Much Ado About a Cast

We have a cast!

Soldiers
Benedick Jack
Don Pedro Chisom
Claudio Josh
Don John Max R
Borachio Izzy
Conrade Charlotte
Townspeople
Leonato Jessica
Beatrice Meg
Hero Hailey
Ursula Andee
Antonio Sarah G
Friar Francis Max T
Messenger August
The Law
Dogberry Micheal
Verges Marissa
Watchman Olivia
First Watchman Bekah
Second Watchman Ava
Sexton Titi

Audition emails

Emails have been sent. Thank you to everyone who auditioned! We had about 40 people audition for less than 20 roles. Most of the cast are seniors. If you were not cast and are not a senior, the good news is that you will have a better chance next year (and you will be better and even more confident then!). I will post a cast list once I have heard back from everyone.

If you would like feedback on your audition, please email me or see me at school.

Auditions for the musicall, Footloose, will probably be in November. I will post more information as we get closer to the auditions.

Callbacks

Emails have been sent out to your school email addresses. If you did not receive an email, that could mean that I know exactly what part I want you to play. The cast list might be posted on Saturday, but I might have to wait until next Monday or Tuesday. I will post updates when I have a better idea on the time frame.

Much Ado auditions

First, read the post below for infomation on auditioning.

These are the sides (sections of the script) that will be used for the auditions: Much Ado Sides . You shold read through the sides and the notes. You should also look at the script we will use (in the post below) and look at a summary of the play. Please let me know if you have any quesitons about the script or the auditions.

 

Much Ado About Nothing

The competition one act play this year will be Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s comedies. Performances will be October 14-16, with the competition on October 23. If we are lucky enough to win regionals, the state competition will be November 20.

Auditions will be August 17 and 18, with callbacks (if necessary) on August 19 and 20. Auditions will consist of reading short scenes from the play. I will post the scenes we will use by Tuesday, August 10.

Auditions will be after school from 4-6pm. You will sign up for a one hour slot – 4-5 or 5-6. There is a sign up sheet on the drama room door.

If you want to audition, you should first familiarize yourself with the play. You can read the cutting we will use here: Much Ado About Nothing – 55 min edit You must be signed in to your fcboe account in order to access the script. You may also want to check the wikipedia page of Much Ado About Nothing for a summary.

DO NOT be intimidated by Shakespeare! Part of the audition process will be going over the meaning of the scenes, and part of the rehearsal process will be to work on understanding the play. I have chosen this play in part because I know you will be able to handle it. It will be a challenge, but it will be one that we can easily handle.

Musical Auditions!

Auditions are October 28, 29 and 30 after school. You will sign up for a 1 hour long time slot – 4-5 or 5-6, on one of the days. There is a sign-up sheet on the drama room door or you can email Mr. Buswell to request a time.
For the audition, you should choose one of the songs below. You will sing along with the backing track at the audition. You will also be asked to read a short section of a scene.
Girls

My Friend, The Dictionary – beginning to 1:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnk3Bpk2GaY

I Speak Six Languages – beginning to 1:18  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ZM-s6zlMw
Guys
I’m Not That Smart -beginning to 1:40  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyDFVo_e884
Magic Foot – beginning to 1:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HPJHBzegfs
The Prayer of the Comfort Counselor 0:48 – 2:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2vzyn-VHh4

Auditions!

Thank you to everyone who auditioned! I have sent emails out to the cast. If you have not received one yet, you have not been cast. If you would like feedback on your audition, please see me or email me next week (Claire and I need some time to get our notes together).

Mary Poppins!

Come see the classic story of a nanny with an attitude and the family that needs her. Performances are January 30 and 31 at 7pm and February 1 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased during lunch, at the front desk, or at the door. You can also reserve tickets by emailing info@mcintoshtheater.org – please state the date and time and the number of adult and student tickets.

Poppins Poster

 

Bellwether to State!

Bellwether placed first at the regional competition is will perform at the state competition this Saturday. Jack C won Best Actor, Lydia C won Best Actress, Allie C won Best Makeup, and Natalie C and Meg G were named to the All Star Cast.

Below are a few pictures from our final dress rehearsal, courtesy of Natalie P, mother of our Stage Manager.