Duke Musical featuring music from The Beatles - April 4-6, 2017
November 3 - 2nd Round Auditions Start Monday
If your child is moving to 2nd round (for Leading Roles only), they must come to their audition with a signed Permission Form available here. A reminder that EVERYONE who auditioned will receive a role in the Musical! More details to follow soon.
The Duke Musical cast [pdf] has been announced and congratulations to everyone who received a part! Rehearsals start November 28 and the permission form is due then as well. If you see your child's name, please email DukeMusical2017@gmail.com to add your name to the mailing list to receive important information and updates.
First round auditions are done and we were blown away by the talent at Duke!!! Callbacks will be posted outside Mr. Caruso's room (203) tomorrow. These are callbacks for leading roles only and will be taking place on November 7, 9 and 11 over lunch. Please note that EVERYONE who auditioned will have a role in the musical - this information will be posted once callbacks are complete (November 16).
Those who have received a callback should sign up for a 5-minute audition where they need to memorize and be prepared to sing a Beatles song in its entirety per the list on the right - it should be DIFFERENT than what they sang at their first audition. They will be accompanied on piano by Mr. Caruso, so no need to bring any other accompaniment. They must also memorize a DIFFERENT passage that they will act for the judges - either one from the list of 3 passages available here OR a 30-second passage of their choice. If they choose a different passage than the ones online, they must bring 3 copies so the judges can follow along.
Those who received a callback need to bring a signed consent form back with them - they can obtain those from either Mr. Caruso or Ms. Pierce and will also be available online at the same URL as above later this week or by emailing DukeMusical2017@gmail.com. The form also outlines the significant time commitment that playing a leading role in a musical will require (2 lunches a week - currently Monday and Friday starting November 28, plus some afterschool plus some weekends as we get closer to performance), so children (and parents) need to be willing and available to invest this time before they choose to sign up for a callback.
We are also looking for adult volunteers who can help with coaching - either Vocal, Acting or Dance/Movement. We would need you over the lunch hour on Mondays or Fridays. Finally, we are looking for a pit band - thanks to those adults who have already expressed interest! If you're interested in helping in some way, please email DukeMusical2017@gmail.com
The Duke Musical Team
The Beatles Callbacks Song List for the Duke Musical:
- A Hard Day’s Night
- All Together Now
- Hello Goodbye
- Here Comes the Sun
- Let It Be
- The Long and Winding Road
- Nowhere Man
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
- Octopus’s Garden
- Twist and Shout - TSM
- We Can Work It Out
- With a Little Help from My Friends
The new Duke Musical will be taking place April 4, 5 and 6 (2017) at Duke of Connaught! This original musical will be written by Duke students featuring the songs of The Beatles!