SPLASH auditions for 2015/16 season

Open Dance Call will be on Tuesday, April 21 in R3
Please sign up on the registration posting outside the Cafeteria on the Music Theatre bulletin board.
There will be two scheduled times to audition: 3:30 – 5:15 and 5:30 – 7:15
Students should wear appropriate dance wear for the audition – bring character shoes and tap shoes (if you are an experience tapper).
Students from any major are encouraged to audition. We are looking to cast 32 women and 22 men (approximately). There will be a great variety of musical styles, choreography and several male/female acting roles as well.
There will be a vocal call back for certain auditionees scheduled for Thurs. April 23 from 3:30 – 7:30 in R3. Certain candidates may be asked to prepare 32 bars of a broadway song and/or specific music/excerpts from ‘Bombshell’ the Smash musical, which is available in our library. This year’s theme will focus on the rise to fame of Marilyn Monroe and will feature roles for strong dancers, singers and actors.
There is a heavy commitment involved with being a member of Splash, with rehearsals commencing in May on Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 5:30, until exam moratorium. There is a mandatory show choir camp from Aug 31 – Sept 2 and then rehearsals resume from Sept – mid April on Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 6:30 (general rehearsal times). The company continues to perform in the community for fundraisers and corporate gigs until June. There will also be a period from Oct 26-30 and Nov 2-6 where the company will be called every night (3:30 – 8pm) for the choreography and staging of the entire show with acclaimed Chicago based choreographer Mike Weaver, who will be at ESA for two weeks. Fees for Splash members will be approximately $800 this year, and the schedule of payment & special considerations can be negotiated privately upon acceptance. The fees will mainly cover the cost of guest instructors & choreographers, acting coaches, set/prop/costume designers fee & construction, musical arrangement licences, score rentals/purchases & orchestral arrangement & creation of tracks, certain travel costs and cargo transportation costs, costumes supplemented/uniform maintenance, and competition fees in some cases…. an extensive list of rewards.
There may be a special dance audition call on a lunch hour between April 22-24 for auditionees who are involved with the mandatory Dance Night tech rehearsals. TBA
We are in the midst of planning the show choir season for next year with engagements, gigs, festivals, travel and competitions. Once details are confirmed, we will let you know.
Please consider auditioning!