Audition Information


Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Rachel Liff '16

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.

Auditions: Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Merrick Theater (205), Spingold Theater Center

Audition requirements:
Please prepare 16-32 bars in the style of the show, which can also include selections from the show. Please arrive fully warmed up and prepared to do a brief range test, if necessary.
AND
A contemporary monologue (comedic or dramatic, no more than 90 seconds).

Sign up for an audition slot on the Spingold main lobby bulletin board!

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds as well as levels of experience are encouraged to attend!

If you are unable to attend auditions on Monday, please contact Director Rachel Liff - rliff@brandeis.edu

Music from the show is available to listen to on Spotify and iTunes.
To borrow a copy of the score, please see Alyssa Avis in Rm 141 (2nd floor).

Callbacks: Tuesday, March 31, evening

Important Dates:
Rehearsals begin August 31, 2015
Rehearsals are Monday-Friday 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Saturdays
Exceptions: No rehearsals September 7 for Labor Day, September 14-15 for Rosh Hashanah, September 22-23 for Yom Kippur
Performances are October 15-18, 2015