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AUDITIONS for “Connections”, a filmed a cappella musical drama

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Singers AF AUDITIONS for “Connections”, a filmed a cappella musical drama

We are pleased to announce auditions for “Connections”, a new work by Alexander Frank. We are seeking singers with strong musicianship and acting skills. Compensation is a flat stipend of $300.

Open auditions for “Connections” will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 11am-3pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125.

Singers should prepare 2 excerpts (32-bars) of contrasting styles: one of the excerpts should demonstrate straight-tone style (choral, oratorio, etc). In addition to the 2 excerpts, please be prepared to sing scales to demonstrate vocal range. We would also like to hear any non-standard vocal techniques you can do (yodeling, whistle-tone, beat-boxing, overtone singing, throat singing, etc).

Available Roles:
2 Soprano
2 Mezzo/Alto
2 Baritone/Tenor
2 Bass

To schedule an audition appointment, please sign-up for an available slot at our SignUpGenius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aacab22a0fe3-auditions

If you are interested in auditioning but unable to make any of the audition times (or if the sign-up is full), contact Alexander at [email protected].

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations:

Rehearsals begin the week of July 29 in San Jose. Rehearsals will be EITHER Tuesday OR Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm.

Audio recording will occur the same weekday as rehearsals, during the week of EITHER September 23 OR September 30.

Video recording will occur on a TBD Saturday in October.

Exact dates and times will be determined after the show is cast, based on actor availability.

About the Piece:

“Connections” is a brand new, original musical drama by Alexander Frank about finding human connection in a world full of electronic devices. The performance will be filmed and posted to YouTube and other social sites to reach new audiences. The entire performance will be less than 30 minutes, posted as a series of 3-5 minute videos for each scene. The score uses the human voice exclusively (i.e., no instruments), incorporating a range of styles and techniques to create exciting musical textures, similar to popular a cappella groups “Pentatonix” and “Roomful of Teeth”. The musical setting emphasizes the importance of the human voice in today’s digitally noisy world.

Frank’s YouTube micro-opera, "Come With Me", can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J81nDpFl2Ys

For questions regarding the production, contact Alexander Frank at [email protected]

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