Faith Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce our TWO spring musicals for 2020! We thank you all for your patience as we went through our most difficult licensing process, ever. We are so pleased that we will be able to accommodate more of our talented students into musical theater productions this year, and that we will have our first ever student-directed show.
About the Auditions
One audition will put students in the running for either musical, regardless of age, though students will be able to indicate on their audition form if they are only interested in one of the shows. Callback times and dance auditions will be arranged as needed after regular auditions.
About the Rehearsals
Rehearsals for both shows will be simultaneous, on Tuesday afternoons starting 1/14/20 from 3/3:30-6 at Grace Church Bethlehem.
“Crazy For You”, the all-Gershwin-song romantic comedy, will be directed by Mrs. Jennifer O’Leary and choreographed by Miss Kimberly Jackson. Because of Miss Kim’s schedule and her desire to recreate as much of Susan Stroman’s original Broadway tap choreography as possible, choreography rehearsal for “Crazy for You” will be held on several Saturdays at one of the Grace Church locations (Randolph or Netcong, as available.) She may call additional choreography rehearsals with just the Zangler girls on another day, if needed. The song “Naughty Baby” will be completely cut OR replaced with another Gershwin song if the licensing company grants us permission (sorry, potential Irenes – though we’ve submitted a request, that permission will not come before casting!)
“Crazy for You” will be performed on April 17-19th.
“Godspell”, the full 2012 Broadway version, will be directed by Faith Center senior, Anna Kozan, with help from music director, FC senior Matt Vanden Brink, and oversight by Faith Center staff. “Godspell” has been Anna’s favorite musical since she was a little girl, and she has a beautiful, clear vision for this dramatization of the Gospel of Matthew. And while we did the original Broadway version of “Godspell” with our junior high drama summer campers 5 years ago, we have never done the 2012 Broadway version, which underwent some significant changes, including a complete a cappella overhaul of the Prologue. We are SO EXCITED to help Anna & Matt utilize the artistic and leadership skills they have developed over their many years at Faith Center (22 years combined!) to take charge of a musical production.
“Godspell” will be performed April 23rd-25th.
Full Details about the Auditions
Auditions for the spring musicals are open to students who are ages 12 and older. Students should prepare:
- a short selection from a song (16 bars – approximately one verse and one chorus). Please bring sheet music, clearly marked with your start and end point. An accompanist will be provided.
- a short monologue (no more than 60 seconds) for the audition.
- And come a little early, so you have time to fill out an audition form before your time slot! Here’s the link to sign up
If you have any questions, or are unable to attend auditions on 1/7, please email Mrs. O’Leary: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t wait for these shows to begin!