The Muny 2020 Season – St Louis ECC Singer (02.01.20)

Municipal Theatre Association of St Louis
St. Louis, MO

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CONTRACT
MSUA
MSUA Contract. 2020 minimum per week $1,088.00.

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director/Executive Producer: Mike Isaacson
Artistic Associate: Michael Baxter (expected at EPA)
Casting: Telsey + Company

OTHER DATES
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OTHER
NON-EQUITY MEMBERS WILL NOT BE SEEN AT THESE CALLS.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Specifically seeking actors of ALL ethnicities for ALL roles in the season.
Actors are cast on a per show basis and not as part of a repertory company.

All performers are signed to an Equity MSUA contract and are eligible for full membership.

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BREAKDOWN

CHICAGO
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the Play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Director & Choreographer: Chris Bailey
Associate Choreograher: Beth Crandall
Music Director: Charlie Alterman
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA
Rehearsal: June 4 – June 14
Performances: June 15 – June 21 (7 Performances)

SEEKING:

[ROXIE HART] – Age 33 – 45, any ethnicity, female identifying. An innocent with the ability to murder; sexy; funny. Must be a spectacular dancer in the Fosse style, with a big, first-rate Broadway belt voice.

[VELMA KELLY] – Age 30 – 45, any ethnicity, female identifying. Sarcastic, extremely sexy, tough, funny murderer with a keen eye for publicity. Must be a spectacular dancer in the Fosse style, with a big, first-rate Broadway belt voice.

[BILLY FLYNN] – Age 38 – 60, any ethnicity, male identifying. Suave, educated lawyer who can talk and wheedle and persuade anyone to do anything—his clients literally get away with murder. Sexy, handsome, charming. Must have a wonderful baritone voice and move well.

[AMOS HART] – Age 38 – 58, any ethnicity, male identifying. Charming, funny, vulnerable milquetoast of a person, so in love with his wife that he would mortgage anything to pay for her outrageous extravagances. Actor must sing well and be physically adept; a comic-sad character actor.

[MATRON “MAMA” MORTON] – Age 37 – 55, any ethnicity, female identifying. Role requires a great belt voice and a sexy, funny, powerful and tough character actor. Dancing ability a plus.

[MARY SUNSHINE] – Any age, any ethnicity. Female identifying soprano who can sing LEGITIMATELY up to a high B flat. Acts like a good-natured talk show hostess, but is actually a high- powered gossip columnist. Must be a good comedian and a GREAT legit singer.

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DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
Director: John Tartaglia
Choreographer: Patrick O’Neill
Music Director: Brad Haak
Casting: Telsey + Company/Laura Wade, CSA
Rehearsal: June 13 – June 23
Performances: June 24 – July 2 (9 Performances)

SEEKING:

[MARY POPPINS] – Female identifying, 20’s, any ethnicity. Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. Vocal range: Bb3 – C6.

[BERT] – *ROLE HAS BEEN CAST Male identifying, 30’s, any ethnicity. The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man. Tap experience required. Vocal range: B2 – F#4.

[GEORGE BANKS] – Male identifying, 40’s, any ethnicity. The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he is a pipe- and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone. Vocal range: Bb2 – Eb4.

[WINIFRED BANKS] – Female identifying, 30’s, any ethnicity. George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with “the best people” as well as be a model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone. Vocal range: A3 – D5.

[JANE BANKS] – Female identifying, 11, any ethnicity. The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Vocal range: A3 – F#5. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[MICHAEL BANKS] – Male identifying, 9, any ethnicity. The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents. Vocal range: A3 – E5. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[ROBERTSON AY] – Male identifying, 20’s, any ethnicity. The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. Vocal range: F3 – G#4.

[MRS. BRILL] – Female identifying, 50’s, any ethnicity. The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. Vocal range: F#3 – D#5.

[ADMIRAL BOOM/BANK MANAGER] – Male identifying, 50’s, any ethnicity. Admiral Boom: A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. With a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark. Bank Manager: The head of the bank, where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. Vocal range: C3 – D4.

