Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

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Open Auditions for Andrew Lloyd Weber's CATS

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10 a.m.

McBride Auditorium

BGSU Firelands College Theatre, partnering with Caryl Crane Youth Theatre, is holding open auditions for its upcoming production Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, March 9, 2019, in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College beginning at 10 am. CATS will be presented at BGSU Firelands College, April 26- May 5, 2019.

Seeking dancers, singers and actors ages 10+ for the production!

Great roles available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 10 and up. No experience necessary! To participate in CATS, you must be age 10 or above by the first rehearsal on March 18, 2019. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings between 5 pm – 9 pm*. Roles may be double-cast for this production.

*Due to the nature of the piece, we will rehearse by songs and you will only be called at rehearsals of the songs you are featured in. (i.e. you may only be called from 5-7 or 7-9 on a given rehearsal night).

AUDITION MUSIC

Ladies - Please learn "Macavity" from CATS. Lyrics can be found below. Memorization required if over the ages of 12. The selection and sheets with the lyrics will be available at the audition for those ages 10-12.

Reference recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jug_kXgUmHs

Gentlemen - Please learn "Mister Mistoffelees" from CATS. Lyrics can be found below. Memorization required if over the ages of 12. The selection and sheets with the lyrics will be available at the audition for those ages 10-12.

Reference recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EdsnFZy9g8

DANCE CALL

All: There will be a dance call after the singing audition. You may or may not be asked to stay and dance. You may be asked to sing additional material if the director needs to see more. If a singing is needed, sides will be available at check-in. There will be no callbacks for this production.

We will be casting 6-8 non-dancing PIT SINGERS for the production. Specifically seeking strong singers who can read music and hold tight harmonies. Less rehearsal will be required for the PIT SINGERS.

As with all BGSU Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre main-stage productions, there is NO tuition**. We ask that a $20 donation be made by each cast member to help cover the costs of scripts and musical materials as well as costumes. The Cast List will be posted on Sunday, March 17 by 5 pm. The first full-company rehearsal will be March 19 at 5 pm in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College.

** Please note that for CATS, each dancer will be responsible for the purchase of their own jazz sneakers. Gentlemen will also be responsible for the purchase of a traditional (not full) dancebelt. Ladies will also be responsible for the purchase of a nude leotard.

More information is available by calling 419.372.0732 or emailing carylcraneyouththeatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION LYRICS

Ladies: MACAVITY

And when the larder's looted or the jewel case is rifled
Or when the milk is missing or another peke's been stifled
Or the greenhouse glass is broken and the trellis past repair
There's the wonder of the thing Macavity's not there

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity
There never was a cat of such deceitfulness and suavity
He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare
What ever time the deed took place Macavity's not there

Gentlemen: Mr. Mistoffelees

He can play any trick with a cork
Or a spoon and a bit of fish paste
If you look for a knife or a fork
And you think it is merely misplaced
You have seen it one moment and then it is gone
You find it next week lying out on the lawn

And we all say
Oh! Well I never was there ever a cat so clever as magical mister mistoffelees
Oh! Well I never was there ever a cat so clever as magical mister mistoffelees


SCHEDULE

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule for CATS
(you will only be called for the numbers you are in and rarely, if ever for a full 4-hour night)

T, March 19, 5 pm -8 pm
W, March 20, 6 pm - 9 pm
TH, March 21, 5 pm -9 pm
Sat, March 23, 9 am - 12 pm
Sun, March 24, 1 pm - 4 pm
M, March 25, 5 pm - 9 pm
W, March 27, 5 pm - 9 pm
Sat, March 30, 9 am - 12 pm
Sun, March 31, 1 pm - 4 pm
Sat, April 6, 9 am - 12 pm
Sun, April 7, 1 pm - 4 pm
M, April 8, 5 pm - 9 pm
T, April 9, 5 pm - 9 pm
W, April 10, 5 pm - 9 pm
Th, April 11, 5 pm - 9 pm
Sat, April 13, 9 pm - 12 pm
Sun, April 14, 1 pm - 4 pm
M, April 15, 5 pm - 9 pm
T, April 16, 5 pm - 9 pm
W, April 17, 5 pm - 9 pm
Th, April 18, 5 pm - 7 pm (Holy Thursday)
Sat, April 20, 9 pm - 12 pm
M, April 22, 5 pm - 9 pm
T, April 23, 5 pm - 9 pm
W, April 24, 5 pm - 9 pm
Th, April 25, Preview 7 pm
F, April 26, Opening Night, 7:30 pm
Sat, April 27, 2 pm matinee
Sun, April 28, 2 pm matinee
Th, May 2, 5-8 pm Brush-up rehearsal (tent)
F, May 3, 10 am student matinee, 7:30 pm performance
Sat, May 4, 2 pm matinee
Sun, May 5, 2 pm Closing Performance

It looks like a big commitment, but reminder that most students will be in 3-4 numbers total and will not be required at every rehearsal. 2-3 x per week for most until Tech Week.

Brian Marshall
Artistic Director
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre
BGSU Firelands

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre, a National Award-Winning Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands College, serves over 5,000 youth and families in our community each year through its three core programs: Theatrical Training Workshops, A Five-Production Theatre Series, and Teen Board Outreach. Supported through public support, you will help inspire, enrich, and empower the imaginations of children and families through live theatre and theatre education!