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Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is excited to announce our return to the stage June 9-12, 2022 with our production of the classic musical, Meredith Willson’s THE  MUSIC MAN, directed by Fred Hunt.

Auditions for our production will be held on February 5, from noon to 4:00pm, and on February 8, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

This year’s auditions will once again take place at John Paul II Catholic School (9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231). Please enter through the main entrance to the school and follow the stairs down to the left to our audition area.

You may choose a 15-minute audition slot using our signup genius page at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A48A8AF28A0F49-2022. Once all slots are filled, we will be accepting walk-ins. However, as a walk-in the wait time may be a bit longer as we attempt to fit you in with our scheduled auditioners.

Note: the format for auditions will include a singing portion (16-32 measures of a Broadway-style show tune); a read-through with other actors; and a dance portion. A speaker will be available to be used with your cell phone for accompaniment. The dance auditions will take place at the end of three consecutive 15-minute audition slots.

Audition forms can be found here: https://bartsbards.org/current-productions/. Forms will also be available at auditions. However, we would prefer you fill out and sign the forms ahead of time to keep things moving during auditions. Thanks!

You will also find at the above link our current COVID-19 health and safety policy. Please read through this policy as you will be asked to agree to follow this as a member of our theatre family. As conditions in the broader community change this policy is subject to change. We will be sure to update all our group members as these changes are made.

Bart’s Bards is excited to announce our return to the stage June 9-12, 2022 with our production of the classic musical, Meredith Willson’s THE  MUSIC MAN, directed by Fred Hunt.

Auditions for our production will be held on February 5, from noon to 4:00pm, and on February 8, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

This year’s auditions will once again take place at John Paul II Catholic School (9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231). Please enter through the main entrance to the school and follow the stairs down to the left to our audition area.

You may choose a 15-minute audition slot using our signup genius page at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A48A8AF28A0F49-2022. Once all slots are filled, we will be accepting walk-ins. However, as a walk-in the wait time may be a bit longer as we attempt to fit you in with our scheduled auditioners.

Note: the format for auditions will include a singing portion (16-32 measures of a Broadway-style show tune); a read-through with other actors; and a dance portion. A speaker will be available to be used with your cell phone for accompaniment. The dance auditions will take place at the end of three consecutive 15-minute audition slots.

Audition forms can be found here: https://bartsbards.org/current-productions/. Forms will also be available at auditions. However, we would prefer you fill out and sign the forms ahead of time to keep things moving during auditions. Thanks!

You will also find at the above link our current COVID-19 health and safety policy. Please read through this policy as you will be asked to agree to follow this as a member of our theatre family. As conditions in the broader community change this policy is subject to change. We will be sure to update all our group members as these changes are made.

Additional Instructions

  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.
  • We are now asking that you bring your completed paperwork with you, which can be found at the following link – https://bartsbards.org/current-productions/.  Please be sure to check out our current COVID-19 guidelines at this same link.
  • Masks are required at all times when in the school building, except when singing during your audition.
  • We will be providing seating within the school to enable for appropriate social distancing while you are with us.
  • For those who are uncomfortable joining us in-person at this time for auditions, video singing auditions will be accepted.  Please send your completed paperwork, resumé, and a link to your singing audition to bartsbardsmusicman@gmail.com by no later than 4:00pm, Saturday February 5.

We hope you will consider joining us in 2022 for what is sure to be a fun time putting this classic musical on the stage. See you at auditions!

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Video Auditions Announced for CaBARTret! at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is very excited to announce auditions for our second annual CaBARTret! In order to keep everyone safe, this event will be streamed LIVE to all your family and friends! The event will be ONE NIGHT ONLY on November 14th and rehearsals will be minimal.

All auditions will be through video submission. You must be 18 or older and out of high school to participate. We want to see talent of all kinds so sing, dance, or perform a skill! We want to see it all! Video submissions are due October 3rd by midnight. Please send videos to BartsBards@gmail.com.

The theme for this year will be “Hope” so please choose a song that will fit this theme. If your song does not fit this theme, we may ask if you’d be willing to perform something different for the show. You may also audition to just participate in group numbers.

All CDC guidelines will be followed throughout the rehearsal process including the wearing of masks, temperature checks, symptom checks, and social distancing. If you have concerns, please contact us to address these.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

We look forward to seeing all your amazing talents!

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Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is excited to announce the auditions for their 2020 summer show, THE MUSIC MAN. We’re looking for anyone ages 6 and up!

Director: Fred Hunt
Vocal Director: Mark Culp
Choreographer: Maddy Weinkam
Producers: Ursula Biron, Jeff Weinkam, & Maddy Weinkam

Show runs June 11th-14th with 5 performances

Audition dates and times:

  • February 8th from 1:00-4:00
  • February 11th from 7:00-9:00
    Callbacks (if needed) February 12th from 7:00-9:00

Audition location:
John Paul II school at St. Bartholomew Parish (9375 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231)

Signup for an audition time here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4DADA62CA3FC1-barts

**We are more than happy to accept walk-ins, but please know scheduled auditions will be taken first.**

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway song NOT from THE MUSIC MAN. There will NOT be an accompanist so please bring accompaniment tracks. We will have a Bluetooth speaker if you do not have one yourself. There will be a choreo audition following three groups of audition time slots. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no open toed shoes).

If you are out of high school and over the age of 18, you must be willing to be Virtus trained through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to participate in this show. We will be offering a training session after the show has been cast on either February 15th or February 22nd (TBD) in the afternoon, but feel free to attend another training session prior to auditions if you know you want to be in the show! Link for times and dates for trainings is below:
https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theme=0

**If you have been in a Bart’s Bards show before and ONLY want to be in the ENSEMBLE, please email BartsBardsMusicMan@gmail.com and we will add you to the list**

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Auditions Announced for caBARTret! at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards are very excited to announce auditions for our very first annual caBARTret! Directed by Maddy Weinkam & Jeff Weinkam, Produced by Sarah Fessler, and Music Directed by Jessica Steuver. The show will be ONE NIGHT ONLY on November 9th and rehearsals will be minimal.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 5th from Noon-3pm at St. Bartholomew Church. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. Video auditions will be accepted and must be received by October 5th at 3pm. Please send videos to BartsBards@gmail.com.

Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song you would like to perform in the show. The theme for this year will be “Dreams” so please choose a song that will fit this theme. We will not have an accompanist, so please bring your own backing track. A cappella auditions will not be accepted.

Sign up here to secure your audition slot
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A48A8AF28A0F49-first

**walk ins are accepted as time permits**

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Runs June 20-23

BB_James and the Giant Peach logoJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Bart’s Bards
June 20-23
St. Bartholomew Krumpe Activity Center [Springfield Township]

Directed & choreographed by Maddy Weinkam
Music directed by Danielle Reynolds
Produced by Francis Kolis

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, and A Christmas Story: the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is a masterpeach!

  • Thu-Fri, June 20-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 22 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, June 23 at 2pm

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