[BIRD WOMAN/MISS SMYTHE/MISS ANDREW] – Female identifying, 50’s, any ethnicity. Birdwoman: Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to the passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn’t exist. Sings “Feed the Birds.” There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that reflects the hardness of her life. Vocal range: Gb3 – C5. Miss Smythe: The Bank Manager’s humorless secretary. Miss Andrew: George’s overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things – her way. A soprano with an alto belt. Vocal range: Gb3 – F5.

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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by
Christopher Bond
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Director: Rob Ruggiero
Associate Director and Musical Staging: Jessica Hartman
Music Director: James Moore
Associate Music Director: Michael Horsley
Casting: Telsey + Company/Lauren Harris, CSA
Rehearsal: June 25 – July 5
Performances: July 6 – July 12 (7 Performances)

SEEKING:

[SWEENEY TODD] – Male identifying, 40’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. An impassioned, emotionally wounded man imprisoned on a false charge. He returns a murderous barber seeking revenge and reconciliation with his family, which ultimately turns to obsession. He finds vengeance in his razors by systematically slitting the throats of all his enemies. He becomes consumed by his thirst for blood. Needs to speak with an excellent British accent. Strong Baritone with low Gb to high Gb.

[MRS. NELLIE LOVETT] – Female identifying, 40’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. Hardy and resourceful owner of a pie shop on Fleet Street. Hard-edged but with a savvy sense of humor. Lovett aids Sweeney in his massacre by making meat pies out of his victims. Her love for him clouds her judgement and is ultimately her undoing. Comic actor with depth. Needs to speak with an excellent British accent. Must have an excellent mezzo soprano voice up to a high E.

[JUDGE TURPIN] – Male identifying, 50’s-60’s. Any ethnicity. The man responsible for sending him to prison and the destruction of Todd’s family. Pompous, self-centered and powerful. He plans to wed his charge Johanna, Todd’s daughter. Powerful, unforgiving, rich and egocentric. Needs to speak with an excellent British accent. Strong bass voice with low E to high F.

[ANTHONY HOPE] – Male identifying, 20’s. Any ethnicity. Anthony is a handsome young sailor, befriended by Todd whom he has rescued during the voyage home. Trusting, optimistic and romantic, he is prepared to fight for his beliefs. Somewhat innocent of the darker side of society and isn’t wise to the ulterior motives of others who try to use him for their own needs. Needs to speak with an excellent British accent. Must have an excellent baritone voice to a high F with strong falsetto for ensemble moments.

[JOHANNA BARKER] – Female identifying, late teens to early 20’s. Any ethnicity. Johanna is Sweeney Todd’s daughter, stolen from the barber many years ago by Judge Turpin who has taken her in as his ward. Up in her room, Johanna is locked away from the world. She has no idea about her real father, but still dreams of freedom outside. Youthful and innocent with a quirky side. Needs to speak with an excellent British accent. Must be a legitimate lyric soprano to a high B flat and up to a high D for chorus singing moments.

[BEADLE BAMFORD] – Male identifying, late 30’s-50. Any ethnicity. Sleazy, menacing henchman of the Judge. He can be subtly terrifying or outright threatening yet, equally fastidious and fussy. Needs to speak with an excellent British accent. A strong tenor to a high D.

[TOBIAS RAGG] – Male identifying, late teens to mid 20’s. Any ethnicity. Young, waif-ish and vulnerable. A bit of an urchin with a good heart. Assistant to Pirelli, he is an abused orphan. He comes to view Mrs. Lovett as a surrogate mother figure. Needs to speak with an excellent British Accent. Must have an excellent tenor voice to a high A flat.

[PIRELLI] – Male identifying. Pirelli: Male, late 30’s–to 40’s. An “Italian” (revealed later as not) traveling salesman/scam artist who invents a hair tonic and sells it to the inhabitants of Fleet Street. Long- winded, self-absorbed, and brazen, he challenges Sweeney to a shaving match – and loses. Unconventional darkly comic. HIGH operatic tenor voice.

