Auditions Announced for BYE BYE BIRDIE, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

WFIT_Sign at nightCincinnati Landmark Productions holds auditions for the 2018 Summer Classic Season at The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.

Productions include:

  • BYE BYE BIRDIE
  • ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
  • THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Sat, Jan. 6 from 1-5pm
Sun, Jan. 7 from 6:30-9:30pm

All auditions held at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater – 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

Please note: These auditions include singing and dancing only for BYE BYE BIRDIE, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. There are some roles in the musicals that DO NOT REQUIRE DANCE. Also these auditions will include your selected monologue for THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP\

Callbacks:

Monday, January 8th – Callbacks will be utilized for reading from all scripts and singing for specific roles (no dance).

  • BYE BYE BIRDIE from 6-8pm
  • ONCE ON THIS ISLAND from 8:30-10:30pm

Tuesday, January 9th – Callbacks will be utilized for reading from all script.

  • THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP from 6-8pm

Saturday, January 13th – Callbacks will be utilized for singing for specific roles (no dance).

  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR from 11am-1pm 

If you’d like the audition forms sent to you in advance, email Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@clpshows.org.

Important Audition Information

FOR THE MUSICALS

  • Please prepare 24-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre, pop/rock or gospel song that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
  • Bring sheet music in the correct key.
  • Please dress appropriately for a dance audition.
  • A theater dance combination will be taught at the initial audition. You will not need to do the dance audition if you are auditioning for a non-dancing role. For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the roles of Jesus, Caiaphus, Pontius Pilate, and Annas will not need to dance. 
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age to audition.
  • MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition.
  • A headshot/picture is appreciated.

FOR THE PLAY, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP

  • Prepare a 30-60 second comedic Monologue.
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age to audition.
  • MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition.
  • A headshot/picture is appreciated. 

Note: Please bring one copy of your resume and optional headshot for each production you are auditioning for. (Auditioning for all four productions, bring four copies.)

Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters in any of the productions, but must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.

No more than two conflicts will be accepted during the rehearsal process for each of these productions.

All roles are paid positions. No roles have been precast.

The 2018 Summer Classics Season includes:

BYE BYE BIRDIE
Book by Michael Stewart | Music by Charles Strouse | Lyrics by Lee Adams
A loving send-up of pre-Beatles, 1960s small-town America and Rock & Roll – BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie gets drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. With a tuneful high-energy score, riotous teen romance, and a hilarious script, BIRDIE continues to thrill audiences around the world. Hit songs include “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”

Rehearsals begin: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Performance dates: May 2 – May 27, 2018

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Ti Moune, a peasant girl, falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel. Unbeknownst to her, the pompous gods of the island make a bet over which is stronger, love or death – the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When Daniel returns to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price. Winner of the 1995 Olivier Award in London for Best New Musical, this show features exciting island-flavored songs, including “Waiting for Life”, “One Small Girl”, “The Human Heart” and “Why We Tell the Story”.

Rehearsals begin: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Performance dates: June 6 – July 1, 2018

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP – A Penny Dreadful
By Charles Ludlam
A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire, an ancient Egyptian princess brought to life, a lonely British Lord named Edgar, his new wife, her snooty maid, a disappearing/re-appearing groundskeeper and other macabre and madcap characters make this a comedy that has everything – especially when you consider that they’re all played by only two actors in a bewildering series of costume changes and clever scenes that will make your head spin!
Can Lord Edgar’s expedition to Egypt discover the secrets of immortality? This is the kind of fun that gets people hooked on theater in the first place. Far and away the funniest two hours you’ll experience on stage!

Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Performance dates: July 11 – Aug. 5, 2018

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
What’s the buzz? Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”

Rehearsals begin: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Performance dates: Aug. 15 – Sept 9, 2018

For more information on auditions, contact us at 513.241.6550. Check us out on the web at www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com

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