Static: Noise of A New Musical

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website Raue Center School For The Arts

Pay Rate: No Pay
Audition Date and Time: May 28 and May 29, 2024
Contact Person Email: rcsaeducation@rauecenter.org
Contact Person Name: Rob Scharlow

Raue Center School For The Arts is thrilled to announce OPEN AUDITIONS for this incredible experience and brand new musical. Join us for a 5-week workshop/realized production of Static: Noise of a New Musical (Winner of Best Musical and Best Ensemble at Fringe). Cast members will be working directly with the playwright and alongside our incredible RCSA directing staff. Actors will experience an in-depth look at what went into the creation of this unique musical (the writer began at a young age), and be part of the continued developmental process, all of which will culminate with 8 fully staged performances at Raue Center For The Arts.

SEEKING:
Seeking auditioners between the ages of 14 thru adult. (Roles are NON-PAID)

ABOUT THE SHOW
Static is an original Morse code musical about a teen trying to find her dad who’s lost in the woods on the Appalachian Trail. The McAfees have lived in the Pennsylvania forest ever since their father went missing while hiking. Daughter Maine teams up with local teen Charlie on a detective mission to find Maine’s father, working through new friendships and hidden family history along the way. Yet, the true secrets may silence waves of sound.

Static is the first musical to utilize morse code as a method of dramatic storytelling, including cryptic morse mode clues and secret messages embedded in the music, creating an immersive and mystery-filled audience experience.

Imagine an acoustic campfire sing-along mixed with a true-crime podcast. Static is an original adventure musical with a radio blend of musical theater, folk-rock music, and Morse code.

Cast of Characters

MAINE MCAFEE: 15, youngest child in the McAfee Family. Mezzo Soprano. Plays guitar. (She/Her.)

GEORGIA MCAFEE: 16, second youngest child in the McAfee Family. Soprano. (She/Her.)

KATAHDIN MCAFEE: 18, second oldest child in the McAfee Family. Baritone/Tenor. (He/Him.)

HARPER MCAFEE: 19, oldest child in the McAfee Family. Alto. (She/Her.)

SAGE MCAFEE: 35-55, mother of the McAfee Family. Wife to Wesser. Alto/Mezzo Soprano. (She/Her.)

WESSER MCAFEE: 35-55, father of the McAfee Family. Husband to Sage. Went missing on the Appalachian Trail five years ago. (He/Him.)

CHARLIE OSCAR: 16, local kid from Duncannon, PA. Tenor. (They/Them.)

THE RADIO HOST: Runs the local radio station. (Any age/gender.)

ENSEMBLE: Includes RADIO OPERATORS (#1, #2, #3), TOWN LOCALS, HIKERS.

RADIO FREQUENCY BAND: Orchestra/Band. Includes piano/keyboard, guitar, banjo, ukulele, violin, bass, drums, morse code key.

RCSA supports inclusivity across various aspects such as race, physical capabilities, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, and physique. All individuals are invited and highly motivated to try out for roles.

REHEARSALS:
Begin June 10, 2024 – July 10, 2024
Monday – Thursday | 6 – 9 PM | Some possible Sundays will be scheduled. TBD.
Rehearsal location: RCSA at St. Mary’s 210 McHenry Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

SHOW DATES AT RAUE CENTER:
July 11 – Final Invited Dress @ 7 PM
July 12, 18, 19 @ 7 PM | July 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 2 PM

AUDITION INFORMATION:
Dates: Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 6 – 9 PM

CALLBACKS:
Friday, May 31 | 6 – 9 PM

LOCATION: 140 W. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

TO PREPARE:

Auditioners should prepare no more than 16 – 32 bars of a song from a contemporary musical.
Provide clean sheet music for the accompanist at auditions. No a cappella or tracks, please.
Auditioners are also asked to prepare NO MORE than a 1-minute memorized age-appropriate monologue.
TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK TO BE TAKEN TO THEATREFORMS.
https://www.theaterforms.com/rcsa_education/static/auditionform/

Material to Prepare:

AUDITION INFORMATION:
Dates: Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 6 – 9 PM

CALLBACKS:
Friday, May 31 | 6 – 9 PM

LOCATION: 140 W. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

TO PREPARE:

Auditioners should prepare no more than 16 – 32 bars of a song from a contemporary musical.
Provide clean sheet music for the accompanist at auditions. No a cappella or tracks, please.
Auditioners are also asked to prepare NO MORE than a 1-minute memorized age-appropriate monologue.
TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK TO BE TAKEN TO THEATREFORMS.
https://www.theaterforms.com/rcsa_education/static/auditionform/

Character Type/Restrictions:

Cast of Characters

MAINE MCAFEE: 15, youngest child in the McAfee Family. Mezzo Soprano. Plays guitar. (She/Her.)

GEORGIA MCAFEE: 16, second youngest child in the McAfee Family. Soprano. (She/Her.)

KATAHDIN MCAFEE: 18, second oldest child in the McAfee Family. Baritone/Tenor. (He/Him.)

HARPER MCAFEE: 19, oldest child in the McAfee Family. Alto. (She/Her.)

SAGE MCAFEE: 35-55, mother of the McAfee Family. Wife to Wesser. Alto/Mezzo Soprano. (She/Her.)

WESSER MCAFEE: 35-55, father of the McAfee Family. Husband to Sage. Went missing on the Appalachian Trail five years ago. (He/Him.)

CHARLIE OSCAR: 16, local kid from Duncannon, PA. Tenor. (They/Them.)

THE RADIO HOST: Runs the local radio station. (Any age/gender.)

ENSEMBLE: Includes RADIO OPERATORS (#1, #2, #3), TOWN LOCALS, HIKERS.

RADIO FREQUENCY BAND: Orchestra/Band. Includes piano/keyboard, guitar, banjo, ukulele, violin, bass, drums, morse code key.

RCSA supports inclusivity across various aspects such as race, physical capabilities, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, and physique. All individuals are invited and highly motivated to try out for roles.

To apply for this job email your details to rcsaeducation@rauecenter.org