March 6, 2019

Manship Theatre announces the next production in the Musical Encore Series "Sondheim on Sondheim"

Manship Theatre will hold auditions for Sondheim on Sondheim May 1st and May 6th at 6:30pm in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre.

Everyone is required to attend the acting audition on May 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm and the vocal audition May 6th starting at 6:30pm. Vocal auditions are scheduled by appointment only. Please call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk at 344-0334 to sign up for the May 1st acting audition and to schedule your vocal audition time for Monday, May 6th. Rehearsals will start the week of May 20th.

Performers must be 18 or older. An accompanist will be provided for vocal auditions. Please prepare 32 bars from the list of the songs below appropriate to your voice type:

Soprano-

“Not a Day Goes By” from Merrily We Roll Along

“Green Finch and Linnet Bird” from Sweeny Todd

Mezzo/Belt-

“Anyone Can Whistle” from Anyone Can Whistle

“The Miller’s Son” from A Little Night Music

Tenor-

“Someone is Waiting” from Company

“Giants in the Sky” from Into the Woods

Bass-

“Pretty Women” from Sweeny Todd

“In Praise of Women” from A Little Night Music

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Using exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of famed composer, Stephen Sondheim. His story, inspiration, and genius is woven in a tapestry of creativity. Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the carefully selected two-dozen songs hang from a framework of in-depth video interviews, delving into Sondheim's personal life and artistic process. Sondheim on Sondheim will be performed in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30pm, and Sunday, August 4th at 2:00pm.

Artistic Staff: Director is Paige Gagliano and Music Director is Carter Smith. Paige is the Director of Performing Arts at Episcopal School and has directed over 55 community and regional productions including the 2018 production of Manship Theatre Celebrates the Great American Songbook. Carter is originally from Baton Rouge but is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University.