Moonlight in Vermont: An Outdoor Fancy Show is a celebration of influential jazz standards and the popular music of “The Great American Songbook” brought to you by Lyric Theatre, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and ECHO: The Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Performed by a string quartet from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and one keyboardist, we celebrate the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Dorothy Fields, Meredith Willson, and more!
Production Supervisor: Kyla Waldron
Artistic Director: Lauren Renée Genta
Music Director: Matt LaRocca
Choreographer: Jenna Giguere
Stage Manager: Sarah Wright
Rehearsal Pianist: Randal Pierce
Technical Director: Ted Anderson
Sound Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: Cat Meyers
Costume Design and Styling Coordinator: Katy Albert
Graphic Design: H. H. Silver
The Great American Songbook holds historical significance: we played it on our home pianos during the Great Depression, we listened to it on radio hours as breaking news pertaining to not one but two world wars interrupted broadcasts. Now, nearly a century later from the start of the canon, we are beginning to (cautiously) emerge from another nationwide trauma, and within us and this music are stories of resilience. These songs, their melodies and lyrics have not only become cultural touchstones, but personal ones as well.
The team is primarily seeking vocalists, and up to four featured dancers to perform standards of the Great American Songbook in a 120 minute show with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. To audition, you must be 18 years old as of June 22, 2021. All vocal auditions will be by video submission, and movement auditions for featured dancers will be held in person. All state-mandated public health precautions will be followed at auditions, rehearsals, and performances. If you have any questions regarding auditions please contact Stage Manager, Sarah Wright, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must fill out an Audition Form, where you will upload two separate videos directly into the form in the field corresponding to the selection category. Each video should begin by clearly saying your name. Please don’t forget to attach your videos.
You will perform two songs: one song up-tempo and one ballad, with the corresponding backing track. Please pick the songs and keys that work best for your voice. Feel free to sing up or down the octave for comfort.
Please fill out an Audition Form in advance of the dance call. This form will serve as your registration. The Dance Call will be held in person at the Lyric Theatre Creative Space on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm to allow for warm-ups. All shoes are appropriate, character and small-heeled shoes are preferred.
All Audition Forms containing videos and/or registration info must be received by Monday, June 21 at noon.
(Callbacks will be held in person at the Lyric Theatre Creative Space on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Casting calls will take place the following day.)
Vocal Audition Materials
Up Tempo Audition Song Options
The whole song, one time. (One measure intro.)
“I Won’t Dance”
Page 4 “When you dance you’re charming…” to the end. (Intro begins 2 bars before vocal on track.)
“I Could Have Danced All Night”
Starting on Page 3 “I could have spread my wings” to the end. (Intro of 3 bars on track.)
Ballad Audition Song Options
“On the Street Where You Live”
Measure 31 to the end. (Intro begins at measure 27.)
“My Romance ”
Page 2 starting with the refrain to the end. (Intro of 2 bars added to track.)
- Rehearsals will be held both virtually and in person at the Lyric Creative Space in South Burlington, and will follow a schedule of Tuesdays & Thursdays, until the week of August 16, at which time they will increase to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday mornings.
- The entire cast and team will meet each other at the first in-person rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 Wednesday and Thursday, September 22 and 23, 2021. Performers must also be available the full day on Thursday, September 23, beginning at 10 am.
- All performers must be available for all performance dates, which are scheduled for September 23, September 25, and September 26 at the ECHO Center in Burlington.
September 23, 25, & 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm | ECHO: The Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Dealer.com Terrace
We’ve longed to go out, to have a reason to get dressed to the nines, to be able to say we are going to an event. As a presenting partner, ECHO will help create a one-of-a-kind evening that features a moonlit live performance outdoors on the Dealer.com Terrace, accompanied by “Museum After Dark” access.