Waukesha Civic Theatre
Composer Jason Robert Brown describes Songs for a New World as being, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”
With a score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches.
A small but powerful cast and a well crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character -- in their own way -- takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.
Waukesha Civic Theatre produces Songs for a New World this spring, directed by Mark E. Schuster and musically directed by Julie Johnson.
Cast: 4 Actors
Cast Demographic: Actors ages 16+ invited to audition. WCT is committed to producing this 4-actor show with a multi-ethnic cast and we encourage people of all backgrounds, ages (16+), and ethnicities to audition. Everyone will be considered.
Audition Dates: February 22 and 23 from 7 - 9 with callbacks on February 24 if needed.
To Prepare: Prepare approximately 32 bars of a song in the style of but not from the show which demonstrates your range as a singer and actor.
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