AUDITIONS

We are excited to announce auditions for the first show of our 2021/22 season 

The Three Rs

Songs of Revolution, Rebellion, and Resilience

director: AARON COOPER      dramaturg: SHANNON GAFFNEY 

music director and conception: JAMES HIGGINS

Coalhouse Walker Jr. • Matilda  • Jean Valjean  • Sally Bowles

 Alexander Hamilton  • Celie • Tevye • Leo and Lucille Frank

 

Musical theatre has long served as a vehicle of revolution, rebellion, and resilience -- from the characters who revolt against the establishment and fight for a better life, to the ones who rebel against social norms, and to those who fight to overcome hardships with a resilient spirit. VLOG's exciting and inspiring new original revue THE THREE Rs: Songs of Revolution, Rebellion, and Resilience will explore and celebrate these profound moments, the characters who live them, and the stories they tell.

Audition day (all auditions are by appointment only; roles non-paid. There will not be callbacks)

When: Saturday October 16th, 1:00 – 5:00   

Where: Studios 353  353 48th (between 8th and 9th), 2nd floor, Studio 5 (elevator available)

Performance day

When: Saturday November 20th at 8:00 pm 

Where: Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway (at 95th)

AUDITION INFO:

We are seeking 10 -16 diverse and dynamic actors/singers. Every person in the cast will perform at least one solo number, and there will be 4 - 6 group numbers.

Please prepare 60 - 90 seconds of a musical theater song. You may choose something from the list of songs we're considering for the show, found at the bottom of this announcement. There will be an accompanist provided. 

Please note that THE THREE Rs will be performed acoustically (without microphones), and accompanied by a solo pianist. There is limited rehearsal time, and there will be limited blocking.

If you would prefer to do an audition via ZOOM, please sign up for an audition slot, and leave a comment indicating your preference. You will be sent a ZOOM link a few days before the audition date. 

NOTE: VLOG is a membership-based community theater company that charges a modest yearly membership. If you are cast, you will be required to pay dues. However, this should not be a barrier to auditioning. If you are facing hardship, let the audition monitor know. There are several options available. 

To sign up for an audition slot, please click HERE

To fill out an online audition form, please click HERE

To view the list of the songs being considered for the cabaret, please click HERE

If you would like the sheet music for a song from our list, please contact James Higgins at iamjameshiggins@gmail.com

REHEARSALS:

Group rehearsals:

Twice a week from 7-10 for 3 weeks, starting the week of November 1st. The exact days for rehearsal have yet to be determined, but they will be as consistent as possible.

Solo and duet rehearsals:

Smaller rehearsals will begin the week of October 18th, and will be scheduled to accommodate the performer and music director. There will most likely be no more than one or two. 

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday November 20th

Tentative Call: 1:00 pm dress rehearsal; Dinner Break: 5 – 6:30; Show Call: 7:00 for 8:00 curtain

The show will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

IMPORTANT:

VLOG and Symphony Space have vigorous COVID-19 protocols. All who wish to audition must be fully vaccinated. The following will be accepted as proof of full vaccination:

 - Vaccination card; OR

 - The Excelsior pass; OR

 - A photo of the vaccination card held on a phone or storage device; OR

 - Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider, electronic health record or

  state Immunization Information System record. 

 - Matching government-issued photo ID will also be required.

For more information, please visit vlog.org/covid

The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) and its membership are actively and enthusiastically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. This encompasses age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We are actively committed to diversity in casting, and encourage performers, directors, designers and crew of diverse backgrounds to join us. VLOG is committed to being a group that tells a diverse portfolio of stories which reflect the human experience and demonstrates the remarkable spectrum in our community. We are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. It is through diversity that we are made stronger, smarter, and more compassionate.

 

The Three Rs

The songs from the show will be selected from the list below. You can sing a song from the list, or you can sing a song of your choosing. If you know a song that would fit in the theme of the show but does not appear on the list, we would love to hear it, and would consider including it in the revue.

 Another Hundred People (Company)

 Answer Me (The Band's Visit)

 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (St. Louis Woman)

 As We Stumble Along (Drowsy Chaperone)

 Burn (Hamilton)

 But You Go On (Annie 2)

 Cabaret (Cabaret)

 Defying Gravity (Wicked)

 Don't Rain On My Parade (Funny Girl)

 Do You Hear The People Sing (Les Misérables)

 Epiphany (Sweeney Todd)

 Everybody Says Don't (Anyone Can Whistle)

 Far From The Home I Love (Fiddler)

 Fight The Dragons (Big Fish)

 Forbidden Fruit (The Apple Tree)

 Free (A Funny Thing Happened...)

 Get Out And Stay Out (Nine To Five)

 Glitter And Be Gay (Candide)

 Hear My Song (Songs for A New World)

 Hold On (The Secret Garden)

 I Am Telling You (Dreamgirls)

 I Am What I Am (La Cage)

 I Can Cook Too (On The Town)

 I Hate Men (Kiss Me Kate)

 I Was Here (The Glorious Ones)

 I'll Be Here (Ordinary Days)

 I'm Here (The Color Purple)

 I'm Still Here (Follies)

 I've Heard It All Before (Shenandoah)

 If We Only Have Love (Jacques Brel...)

 If You Knew My Story (Bright Star)

 It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling

 (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope)

 Joe Worker (The Cradle Will Rock)

 Meadowlark (The Baker's Wife)

 Momma Look Sharp (1776)

 Naughty (Matilda)

 Raise A Little Hell (Bonnie and Clyde)

 Revolting Children (Matilda)

 Revolutionary Costume (Grey Gardens)

 Ring Of Keys (Fun Home)

 Run Freedom Run (Urinetown)

 Simple Joys Of Maidenhood (Camelot)

 Sister Suffragette (Mary Poppins)

 Somewhere (West Side Story)

 Spark Of Creation (Children Of Eden)

 Surabaya Johnny (Happy End)

 Thank Heaven For You (Don't Bother Me...)

 The Cradle Will Rock (The Cradle Will Rock)

 The Day After That (Kiss Of The Spider Woman)

 The Flag Song (Assassins)

 The Flagmaker 1775 (Songs For A New World)

 The Miller's Son (A Little Night Music)

 The Nickel Under Your Foot (The Cradle Will Rock)

 The Night That Goldman Spoke (Ragtime)

 The Saga Of Jenny (Lady In The Dark)

 The World Will Know (Newsies)

 This Is Not Over Yet (Parade)

 Welcome To The World (A Man Of No Importance)

 What I Did For Love (Chorus Line)

 Woman (The Pirate Queen)

 You Oughta Know (Jagged Little Pill)

 You'll Be Back (Hamilton)

 You've Got To Be Carefully Taught (South Pacific)

 You Walk With Me (The Full Monty)