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Audition Info

Auditions are open to middle school, high school students, college students and adults

Synopsis: The Books of Broadway is a cabaret style revue that highlights selected bodies of literature that have inspired Broadway musicals.  Featuring small excerpt narrations from the books themselves, the Books of Broadway will transport the audience from the written page to the living stage in what will be a heartwarming, toe-tapping experience.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Review the available song list below. If you would like to listen to a recorded version there is a YouTube playlist of all the songs. 
     

  2. Complete the Audition Form at the bottom of this page (or on Airtable here). 
     

    • Note ANY and ALL dates/times you have conflicts on your online audition form below.

    • Indicate on your audition form 2-3 songs from the list of available show songs that you would be interested/willing to sing. You may not necessarily get cast in the song that you audition with, and you should expect the possibility receiving a different or multiple songs.  Please check 2-3 songs from the list that you might want to do - but please audition with the one song you really want to do the most. 
       

    • Upload a headshot/digital photo as part of the form.
       

  3. ACTOR/CREW AGREEMENT. Download, print, sign. Upload completed agreement into form below or bring to your audition.
     

  4. Sign up for ONE 10-minute audition slot.  You are asked to arrive 10 minutes early to check in.
     

  5. Bring to your COVID vaccination documentation or an exemption form to audition. Youth actors under the age of 12 are welcome to, but not required to show proof of vaccination. (Read Cast/Crew agreement for details)
    Medical Exemption Form  |  Religious Exemption Form
     

  6. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE AUDITION DATES: We will accept a video audition. Record yourself on your phone - introduce yourself, your song selection, and sing ONE MINUTE of your song.  Upload the video to google drive or icloud and share a link to the video with ValleyMusicalTheatre@gmail.com and with kelledvorak@outlook.com.  Video auditions must be received by September 11 to be considered.

 

AUDITION TIPS:​

  1. Please come to audition with the karaoke track of the song you are auditioning with. We are not providing an accompanist, however, if you would like to bring your own accompanist that would also like to be in the show, please do so. (Note—this is a lightly rehearsed show, both actor and accompanist must be experienced.) You may audition for multiple numbers, however, please but sure to fill out multiple audition time slots.
     

  2. If the song is a duet and you want to prepare to sing the song with another actor and audition together you may. Each actor must still fill out their own audition paperwork, but you may sign up for one audition slot.
     

  3. There is flexibility allowed in casting.  Songs do not necessarily need to be sung by a person of the gender it was originally written for.  What is important is that you choose a song that showcases your vocal range well, and that your acting choices make sense.
     

  4. Minor students may bring one parent/guardian with you during the audition.

REHEARSALS:

Masks are recommended at rehearsals when you are not performing/singing.

 

As a cabaret, this show is minimally rehearsed and most rehearsals will be one on one with director/music director. Most rehearsals will be Saturdays and/or Sundays, though there may be some weekday evenings.

We will have a required set-up day, tech and dress rehearsal prior to performance.

Refer to the Actor/Cast Agreement for more information.  ​

Important Dates

AUDITIONS:

Sat. Sept. 10 & Sun. Sept. 11

Location: Make Music Ellensburg, 103 E. 3rd Street

3-5 rehearsals scheduled in September & October. These will be individual and small group rehearsals, at set timeslots.

 

Required Dates:
Set Load-In/Tech&Dress: Thursday, October 20

Performances:

Friday, October 21 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 22

  Silent Auction 6:00 PM

  Dinner  6:30 PM

  Show  7:30 PM

Contacts

Producer/Director: 

Kelle Dvorak Vandenberg,  kelledvorak@outlook.com or 425-780-0006


Music Director: Jan Jaffe

info@ellensburgmusic.com or 509-679-1383

VMT Executive Director: Jessica Solberg Black

Phone: 509-972-6633

Email

This show is funded in part with a 2022 grant from the Ellensburg Arts Commission

Health Guidelines

We will do our best to minimize covid exposure risks, and we will be social distancing. Masks are recommended at group rehearsals when you are not performing. We will have health screening questions at the beginning of rehearsals. Stay home if you feel sick! 


We adapt to changing guidelines and follow state requirements established for the performing arts sector. You can view more information on our COVID and Health Guidelines page. 

In addition to describing measures that VMT has implemented in accordance with public health guidelines, it is also critical to convey that VMT simply cannot guarantee that all exposure to the virus will be eliminated. By participating in this production, you are acknowledging and accepting that risk.

SONG SELECTIONS

"The Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera

"Maybe This Time" from Cabaret

"Sentimental Man" from Wicked

"Everything's Alright" from Jesus Christ Superstar

"I Know Things Now" from Into the Woods

"A Little Priest" from Sweeny Todd

"On Your Way Home" from James and the Giant Peach

"I'm Here" from The Color Purple

"Master of the House" from Les Misérables

"Happily Ever After" from Once Upon A Mattress

"Wheels of a Dream" from Ragtime

"Gethsemane" from Jesus Christ Super Star

"A Change in Me" from Beauty and the Beast

"I Can't Say No" from Oklahoma

"As Long As You're Mine" from Wicked

"Stranger" from Big Fish

"Gotta Have a Gimmick" from Gypsy

"This is Me" from The Greatest Showman