[BEGGAR WOMAN] – Female identifying, 40-50’s: Once glamorous “Lucy”, she’s a mentally unstable homeless woman and prostitute, she is seemingly helpless and naïve until she lifts up her skirts and propositions any man who walks by. Mentally damaged and out of touch by the hard life she has lived. It turns out that she is the wife of Sweeney, the man she loved deeply many years ago. Must have significant music skills, in particular a high, legit soprano.

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SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE
The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Original Concept by Stephen Helper and Jack Viertel
Co-Conceived by Otis Sallid
Director & Choreographer: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Co-Choreographer: Josh Walden
Music Director: Abdul Hamid Robinson-Royal
Casting: Telsey + Company/Meghan Ryan & Lily Schneider
Rehearsal: July 3 – July 14
Performances: July 14 – July 20 (7 performances)

SEEKING:

[KEN] – “The Soldier” Male identifying, late 20’s-early 30’s. African American. Baritone. A smooth crooner; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. “The Drifters,” “The Coasters,” etc.; attractive and very fit. Sings “Spanish Harlem,” “Loving You,” “Poison Ivy;” Comfortable being shirtless. Strong jazz/ballet technique essential and partnering a plus.

[ADRIAN] – “The Hustler” Male identifying, 30’s-40’s. African American. High Baritone/Tenor. A little slow with the women; a Card Sharp; comedy chops necessary. The energetic leader of the group of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. “The Drifters,” “The Coasters,” etc.; attractive and fit; sings “Stand by Me,” “Youngblood,” “Love Potion #9.” Strong dance ability essential.

[FRED] – “The Mechanic” Male identifying, 40’s-50’s. African American. The implacable Bass. A father-like figure type, sultry low voice, solid; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. “The Drifters,” “The Coasters,” etc.; attractive, moves very well; sings “You’re the Boss,” “Little Egypt.” Strong dance ability essential.

[VICTOR] – “The Bum” Male identifying, 20’s-30’s. African American. High Tenor. A bad-boy; bright comic energy; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, e.g. “The Drifters,” “The Coasters,” etc.; attractive and fit; carries most of the comedy in the show, but also has dramatic turn with a killer falsetto for “I Who Have Nothing”, also sings “D.W Washburn,” “Searchin’.” Strong dance ability essential.

[MICHAEL] – “The College Boy” Male identifying, 20’s. Caucasian. Tenor 2/Baritone. He is impressive and sexy; genuinely suave, with a bit of Elvis Presley in his swagger; true rock ‘n roll voice and good dancer; must be very good with harmonies because he joins The Quartet for some numbers, attractive and in great shape; sings “Jailhouse Rock,” “Kansas City” and “Ruby.” Genuinely suave and impressive, evokes the memory of James Dean and Elvis Presley. Strong dance ability essential.

[BRENDA] – “The Street Performer” Female identifying, 30’s-40’s. Any ethnicity. Jazz belt Alto (with low notes). Beauty on the skids, savvy, sexy, and smart; sings “Don Juan,” “Some Cats Know,” “I’m a Woman.” Inspired by Ruth Brown and LaVerne Baker. Strong dance ability essential.

[B.J] – “The Café Proprietor” Female identifying, late 30’s-40’s. Any ethnicity. Alto. Inspired by the titanic rhythm and blues shouter Big Mama Thornton. She has lots of personality and a huge gospel voice. Size, arrogance and great good humor. She is sexy, funny, and yet breaks hearts with her torch song. Sings “Fools Fall in Love” and “Hound Dog.” Strong dance ability essential.

[PATTIE] – “The Concierge” Female identifying, 30’s-40’s. Caucasian. Rock Alto. Throaty voice of experience. Inspired by Janis Joplin, Tracy Nelson, and Bonnie Raitt. Attractive, full-figured, and sexy. Big belt and mix; sings “Pearl’s a Singer,” “I Keep Forgetting,” “Don’t.” Strong dance ability essential.

