SARATOGA SPRINGS —Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their October production of Nine, book by Arthur Kopit and music by Maury Yeston. This production will be directed by Michael McDermott, with musical direction by Richard Cherry and choreography by Heather D’Arcy.
The auditions will be held on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Home Made Theater’s headquarters at the Wilton Mall (near JC Penney).
The cast consists of one man, aged approximately 40, one teen boy, and up to 14 women, aged from their twenties to 60+. All ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to attend.
Nine is the story of film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early 1960s Venice.
For the audition, prepare a song from the musical, or a comparable song from a Broadway musical theater production. Bring your own sheet music in your key; a pianist will be provided. No a cappella singing. Wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes that allow for movement for a brief choreography audition. Bring a current photo (cannot be returned) and a resume. Be prepared to list all potential conflicts from the first rehearsal through closing (with the exception of Tech Week and performances, conflicts can be worked around if known about in advance).
Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7 -10 p.m. with Mondays being added closer to Tech Week. Rehearsals will be held at Home Made Theater’s headquarters in the Wilton Mall until the week before tech. Then rehearsals will move to the performance venue, Saratoga Arts, in downtown Saratoga Springs.
Performances are weekends Oct. 7-16. There will be performances Friday and Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons (four performances per weekend). For a detailed flyer with character descriptions, visit Home Made Theater’s website, www.homemadetheater.org.