Auditions for FOLLIES in Concert
Civic Theatre of Allentown is proud to announce auditions for a special concert performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies.” The show will be presented for 2 performances only in Civic’s historic 19th Street Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm. All roles are open.
As per Civic’s past concert performances, this will be a semi-staged concert with a live professional orchestra.
Auditions: Monday, May 11 at 6:30 pm in the upstairs rehearsal studio at Civic’s 19th Street Theatre.
Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical concerns a 1971 reunion of the past performers of the “Weismann’s Follies,” a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in the now crumbling Weismann Theatre, which is scheduled for demolition. The show features a large cast ages 18 – 80, with strong roles for an assortment of mature women, who play the retired Follies girls.
Actors who wish to audition should do the following:
Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from “Follies” or a similar musical theatre genre that shows your range and experience. An accompanist will be at the audition; actors are expected to provide sheet music.
Bring a head shot or picture in which your face is clearly visible.
Bring a list of your conflicts from audition date until the last night of the concert (June 27) Directed and by Civic’s Artistic Director, William Sanders with musical direction by Steve Reisteter, “Follies: In Concert” will play Civic’s Nineteenth Street Theatre for two public performances, Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm.