Theatre auditions for the 2016-17 season

Savanna Hennig

Theatre fans and partici- pants, clear your schedules to squeeze in your auditions for the 2016-17 season. The Pan- owski Black Box theatre, locat- ed in the McClintock building, will be opening its doors to all interested in performing.

Auditions will be held Fri- day, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. starting at 6 P.M.

Unlike previous years, there will be no specific sign up times. Instead, you can sign up online via google form to let the directors know that you plan on attending. However, these sign-ups are not specifi- cally required to audition.

These general auditions will be on a first come, first serve basis and open to anyone on campus or in the community. No need to be an NMU stu- dent or a theatre major to au- dition.

For efficiency purposes, all auditioning participants will fill out paperwork and get headshots taken by a photog- rapher upon arrival. There will be approximately 90 sec- onds per individual audition, consisting of a two prepared contrasting monologues, or a monologue and a short song.

Expect to bring your own re- corded accompaniment to play on a cell phone or speak- ers, or sheet music for musical pieces. Certain scripts can be rented out for two hours at a time from the Forest Roberts Theatre box office.

Immediately after each indi- vidual audition, a group move- ment and dance audition will follow.

Auditions will be viewed by theatre faculty, student direc- tors, and assistants. Each indi- vidual director will determine the process for callbacks.

Freshman or beginners fear not, there’s no minimum amount of theatre experi- ence required and newcom- ers to theatre have been cast throughout the past semesters.

Shows for this season will include the drama “Where a Certain Future” by NMU alumnus James Howard Carr, the annual Haunted Theatre haunted house, 2017’s Fringe Festival, the world premiere of Panowski Play Prize Win- ner “Building Madness” by Kate Danley, and new musical comedy “The Addams Fam- ily” with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

For further questions, contact the FRT box office through [email protected]