Join the Actors' Center at 1st Stage with Casting Director, Jane Margulies Kalbfeld and Music Director, Walter Bobby McCoy for a Musical Theatre Audition Master Class. You can work on your material (songs and monologues) for the February 25th Actors' Center Audition or any other upcoming audition.
There are 10 spots available for participating singers and unlimited room for observers/auditors.
An audition for a specific musical is very different from auditioning at a general open call. When you go in for a role in a musical you have quite a bit more leeway in your choices and in your performance. Think about some of the best musicals that you have seen - not everyone on the stage had a genuinely glorious voice -but they fit the role and were perfect in the part.
If you are not a fabulous singer, but are a fabulous actor/dancer, there is a good chance you might get to stay at the audition for awhile. It is also true that if you are an exceptional singer and a less experienced actor, you might get a chance to stay because you have exactly the tone and range that is needed for this specific production and you will be an asset to their ensemble.
The requirements for an Open Call are much more precise. For that 30 seconds (or 16 bars or 32 bars-depending on the venue) you must:
1. Tell a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end
2. Reveal the quality and quantity (volume!) of your voice
3. Show off your range
4. Quickly tell a roomful of casting people that you know how to communicate with a collaborative pianist (and if you are familiar with this term!)
5. Instantly signal that you can sing and act at the same time!
At this workshop, you will work on these points with Jane and Bobby.
Jane Margulies Kalbfeld is the Casting Director, a Founding Artist, and one of the three original incorporation Signatories at 1st Stage. She assistant directed The Suicide, Violet Hour, The Game of Love and Chance, The Prisoner of Zenda, By the Bog of Cats, Mauritius, and co-directed Red Herring for their first season, with Founding Artistic Director Mark Krikstan. Jane has directed fund-raising galas, coached accents, dialects, and vocalists, taught an actor how to appear to be a singing teacher, taught two other actors to sing very badly, and has provided background singing for numerous 1st Stage productions over the past 11 years.
Jane teaches singing (she specializes in Classic Golden Age and Contemporary Musical Theatre style), acting, and audition preparation in her private studio, and music directs, coaches acting, singing, voice, and dialects for professional theatres and local schools. She was a student of the legendary Stella Adler, was apprenticed to Helena Shenel and Richard Alda in London in Classical Vocal Pedagogy and Bel Canto, has her BFA/Drama from NYU, and is certified in Somatic Voicework, The LoVetri Method© from the Shenandoah University Graduate Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, specializing in Musical Theatre Singing.
***You may only register for one coaching session***
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