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Scholarship 2019: Impro Theatre – Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship

Impro Theatre in Los Angeles is now offering the Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship for those who wish to study our specialized brand of improvisation. The Scholarship helps expand the diversity of the improv and unscripted theatre community because we believe that a diverse community of performers is essential to artful and meaningful storytelling. The Scholarship helps us bring new voices, opinions, and experiences that enrich our community and our stage by cultivating a varied community of improvisers.

The Scholarship covers tuition for one year of classes at the Impro Theatre School in Los Angeles. All levels of experience are welcome to apply. Application deadline is February 25 at 10pm.

To apply or learn more about the Scholarship, go to:
http://improtheatre.com/ellen-idelson-diversity-scholarship-info-application/.

Impro Theatre is at www.ImproTheatre.com.

To apply or learn more about the Scholarship, go to: http://improtheatre.com/ellen-idelson-diversity-scholarship-info-application/.

For additional information, email: rick@improtheatre.com

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Audition 2019: Ziegfeld Theater – A Chorus Line

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, February 27, 6-10 PM by appointment only. Auditions will be held as 1.5 hour group slots. You will sing first, then learn and perform a dance. To schedule your audition, click the button below pr go to ZigArts.com and click “Audition,” under the “Join Us” tab. Invitation only callbacks for individual roles will be held Saturday, March 2 beginning at 10 AM. Callback sides will be given at initial auditions, if invited to come back.

The Ziegfeld Theater announces open auditions for the Broadway classic, “A Chorus Line,” directed by Amber Hansen, choreographed by McKenna Ward.

***Show pays a flat rate of $600, plus a $200 gift card for The Egyptian Theatre in Park City. All actors must be available for performances in Ogden and Park City to receive stipend.***

PERFORMANCES: Ogden performances at The Ziegfeld Theater are June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM with a Saturday matinee on June 22 at 2:00 PM. Park City performances at The Egyptian Theatre are July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM with the exception of the Sunday performances, which are at 6:00 PM.

ROLES: Seeking strong dancers who also sing and act well. All roles EXCEPT Bebe and Al are available. Those two roles have been cast. Colorblind casting – actors of ALL races and skin color are HIGHLY encouraged to audition. Roles detailed below.

***If you are absolutely unavailable to audition on these dates, let us know as soon as possible so that we may make other audition arrangements for you, if possible.***

LOCATION: Ziegfeld Arts Academy – 2440 E 6600 S, in Uintah (at the intersection of US-84 and US-89, behind Pitcher Sports and Best Western)

PREPARE: For the audition, bring a printed copy of your resume and a headshot or recent picture. Prepare a 30-60 second selection from a Broadway musical in the style of the show. Sheet music is required; accompanist provided. Also, please come with appropriate dance attire and shoes you are comfortable dancing in.

***Please no CD’s, mp3’s, or a cappella auditions. You are welcome to sing a selection from the show, but please bring a second, contrasting audition selection from a different musical (which we may or may not ask you to sing).***

REHEARSALS will begin May 4 and will usually be held at the Ziegfeld Arts Academy, Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoon. There will be longer spacing and tech rehearsals in Ogden the week before opening as well as in Park City the week before opening.

Volunteer Opportunity 2019: University Commencement

The college has been asked to provide three or more volunteers to assist as line marshals and ushers for University Commencement on Thursday, April 25.  Volunteers can be faculty, staff, administrators, or student employees (who can remain clocked in while assisting with commencement).

The commitment will be as follows:

Commencement Processional- Winter 2019

Line Marshal and Usher Orientation (please attend one session):

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • 10:00 am             Training in 3380 WSC
  • 2:00 pm               Training in 3380 WSC

Commencement Day:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • 8:15 am               Breakfast in the Hinckley Center
  • 9:00 am               Line-up at assigned positions
  • 9:15 am               Processional march from ASB to Marriot Center
  • 10:00 am             Commencement Ceremony
  • 11:30 am             Recessional

Thank you for your help!

If you are interested please lets know and we’ll send you the link to sign up.

Audition 2019: Hale Center Theatre – Million Dollar Quartet

Auditions for Million Dollar Quartet will be held, by appointment only, March 1, 2019 at Hale Studios (537 N. 1200 W. in Orem).

Appointments may be made by calling the box office at 801-226-8600. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your audition time.

Detailed audition instructions are included in the character descriptions below.  All auditions should be no longer than two minutes. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.

The role of Johnny Cash has already been cast, but we are auditioning for an understudy/cover.

