Abigail Penhallegon

More students than ever have already signed up to audition for CUAA theatre's spring musical "The Sound of Music" next week. Here's what you need to know if you're on the fence about auditioning, from theater ambassador Abigail Penhallegon ('24)!

Hello, Concordia!

Happy end of the semester! We’ve all worked hard and done so much, so it might be difficult to contemplate next semester, but I want to make you aware of an opportunity that’s available to every student on campus.

On Tuesday, December 14th and Wednesday, December 15th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., auditions will be held in the Black Box Theater for the spring musical, which will be The Sound of Music. We would love for anyone who is interested to come audition.

Possible responses you may have:

“Nope.” – Ok! Have a nice day. Come see the show when we’re done!

“I can’t sing.” – Well hey, there are non-singing roles too! Why don’t you try out for one of those?

“I’ve never done theater before.” – Everyone starts somewhere, and our cast and crew here at Concordia are truly ready to welcome newcomers. We’re not really worried who has been here the longest or done the most shows. We’re here to have fun and create something beautiful.

“I’m super busy next semester.”  That’s a fair concern. Please do what will be best for your academics and health. But I want to let you know that there are different levels of commitment available, so if you want to participate in a limited capacity, you can indicate that on your audition sheet!

“I deleted this email before getting this far.”  I mean. I can’t really say anything to you then.

Or, my personal favorite,

“Ok, sure! I’ll join!” – If that’s your response, here are your next steps:

  1. Sign up on the bulletin board near the staircase in the Kreft Center for the Arts or
  2. If you still have questions before you want to sign up, email amanda.williams@cuaa.edu
  3. Look at the attached audition information form.
  4. If you’re auditioning for a non-singing role, you have nothing to prepare. We’ll see you at auditions! Wear clothes you can move in for the dance portion (again, this is not something you prepare for. We’re all starting at square one with whatever dance we’re taught).
  5. If you would like to audition for a singing role, choose 16-32 measures from a musical theater song and practice them this weekend! Bring a copy of your music to auditions so our fantastic accompanist can support you.

We hope you’ll consider joining us. We made some magic happen with our fall show, Puffs, and we’d love for people to joining us in bringing music to life this spring.

With excitement for what is to come,

Abigail Penhallegon

CUAA Theater Ambassador

More details about the performance

Work-Study is available for all technical positions. No experience necessary. Positions include painting, set construction, costumes, lighting, sound, and properties.

Start January 24
Scheduled Monday – Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Rehearsals are only scheduled on an as needed basis. Accommodations will be made for night classes or reasonable circumstances.

Thursday, April 7 – Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com

Learn more about Concordia University Ann Arbor Theatre

Concordia University Ann Arbor’s theatre department strives to develop artists who use the stage as a tool to expound on their individual creativity to form stories into lasting performances that inspire and positively connect with the community. Students build their knowledge through a wide variety of participation from performances, classes, collaborations with other departments and work study positions.

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