Auditions

2018 – 2019 Maverick Theatre Company FALL Season Auditions


***There have been some updates to this audition listing.  Please read through the information carefully.***


THE CLEAN HOUSE
directed by Seraphina Nova Glass, Mainstage
LADIES IN WAITING directed by Detra Payne, Studio Theatre (MavLab)
THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION directed by Coy Rubalcaba, Studio Theatre (MavLab)
SOME SUNNY DAY directed by Straton Rushing, Studio Theatre (MavLab)
COMPANY (Musical) directed by Dr. Katherine Noone, Mainstage

  Broadway Mavericks directed by Dr. Katherine Noone

THE MUSIC MAN directed by Dr. Anne Healy

Auditions for the Maverick Theatre Company Fall 2018 productions, the Broadway Mavericks, and the spring production of THE MUSIC MAN will be held Monday, August 27th, and Tuesday, August 28th, from 6pm – 10pm in the Mainstage Theatre.

Only one slot per actor.  Please read the audition directions and requirements below carefully.  Students must provide their own photocopies of resumes and headshots (6 each).

 Maverick Theatre Company Audition Preparation & Audition Material

1.  Students auditioning for plays and musicals should read them in advance. Copies will be placed in the Greenroom (they need to be read in the greenroom and not removed). A few copies will also be available in the Theatre Arts main office, FA 144, for overnight (24 hours) checkout.

2.  BFA Theatre Arts Musical Theatre and BFA Performance majors are required to audition for all theatre season productions. BFA Musical Theatre students must audition for and accept if cast for Broadway Mavericks. (Broadway Mavericks rehearses Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The student must be available to these times every week and performances at night when given at least 2 weeks notice.)
BA Theatre Arts majors and other students are encouraged to audition for all theatre season productions

3.  AUDITION PREPARATION (online sign-up in three-minute audition slots):

    • Read all scripts (see #1 above).

    • Sign up for an audition time (please click blue button at the top of this section).

    • BFA Musical Theatre and BFA Performance majors are required to present two memorized, contrasting one-minute contemporary monologues from
plays of your choice (but not plays being produced).

    • BA and Non-Theatre Arts majors, it is highly recommended that you present two memorized, contrasting one-minute contemporary monologues from
plays of your choice (but not plays being produced), or you may read from a single monologue “side” that will be provided at the audition.

– MUSICAL (COMPANY! and THE MUSIC MAN) AND BROADWAY MAVERICKS AUDITION PREPARATION:

BFA Musical Theatre majors must sing

    • one 32-bar cut uptempo Sondheim song (NOT from COMPANY)

      AND

    • one 32 bar musical theatre ballad (NOT Sondheim).

    • Please supply sheet music in your key for the pianist. No loose sheet music.  Please provide your music in a thin 3-ring binder or mounted in a manila folder.

    • Musical audition cutes and accompaniments are available here.

    • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Dr. Katherine Noone, Dr. Anne Healy, or any of the Musical Theatre faculty.

All other students are highly recommended to do the same preparation as noted above. If you can’t do that, the directors would like to at least hear something sung—like “Happy Birthday!”

 4.  RESUME, HEADSHOT/PHOTO, AND MORE!

You must provide six (6) copies of a current acting resume with a

8”x10” headshot/photo (6 copies) of your face attached or copied to the back of each resume to hand in when you arrive for your audition time slot.  If you don’t have much experience to put on a resume, don’t worry about it, just put what you have done. BRING YOUR OWN PHOTOCOPIES.

Arrive twenty (20) minutes prior to your audition time to fill out audition paperwork. Singers need to know their approximate vocal (singing) range from highest note to lowest note to write on the audition form and resume. See a musical theatre faculty member for help with this, if needed.

CALLBACKS

A call-back (additional auditions) list will be posted on the Greenroom bulletin board by each director following the Tuesday night combined audition.  Each director will have their own call-back time slot and will be conducting their own call-back process suitable for their production (it will be posted on the call-back list if it will be readings from the script, movement work, or other audition activity). Please wear clothing and shoes that allow for movement.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018:

THE CLEAN HOUSE callbacks: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Mainstage

COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and Broadway Mavericks callbacks: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Mainstage  (Dance Call – 7:00 to 8:00pm; Music – 8:00 to 9:00pm; Readings from the scripts will be split into two rooms – 9:00 to 10:00pm)

COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and Broadway Mavericks callbacks: You will be reading and singing from the score; wear clothes and shoes in which you can move freely.

