Fall 2021 Theatre Audition Information
The Busie Body – Sept. 30th – Oct. 3rd
Sweeney Todd – Nov. 4th – 7th
Kristi Shamburger - Kristi.Shamburger@mtsu.edu
Will Perkins - William.Perkins@mtsu.edu
Music Directed by:Joseph Walker - Joseph.Walker@mtsu.edu
Stage Managed by: Andrew Greene - Aeg4p@mtmail.mtsu.edu
Rehearsals start August 25th, 2021
More information and synopsis of both productions available at the bottom of this
Please read all information before submitting and audition.
Initial auditions will be conducted by submission of a video audition.
Auditions for Stop Kiss will be held in August, 2021.
Video submissions for The Busie Body and Sweeney Todd are due by
11:59pm Monday, April 19th, 2021.
For both productions please prepare a video audition with the following:
One monologue that is 60 seconds in length, preferably classical in style.
(if you need help finding a monologue please reach out to Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org)
For Sweeney Todd (in addition to the monologue described above) please include:
16 to 32 bars of a musical theatre selection from a Stephen Sondheim musical with
accompaniment or karaoke backtrack.
(If you have questions on choosing a selection please reach out to Kristi.Shamburger@mtsu.edu)
Please fill out the audition form and submit your video by email to MTSUTheatreAuditions@gmail.com or upload directly to this google drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r7rCLVCEM_JYDQL1vxiM2wc8nBrEsx1n?usp=sharing
Call backs are scheduled to occur ON CAMPUS - April 21st and 22nd 5pm – 10pm. Call backs will be facilitated by Stage Management and may consist of scene work and additional singing with our Directors and other auditionees. Schedule of individual callbacks will be communicated and based on conflicts listed on audition form. Additional callback requirements and questions specific to the show will be communicated prior to your callback session.
In order to be considered for a role for Sweeney Todd, cast must be available Monday and Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Named roles must also be available Fridays 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
Health and safety of students, staff and faculty are of highest priority and we have created mitigation guidelines to help in that endeavor. Documents related to the University and Department specific mitigations planning are available online at https://mtsu.edu/theatreanddance/TheatreandDanceSafety.php
Mitigation measures and policies may be adapting and changing with new guidance. If
you have questions regarding your participation and safety, please reach our directly
to John Underwood, stage management team, and our directors.
Some of these measures to protect cast and crew include having access to masks and gloves and emphasizing social distancing when possible. Sanitation, disinfecting and additional cleaning protocols will be implemented. All of our directors are taking in consideration the possibility of operating remotely including rehearsals and shows if necessary. Although these measures may not be ideal, we want to be fully prepared to accommodate any and all students.
The audition form will ask for schedule conflicts, so have your personal schedules if you need them to accurately fill it out.
Feel free to contact our Directors with questions regarding each production, Katie.Goodwin@mtsu.edu for general audition questions, or John.email@example.com for help on submitting your video audition.
Prospective participants have the right to ask how cultural personhood or identities will be portrayed in the production. Please direct questions to the Director or ask during callbacks.
The Busie Body - By Susanna Centlivre
A witty and fast-paced farce packed with memorable characters!
A young woman, her handsome lover, and their friends plot to escape a controlling guardian in this hilarious Restoration comedy. Will a nosey nobleman ruin the plan or save the day?
Synopsis pulled from University of Tennessee's 2017 production advertisement - https://theatre.utk.edu/the-busy-body
Full script for The Busie Body available at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/16740/16740-h/16740-h.htm
Sweeney Todd by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!
Synopsis pulled from MTI, more information available at https://www.mtishows.com/sweeney-todd