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2014-15 Season

Announcing Auditions

Directed by Ben Tebbe
Music Direction by James Johnston
Set and Technical Direction by Kristopher D. Steege

When: Monday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.
***Possible callbacks on Thursday, September 11

Where: Marian University Theatre in Marian Hall

Who: YOU! All Marian University students encouraged to audition (Traditional or MAP)

What to Prepare: Please prepare to sing a song of 16 to 32 bars in length, or a segment of one verse and one chorus. The songs in "Songs for a New World" are quite varied in style, mixing rock, gospel, and Broadway influences (Sondheim, Kurt Weill), so a song in one of these styles can help us determine how you might best be cast. However, the song can be any style.

Pick something that you are comfortable singing and shows the best qualities of your voice. We will have a pianist to help with accompaniments. Please bring two copies of the sheet music if you intend to sing with piano.

About the Show: A musical by Jason Robert Brown. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice—take a stand or turn around and go back.” The composer transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman, whose dream of marrying rich, nabs the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. With a flexible cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of popular music, Songs for a New World promises to offer the perfect showcase for Marian University’s student body.

Need more information? Contact Ben Tebbe at btebbe@marian.edu or 317.955.6236.

Backstage Production

Don't want to be onstage but interested in helping with the production backstage?

Wonderful! We need all kinds of help in many of the following areas:

  • Stage Management - email btebbe@marian.edu right away!
  • Lights
  • Sound
  • Costumes
  • Props
  • Run Crew
  • Set building

If you are interested in helping in any of these areas contact Technical Director Kristopher D. Steege at kdsteege@marian.edu or 317.955.6389.

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