Caryl Crane Youth Theatre

Open Auditions for Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s
FALL 2021 SEASON


Shrek Jr., The Great Gatsby, and All Together Now: A New Musical Revue
August 2 and 3 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am
McBride Auditorium
BGSU Firelands College

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for its upcoming Fall 2021 Season productions of Shrek Jr., The Great Gatsby, and All Together Now, August 2 and 3, 2021, in the McBride Auditorium at BGSU Firelands College. The annual holiday musical, The Mickey Mouse Club Christmas Concert, will be cast via sign-up, later this Fall.

Shrek Jr. (ages 6-12) will be presented September 16-19, 2021.

The Great Gatsby (ages 12-18) will be presented October 28-30, 2021.

All Together Now (ages 10-18) will be presented November 18-21, 2021.

Great roles available for actors, singers and dancers, ages 6 through 18. No experience necessary! To participate in Shrek Jr, you must be age 6 or above by the first rehearsal on August 30, 2021. To Participate in All Together Now, you must be age 10 by the first rehearsal on November 8, 2021. Rehearsals for all productions are weekday evenings between 5 pm – 8:30 pm (times vary per production requirements). Roles may be double-cast for any/all productions.

No sign-up required. You only need to attend 1 audition day. If you aren’t able to attend either audition day, video submissions will be permitted. Please text Artistic Director Brian Marshall, 216-771-5862, or email at mbrian@bgsu.edu for more information on how to submit a video.

FOR THE AUDITIONS!

Be prepared to Sing and Dance!

There will be a short dance call for all three shows prior to singing. Dress to move.

For Shrek Jr., see music selection below. For The Great Gatsby and All Together Now, please prepare no more than 32 bars (45 seconds tops) of a song that shows you off the best (Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pop). Bring a track without vocals (YouTube link is perfect). A Bluetooth speaker will be provided. If auditioning for Shrek Jr. and All Together Now, you do not need a second song. “Freak Flag” will be your audition for both!

For The Great Gatsby, please choose one of the audition monologues that can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/8dhu8kr . They do not need to be memorized. Copies will be provided at the audition. Seeking all roles + Ensemble and Jazz Singers. Gatsby auditions will take place after singing auditions are complete.

AUDITION MUSIC FOR SHREK JR.

All - Please learn the refrain of "Freak Flag" from Shrek Jr. Lyrics can be found below. Memorization is not required. The selection and sheets with the lyrics will be available at the audition.

Reference recording https://tinyurl.com/8dhu8kr

Freak Flag Lyrics

All: FREAK FLAG

Let Your Freak Flag Wave

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Never Take It Down

Never Take It Down

Raise It Way Up High

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Let It Fly, Fly, Fly

CALLBACKS

You may be asked to read or sing additional material if the director needs to see more at the time of the audition. A tentative CALLBACK is scheduled for August 4 from 9 - 10:30 am, should it be deemed necessary.

As with all BGSU Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre main-stage productions, there is NO tuition. The Cast Lists will be posted on Sunday, August 8 by 5 pm. The cast will be notified when scripts are available, and a detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided upon completion of casting. More information is available by texting Brian Marshall, Artistic Director at 216-374-3047 or emailing mbrian@bgsu.edu.

ALSO SEEKING Costume and Props coordinators, and Tech crew for ALL shows!

Important Dates for Each Show:

SHREK JR:

            Rehearsals Begin August 30 - Monday through Thursday 5:00-7:30 pm
            (no rehearsal Labor Day - Tentative rehearsal Saturday Sept. 11, 9-12 at the Library)
            Performances: September 16 (7 pm), 17 (7 pm), 18 (2 pm) and 19 (2 pm)

THE GREAT GATSBY

Rehearsals Begin October 12 - Monday through Thursday 5:00-8:30 pm
Performances: October 28 (7 pm), 29 and 30 (7:30 pm)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

Rehearsals Begin November 8 - Monday through Thursday 5:00-8:30 pm

(A breakdown will be provided a month prior - with specific call times - you will NOT need to be available for every rehearsal at all times)

            Performances: November 18 (7 pm), 19 and 20 (7:30 pm)
            November 21 is a TBD performance at 2 pm

COLLEGE CREDIT IS AVAILABLE FOR THE GREAT GATSBY AND ALL TOGETHER NOW. TEXT BRIAN AT 216-374-3047 FOR MORE INFORMATION.