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In hip hop dance class, you will learn a variety of high-energy and dynamic choreography set to the latest hip hop music. From isolations and intricate footwork, the class will develop their rhythm, coordination, and musicality while building confidence and stage presence.

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In Pop Dance Class, you will learn upbeat and fun choreography inspired by popular music videos and performances. From catchy routines to sharp and precise movements, students will work on mastering their technique, stage presence, and storytelling through dance. Let your inner pop star shine!
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This workshop is intended to inform and educate auditionees and the community about MTS’s upcoming production. Please come join us!
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SCHEDULE:               

10:00am – 10:30am Show Vision: The director will talk about the vision for the show and their approach to directing the musical. 

10:30am – 11:15am Music and Audition Etiquette Talk: The music director will review music from the production and discuss what type of vocal quality is needed. The music director will review proper audition etiquette and processes.

11:15am – 12:00pm Choreography: The choreographer will teach a dance combination that will be used at auditions. Please wear comfortable dance shoes. If you have character shoes please bring them. 

You may come for any or all of the sections above. Please indicate this when you sign-up using the sign-up link above.

We can’t wait to see you there! We welcome all abilities regardless of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and /or personal background.

Audition and Casting Information

SEEKING: Strong Singers, Dancers, and Actors of all ages and ethnicities for the 2024 production of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. We welcome all abilities regardless of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and / or personal background over 18 years old.

SYNOPSIS: 

In this steamy prohibition tale, vaudeville performers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. As their guests arrive — each living life on the edge and more intriguing than the last — Queenie spies the striking Mr. Black.  As her pursuit of Black and the swirling decadence of the party reach their climax, so does Burrs’ jealousy.  What ensues leaves everyone asking “How did we come to this?”


VOCAL AUDITIONS: DAY, DATE, TIME

BY APPOINTMENT (Walk-ins may be seen if time allows) 

Sunday, July 14 from 6pm – 9:30 pm and Monday, July 15 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

Please prepare a brief excerpt (32 bars maximum, please) of a song in the style of the show or one from the show is acceptable.  Please place your sheet music in a three ring binder. Bring your binder (with other sheet music of songs you are prepared to sing) in case you are asked to sing a second selection. An accompanist will be provided. 

**Video submissions will be considered if you are unable to attend vocal auditions, but it is strongly recommended that you are able to attend in person and for callbacks. If applicable, please select video submission at the start of the audition form. After filling out the audition link, including the time slot for the team to review your video, email your video to [email protected]

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, July 16 (and Thursday, July 17 if needed) –  (by invitation)

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

Please keep these times available in case you are called back, or include it as a conflict on your audition sheet if you cannot make it.

Callbacks will consist of choreography and vocal selections from the show.

PRODUCTION DATES: 

Rehearsal Dates: July 21 – September 12, 2024

Typical Rehearsal Times: Sunday- Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30 pm (Other times may be added, but will be with sufficient notice.)

Please note the following dates will not be accepted as conflicts: 

Photo Shoot: Tentative, August 3,  2024

Tech Week: Sunday, September 15 – Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 6pm – 10pm

Performances: September 27 – October 19; Fri/Sat 7:30 PM and Sun 2 PM // Thursday, March 21st, 7:30pm 

All Auditions, Rehearsals, and Performances will be held at Musical Theatre Southwest, 6320-B Domingo Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition. While there are no specific dance needs, the ability to move well is needed. The director and musical director are looking for strong actors who are capable of the demanding music needs; bringing the storytelling, character needs, and vocals to a strong performance level. 

ALL CHARACTERS ARE OPEN TO ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES, GENDERS, AND AGES (over 18)

Black (G5-F3): Strong, handsome, and poised without being posed. An enigmatic loner. Protective. No-nonsense kind of guy who cannot understand Queenie’s attraction to Burrs. African-American.

Burrs (A5-G3):  Handsome. A professional clown. Dangerous and charming all at once. Sexually ravenous and drawn to Queenie like a moth to the flame. Hurts somewhere deep inside, and slowly descends into jealous insanity.

Dolores (A5-A3):  A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.

Eddie (A5-A3):  Mae’s husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife.

Kate (E5-F3):  A lush. Likes to be the “life of the party.” Always looking out for number one, and is jealous of Queenie. Sexy, sensual, and confident.

Madelaine True (E5-A3): A tired woman with even more tired eyes and a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry.

Mae (D5 – A3):  Eddie’s wife. Sweet and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him.

Sam (A5-A3): Busy producer and “attention whore.” Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual.

Oscar D’armano (B5-A3):  Phil’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.

Phil D’armano (A5-A3):  Oscar’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant

Queenie (F5-F3):  Blonde and beautiful. Sexy. Looks a little older and more tired than her age would indicate. Afraid of being alone. Has become addicted to Burrs’ presence and ravenous sexual appetite.

Nadine (A5-A3):  The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up.

Max (B5- A3):  One of the party goers and a member of the usual “gang.” He is full of life and energy.

Ensemble- Various parts throughout the show

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