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AUDITION DATES
 
July 27 & July 28, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Prepare an up tempo song and a ballad, both with sheet music for the accompanist.
  • Make sure your sheet music is in the correct key.
  • Don't be afraid to sing from the show! 
  • Be ready to learn a short dance combination.
  • Be familiar with the show and cast of characters.  You will be asked to sing and read from the show.
DIRECTOR
 
Gwen Arment (Director/Choreographer) did her undergraduate work at the Indiana University School of Music in piano and voice and her Master's Degree work in Theater History at Hunter College. She also studied at London’s National Theater. Based in New York City, she performed there as well as on tour and in regional theaters before starting a career in producing, directing and teaching.  In the New York area, she has directed at the Abingdon Theatre, Theatre 315, The Theatre Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre (associate producer 1995), Broadway Theatre Institute for Musical Mondays Theatre Lab (artistic director 2002–2003) and The Century Center. Nationally, she also has directed at the South Jersey Regional Theater; Arundel Barn Playhouse in Maine; Charles Playhouse in Boston; Pennsylvania Stage Company; Mishler Theatre in Altoona, Pennsylvania; and at the Royal Palm Festival Theater in Florida where she received Carbonell nominations for choreography and performing. At Ohio Northern University in 2010 and 2011, Gwen had the pleasure of directing and choreographing Urinetown and Spelling Bee. Gwen has also given master classes in musical theater at both ONU and Indiana University. As a teacher of professional actors, alongside guest faculty instructors from the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gwen produced and taught Shakespeare workshops in New York City and at Western Connecticut State University. In addition, she instructed in piano and voice at Valparaiso University as well as theater history at Hunter College. In 2004, Gwen co-founded and currently remains the artistic director and producer for Hell’s Kitchen Musicals (HKM), a company which develops new works with readings, staged readings and showcases. Most recently, HKM produced the new musical, Peg O’ My Heart, for New York City's 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival. It won the award for best musical. Among the many celebrated artists with whom Gwen has worked are Gower Champion, Peter Gennaro, Donald Saddler, Christopher Hewitt, Bob Herget, Tommy Tune, George Faison and Ron Lagomarsino. When performing Lola in Damn Yankees, Gwen danced Bob Fosse’s original choreography, having been taught and supervised by the original Lola –  Gwen Verdon.
 
REHEARSALS
 
Rehearsals begin on August 2 and take place five days a week, Sundays through Thursdays.
Technical rehearsals run from Sunday, August 30 to Wednesday, September 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
 
PERFORMANCES
 
Performances will run from September 3 to 20, 2015 for a total of 12 performances.
 
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AUDITION DATES
 
August 2, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. & August 3, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 
  • One monologue, either classical or modern, 1-2 minutes in length
DIRECTOR
 
John Davis has performed more than 3000 live stage combat shows in 16 countries with his Comedy sword-fighting show Hack and Slash. As Oberlin College professor of Stage Combat and resident fight choreographer, John has choreographed hundreds of productions in the Cleveland, Ohio market and nationally. John currently directs productions for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and has taught and choreographed for Kent State University Stark, Malone College, Baldwin Wallace College, The Beck Center for the Arts and theaters across Ohio. After the events of Sept 11th, John has traveled to 16 countries, including the most remote regions of Iraq and Afghanistan, on six USO tours.  At Weathervane, John has fight directed Romeo & Juliet, and both directed and fight directed Holmes: The Art of Deduction, The Taming of the Shrew, Our Town and Hamlet. 
 
REHEARSALS
 
Rehearsals begin on August 16 and take place five days a week, Sundays through Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Technical rehearsals run from Sunday, September 27 through Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
 
PERFORMANCES
 
Performances will run from October 1 to October 18, 2015, for a total of 12 performances.
 
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AUDITION DATES
 
September 20 & 21, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.*
* This is an Emerging Artist Series Production
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 
 
32 bars of a musical theatre song.
Bring sheet music in the correct key to your audition.  An accompanist will be provided.
Be prepared to dance.
 
If you do not already have an audition piece prepared, here are two great resources for young singers:
 
DIRECTOR
 
Sarah E. Bailey (Resident Director, Choreographer) in 2014 celebrated her twelfth consecutive year as the director of Weathervane’s annual production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. On our stage last summer, she directed and choreographed The Wizard of Oz.  Her other Weathervane directorial credits include The Music Man, Honk!, Annie, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Seussical, Madeline and the Gypsies, Madeline’s Rescue and Go, Dog. Go!.  She received her bachelor’s in music from Ohio Northern University and her master’s in music and pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She has sung at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic and was a grand finalist in Guangdong, China, International Vocal Competition and has also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. 
 
REHEARSALS
 
Rehearsals take place five days a week, Sundays through Thursdays.
Technical rehearsals run from Sunday, November 15 to Monday, November 23.
 
PERFORMANCES
 
Performances will run from November 24 to December 20, 2015. 
 
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AUDITION DATES
 
September 28 & 29, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Remember to prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece and bring your sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist.
  • Please print the attached audition form, fill it out and bring it with you.
  • Plan to stay on site for approximately 30 minutes.
 
DIRECTORS
 
Ordinary Days
Alan Scott Ferrall is a Designer, Playwright, Actor and Director who has earned seven Chanticleer Awards at Weathervane.  In his spare time, Scott has written three one-act children's plays that perform for local schools: Two Swords, a Bag of Marbles and a PB&J, The Mystery of the Missing Robot and How the Bee Learned to Spell: A Fable.  Scott has also taken great pleasure in writing the end-of-the-season revue for the Not-Ready-for-Mainstage Players, who appear at Weathervane's annual Chanticleer Awards banquet. Scott was honored to receive Weathervane's 2012 Trustees Award.
 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Melanie YC Pepe is the Artistic Director at Weathervane and holds a B.F.A. in Theatrical Performance and Management from Kent State University, where she is now serving on the School of Theatre and Dance Advisory Board.  She is currently working on her graduate certificate at Cornell University.  At Weathervane, she has produced over 35 theatrical productions.  She was recognized by the Weathervane's Board in 2011 with the Weathervane Board of Trustees Award. 
 
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
 
Ordinary Days: Rehearsals begin the week of October 4th.  Rehearsals will take place five nights a week, Sundays through Thursdays.   Technical rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 25 from noon to 8 pm and continue from Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 28 from 6 pm to 10 pm.   Performances will run from October 29 to November 14, 2015, for a total of 14 performances.
 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Rehearsals begin the week of October 18th.  Rehearsals will take place five nights a week, Sundays through Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Technical rehearsals are Sunday, November 29 to Wednesday, December 2 from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Performances will run from December 3 to 19, 2015 for a total of 10 performances.  
 
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