids come in
Von Trapp Children – ‘Do Re Mi’ – lyrics below
Do! a deer, a female deer
Re! a drop of golden sun
Mi! a name I call myself
Fa! a long, long way to run
So! a needle pulling thread
La! a note to follow so
Ti! a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to do
Mother Abbess – ‘Climb Every Mountain’ – whole song
All other Nuns – ‘Maria’ – whole song
All other parts – ‘Edelweiss’ – whole song
All actors will be taught vocal parts to ‘The Sound of Music’ to determine how well they can sing harmony.

Following the vocal audition, choreographer, Liz Fredette will teach a dance audition.

Rehearsals run Monday – Thursday from 6-8 PM, beginning on Monday, September 16. Most actors can expect 2-3 rehearsals per week. Thursday is choreography night solely.
Tech rehearsals for The Sound of Music will run 6-10pm on:
Monday, November 25
Tuesday, December 3
Thursday, December 5
*No absences will be permitted during tech.*
Performances:
Friday, December 6 at 7 PM
Saturday, December 7 at 1 PM
Satuday, December 14 at 7 PM
Sunday, December 15 at 3 PM


Little Women
Choreography by Liz Fredette
Directed by John Rea

Audition Date: Monday, September 9
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Seeking actors between the ages of 7 and 18.

Audition Sheet
Anyone auditioning for The Sound of Music OR Little Women should print (double-sided preferred), fill out, and bring their already-completed audition sheet/conflict calendar to the audition on September 9th. Please take extra time to be thorough and accurate regarding conflicts.

Audition Songs:
Jo – ‘Astonishing’ and ‘Some Things Are Meant to Be’ – whole songs
Meg, Beth, and Amy – ‘Some Things Are Meant to Be’ Beth’s part (whole song)
Laurie – ‘Take a Chance on Me’ – whole song, key can be adjusted
Marmee – ‘Days of Plenty’ – whole song
Professor Bhaer – ‘How I Am’ – whole song
John Brooke – ‘More Than I Am’ – his part in the whole song
All other parts – ‘Five Forever’ – Lyrics below
“‘From now on we are joined
And we shall not be parted
From this day on it’s all for one
And one for all for life
We’ll live like musketeers.
Together we’ll prevail.
We’ll be five for all
Forever from now on”

Following the vocal audition, choreographer, Liz Fredette will teach a dance audition.

Rehearsals run Monday – Thursday from 6-8 PM, beginning on Monday, September 16. Most actors can expect 2-3 rehearsals per week. Thursday is choreography night solely.
Tech rehearsals for Little Women will run 6-10pm on:
Tuesday, November 26
Monday, December 2
Wednesday, December 4
*No absences will be permitted during tech.*
Performances:
Saturday, December 7 at 7 PM
Sunday, December 8 at 3PM
Friday, December 13 at 7 PM
Saturday, December 14 at 1 PM


The Singin’ Bohemians Cabaret Troupe
Audition Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 6-7 PM

Seeking singers and dancers between the ages of 12 and 18. The Singin’ Bohemians is a select group of highly trained singers and dancers from MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company. They perform from October – June at Open Mic Nights, Home Shows, retirement communities, churches and Philadelphia events.

Actors should prepare a full Broadway song that really defines them and shows off their vocal abilities. It should be upbeat and age appropriate. Actors should also prepare a Disney song that defines them, as well. Following the vocal audition there will be a dance audition.

Rehearsals are on Saturdays from 2:30-4 PM and follow our Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. Troupe Tuition and rehearsal dates follow our Fall, Winter, and Spring Classes. Please email LFredette@MacGuffinTF.com for more information.

Choreography by Associate Artistic Director, Liz Fredette
Directed by Artistic Director, John Rea.


The Mechanicals Acting Troupe
Audition Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 7-8 PM
Seeking actors between 12 and 18. The Mechanicals is a select, highly trained troupe of actors from MacGuffin. They perform from October – June at Open Mic Nights, Home Shows, retirement communities, churches and Philadelphia events.

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue from a contemporary play. Please don’t bring a Disney monologue.

Rehearsals are on Saturdays from 1-2:30 PM and follow our Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. Please email LFredette@MacGuffinTF.com for more information.

Directed by Liz Fredette


This Side Up Comedy Improv Troupe
Audition Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 6-8 PM

Seeking comedians between the ages of 12 and 18. This Side Up is a highly trained troupe of improv comedians from MacGuffin. They perform from October – June at Open Mic Nights, Home Shows, retirement communities, churches and Philadelphia events.

The audition will be improvised games with the current members of the troupe. Actors are encouraged to watch Whose Line is it Anyway?

Rehearsals are on Saturdays from 2-3:30 PM and follow our Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. Please email LFredette@MacGuffinTF.com for more information.

Directed by Jen Jaynes