Call to Audition: Pit for Oklahoma! with The Livingston Theatre Company

Calling all instrumentalists! Come on down to Oklahoma Pit Auditions...

WHEN: Saturday, February 4th from 5:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building, (Mason Gross) Douglass Campus

NOTE: You must be a current Rutgers undergraduate student to audition.

The audition will consist of:
1) Provided book excerpt for your instrument(s) (SEE LINK BELOW)
2) Prepared piece of your choosing 2-3 minutes, showcasing your musical and/or technical abilities
3) Sight-reading from the Oklahoma book for your instrument

All three of these audition components are mandatory. Those auditioning on multiple instruments need only prepare a solo piece on one instrument, but must prepare all excerpts and sight read on all instruments they are auditioning.

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the famous composing duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story is set in Oklahoma Territory in 1906 and follows the charming cattle rancher Curly McLain and his blossoming romance with the farm girl Laurey Williams. Oklahoma! was a revolutionary musical in the 20th century where the songs and dances are fully incorporated into the plot with purposes of continuing the story throughout each musical number. The famous “Dream Ballet” marks Oklahoma! as one of the most innovative musicals of its time.


Musically Directed by Isaiah Mason & Jon Dawson
Assistant Music Director: Skyler Fortgang


***SHOW DATES:***
THU, 04/20/2017 - 8:00PM
FRI, 04/21/2017 - 8:00PM
SAT, 04/22/2017 - 2:00PM
SAT, 04/22/2017 - 8:00PM
SUN, 04/23/2017 - 2:00PM


The Instrumentation we will be auditioning is as follows:

Flute/Piccolo
Oboe/ English Horn
Clarinet I, II
Bassoon
Trumpet I, II
Horn I, II
Trombone
Violins I, II
Viola
Cello
Bass
Guitar/(Banjo)
Harp
Percussion

Bass, Bassoon, Cello, Harp, Trombone, Viola:
Book Excerpt(s) - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Violin 1&2 (Shared Book):
All book excerpts play Violin 1 - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Clarinet 1&2 (Shared Book):
All book excerpts play Clarinet 1 - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Flute/Piccolo ONE BOOK:
Book Excerpt (2) Piccolo & Flute - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities on flute
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Guitar/(Banjo):
Book Excerpt is on Banjo
NOTE: If you have a banjo, please play this on it! If not please play it on a guitar. see link below.
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Horns 1&2 (Shared Book):
All book excerpts play Horn 1 - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Trumpets 1&2 (Shared Book):
All book excerpts play Trumpet 1 - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities
Sight reading will be given at audition site


Oboe/English Horn - (Please Bring English Horn if possible - not required):
Book Excerpts English Horn & Oboe - see link below
Prepare a 2 minute solo (or chunk of a solo) that best displays your abilities on oboe
Sight reading will be given at audition site

Percussion:
Prepare these drum set styles: 
     Basic 2 beat, 
     Ballad-esque brush style
     Waltz - Sticks and Brushes
Prepare the following classical excerpts: (see link at bottom)
     Xylophone:  Porgy and Bess Overture standard excerpt,
     Timpani - Beethoven 5 - “C” of 3rd movement transition into Last movement stop at rest,  
     Bells: Mozart - Magic Flute standard Excerpt
Sight reading will be given at audition site

LINK TO ALL EXCERPTS:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2RsobeBQLuFSGJIS2hjZ0I4cTA

If you know of anyone who doesn’t know about LTC and would be interested playing, please feel free to spread the word!!

If you have any further questions regarding auditions, please email our Music Coordinators Thomas Silkowski and Liam McGeary at Music@ruLTC.org

We look forward to seeing you at auditions Saturday, February 4th!