[title of show]
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell
Stage Director: Dennis Yadon, Music Director: Thomas Kasdorf
Let’s put on a show! And let’s submit it to a musical theater festival! But the deadline is only three weeks away. We don’t have anything to write about. How about we write about what to write about? What should we put in the space on the application that asks for the show’s title? Let’s just say [title of show]. In this love letter to musical theater and the joy of collaboration, two guys write a musical about writing a musical. This show received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.
Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison
Performances: April 24 - May 9, 2015
Performance Times: Performances:
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm matinee
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $20
Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Monday, February 2nd - 7p to 9p
Tuesday, February 3rd - 7p to 9p
Call-Backs if necessary: Wednesday, February 4th, 7p
- Jeff: Jeff is the composer and lyricist of the show-within-a-show. He is a bit of a worrier and doesn’t always trust his own gift. He is a Broadway enthusiast who loves obscure musicals and proudly collects Playbills from flop shows! Baritenor role.
- Hunter: Hunter writes the book for the show-within-a-show. He is the “class clown” with a heart of gold. He loves trashy reality TV and can sometimes come across as too eager to please. Think of a friendly, eager puppy! Baritenor role.
- Heidi: Heidi is Jeff’s friend who must get to know Hunter and Susan. She has Broadway experience, but still wants to make it “big”. She’s a stereotypical “Broadway Baby” who grew up listening to cast recordings and has made performing her life’s work. Soprano role with belt.
- Susan: Susan is Hunter’s friend who must get to know Jeff and Heidi. She is not the most confident in her singing ability, but sings just fine! She probably never envisioned herself in a Broadway musical and has appeared in shows that are more “downtown”. She has a day job that she loathes. Quirky and kooky. Mezzo role with belt.
Special Note: Age range for all 4 performers could be anywhere from 25-45. Ideally, the four characters would “read” as being in their mid to late thirties. However, the most important thing is that the four performers cast will need to appear to be comparable in age.
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals are expected to start towards the beginning of March, 2015. They will be held Sunday through Thursday from 7 to 10pm.
Auditions: Auditions will be held on Monday, February 2nd and Tuesday, February 3rd, from 7-9 p.m. at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison. If necessary, Call-Backs will be on Wednesday, February 4th at 7pm.
Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre selection that is approximately one (1) minute long. However, please note that you may be asked to sing more (either of that song or perhaps even another selection if you have one prepared). Additionally, script excerpts will be provided for the reading portion of the audition. It is not necessary to prepare a reading.
Questions: Please contact the producer, Steven Peterson, if you have any questions about the show or auditions at firstname.lastname@example.org.