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Audition for "Rent" Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

January 11, 2022

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The Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College calls for FLC students and actors from the community to audition for its spring production of the Broadway hit Rent on Monday, January 31, and Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. All skill levels are encouraged to audition [Note: Audition dates have been changed from the original dates of January 25 and 26 due to the campus closure.]

About the Production

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create under the shadow of AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provide the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Performances will be held at the Harris Center for the Arts.

When

Open Vocal and Dance Auditions: Monday, January 31, 7:00 to 10:00 pm (by appointment only)

Open Monologue Auditions: Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 to 10:00 pm (by appointment only)

If auditioning, you are expected to attend BOTH days of open auditions. To schedule your audition appointment, please complete and submit this form.

Where

Audition check-in will be in the Drama Lab (PAC-1170) at the Harris Center for the Arts on the Main Folsom campus (view map). Auditioners MUST bring proof of vaccination and photo ID to auditions and wear a mask while indoors on campus.

What to Prepare

Monologue Auditions: Auditioners MUST prepare a monologue that is no more than 60 seconds long from a play; no passages from teleplays, screenplays, novels, song lyrics, or original writing will be accepted. The monologue should best portray the actor’s strengths and can be of any genre and must be memorized.

Vocal Auditions: Prepare 16 bars of your choice that highlight your vocal range. Choose a song in the style of Rent; you may select a song from the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.

Dance Auditions: You will participate in a dance audition; no preparation is necessary. Wear loose-fitting attire that allows for easy movement and jazz shoes or tennis shoes are recommended; no bare feet or socks are allowed.

Headshot and Resume: It is requested, though not required, to bring an 8x10 headshot and a resume outlining your training and performing experience in acting, dancing, and singing.

Callbacks

Callback auditions will be held Wednesday, February 2 (by invitation only). Your callback time could be anytime between 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Those who are called back will be given readings from the text, therefore it is advised to be familiar with the musical Rent.

COVID-19 Protocols

Auditioners MUST bring proof of vaccination and photo ID to auditions and wear a mask while indoors on campus. For more information about Folsom Lake College’s vaccine requirement, go to the Vaccine webpage.

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals will be from Monday, February 7 through Thursday, March 31, 2022. Typically, rehearsals will be from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday and one weekend afternoon every week. Additional rehearsals might include weekdays and/or weekend days/nights. Minor conflicts with these dates are permissible. Be prepared to provide your complete calendar of availability at the first audition. 

Tech/dress rehearsals will be from Wednesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Performance Dates

Performances are Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Stage One at the Harris Center for the Arts. The performance calendar will include Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons (subject to change). These dates are not optional; attendance is required. School excusals are available for conflicts with classes. Tickets coming soon.

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