[DELEE] – “The Waitress” Female identifying, 20’s. Any ethnicity. High belt/Soprano mix. “The Shimmy Girl”; very sexy, but with a sweet innocence at her core; very strong dance ability; sings “Falling,” “Trouble,” “I’m a Woman.” Inspired by Annette Funicello, Sandra Dee and “Mary Ann” from Gilligan’s Island. Roller skating a plus! Comfortable in a swimsuit. Strong jazz/ballet technique essential and partnering a plus.

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta
Trapp Director: Matt Kunkel
Choreographer: Beth Crandall
Music Director: Ben Whiteley
Casting: Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, CSA
Rehearsal: July 12 – July 22
Performances: July 23 – July 29 (7 Performances)

SEEKING:

[CAPTAIN VON TRAPP] – Male identifying, late 30’s to 50; strong actor, commanding presence – retired naval officer and proud Austrian. Highly organized and regimented, efficient and smart. Baritone.

[MARIA RAINER] – Female identifying, early 20’s; spirited, passionate and charming, though occasionally filled with self doubt. Caring and committed. Musical theatre mix/soprano (briefly to high Gb in “Goatherd”).

[ELSA SCHRAEDER] – Female identifying, mid 30’s – early 40’s; a wealthy widow, she is sophisticated, charming and clever.¬ Legit Mezzo range (A to E below high C).

[MAX DETWEILLER] – Male identifying, 40’s – 50’s; witty and clever impresario who can be charmingly pushy when pursuing what he wants.¬ Strong character actor with good sense of comedy. Baritone or low tenor.

[MOTHER ABBESS] – Female identifying, 40’s – 50’s, Wise, kind and strong. Powerful chest and head voice – Excellent legit Soprano, wide vocal range (B to Ab), must have solid exposed high A-flat.

[SISTER MARGARETTA] – Female identifying, 30’s. Mistress of the Postulants, kind and understanding. A supporter of Maria.

[LIESL VON TRAPP] – Female identifying, plays 16; a teen on the verge of womanhood. Innocent, naïve, and initially infatuated with Rolf. Chest mix with a head voice (low G to F#) and comfortable with dance.

[ROLF GRUBER] – Male identifying, plays 17, epitome of clean cut, athletic German youth; self important but pleasant, he can be somewhat aggressive. Lyric Baritone; must be comfortable with dance.

[HERR ZELLER] – Male identifying, Caucasian, late 20’s – 40’s. A staunch Nazi sympathizer and eventually a leader in the Nazi regime.

[FRANZ] – Male identifying, Caucasian, mid 30’s – 50’s. Distant and efficient butler. [FRAU SCHMIDT] – Female identifying, Caucasian, mid 30’s – 50’s. The housekeeper.

[ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER] – Male identifying, Caucasian, 40’s – 50’s. A retired Admiral in the Austrian Navy and neighbor of Captain Von Trapp.

[FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP] – Male identifying, age 14. Unchanged voice. Trying to be the ‘man’ of the family. Quiet and gentlemanly. Excellent singer. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[LOUISA VON TRAPP] – Female identifying, age 13. Initially mischievous, she eventually softens to Maria. Excellent singer. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[KURT VON TRAPP] – Male identifying, age 11. Unchanged voice. Inquisitive and adorable. He longs for love and attention from his father. Boy Soprano with a high G. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[BRIGITTA VON TRAPP] – Female identifying, age 10. Intelligent, independent, bookish, and thoughtful. She is always honest and is not afraid to speak her mind. Excellent singer. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[MARTA VON TRAPP] – Female identifying, age 7. Sweet and gentle. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

[GRETL VON TRAPP] – Female identifying, age 5 (girls must be at least age 6 to audition). Adorable and, at first, somewhat shy, but warms to Maria immediately. **WILL BE CAST LOCALLY IN ST. LOUIS

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ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN
Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Music & Lyrics by Gloria and Emilio Estefan
Director: Maggie Burrows
Choreographer: Jon Rua Music Director: TBA
Casting: Telsey + Company/Ally Kiley
Rehearsal: July 21 – July 31
Performances: August 1 – August 7 (7 Performances)

SEEKING:

[GLORIA ESTEFAN] – Female identifying, to 20’s – 30’s, Latina. Initially shy, opens up as the story progresses. Becomes an icon. Sharp sense of humor. Must have star quality. Good actress. Must speak Spanish, sing and dance well.

