Bring your resume with relevant training or experience as a performing artist.
Bring a current headshot.
Required: Perform one memorized monologue from a published play (1-2 mins long). Be sure to demonstrate an understanding of your character and situation. This will require thorough study of the role you are portraying for your audition.
Optional, but encouraged: Perform one musical theater song (1 min long). Please bring a track for your accompaniment.
Rehearsals and Performances: Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, February 22 - 4PM Performances will run Thursday, April 28-Sunday, May1
1st Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, February 22
Eurydice Synopsis and Character Breakdown
Eurydice is a modern retelling of the Orpheus myth that pits the famous musician against the Lord of the Underworld who has stolen his young wife. To get her back all he must do is not turn around. Sarah Ruhl’s exquisite version of the story follows Eurydice’s experience of dying and reconnecting with her father. The script is steeped in beautiful imagery, and luscious language dripping in loss and love.
Eurydice: A young woman largely uninterested in music, but utterly in love with her husband and deeply misses her father. She is determined and strong.
Orpheus: He is Eurydice’s young husband who happens to be the most famous musician in the world. Though his feet are rarely on the ground he will stop at nothing to get his wife back.
Father: Eurydice’s father has been dead for a while, but it doesn’t stop him from writing her letters even though he is sure they will never be delivered. When Eurydice arrives in the Underworld, he relishes the opportunity to care for his daughter once again.
A Nasty Interesting Man/The Lord of the Underworld: A villain who always seems to be compensating. He is childlike in his selfishness and trickery.
The Stones: The chorus of 3-10 stones are there to guide the residents of the Underworld. There is a Big Stone, a Little Stone, and a Loud Stone. In this production they will possibly be singing and using stylized movements.
The Hillsdale drama department has always been such a welcoming place. Ever since I was an eighth grader auditioning for intermediate drama I knew I had found my home at Hillsdale. And I have continued to grow as a student actor, and person along with all my classmates. - Hillsdale Drama Student
The classes for drama are really fun, you get to interact with people who you never talked to in your life and still feel like like you known them for a long time. You get to read plays and act out scripts that you like. - Hillsdale Drama Student