Auditions

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WANT TO AUDITION FOR A SHOW BUT HAVE NEVER DONE IT?  READ ON!

"So I know you’re thinking, “What, me audition to be in an ECCT show?  There’s NO WAY I’m going to do that.”  I used to think that too.  My two daughters have been in numerous shows and while I enjoy watching them and helping behind the scenes, I never thought I would ever be on the same stage performing with them.  But last summer that’s exactly what happened.

My daughters encouraged me to audition for the summer show.  I figured there was truly no time like the present so I found a song I liked and practiced for my audition.  Now my practice wasn’t anything scientific.  I sang along with the song while driving back and forth to work.  By the day of auditions I thought I was ready to sing for the director.  Yes, I was nervous, but everyone there made me feel more at ease.  I sang my song and let out a huge sign of relief.  I even had the opportunity to perform with my kids, which made everything worth it. 

You can do it.  All you need to do is sing a familiar song and wait for the fun to begin.  You won’t regret it."
Sharon McIlquham

"If you can read this, you can audition! Many auditions are nothing more than reading the words from the script. No experience necessary!

I had been a stay-at-home mom for 15 years and I'm not sure what made me do it - perhaps sitting there for my son's umpteenth audition - but I decided to ignore my jitters and audition for a play. No singing required! The audition was easy and painless. Two years and ten shows later, I have had amazing experiences on stage and off, made great friends, and worked with funny, kind, and generous people.

So, if you've ever thought of auditioning, ignore your jitters (and everyone gets them) and do it! You never know what wonderful experiences might lie ahead."
Alicia Klein

 

Looking for an audition song?  Check out over 1000+ songs on Spotify that will be available at all upcoming ECCT musical auditions requiring a prepared piece!  Just go to https://open.spotify.com/.../playlist/4LOX4HxM7M9voHUmWZuTcr 

 

 

AUDITIONS
THE STINKY CHEESE MAN
August 21 & 22 at 5:30pm

Everything from "Chicken Little" to "The Gingerbread Man" gets a complete makeover in this stage version based on the children's book of fractured fairy tales. Clever music and witty narration accompany th elikes of clumsy giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around. 

AUDITIONS: Prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway song. Bring your own accompaniment- live, CD, or on an electronic device like iPhone or iPad. Looking for a song? Choose a song from the over 1000 songs that will be available from the ECCT Broadway Audition Tracks found on Spotify using the link below. There will be no dance audition.

ROLES: 7 performers ages 10-Adult who will perform multiple characters.

REHEARSALS: Generally 3-4 nights per week from 5:30pm-7pm Monday through Thursday with a possible weekend rehearsal or two starting August 24.

SHOWS: Four school matinees and four public performances are scheduled September 28, 29, 30 and October 1st at The Oxford, as well as touring performances October 2, 3, 4, 5, and 16 in Osseo, Black River Falls, Wisconsin Rapids, Prairie du Sac, Richland Center, and Steven’s Point. 

 

AUDITIONS
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
August 28 & 29 at 7pm

The basis for the classic cult movie, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical hits the Oxford just in time for Halloween! That sweet transvestite and his motley crew invite you to do the Time Warp, dress up, sing along and purchase a goodie bag of props at the door for a unique audience experience.

AUDITIONS: Prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway song. Bring your own accompaniment- live, CD, or on an electronic device like iPhone or iPad. Looking for a song? Choose a song from the over 1000 songs that will be available from the ECCT Broadway Audition Tracks found on Spotify using the link below. There will be no dance audition.

ROLES: As a PG-13 show, auditions are open to ages 18+.
USHERETTE/MAGENTA: Female, (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5) One of Frank’s servants.
BRAD: Male, (Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4) Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times.
JANET: Female, (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5)
Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily.
NARRATOR: Male, (Range: Non-Singing Role) Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience.
RIFF RAFF: Male, (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4)
Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.
COLUMBIA: Female, (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5)
One of Frank’s servants.
FRANK 'N' FURTER: Male Transvestite, (Range: Baritone, D3-G4)
Master of the castle. Welcomes Janet and Brad with open arms. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his entourage. Master of seduction.
ROCKY: (Range: Tenor, A3-G4) Frank’s magnificent creation. Appealing with prominent muscles.
EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Male, (Range: Baritone, E3-F#4)
Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and role of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle.
4 PHANTOMS – TRANSILVANIANS (SATB)
Various Singers.

REHEARSALS: Generally 3-4 nights per week Monday through Thursday from 7-9:30pm with an occasional weekend rehearsal starting August 31.

SHOWS: Six public performances are scheduled October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at The Oxford. The performance on Friday October 20 is a midnight performance