Alice by Heart
Book by Steven Satar and Jessie Nelson
Music by Duncan Shiek
Music by Duncan Shiek
About the Show:
From the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), Alice by Heart is a touching musical inspired by Alice’s madcap Adventures in Wonderland.
In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.
As they travel through the tale, Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.
Audition Workshop Monday 9/11 4-5 pm in the Black Box
The audition workshop is an opportunity to meet the directors, find out about the show and the audition process. It is not mandatory, but encouraged so that you can be fully prepared for auditions.
Auditions Tuesday 9/12 & Thursday 9/14 4-6 pm Black Box/Choir Room
What to prepare: Sign up for one of the audition time slots on either Tuesday or Thursday on the callboard outside the Theatre Classroom. Complete the online audition form (link HERE) prior to your audition and prepare and memorize 24 - 30 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a song from a musical that best showcases your vocal range, preferably in the style of the show. A list of shows with similar musical stylings can be found below. You must bring your own INSTRUMENTAL accompaniment. If possible, please send Oko your track prior to your audition date. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in for the dance portion of the audition. You will start in the Theatre Room to learn/practice the dance choreography. One at a time, you’ll be asked to come into the Choir Room to sing your song for Oko and Angelina. Please prepare a slate (introduction that includes your name, the song you’re singing and from which musical the song is from) and then you’ll sing! You may be asked to sing some scales to uncover your vocal range. Once all members of the group have sung, you will perform the dance portion of the audition as a group.
Click HERE for a Spotify playlist of genre appropriate audition songs curated by Angelina!
Callbacks Friday 9/15 4-6 pm Auditorium
Callbacks will be posted Thursday night after the conclusion of open auditions. Callbacks will consist of more singing, dance choreo, improvisation and cold reads of sides. You will not need to prepare anything extra. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move and sing in. If you receive a callback, but are unable to attend callbacks, please notify Oko immediately. The cast list will be announced on Saturday 9/16.
Rehearsals: September 18 - Nov 17th M-F 4-6 pm
Tech/Dress: November 27-30th
Shows: Dec 1-2 @ 7 pm, Dec 3rd @ 2 pm, Dec 7-9th @ 7 pm
Strike: December 10th 12 - 4 pm