Posts Tagged ‘musical theatre’

Do you have your tickets yet?

July 7, 2012

Big Summer Announcements at the Midvale Main Street Theatre!

July 5, 2011

It is Summertime in Utah and we have got some outstanding productions and opportunities coming up for you. First off, our regular group of Quick Wits are continuing their Friday and Saturday night shows at 10:00pm. They are always funny and worth your time…but there’s more! Jason and Russ are going head-to-head (or rather beard to head) in an Ultimate Improv Showdown slated for August. The winner gets amazing bragging rights, the loser has to shave! Yep, the beard or the head depending on who wins!

 

This month, Around the Globe Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” directed by Beth Bruner. The Tempest will run on various dates from July 15-30 of 2011. We are both eager and pleased at the work this company is doing in bringing these great works to life.

 

August brings us Titus Productions under the Direction of Jake Andersen with Peter Pan. You may have seen their Rock Opera of Alice in Wonderland at the Midvale Main Street Theatre last Summer. I’m confident that this will prove to be every bit as delightful.

Last, but certainly not least, we are announcing auditions for Sweeney Todd. They will be held August 23rd at the Midvale Main Street Theatre at 7:30 pm. We invite you to go to our main Midvale Main Street Theatre website for more information on any of the above shows or auditions.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Tammy Ross

Thank you for making Hairspray a Huge Success!

January 28, 2011

Wow, what an incredible run this has been!  The Cast and Crew is exceptional, the Reviews have been great, and the audiences have had outrageous amounts of fun! Thank you all for making this run such a success. We are experiencing sell-out crowds and standing ovations as well as audiences who meet the cast after the show collecting autographs and hearts along the way!

Just look at what theatre reviewers have had to say: Utah Theatre Bloggers Association and Backstage Utah! We so appreciate your kind words as well as your advice on where and how to tweak a few things for the future. We hope you will come back again and again to enjoy our performances.

To our amazing cast, we are down to 3 performances…(one tonight and two tomorrow). It comes with a certain amount of sadness to see this magnificent event end. Having each and every one of you in your exact roll(s) has been nothing less than spectacular. I am so proud to include every one of you as members of my extended family. You are amazing, every one of you, and I hope to see you all again in rolls at the Midvale Main Street Theatre.

Now, let’s go take this show out with Sizzling Style!

Love and Gratitude to each and every one of you who has worked on, starred in, and supported this production.

Tammy Ross, Director

Theatre Auditions-Quick Tips For Getting Ahead

August 27, 2010

Theatre Auditions-Quick Tips for Getting Ahead

 

Your favorite musical is on the horizon. You have seen the auditions being posted, and you notice that several companies will be performing it in the upcoming year. You know the part(s) you loved the best. Consider those roles. Go to the mirror and see which of those roles you are best suited for based on your current look. If you believe only minor adjustments need to be made to give you more of that look, try it out! Be willing to be objective. See if making those adjustments does seem to make you fit the role a little better. Have you found the look? Be subtle with it at the audition. If you walk in looking exactly like the lead, but they choose someone else, you may not be chosen for a different role because (face it) they want the lead to stand out as unique. However, if it’s a specific style (like a style of shoe, a certain hair style of the time in which this production is set, etc.) those are all helpful in showing how you may fit into the cast.

 

Choosing a musical number from your intended production as your auditioning piece seems like an obvious thing to do. Don’t do it. DO NOT prepare a number from the musical as your auditioning piece unless you are asked to do so by the Director! There are many reasons why. One of those reasons is that the Directors would be hearing the same music over and over again, it gets tedious and monotonous (two things you don’t want to be remembered for).

 

With that said, if this is truly one of your favorite musicals, you will be way ahead to learn all of the music from the production. It is not such a rare occasion that Directors will ask someone to perform something from the musical and hand the music to you to perform. Needless to say, you are way ahead if you already know it.

 

It is also likely that you will be asked to read from the script. Often you can find portions of the script by doing a Google Search. If you really love the play, consider researching the availability of purchasing a script and becoming even more familiar with it. If you cannot locate a copy, you can find descriptions of the characters and get more familiar with how they may interact with one-another. Again, you will be ahead of all of those who did not do this.

 

Popular Musicals are done over and over again. If a cast of 20 gets 100 people to the audition recognize that at least 80% will be turned away. Possibly more if no one matches the criteria for certain roles. The Production Company may choose to run another round of theatre auditions more specific to those roles. Don’t take it as you not being seen as “good enough.” It comes down to what a Director saw as best for a given situation. Those situations vary considerably, right down to who you may be playing with on the stage. For instance, if a Male Lead has been chosen because the Director feels they are perfect for the role, and there are 4 Female Leads still to be chosen from who all performed well, it may come down to what they would like the couple to look like standing next to each-other, or whose voices blend the best together, etc. My point is, keep trying. That same situation may not exist at the next audition.

