Auditions for Ragtime
Auditions for Ragtime will take place on:
- Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monday, June 4, from 6-8 p.m.
Callbacks will take place the evening of June 10, beginning at 5:40 p.m.
About the show
This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of life in early 20th-century America through the eyes of an upper-class suburban family, a group of recent Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, and an African-American musician in Harlem. It includes a rich variety of roles for actors of all ages. Its critically acclaimed 1998 debut was followed by a 2009 Broadway revival. The Croswell is proud to be bringing this spectacular and inspiring story of struggle and hope to our stage!
The creative team is:
- Director: Dab Calabrese
- Music Director: Todd Schreiber
- Choreographer: Dom Glover
Rehearsal commitment: Beginning approximately August 13.
Performance dates: September 21-30.
General audition information
- Most Croswell shows rehearse for about six weeks. You will be asked to list any conflicts on your audition form.
- If you are auditioning for a musical, be prepared to sing a song — bring sheet music for the pianist, no CDs. The song choice is up to you; although it can be helpful to sing something in the style of the show you’re auditioning for, the most important thing is to prepare a piece you feel comfortable with. If you get cut off after 16 or 32 bars, don’t worry — it’s normal for that to happen in auditions and does not mean you won’t get a callback or be in the show.
- Also for musicals, be prepared to dance — wear or bring shoes you can dance in, with loose, comfortable clothing.
- You can expect to be at auditions for at least an hour, possibly two.
- The Croswell’s artistic team is committed to flexible, imaginative casting. Performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to participate. Reasonable accommodations will be made for anyone with special needs.
- For more information about auditions, call 517-263-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Can’t make it to auditions? Although attending in person is preferred, if you are unable to make any of the audition times, please email John MacNaughton at email@example.com for information about setting up a video audition.
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