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Musical Auditions

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Black Box Theatre, 6740 Panther Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33919

All students wishing to be cast in The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods, and Shrek Junior must audition during one of the two audition days. Sign up for an audition slot by completing the Musical Audition Google Form. This form will be posted in all Center Google Classrooms and Class Classrooms.

Audition Requirements

You must perform a song from a musical. The song should be no longer than one minute. You will be asked to stop if you go over time. You must provide your own accompaniment or bring marked sheet music for Mr. Stroh to accompany you. Your background track may be any device with a headphone jack. If you use a track, it must not have any singers on it. Your performance of the song should not only show off your voice, but should demonstrate your ability to make the song come alive and be expressive. Choose a section of the song that works best for your voice, don't just start at the beginning of the song. There are almost no musical theatre songs in which the best part of the song to sing for an audition starts at the beginning.

If you would like to be considered for a principal role, you must perform a monologue. If you are just pursuing an ensemble role, you do not have to perform a monologue. The monologue should be 30 seconds to a minute long. It may come from a published play. The monologue must be memorized and should be something that you can portray well. Please avoid monologues that require accents or affected speaking. Make sure your monologue does not contain any questionable material or cursing.

You must participate in a dance call. You will be taught a dance combination and given 30-40 minutes to practice it. You will then perform the dance combination two times in groups of three or four. Any student that is not going for a principle role may omit the monologue from your audition. Any dance major that is a very strong dancer but is not comfortable with your singing voice can opt to sing Happy Birthday for the audition. Students that sing Happy Birthday will not be considered for principal roles. Vocal majors and musical theatre major are not permitted to sing Happy Birthday.


Musical Callbacks

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Black Box Theatre, 6740 Panther Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Students being considered for roles in Wedding Singer and Into the Woods, who the directors would like to see more from, will be called for this audition. Materials will be supplied for the audition no later than Wednesday morning.

If you are not called back for this audition, you may still be cast in the musical. Callbacks are only for those students that we need to see do more acting and singing.

Welcome to the Cypress Lake Center for the Arts Vocal Department.  Cypress Lake Center for the Arts is a public high school located in Lee County Florida.  The Center for the Arts is by audition only and comprises about a quarter of the student population at Cypress Lake High School.  The Vocal Department is one of seven departments at the Center for the Arts and is home to Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Women's Choir and The A Cappella Group.  Auditions are held each year in February and August.  For more information, please contact Mr. Stroh