 

You can learn so much from sitting through auditions and seeing what others do when they perform for the Director(s). Choose to not see others as competition to you. Treat them with kindness and celebrate what you recognize they do well. After all, they may wind up on stage with you as part of the cast.

For more tips and stories about Theatre Auditions, check out the Main Stream Theatre Company site.

Broadway Babies

July 26, 2010

Broadway Babies at the Midvale Main Street TheatreBROADWAY BABIES

Tonight and tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. at the Midvale Main Street Theatre we have “Broadway Babies.”

Broadway Babies is a delightful adventure through dance and song with music from Broadway shows that feature children. New story lines were created for an entirely new perspective and adventure through music that we already know and love featuring talented children from our own community theatre groups. This is a beautiful production for the entire family!

All Tickets are $5.00 at the door. All seats are general admission. We have great food and treats as well. Come and join us for a night of family fun!

The Performer Studio-Singers Academy

July 15, 2010

Would you love to be in a group that really moves you forward into a music career? The Performer Studio-Singers Academy may be perfect for you.

Come and enjoy the current Singers Academy group this weekend at the Midvale Main Street Theatre and see what it’s all about!

Graduates of The Performer Studio Singers Academy will showcase “DISCOVERIES”, an evening of song celebrating discoveries these amazing young talents have had during the last nine months of conservatory training.

DISCOVERIES is about life, about the world we live in, about themselves, about music and artistry.
Discount Tickets for the concert at the Midvale Main Street Theatre this weekend are on sale!

Come and enjoy our Graduates for this year: Anna Girona, Brianna Miner, Brittany Pham, Hannah Reynolds, Hilary Zweigart, Joel Mendoza, Kayla Worth, Mindy Mangelson, in what promises to be their best and brightest performances yet!

Open Auditions for Hairspray!

July 9, 2010

Tammy Ross DirectorAuditions are Open!

Calling Actors, Dancers, Singers, and more!

The Midvale Main Street Theatre is excited to be holding open-auditions for Hairspray.

Auditions will take place inside the theatre on August 18th, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Hairspray has a good sized cast with a lot of great music and fantastic dancing. It is filled with humor and a message to last through the ages.

To audition you need to be prepared to sing 18 bars of music (CD player is available), perform a 1 minute memorized monologue, and learn a short dance while you are at the theatre. You also need to bring with you a head-shot photograph and be prepared to fill out a short bio.

We have a lot going on, check out our site! Midvale Main Street Theatre

Footloose!

April 18, 2010

Footloose at the Midvale Main Street Theatre

The first week of the Midvale Main Street Theatre musical performances of Footloose not only exceeded our expectations, the audience responses have been magnificent as well.

This production has a terrific mix of  actors in their debut performances from our own community as well as many who have polished their abilities over years of live theatre performing. Regardless of the amount of time they have previously spent on stage, the performances have been delightful.

It is truly a joyful experience to see such dedication to live musical theatre performances. Footloose is fun in the fact that it has small-town atmosphere, yet an entire High School worth of students. The roles, themselves, are energetic and relatable to issues we all deal with periodically in our lives. There are a lot of roles and those who perhaps did not have a lead role this time around, feel happy for yourselves! You are a part of a major team effort. Without you, the show would not be the same. Every one of you continues to be an important addition to our Footloose cast and we look forward to this next week of performances with great expectations, excitement, and gratitude!

A slideshow featuring members of the cast of Footloose during rehearsals may be seen here. Footloose!

We do still have tickets available online for our performances next week and hope you all will join us!

All You Need Is Love

January 21, 2010

“All You Need Is Love”  performances to be held at the Midvale Main Street Theatre on February 11 & 12, 2010 at  7:00 pm.

This show is an original musical production from Guyz N Dollz and features 18 talented youth from our local Salt Lake community.

All You Need Is Love is a tour fundraiser which helps support our Guyz N Dollz travel this season.

All Tickets are just $5.00.

The story takes place in Cupids Candy Store, it is filled with fun music, great dancing, and a feel good story-line. This is a great show that the whole family can enjoy together and perfect for a Valentine’s Date Night with that someone special!

FOOTLOOSE AUDITIONS!

January 15, 2010

FOOTLOOSE AUDITIONS!

Footloose is the story of Ren, a young man who moves to a small, religious town with his mother after his father abandons them. This town has regulations that are so strict that even rock ‘n roll music and dancing are banned. Ren takes on the task of convincing the Reverend Moore to let the town High School Students dance again. This is a fun production with upbeat music and high-energy dancing!

There are many roles in Footloose for ages 13 and up (including several adult roles). We are looking for enthusiastic, high-energy performers with a desire to bring that enthusiasm alive on stage. If you are a dancer, singer, actor, we would love to see what you have to offer!

Auditions for Footloose are at the Midvale Main Street Theatre on Wednesday, January 20, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please be prepared with a Monologue (or reading), a song of your choice (you may do this with a CD or A’ Capella), and to dance!

Open auditions for ages 13 and up are Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tammy Ross