Auditioning for Musical Theatre
“I appreciated the great practicality of this class. I learned the real life experience of doing a musical audition.”
This class focuses on preparing the actor for musical theatre audition and performance, through careful attention to each actor/singer’s strengths and weaknesses. Emphasis will be on music and text interpretation, singing and performance techniques, relaxing and unleashing the voice, and selection of strong material. Students bring at least one memorized musical theatre song to the first class, along with the piano sheet music in the appropriate key, and will work on several songs over the six weeks of the course.
Evan Casey has worked as an actor, singer, director and teacher for over fifteen years. His acting work has been seen locally at The Kennedy Center, Ford’s, Shakespeare Theatre, Signature, Round House, and Olney, regionally at Everyman Theatre, New London Barn, North Carolina Theatre, and Off-Broadway at the TBG Theatre, York Theatre, and the New Victory. He is a multiple Helen Hayes Award nominee for his work in both musicals and plays. He has toured the country—and recorded multiple albums and radio specials—with the political satire group The Capitol Steps. TV and film work includes the award-winning western web series Thurston, and his voice can be heard on numerous audio books. He has taught acting for Howard Community College, Signature Theatre, and NCDA, among others. Recent directing credits include Spamalot and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Montgomery College, and assistant directing The Crucible at Olney.