[EMILIO ESTEFAN] – Male identifying, to play 30’s ¬– 40’s, Latino. Confident. Handsome. Sometimes stumbles over his emotions…and his English. Loyal. Leading man with character. Must speak Spanish and sing very well.

[GLORIA FAJARDO] – Female identifying, to play 50’s – 60’s, Latina. Gloria’s mother. Brassy. Strong willed. Latin Matriarch. Survivor. Biting humor. Must dance and sing very well.

[CONSUELO] – Female identifying, to play 65 – 75, Latina. Gloria’s grandmother. Cuban stage mother. Sometimes an apparition. Wise. Loving. Warm. Gloria’s guardian angel. Must speak Spanish. Singing is not important.

[YOUNG GLORIA] – Female identifying, to play 10 – 12, Latina. Innocent, but smart and self-reliant. Slightly sad, but always full of hope. Should speak Spanish, have a BEAUTIUL STRONG POP VOICE and be able to move.

[YOUNG EMILIO/NAYIB/JEREMY] – Male identifying, to play 12. Emilio as a boy; Nayib, Gloria’s son; and Jeremy, a young boy celebrating his bar mitzvah. As Young Emilio, straight forward, determined and strong. Does not need to sing but MUST BE AN EXCEPTIONAL LATIN DANCER.

[JOSÉ FAJARDO] – Male identifying, to play 40’s – 60’s, Latino. Gloria’s father. A doting husband and father in flashback. Nearly paralyzed from MS and housebound during Gloria’s teen years. Must have a beautiful pop tenor voice.

[PHIL] – Male identifying, to play 30’s – 50’s, Caucasian. Record label executive. Slick, money-driven. Should have a nice singing voice.

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SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay
Music by Gene De Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschorn
Based on the MGM Film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet
Director & Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Associate Choreographer: Lee Wilkins
Music Director: Sinai Tabak
Casting: Telsey + Company/Meghan Ryan & Lily Schneider
Rehearsal: July 30 – August 9
Performances: August 10 – August 16 (7 Performances)

SEEKING:

[MILLY BRADON] – Female identifying, 25–35, any ethnicity, a spirited, independent young woman. She has a warm, generous nature with a feisty pioneering side as well. Pretty with feminine qualities. Must move well. Belt/mix voice.

[ADAM PONTIPEE] – Male identifying, 25–40, any ethnicity, the eldest of seven rowdy brothers. He is a big, strong man from the backwoods of Oregon. Virile and attractive with a rugged type of charm. Should be 6’1” or taller, well built, able to move well. Baritone.

[THE BROTHERS] – Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank, Gideon. Male identifying, 20’s–30’s. Tall, athletic men. All brothers need a strong ballet background. Pas de deux experience, athletic dancing and gymnastics a plus. Must sing well (varying ranges).

[THE BRIDES] – Alice, Dorcas, Liza, Martha, Ruth, Sarah. Female identifying, 20’s-30’s. All brides need a strong ballet background. Pas de deux experience, athletic dancing and gymnastics a plus. Must sing well (varying ranges).

APPOINTMENTS
www.muny.org/auditions

Union

ECC

Audition Information

Where

Webster University East Academic Building
545 Garden Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119

WHEN
Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:30 PM

Callbacks on 2/2/20

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare 16 bar cuts of TWO selections in styles appropriate to the shows. Bring sheet music and your book; an accompanist will be provided. Singers will be asked to dance. Please check our website for further information – www.muny.org/auditions

Minors must be accompanied by an adult