Audition Tips & Reminders
You must have sheet music for your audition song. It should be in the correct key for your voice and include the piano part.
Don’t own any sheet music? No worries!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO USE MR. M.’s AUDITION BOOKS. Click here to access the audition files Mr. Mathias has made available. (*These are intended only for HSE students and should not be shared outside our school community.) Note: You are definitely not limited to what you find in those resources; they are just here if you would like to use them.
If you don’t see anything you like in our binders and books, but don't have music, see if your friends do. Libraries also have some sheet music. Book stores (like Half Price Books, Barnes & Noble, etc.) carry some songbooks. Online sources like MusicNotes.com or SheetMusicPlus allow you to buy sheet music to print out. (but it is not free, so talk to your parents first!)
SONG SELECTION REMINDERS
After you completely fill out the online audition form, print and complete the signature sheet, then bring it with you to auditions on Tuesday, February 16.
ON THE ACTUAL AUDITION DAY:
- Dress comfortably but appropriately.
- Practice your introduction when you practice your song. It should go something like this:
**If you are using a selection from one of Mr. M.’s resources, you do not need to print a copy. Mr. Tschiniak will already have those books there.**
If you are using your own music:
- The actual pages of music should be in a binder** or displayable in a way that makes it easy for the accompanist.
If it's in a book, make a copy of only the pages you need. You should be prepared to sing 16-32 measures of the song.
- Please clearly mark in the music where the selection starts and where it ends.
Audition Prep (optional) <— UPDATED 2/10
Friday, February 12 @ 1:00–3:30 PM in the Orchestra Room
This is an opportunity for you to practice your audition piece with Mr. Tschiniak. It is entirely optional. We encourage you to email Mr. Tschiniak ahead of time to let him know you’re interested in coming. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, February 16 @ 2:00 in the Leonard Auditorium
Once you have completed your audition, you are free to leave. A list of students called back to sing and/or read will be posted later that evening on this website and/or via Twitter (@HSEDrama).
Wednesday, February 17 @ 3:00 in the Leonard Auditorium
This is only for those called back to read/sing.
Rehearsals start the following week!
Click here to visit the official Musical Theatre International website with cast info for Freaky Friday.