Colonial Theatre: Rocking Auditions

Katrina Buchanan, News Editor

Robert Morris University’s Colonial Theatre is kicking off its 2012 season with auditions for The Who’s Tommy, directed by Dr. Ken Gargaro, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, directed by Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre.

Auditions will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Massey Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 30. Those planning on auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a rock song, dress for a dance combination and be ready to do cold readings. Gargaro and Burgess-Lefebvre will be present to judge the auditions.

“A song from musical theatre is not necessary for the audition. However, songs from shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, RENT or Spring Awakening would be good choices,” said Logan Williams, a departmental graduate assistant in the department of communications.

Williams also gave a few tips for those planning to audition.

“Auditions are always stressful for everyone, but do not be nervous. When you introduce yourself and your song, show your personality. Really rock it out, for lack of a better term, when you perform your song,” he said. “We will be looking for personality and acting ability when singing.”

Williams also suggests preparing more than one piece due to the possibility of being asked to sing another song to show off a performer’s skills.

For more information, contact Logan Williams at (814) 594- 8391 or email him at [email protected]