This all-day intensive workshop, designed for both younger and older students, is valuable for beginners and experienced auditioners alike. This class will prepare students for every type of theatrical audition, from the Wolf Theatre Academy’s mainstage productions to school productions, DSA, college entrance auditions, community and professional theatre. You’ll learn the secrets of a successful audition, from effective piece selection to preparation, presentation, resumes, cold-readings and more. All students will need to prepare a short (one minute), memorized monologue for the first day of class (call for suggestions if you are unfamiliar with monologue preparation). Students interested in musical theatre can also prepare 16 bars of a song. If you want to learn more about the difficult and mysterious process of auditions, this class is for you! Please note that students who are 13 years and younger must register for Lunch-in for the week of August 12-16.
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social rules and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Fiddler on the Roof is a classic Broadway musical which tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences in tears – both of joy and sadness. The show features among the most memorable roles in the musical theatre canon. Its celebrated score, by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over, including Tradition, If I Were A Rich Man, and Sunrise, Sunset. Young performers will love its humor, warmth, and honesty. It features a large cast with a good roles for both male and female actors. Please note that students who sign up for this class must register for Lunch-in for the week of August 11-15. Further note that this workshop rehearsal and performance will take place in the Elaine Wolf Theatre.
**PREPARATION: It should be noted that no musical experience is necessary to sign up for this production. However, unlike our one-week non-musical workshops which do not require any formal preparation, all students enrolled in Fiddler on the Roof must come to the first day prepared to sing a song from a Broadway musical. Recommendations and further instructions will be provided once you sign up. It should also be noted that students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the music from the show before the first day of this workshop.
Final Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, 8/17, 12–4 p.m.
Performance: Sunday, 8/17, 6 p.m.
Age/Grade: Grades 8**-12
Instructor: MACC Production Manager Emily MacIntyre; Summer Technical Director
Since thus Performance Workshop production will take place in the larger Elaine Wolf Theatre, we are offering a limited number of technical apprenticeship positions for this fast-paced one week production process. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on experience working with the production’s backstage elements, which include sets, lights, sound and props (costume work not included in this workshop) using the state-of-the-art equipment of the 400-seat Elaine Wolf Theatre. Students work side-by-side with MACC’s production manager and summer technical director. Each student then fills a technical crew position for this one week workshop production of Fiddler on the Roof.
**Students in grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance into this class.