[title of show]

By Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell

Directed by David Furumoto

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.


Produced by UW-Madison at Mitchell Theatre, 821 University Ave, Madison

Performances: July 8-30, 2011

Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $15-$22

Call 608-265-2787 for reservations or more information.

How you can help support MadStage! Radio theater page Submit show information to MadStage Information about performance venues Wisconsin playwrights and scripts page Theater humor page Win Free Tickets! Thanks to all those who've contributed to MadStage in the past year! About MadStage Theater and dance classes, workshops, teachers and schools Performance links Performance-related job and volunteer opportunities, plus internship listings Dance Groups featured on MadStage Theater groups featured on MadStage Performance Calendar Home

Auditions

Auditions will be held on the following days:

3/6/2011

Four characters; two male (Hunter and Jeff) and two female (Susan and Heidi).

Auditions will be held in the basement of Vilas Hall on Sunday, March 6 from 1-5 pm. Please prepare a 2-minute contemporary monologue AND 16 BARS OF MUSIC FROM A CONTEMPORARY (not rock) MUSICAL. Please bring your own sheet music clearly marked in the correct key.

Bring a headshot or photo of yourself. These cannot be returned.

To sign up for an audition time, got to www.utproduction.blogspot.com. You m ay sign up beginning MARCH 1.

First rehearsal is Tuesday, May 31. For a complete performance schedule, go to www.utproduction.com and click on "calendars".