2017 General Auditions for Four Seasons Theatre and Music Theatre of Madison

Held by Four Seasons Theatre and Music Theatre of Madison at First Baptist Church, 518 North Franklin Avenue, Madison

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Auditions

Auditions will be held on the following days:

3/4/2017

Four Seasons Theatre and Music Theatre of Madison (MTM) are holding General Auditions for our 2017 and 2018 productions. These companies focus on a variety of musical theatre, from treasured classics to contemporary pieces. Both companies perform at various venues around Madison.

General Auditions will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 1:30pm to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church, 518 N. Franklin Ave. Enter through the parking lot doors on Shepherd Terrace. Do NOT try to enter from Franklin Ave. That door will be locked. Advance audition signup is required!

Callbacks for shows for both Four Seasons Theatre and Music Theatre of Madison will be held at later dates. We will contact you if wed like to see you at callbacks for future shows, but it may not be right away, particularly for shows that are scheduled further out. Please consult the anticipated callback dates in the breakdowns for more information.

HOW TO SIGN UP:
Advance audition signup is required. Both companies will be in the room at the same time so you only need to sign up for one audition time.
The audition signup link can be found here.

Video submissions for those who are unable to attend in person may be submitted to both info@fourseasonstheatre.com and auditions@mtmadison.com. Videos must be submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday, March 1. E-mail submissions should follow the same guidelines as in person auditions and should include a completed audition form, a list of potential scheduling conflicts for summer and fall 2017, and a link to a video audition. Links are preferred rather than sending full video files.

WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please be sure to print out and complete the Audition Form in advance, and include a list of potential conflicts in summer and fall of 2017. (Conflicts can be tolerated within reason).

You will have two minutes to perform your audition pieces. Please adhere closely to this guideline. We may stop you if you go over. To make sure you stay within the time allotted, please bring two 16 to 32 bar pieces. One should be from a classic musical (pre-1970) and the other from a contemporary musical. Songs should contrast in vocal style and character. Please have your music clearly marked and in a three-ring binder with pages copied back to back. A professional accompanist will be provided. Acapella auditions are highly discouraged.

There will not be a dance call.

CASTING
Four Seasons Theatre and Music Theatre of Madison are separate companies run by different teams. Policies and casting timelines will vary between the organizations.

COMPENSATION
Compensation structures will vary between each organization. See breakdowns for more information or contact producers.

Four Seasons Theatre is a professional musical theatre company in its 12th year of producing shows at multiple venues in Madison, WI including The Playhouse at Overture, Wisconsin Union Theater, and Memorial Union Play Circle. Recent successes include Spamalot, Big Fish (with Theatre LILA), Guys & Dolls, The Light In The Piazza, The Fantasticks, Kiss Me Kate, and Assassins. Learn more at www.fourseasonstheatre.com.

FOUR SEASONS SHOW INFORMATION
Four Seasons Theatre will be considering Equity and non-Equity actors for its remaining 2017 shows and for 2018 shows TBD.
For Music Theatre of Madison info, click here.

MAN OF LA MANCHA
Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion, Book by Dale Wasserman Directed by Miranda Hawk
Tentative rehearsal start date: June 2017
Performances: August 4-6, 2017 at Shannon Hall in the Wisconsin Union
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha tells the story of Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Dare to dream the impossible dream with this timeless, tough, and tuneful celebration of the human spirit.

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Directed by TBD
Tentative rehearsal start date: October, 2017

Performance dates: December 1-9, 2017 at the Playhouse at Overture Center

Based on the film of the same name, Percy Talbot has just been released from a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is seeking a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. She finds a job at the Spitfire Grill, but quickly finds that the town itself is in despair. Learn more at www.thespitfiregrill.com. Four Seasons Theatre originally produced this show in collaboration with Madison Theatre Guild in 2010.