4/29 & 5/4 Songs for a New World at CenterStage

CenterStage Theatre Company Emerging Artists Series announces open auditions for


Music and Lyrics by JASON ROBERT BROWN

Directed by JEANIE BALCH

Music Direction by:  KATIE McCLAVE

Says the composer, “It’s 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.” 
Jason Robert 
Brown’s exciting score transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing 
ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meeting a startling array
 of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that 
basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of
 marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.
 These are the stories and characters of today, the songs for a new 

Audition dates/times:

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 2pm to 6pm

Friday, May 4, 2012, 6pm to 8pm

Callbacks, if needed, will be Sunday, May 6th or by appointment.

ALL auditions will be held at Dana V. Music, 901 Front Street, Suite B150, Louisville, CO 80027

Audition Information:

– Men and women (multi-ethnic) college age to age 40. The ensemble for this show will be expanded beyond the original 2 men and 2 women.  The performers in this musical do not 
play the same character throughout the show, but rather play new 
characters with each song performed.  We are looking for strong musical theatre performers who can develop a fully 
formed character with each song, showing a full character arc in each
 Non-equity performers only.  Actors will be paid a small stipend for onstage work and production assistance.

-Prepare 32 bars of a contemporary (preferred) musical theatre song that demonstrates your range and passion as a musical theatre artist.  You may sing music from the show. Bring sheet music – piano accompaniment will be provided.  No a cappella or recorded accompaniment.

-A familiarity with the show’s music is encouraged, but not required.  You may be asked to do some sight-singing from the score. Callbacks will consist of music from the show.

-Bring a resume and headshot

Suggested vocal ranges for this show are:  

Tenors:  D to High C

Baritones: Low F – High A flat

Sopranos/Mezzo/belt/mixed: Low G – High F (2 octaves)

Altos/Mezzo/belt/mixed: Low F – High F (2 octaves)


This will be a choreographed production which may require skills in several styles and genres of dance. Be prepared to answer questions on your dance experience and training.

How to book an audition:

Send an email to jeanie_balch@comcast indicating your preferred date and time.  Please put “audition” in the subject line of your email. You will be contacted within three days with an audition time.


Rehearsals:  We will hold 3 intensive music rehearsals in June.  Actors will be expected to do work on their music on their own. Blocking/staging rehearsals will begin in early July and will be held on weekday evenings and Sundays.  A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.


Performances:  July 26 to August 12 for 10 performances at the Louisville Arts Center.

All roles are available at this time.


SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD offers a look at one element that has connected humanity throughout the ages: The moments in which we are faced with monumental changes….the decision to leave one’s lover, to return home, to quietly push through in times of war, to fight an unfair system or to pursue one’s lifelong dream. The moments when we discover that the plans we have had for ourselves are veering off course. These changes open the door to the unknown: a terrifying world; an ambiguous world; A New World.


This powerful pop/rock revue musical by one of America’s hottest young composers has been stirring the theatre community since it first appeared off-Broadway.


For more information please contact Jeanie Balch at jeanie_balch@comcast.net



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