Auditions For Dreamgirls
from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
What to Prepare: Please prepare one fast song and one slow song (16 bars each), in the style/genre of Motown, but no songs from the show. The selections should show your vocal and acting skills as well as your ability to move to the music. Please bring your printed sheet music (in the key you plan to sing) and a current performance resume.
Prepared monologues are not necessary, but the audition may require a cold reading. Callbacks take place on Thursday, December 20 from 5-8pm and those who are called back should be prepared to perform a song from DREAMGIRLS.
DREAMGIRLS is a show about a time in American musical history when what is called rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties-a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco-though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now-two decades later-are we beginning to understand.
Rehearsals begin in mid January. The show runs May 3rd – May 12th, 2013 in the York College Performing Arts Center, Auditorium.