Heathers Audition Instructions
AUDITIONS (by appointment only):
Tuesday, March 13. 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
For an audition appointment, please review Commitment Calendar and instructions below, then complete the online Audition Registration Form. You will receive an email/call with your appointment time. Tech rehearsals and performances are mandatory, however, some parts may be double cast to meet directorsʼ vision or to accommodate cast conflicts (prom, etc.). We must know conflicts to make this work. PLEASE BE HONEST.
CALLBACKS (if called):
Saturday, March 17, 2:00 - 4:00PM
Conflicts with callbacks may be accommodated if we know in advance. Please list conflicts completely in the registration form.
Calling Singers, Dancers, Actors in Grades 8 - 12 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Please consider your commitment to the show prior to your audition, as we obviously can’t promise lead roles to everyone. Every role, ensemble included, will be exciting and fun, as well as a valuable experience.
PRIOR TO YOUR AUDITION:
32 bars from two contrasting songs (one upbeat, one ballad) from contemporary musical theater that showcase your vocal range and demonstrate your ability to show character through song. Be prepared to sing each entire song if asked. Please do not prepare a song from Heathers High School Edition. By contemporary, we mean songs from musicals post 1990 (maybe as far back as 1980) that are not classical musicals (classical examples: My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!). Contemporary musical style is more "pop," rock. Some musicals that fit into this style are: Next to Normal, The Last Five Years, 13, Rent, Aida, to name a few.
How to Prepare Your Accompaniment Music for auditions:
Accompaniment sheet music should be in the key you would like the accompanist to play it in.
If copied, hole-punch the music and put in a binder. The music should be on the front and back of each page.
If only printed on one side, tape the pages together so they are back-to-back or put them back to back in a non-glare sleeve.
If music is bound, it should lay flat when open.
It should probably go without saying, but accompaniment music should show the piano accompaniment part (i.e., a vocal-only score is not sufficient).
You will be asked to read a scene — no preparation needed for this portion of the audition.
A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
A resume, if available
Shoes and appropriate clothes to dance in (no flip flops, crocs, etc.) — you will be taught a short dance combination to be performed in a group.
Sheet music (not CD’s) for your audition song in the the key in which you will sing (see “How to Prepare Your Accompaniment Music” above). An accompanist will be provided (“a cappella” audition songs will not be accepted).
If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.
REHEARSALS: Dates vary — see Calendar View of Commitment (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal).
May 11, 7:30pm
May 12, 7:30pm
May 13, 2:00pm
May 18, 7:30pm
May 19, 2:00pm
May 19, 7:30pm
• $321 Commitment Fee for musical theatre training to develop your talent in singing, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances. Includes a costuming fee. There is no ad requirement. A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.
• Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.
• Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success.
Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt... but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.
Are you in, or are you out?
For character breakdown, click here.
Directed by Matt Mayne
Music Directed by Jim Schmitt
Choreographed by Laura Marron
Created by Laurence O'Keefe, Kevin Murphy
Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at:
STAGES 875 E. Main Street
Third Floor, Auditorium Center
Rochester, NY 14605
Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave). Tell the attendant you are attending a Stages’ audition.
585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email Carolyn@MJTStages.com
Hope to see you at the audition!