Auditions for Princess Ida

When:
SUNDAY, JUNE 4,  7pm to 9pm,
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 7pm to 9pm.
Where:
CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
8 BROAD STREET, MIDDLETOWN, CT.

 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE TRYING OUT FOR A PRINCIPAL ROLE
If you would like to be considered for one of the principal roles in this show, you must audition on one of the two dates above.

   1. The song you perform for your audition does not have to be from this show but it should be in English, and preferably for a character in an operetta or musical theater. If you are singing something that is not from Princess Ida, please remember to bring a copy of your music for our accompanist.
   2. Your audition will also require a reading from a dialog scene that will be provided.

 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT TRYING OUT FOR A PRINCIPAL ROLE BUT WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM IN THE SHOW’S CHORUS

   1. If you have performed with us before (either in the chorus or in a principal role): You do not have to audition to be in our chorus.
   2. If you sing with another choral or performing group (e.g. another G&S group, opera, musical theater or choral group or a community chorus): you do not have to audition to be in our chorus.
   3. If 1 or 2: Please fill out the audition form and email a copy of your completed form to: musdent@aol.com, strixmel@gmail.com, and jfreedman@snet.net (all 3 addresses),
or mail a hard copy of that form to
CG&SS, PO Box 313, Middlefield, CT 06455.
   4. If not 1 or 2, we ask that you perform a song for us at one of the two audition dates. Please remember to bring a copy for our accompanist.

 
OTHER INFORMATION

   • Downloadable copies of songs from both sides of an Ohio Light Opera LP of Princess Ida have been placed on a dropbox site. You can download these files from Side 1 and Side 2 by clicking on each one. Use a music app like iTunes or WindowsMusicPlayer to play them.
   • Click here to see the vocal ranges for the principal and chorus roles.
   • All rehearsals are in the air-conditioned auditorium of Congregation Adath Israel, 8 Broad St., Middletown, CT.
   • Principals and chorus rehearse each Sunday from 6-9 p.m. (There will be no rehearsal Sunday, July 2.
   • All performers are expected to attend all technical and dress rehearsals held Sunday through Friday evenings of performance week.
   • Specific principals will also be cheduled for additional rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7-10 p.m.
   • Principals and chorus members will need to obtain the Princess Ida vocal score and bring it to rehearsals. Vocal scores for Princess Ida must be either the Lulu version (order it here),  or a copy of the vocal score used by the Troupers company. You may print out the latter version here.
   • Minors selected for the cast must obtain parental permission to be in the show.

If you are not interested in performing, but would like to participate in the show in other ways, we are always looking for help with publicity and marketing, backstage crew, set building, costuming, and other technical assistance. More information about the show is available here..

If you have questions or require further information about auditions, CG&SS or the show, please contact our producer, John Freedman, at 860-554-1256

Audition Parking

There are several ways to reach our rehearsal site. From the west, take Rte.66 (Washington St.) to Broad St. and turn south for 4 blocks. From Rte.9 take exit 15, and go east on Washington St. At the third traffic light turn south on Broad St. for 4 blocks. Turn left just before reaching Adath Israel. If you come to the traffic light at Church St., you have gone too far.


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The best access to the parking lots north of Adath Israel is the alley from Broad Street just North of the flag on the map below. Please do not use the church parking lots east of Adath Israel shown on the following picture.

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