Million Dollar Quartet
 will be directed by David Morgan, with music direction by Benjamin D. Hale.

Callbacks, by invitation only, will most likely be on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Full rehearsals will begin May 6th; music rehearsals will begin remotely through Skype prior to that date.

Anyone who is unable to attend the initial audition may submit an audition form and video. Please send your video along with a headshot, resume, and your audition form to meagan@haletheater.org no later than February 28th to be considered for callbacks. You may download the audition form HERE

Character Descriptions & Audition Guidelines

(Auditions are open to Men ages 18+ and Women ages 18-30)

ELVIS PRESLEY (Male; 18-35) Actor/Singer/Guitar Player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and be able to play basic guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”; songs include “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”.

AUDITION: Please accompany yourself on guitar to a song from the show listed in the character breakdown or a song in the style of the character for which you are auditioning.  Bring your own acoustic guitar. Audition must be no longer than two minutes.

JERRY LEE LEWIS (Male; 18-35) Actor/Singer/Pianist; he was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing”; must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”.

AUDITION: Please accompany yourself on piano to a song from the show listed in the character breakdown or a song in the style of the character for which you are auditioning. A piano will be provided. Audition must be no longer than two minutes.

CARL PERKINS (Male; 18-35) Actor/Singer/Guitar Player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist. Songs include “Matchbox”, “Who Do You Love?”, “My Babe”, “See You Later, Alligator”.

AUDITION: Please accompany yourself on guitar to a song from the show listed in the character breakdown or a song in the style of the character for which you are auditioning. Bring your own electric guitar; an amplifier will be provided. Audition must be no longer than two minutes.

JOHNNY CASH (Male; 18-35) Actor/Singer/Guitar Player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”.

AUDITION: Please accompany yourself on guitar to a song from the show listed in the character breakdown or a song in the style of the character for which you are auditioning.  Bring your own acoustic guitar. Audition must be no longer than two minutes.

SAM PHILLIPS (Male; 22-40) Father of Rock’n’Roll and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis, Johnny, Jerry, Carl, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a charismatic figure in American music; must have a strong stage presence and ability to command an audience.

AUDITION: Please prepare the introduction monologue from the script.  It can be found HERE.

DYANNE (Female; 18-30) She was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive, great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-ups through the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part (3 “Gs” above middle “C”) of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); also sings “I Hear You Knockin’.”

AUDITION: Please prepare a song from the show listed in the character breakdown or a song in the style of the character for which you are auditioning.  An accompanist will be provided. Audition must be no longer than two minutes.

FLUKE (Male; 18+) Drummer.

AUDITION: Please prepare a song from the show or a song in the style of the show. We will not have a drum set at the auditions, a video submission is required. Details on video submissions are above.

BROTHER JAY (Male; 18-30) Upright Bassist.

AUDITION: Please prepare a song from the show or a song in the style of the show. If you don’t wish to bring your instrument to the audition, a video submission is more than fine. Details on video submissions are above. Audition must be no longer than two minutes.

Workshop 2019: Actors In Action Professional Acting Conservatory

World-Class Acting Training Right Here in Salt Lake!
Our next Industry Night will be Wednesday March 13th with
Robert Andrus (Jeff Johnson’s Casting Associate) and
Johnna Call (TMG Agent)

(For the next one were working on getting Taylor Sheridan creator of Yellowstone!)

UVU Class Restarts Feb 26th! 
Tuesdays 6:30 to 10pm—Six Weeks Course (Orem Campus)
UVU Beginning Class
Sign up now!

Open-Enrollment Classes
Sign up now and you will receive:
Weekly 3.5 hour training sessions, Access to AIA’s closed FB Group for current
students only, Access to all Scaffold Theatre Rehearsals (currently working on
No Exit to be performed at the Eccles Black Box Theatre in Feb 2019),
Unlimited editing sessions for Illyrium Productions film works
(current titles: AESOP, The Natural, Sallie & Me, A Perfect Match + more),
Quarterly “Industry Night” audition showcases for casting directors and agents including:
Jeff Johnson, Robert Andrus, and top agents from TMG, McCarty, Moda + more.
All for $125 per month!
Youth Core (ages 9 to 12) $95 per month!

SLC Beginning Class – Saturdays 10am to 1:30pm
SLC Beginning Class – Wednesdays 6:30 to 10pm
Youth Core – Saturdays 1:30 to 2:30pm
Group Lessons and Private Online Coaching available as well

All classes held at the Salt Lake Studio—740 W. 1700 S., Suite #5—unless otherwise specified.