Thursday, August 30, 2018:

LADIES IN WAITING callbacks: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m, Studio Theatre

THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION callbacks: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m, Studio Theatre

SOME SUNNY DAY callbacks: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Studio Theatre

CASTING

Friday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m.: Directors Only, FA 419.

Cast lists will be posted in the Greenroom on the callboard, FA 177A (across from the Studio Theatre). Please initial next to your name if you are cast.

Maverick Dance Company Auditions

VIA DANCE Fall 2018

Fall 2018 auditions for Maverick Dance Company will be held on August 28th and 30th at 5pm in Swift Center 126. Dancers should attend both auditions and will need to enroll in a Dance Performance course to be considered for casting. Come warmed up, dressed to dance, and prepared to learn different dance combinations as well as improvise and partner. No prior materials will need to be prepared. 

Dance Minor: An audition for the dance minor is not required. However, students will be placed in appropriate dance technique courses based on their skill level. 

For more inforation, please contact Amanda Jackson at amandaj@uta.edu.

Broadway Mavericks Auditions

Auditions for the Broadway Mavericks and the Maverick Theatre Company Fall 2018 productions will be held Monday, August 27th, and Tuesday, August 28th, from 6pm – 10pm in Mainstage Theatre.

For audition sign-ups, please click the button at the top of the page in the “2018-19 Maverick Theater Company Season Auditions” section.

AUDITION PREPARATION:

BFA Musical Theatre majors must sing:

    • one 32-bar cut uptempo Sondheim song (NOT from COMPANY)

      AND

    • one 32 bar musical theatre ballad (may be– but doesn’t have to be–by Sondheim).

    • Please supply sheet music in your key for the pianist. No loose sheet music.  Please provide your music in a thin 3-ring binder or mounted in a manila folder.

All other students are highly recommended to do the same preparation as noted above. If you can’t do that, the directors would like to at least hear something sung—like “Happy Birthday!”

If you need Sondheim pieces for auditions, please click here.

BFA Musical Theatre students must audition for and accept if cast for Broadway Mavericks. (Broadway Mavericks rehearses T/Th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The student must be available to these times every week and performances at night when given at least 2 weeks notice.)

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Dr. Katherine Noone at katherine.noone@uta.edu.

Flight 12 Improv Auditions

Flight 12 Improv auditions will be held October 3, 2018 from 2pm – 4pm in the Swift Center.  Call backs will be Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Studio Theatre.  For further information, please contact Joe Chapa at jchapa@uta.edu.

Prospective Student Auditions

BFA Auditions and Scholarship Auditions are held every February for more information contact Linette Tucker at ltucker@uta.edu or call (817) 272-5722.

BFA Performance Auditions
Auditions consist of two contrasting monologues from published plays (1 minute in length each). A 16-bar song is encouraged, but not required. UTA sends a faculty representative to the major recruiting conferences and events in the DFW area. Students may also audition privately in February. Each student auditioning privately will be required to submit an audition form, resume, and headshot at the time of the audition.

BFA Musical Theatre Auditions
Auditions consist of portions from two (2) contrasting musical theatre pieces (16-32 bars in length) showing range, storytelling, and variety, as well as a one-minute contemporary monologue from a published play. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, double-sided, and in a binder. An accompanist will be provided. Each student auditioning will be required to submit an audition form, resume, and headshot at the time of audition.

BFA in Design & Technology
All BFA candidates must formally audition for admittance into the program. Auditions consist of the prospective student’s presentation of a current portfolio and resume to one or more of the design/tech faculty. Auditions are typically ten minutes long and are followed by a brief Q&A. Students can audition either on site at UTA or through recruitment conferences where a UTA Department of Theatre Arts representative is present.

BA in Theatre Arts
No audition required.

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