This past summer, teens were invited to meet with NBYT Musical Director (and resident voice and piano instructor) Angela Klimaytis to plan a musical revue for the 2015-16 season. The result of those summer meetings is What if…?: A Musical Theater Revue.
What if…? is a revue of songs about characters in conflict and at crossroads—characters making choices, standing up for what they believe in, and becoming their true selves—all told through passionate, heartfelt, and sometimes even comical songs. The revue will be musically arranged and directed by Angela Klimaytis. Songs will include solos, duets, small groups, and full-cast numbers performed by the ensemble.
NBYT will hold auditions for What if…? on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 6 and 7, at NBYT at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA at 50 High Street in New Britain (next to the library). Audition times both days begin at 6:00 p.m. For those cast, rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The production will be performed at in February 2016.
Participation is open to 13 to 19 year-olds from any town. Those auditioning should prepare 16 measures of a ballad or 32 measures of an up-tempo song, preferably from musical theater, and they should bring sheet music. (If this is a first audition, or you’re uncertain what to prepare or bring, please plan to sing a few lines of a song that you sing well and that will be fine!)
To schedule an audition, call (860) 515-8115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Those cast will be asked to pay a participation fee of $75. No teen or family, however, will be turned away for inability to pay, so please ask about financial assistance if necessary. Teens may also call with interest in helping backstage.