Friday, March 30th (see below for additional audition dates)
Dance Studio / FAC 136
UST Shows to Be Cast
- The Babylon Line - directed by new acting faculty member
- Xanadu - directed by Jason Spelbring
General Audition Schedule
Friday, March 30th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Callback Schedule (Dance Studio, FAC 136)
Saturday, March 31st
Everyone will be notified via email if they need to attend callbacks, so be sure you check it frequently.
- Total audition time allowed for General Auditions is 3 minutes.
- Please prepare one (1) contemporary monologue – NO LONGER than one minute and thirty second (1:30)
- Please prepare one (1) musical theatre song (in the style of the show) NO LONGER than 16 bars. Sheet music must be clearly marked and in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
- Sign-up sheets will be posted on the audition callboard on the 1st. BFA actor sign-up sheets will be posted on the acting callboard by the department office.
- You must have a reserved time to audition. Read all information before signing up for an audition time.
- Take audition form, complete the information and BRING IT TO YOUR AUDITION.
- If you have a resume and headshot, bring it to attach to your audition form.
- Be sure to arrive 20 minutes prior to your reserved time to turn in required paperwork.
- As per contract requirements, ALL SHOWS WILL BE PRESENTED AS WRITTEN!
- Reading copies of both scripts are available for 2 hour checkout from the Theatre Department office.
- The rehearsal period for The Babylon Line is August 27 – September 25
- Performance Dates: September 25-29, 2018; BLACK BOX
- The rehearsal period for Xanadu is August 27 – October 4
- Performance Dates: October 5, 6, 10-13, 2018; MORGAN THEATRE
UST rehearsal schedules are M-F, between 6 and 10 pm (exact times determined by the individual director) and some Saturdays (determined by the director).
Both shows will have Saturday rehearsals during tech weeks – plan on an 8 of 10 day.
Show Information and Cast Breakdown
The Babylon Line
by Richard Greenberg
THE STORY: Levittown, 1967. It’s the first night of an adult-ed creative writing course in a classroom at the local high school. The teacher, Aaron Port, lives in Greenwich Village and reverse commutes once a week on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon line. His students are a mixed bag: Frieda Cohen, Anna Cantor, and Midge Braverman, housewives all, embrace each other on arrival, and update their running checklists on each other’s kids, husbands, and lawns. Their opening gambit is to tell Aaron in no uncertain terms that they are only there because French Cooking and Flower Arranging are full. The two men in the class, Jack Hassenpflug and Marc Adams, sit silently at their desks. One final student, Joan Dellamond, rushes in late—but she actually does intend to be there. An aspiring writer troubled by a failing marriage, Joan has little in common with her neighbors. And yet, she does seek connection. Maybe this class will bring her, and Aaron, something that neither quite expects.
Cast (3 Men, 4 Women):
- Aaron Port
- Joan Dellamond
- Frieda Cohen
- Anna Cantor
- Midge Braverman
- Jack Hassenpflug
- Marc Adams
Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
About: This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. With a small cast and limited design needs, this is a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You'll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart... forever.
Cast (4 Men, 5 Women):
- Clio/Kira (F)
- Sonny (M)
- Danny Maguire/Zeus (M)
- Calliope/Aphrodite (F)
- Melpomene/Medusa (F)
- Thalia/Siren/Young Danny/80’s Singer/Cyclops (M)
- Euterpe/Siren/40’s Singer/Thetis (F)
- Erato/Siren, 40’s Singer/Eros/Hera (F)
- Terpsicore/Siren/80’s Singer/Hermes/Centaur (M)