Acting, Singing, and Dancing in Sondheim’s “Follies”
Director/Choreographer Barbara Mah; Assistant Choreographer Christine Maydew; Music Director Michael Clark
Location: Walterdale Theatre, 10322 – 83rd Avenue NW
Dates: March 10 & 12, 2017.
Callbacks: March 19, 2017 / Location TBA
Rehearsals Begin: April 4, 2017.
About: Set in a crumbling theatre on the eve of its date with the wrecking ball, the “follies girls” that used to dance at this theatre come for a final reunion with husbands, and baggage, in tow. With such memorable Sondheim songs as “Broadway Baby,” “Losing My Mind,” and “I’m Still Here,” Follies is a poignant look at what is, what was, and the choices that led from there to here.
- Please prepare a Sondheim piece NOT from the show. Choose a piece that would complement the character you wish to audition for.
- Please bring sheet music (in the key you are singing), or an mp3 accompaniment track (phone or ipod). We may not have cd capability. No self accompaniment, no a capella, please.
- There is a mandatory dance/movement audition for all roles. Please book a dance time adjacent to your singing time. If you tap, bring your tap shoes. Please come dressed to dance/move. We are not expecting professional dancers, but need to ascertain how well you move (unless specified in the roles)
- Scenes will be provided for on-book auditions. For those auditioning for specific “follies girls”, you will be asked to sing “her” song in the key of the show. Sheet music will be provided and may be requested ahead of time.
Rehearsals begin in April and run Tuesday/Thursday nights (7-10 pm), Sunday afternoons (1-5 pm).
Tech week beings June 26, prepare to be in the theatre every night.
Show runs July 5-15, 2017.
Please bring any conflicts with rehearsal dates to the audition including vacations, concerts, and jobs.
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Character Breakdown: Ages are relative — will adjust as necessary. The Walterdale Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, the director will consider all submissions,
Please note that the Walterdale is an amateur theatre and we cannot consider applications from members of Canadian Actors Equity.