DRAMA CAMP &
DRAMA CAMP will be held July 23-24 from 9-1
This is for everyone!
FALL AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD
August 7,8,9 2018
3:45 - 6:00 pm (or until all have auditioned)
Musical Auditions consist of:
One short Monologue
1 Song any style with an accompaniment
This audition should be timed at 90 seconds. You decide which of the two, Monologue or song need the most time, or split them evenly. It is your decision.
2 short Monologues of contrasting style
(one comedic and one dramatic)
plus a possible cold read from the script.
T Steel Magnolias Auditions
Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd from 4-7
(If Needed Callbacks Will Be Held on that Friday, August 3rd or Monday, August 6th)
There will be a sign-up-sheet on Mr. Snider’s door for an audition slot. The sign-up-sheet will be posted during the drama camps (Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th).
*Please Plan Accordingly for Your Audition and Potential Callback*
For auditions please prepare two monologues from the selection below.
Pick the two monologues from the same character.
However, please be familiar with all the monologues listed. You may be asked to read/perform a different selection from the two you prepared. You may also be asked to read from the script as well. If cast the first rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 7th from 4:00-6:00.
Ouiser Boudreaux– Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric, acerbic but loveable. (age 66ish)
OUISER: It’s not your fault, M’Lynn. I used to think that you were crazy for marrying that man. Then I thought you were a glutton for punishment. Now I realize that you must be on some mission from God. I have not slept in days. I look like a dog’s dinner. However, when I got up this morning, I decided I would try to rise above it. I would start anew. Whatever that man has done, I would overlook it in honor of your wedding day, Shelby. I thought I would make myself a little presentable and floss up the house in case somebody wanted to drop in… it being a big day in the neighborhood and all. So I go out to my magnolia tree and there is not a bloom on it!
OUSIER: Shelby. I managed in just a few decades to marry the two most worthless men in the universe and proceed to have the three most ungrateful children ever conceived. The only reason people are nice to me is because I have a lot of money. I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for forty years.
Clairee Belcher– Widow of former mayor. Grande dame, elegant and sophisticated. (age 66ish)
CLAIREE: Lloyd and I missed it to fifty years by three months. That stinker. Bless his heart. He tried. He just couldn’t make it. Shelby, I hope you and Jackson will be as happy as Lloyd and I were. We had such a good time. Until last November… at least he hung on through the state playoffs. I don’t miss the whirlwind of being the Mayor’s wife. It’s not easy being just one. I don’t like going to things by myself. If I go with another couple, I’m a third wheel. If I go with a friend, we’re just a couple of old biddies.
CLAIREE: Oh, child. Nobody won that year. There wasn’t even a Christmas festival when I was in high school. Why Jesus wasn’t even born until I was a junior in college. I remember it distinctly. My friends and I were all out watching our flocks by night….
Truvy Jones– Owner of the beauty shop. Vivacious, dispenses advice and hairspray! (age 40ish)
TRUVY: Annelle? This is the most successful shop in town. Wanna know why? Because I have a strict philosophy that I have stuck to for fifteen years… “There is no such thing as natural beauty.” That’s why I’ve never lost a client to the Kut and Kurl or the Beauty Box. And remember! My ladies get only the best. Do not scrimp on anything. Feel free to use as much hair spray as you want.
TRUVY: Got me. Maybe she was praying for Marshall and Drew and Belle. Maybe she was praying for us because we were gossiping. Maybe she was praying because the elastic is shot in her pantyhose. Who knows? She prays at the drop of a hat these days. At Mardi Gras, she had her choice of going to a Bible weekend with her Sunday School class or to New Orleans with me and two other sinners. She left that Friday and she returned on Tuesday a Christian.
M’Lynn Eatenton– Shelby’s mother. Always knows what is best. Strong, stubborn and the heart of the play. (age 45-50ish)
M’LYNN: He doesn’t have any idea what Valium is. The man prides himself on never having any tension. Which is amazing considering the amount he has created over the years… hm… listen to me. I’ve got to stop taking potshots at Drum all the time. He’s a good man, he’s crazy, but he’s a good man. Drum and I seem to be rediscovering those things that brought us together in the first place. I don’t know if we buried them or became blind to them. I don’t know. I don’t know if I’m lucky to have what I have… or lucky to know what I have.
M’LYNN: No. I couldn’t leave my Shelby. I stayed there. I kept on pushing… just like I always have where Shelby was concerned… hoping she’d sit up and argue with me. But finally we all realized there was no hope. At that point I panicked. I was very afraid that I would not survive the next few minutes while they turned off the machines. Drum couldn’t take it. He left. Jackson couldn’t take it. He left. It struck me as amusing. Men are supposed to made of steel or something. But I could not leave. I just sat there… holding Shelby’s hand while the sounds got softer and the beeps got further apart until all was quiet. There was no noise, no tremble… just peace.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie– Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed and passionate. (age 20-25ish)
SHELBY: We are awful. We are all hateful, awful people. Here all we’ve been talking about is weddings and psychotic animals. We’re been tearing you up inside, haven’t we? I can’t tell you how sorry I am. And you’ve had such a terrible time. Sometimes we don’t know how lucky we are. I know one thing I can do. Tonight, you are going to drop by my house and have some bleeding armadillo groom’s cake. It’s going to be a great party. I can’t stand the thought of someone being unhappy or alone tonight. And if you feel yourself start getting sad, just watch my husband dance. It’s very funny.
SHELBY: Mama. I don’t know why you have to make everything so difficult. I look at having this baby as the opportunity of a lifetime. Sure, there may be some risk involved. That’s true for anybody. But you get through it and life goes on. And when it’s all said and done there’ll be a little piece of immortality with Jackson’s good looks and my sense of style… I hope. Mama, please. I need your support. I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a life-time of nothing special.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto- Newly hired Beauty shop assistant. She finds solace in religion and crafting, and family in the women at the salon. (age 18-25ish)
ANNELLE: Everything is horrible. Bunkie… that’s my husband. He left. We only moved here a month ago. He just vanished last week. He took all the money, my jewelry, the car. Most of my clothes were in the trunk. He never paid the rent so I got thrown out of our house and had to move in at crazy old Mrs. Robeline’s. The police keep questioning me, but I don’t know anything. I need a job in the worst way and I didn’t know if you’d hire someone who may or may not be married to someone who might be a dangerous criminal. But I swear to you that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.
ANNELLE: Miss M’Lynn. I don’t mean to upset you by saying that. You see. When something like this happens, I pray very hard to make heads or tails of it. I think in Shelby’s case, she wanted to take care of that baby, of you, of everybody she knew… and her poor body was just worn out. It wouldn’t let her do everything she wanted to do. So she went on to a place where she could be a guardian angel. She will always be young. She will always be beautiful. And I personally feel much safer knowing she’s up there on my side. I know some people might think that sounds real simple and stupid… and maybe I am. But that’s how I get through things like this.
Each Tech Student will go through the audition process. You will indicate which area you really have a passion for and show us what you already know about the subject. If you are young and have no knowledge at this point, we will be looking for your attitude towards the specific talent.
YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO DO ANY OF THE ABOVE AUDITIONS.
Every Student in the program MUST GO THROUGH THE AUDITION PROCESS!
Make sure you connect with your audience! The eyes give us emotion and the voice gives us inflection. Make sure you are confident and ready!
Don't be afraid to sing from your heart! It is not what you sing as much as HOW you sing it. Never try to impress with something to mature for you to sing well.
Dance is a scary audition for most. Please understand the Choreographer is getting to know how fast you pick up steps MORE than seeing what steps you can do. relax and have a great time!!