Auditions for ‘The Wedding Singer’ Dec. 16, 18 at TownSquare Players

December 11, 2013

Staff Report

WOODSTOCK, Ill. — Open auditions have been scheduled for TownSquare Players’ March 2014 production of The Wedding Singer, a funny 1980s-based musical by Mathew Sklar, Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy based on the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie of the same name.

Open auditions will be in the Green Room of the Woodstock Opera House from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Director Betsy Stemple, Music Director Sue Falbo and Choreographer Kara Williams are seeking 22 actors (11 men and 11 women) who can sing, move and act for the production, which will be performed March 7-23, 2014, at the Woodstock Opera House. No appointment is needed.

Those trying out should prepare a short solo from the show or bring sheet music in their key. Auditioners are asked to not sing acapella and to not bring any pre-recorded accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. Those trying out will also be expected to do cold readings from the script and to learn a short movement/dance routine.

Because of the dance portion of the audition, those trying out are asked to wear shoes/clothing in which they can move comfortably. Callbacks will be held at a Woodstock storage and rehearsal building at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19.

Rehearsals will be in Woodstock in January and February four evenings a week until Tech Week (the week of March 2). Auditioners are asked to bring their list of conflicts to auditions; preference will be given to actors with the fewest conflicts.

Desired stage ages for the characters range from 20 to 80. Detailed information about the characters, stage age ranges, vocal ranges, etc. can be found on a page about The Wedding Singer at the TownSquare Players website, www.tspinc.org. Audition advice is available at the site, and questions for Producer Odette Little and Director Betsy Stemple can also be posted through a link.

TownSquare Players, Inc. (TSP), is the oldest active community theater group in McHenry County. It was established in 1968 and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1973. The purpose of TSP is to promote, sponsor, support, produce, instruct and engage in all the performing arts and other related activities.

Posted Dec. 11, 2013

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