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    YAE TSM Auditions for RENT School Edition







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    Young Artists Ensemble Presents Auditions for
    The 42nd Annual Teen Summer Musical
    School Edition
    Cast: June 4 & 5, 2022
    Saturday, June 4: 9:45am, 12:45pm, or 3:30pm
    Sunday, June 5: 11:45am or 2:45pm
    Orchestra: June 5, 2022
    Sunday, June 5: 10 minute audition slots between 12pm-4pm
    Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
    Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements
    Musical Arrangements Steve Skinner
    Original Concept/Additional Lyrics Billy Aronson
    Dramaturg Lynn Thomson
    Directed by Devery Holmes
    Musical Direction by Zachary Spencer
    Conducted by Susan Treworgy Calkins
    Choreographed by Miriam Durrie-Kirsch & Dani Orjala
    Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. (MTIShows.com)
    Auditions and most rehearsals will take place at the
    Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Dress Rehearsals & Performances
    will be at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center.
    CAST Audition Information:
    Please prepare 1 minute of a song and bring sheet music in the correct key,
    no recorded music please (contemporary music preferred). Auditions will last approximately two hours and may include cold reading from the script, dance,
    and some improvisation. Masks not required but strongly recommended.
    ORCHESTRA Audition Information:
    ORCHESTRA auditions will last 10 minutes and consist of 1 minute of a prepared piece and sight reading from the score. Rehearsal schedule online.
    Orchestra Requirements: RENT is a “Rock Band Style” production; please bring your own sheet music (contemporary music is preferred) and prepare to sight read.
    All auditioners must be able to site read notes (not tablature).
    Masks not required but strongly recommended.
    We are looking for the following instruments:
    Guitar 2/Keyboard
    *please bring your own drumsticks.
    Auditions are by appointment.
    Rehearsal and Performances:
    CAST REHEARSALS: Mondays-Fridays 5:30-9:30pm & Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
    CAST CALLBACKS: Monday, June 6 from 5:30-10pm
    PERFORMANCES: July 29 – August 7, 2022
    All Cast, Orchestra, and Parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting
    Wednesday June 8 from 6:00-7:00pm
    *Please note: if cast in the show, you must be available for all performances
    and all dress rehearsals.
    There is a $210 participation fee if cast; financial assistance is available.
    Actors auditioning for RENT SCHOOL EDITION must be at least 13 years old
    and not yet 20 by August 7, 2022


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