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2018 SPECIAL EVENT AUDITIONS for A Grand Night for Singing will be held on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 from 1-3 pm.
2018 WINTER SHOW AUDITIONS will be held in the fall.
2018 QCMG YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS have been completed for the spring season. See our Youth Chorus page for more information.
2018 SPRING SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.
2018 SUMMER SHOW PREVIEW – The annual Pre-Audition Tea was held on February 11 at 2:00 pm. Guests learned from the directors of our summer shows about what they were looking for in auditions, heard songs from the productions, and enjoyed refreshments.
2018 SUMMER SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.
GENERAL AUDITION GUIDELINES
To feel most prepared and confident:
- Read these brief Audition Guidelines for theatrical productions.
- Download and fill out an Audition Sheet to bring with you. (With the right Adobe program, this is a fillable PDF. You can also fill out a copy by hand when you get to auditions.)
- All auditions take place at our theater, the Prospect Park Auditorium. Get directions to the theater.
SHOW-SPECIFIC AUDITION GUIDELINES
Special Event: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing
The Quad City Music Guild, in partnership with the Moline Park Board, is proud to present A Grand Night for Singing, a revue. The proceeds from this production will be used for the restoration of the Prospect Park Pavilion, and other Park renovations.
Audition Dates: Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26, 2018 – from 1:00-3:00 pm
Performance Dates: Saturday, October 6th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 pm
Bill Marsoun, Co-director
Mike Schmidt, Co-director
Tom Morrow, Co-director
Deb Swift, Music Director
Anthony Greer, Co-director and Choreographer
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Rodgers and Hammerstein probably never imagined ‘Shall We Dance?’ as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria?’ But that’s precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,’ a swingin’ ‘Honeybun’ worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy ‘Kansas City’ which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
You may audition with a song from the show. You may audition as a duet or small group. There are some songs with which you may not be familiar. We will be asking some of the cast to learn these songs for the production. Please take a look at the list of songs at the Rodgers and Hammerstein web site.
We believe you can be as involved as you wish. At this time, we are not casting a standing chorus, but will utilize the general cast to fulfill any chorus requirements. Although the production is written for 5 people, we will use as many as possible. Rehearsals will be kept to a minimum. The Directing Team will be glad to answer any of your questions.