Lyric Theatre Company is proud to announce Lyric’s 18 Below: Legends in the Making, a musical cabaret by young performers ages 8 to 18. The cabaret will feature songs from Broadway musicals which will be performed at outdoor venues in August 2021. The show’s team is seeking up to 15 singers to perform solo numbers, duets, as well as ensemble pieces.
Production Supervisor/Stage Manager: Kerry Farrell
Artistic Directors: Freda Tutt and Christopher Brown
Music Director: Cameron Brownell
Sound: Justin Brault and Rick Pingert
Graphic Designer: Jane Burchard
To audition you must be 8 years old as of May 1, 2021 and may not be older than 18 as of August 15, 2021. All auditions will be held virtually by video submission. The team is casting up to 15 performers to present a collection of Broadway songs in a 75 – 90 minute show. Performances will all be in outdoor, Chittenden County venues during the first two weeks of August. All state-mandated public health precautions will be followed at rehearsals as well as performances. If you have any questions regarding auditions please contact Production Supervisor Kerry Farrell at email@example.com
- In your virtual audition, you will perform one song from the selections provided, with the corresponding backing track. The video should begin by clearly saying your name, age, and favorite Broadway show.
- You must fill out an Audition Form, where you will upload your audition video directly into the form. Please don’t forget to attach your video!
- Audition Forms, containing your video must be received by Thursday, May 20 at noon.
- Callbacks (if necessary) will be held in person at the Lyric Theatre Creative Space on Saturday, May 22 in the afternoon. As always, callbacks will be masked and distanced.
- The creative team has provided some Audition Tips as well as a Letter to Parents to help answer any questions you might have!
Schedule Commitment for Rehearsals and Performances
- Rehearsals will be held both virtually and in person at the Lyric Creative Space in South Burlington.
- The first in-person rehearsal will be on Sunday, June 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Lyric Creative Space. The cast and team will meet each other and receive their materials for the song(s) they will be performing. Parents and guardians will be asked to attend a brief welcome and introduction at the start of this rehearsal.
- During the month of June, most rehearsals will be virtual, with flexible times that work best for the cast and team, beginning on Monday, June 7.
- Beginning Wednesday, July 7, there will be in-person rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm, and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Not every cast member will be called for every rehearsal, but should be prepared to be available.
- All performers must be available for the technical and dress rehearsals on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, in addition to all performance dates which are scheduled for August 3, August 7, and August 11.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, Lyric Theatre Company is proud to present all performances of 18 Below for free. Times and locations will be announced soon!
August 3, 2021 | August 7, 2021 | August 11, 2021
Please fill out and submit the Audition Form including your uploaded video by Thursday, May 20 at noon.