Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
The Ensemble is the fabric that holds this beautiful tapestry together. Members of the ensemble are used extensively throughout the musical in multiple scenes with multiple costume changes. They represent a variety of Florentines: artist, shopkeepers, mothers, fathers, priests, tourists, lovers some with a line or two. The ensemble also sings in 2 musical numbers.
Auditioners should come prepared with a song especially one that shows your vocal range. An accompanist will be provided.
Those auditioning for Clara and Fabrizzio will also be asked to sing "Say it Somehow" measures 22-42. If you are unable to prepare this ahead of time our vocal director can teach it to you.
Margaret should be prepared to sing from "Dividing Day"
Franca should be prepared to sing from "The Joy You Feel"
Other auditioners will be taught a small portion of "Octet"
In preparation for The Light in the Piazza auditions I would suggest a few ways to get accainted with the language.
- Check out an Italian dialect or language CD or Italian music CD at your library
- Watch an Italian language film with or without subtitles.
- Listen to an Italian radio station like http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/homeTv.html
- Check out any of the hundreds of "learn to speak Italian" websites. there are 3 links in the side bar. You can also check out www.Fonetiks.org, www.AskOxford.com, www.italianlanguageguide.com/Italian/pron
Audition readings will be in both English and Italian (characters that speak Italian).
HAVE NO FEAR!!! YOU NEED NOT BE A FLUENT ITALIAN SPEAKER. I'm trying to get an idea is you have an acuity for the language.
An ITALIAN DIALECT COACH will be working with the cast throughout the rehearsal period.
The script and music is available at Riverwalk Theatre.