Wednesday, November 30, 2016

audition notice - HONK! - Musical Theatre of Anthem - January 14

Casting Call for MTA’s Honk!, a delightful adaptation of one of the most beloved fables of all time. This heart-warming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

Auditions for this production for ages 11-adult (no-cut for ages 11-19) will be held January 14, with callbacks on January 15, 2017 in Anthem.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on adventure of self-discovery all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. With its bouncing score and universal story, the touching musical with plenty of heart will captivate audiences. The award-winning production staff includes Director Laura O’Meara, Vocal Director Cris Wo, Choreographer Cydney Trent, and Stage Manager Jessica Kishbaugh.  Rehearsals begin January 19, with performances March 2-12.

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. The Dance Call will be on Sunday, Jan. 15 starting at 1 p.m. with Callbacks at 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.

Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275, with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate.  Please visit our website for more information.

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 12 and 13 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at MTA. During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit

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