AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS for THE MATCHMAKER

-- the play that was the basis for the musical Hello Dolly!   

In this production, students have the opportunity to further develop acting and comedic acting skills as well as improve confidence in public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and collaborative skills.  

For Students in Grades 6 - 12

 

Directed by Dianne Schaumberg

Assistant Director - Elaine Sauer

 

AUDITIONS (by appointment only):

Sunday, January 6, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Monday, January 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

*For list of all potential rehearsal dates, please review The Matchmaker Commitment Calendar.

Conflicts with overlapping Stages shows may be accommodated if listed in audition form. 

For an audition appointment, please fill out and submit  Audition Registration Form.

You will receive an email/call with your confirmed appointment time.

CALLBACKS (if called):

Tuesday, January 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

 

CAST:

Calling Actors in Grades 6 – 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. 

 

PREPARE:

       • You will be asked to cold read a scene — no preparation needed.

 

 BRING:

• A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned

• A resume, if available 

• If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.

 

REHEARSALS:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays plus tech week dates — see Calendar View of Commitment (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal).

 

PERFORMANCES: 

3/8/19 @ 7:30pm

3/9/19 @ 2:00pm

3/9/19 @ 7:30pm

3/10/19 @ 2:00pm

COMMITMENT:

  • $321 Commitment Fee for musical theatre training to develop your talent in acting, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  No ad fee required.  Includes a costuming fee.  $20 discount for one additional sibling.  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. 

 

THE SHOW:

Thornton Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!   Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York.

LOCATION:  

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.

 

QUESTIONS:

585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email Carolyn@MJTStages.com

 

Hope to see you at the audition!