GOING THROUGH A STAGE? INTERVIEWS UNDER
WAY FOR MUSICAL THEATRE LAB
Broadway Producer Stuart Ostrow Looking for Hopefuls for Annual
HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2004 – Interviews for the University of
Houston’s Musical Theatre Collaboration class for the Fall
2004 term are now under way.
Each year, Tony Award-winning producer Stuart Ostrow, Distinguished
University Professor of Musical Theatre at UH, selects a variety
of promising theater enthusiasts to participate in producing three
original musicals. At the conclusion of the semester, the newly
created works are performed for the public.
Specifically, Ostrow is looking for composers, lyricists/librettists,
book writers, directors, choreographers, designers, producers and
stage managers. To be eligible for the class, an individual will
have to be registered at the University of Houston during the Fall
2004 semester as either a part- or full-time student.
Interview requirements for applicants:
Composers: May perform their compositions live,
or submit a tape or score of their work intended for musical theater,
opera, pop music, symphonic/chamber/choral, or any other form
that conveys the human condition.
Lyricists & Librettists: May submit examples
of their work, intended for musical theater, opera, or pop music,
or as poetry expressed in verse, song, or rhyme.
Book writers: May submit original plays, musicals,
novels, tales, newspaper articles, reviews, diary, etc.; any writing
that tells or dramatizes a story.
(All submitted works to be returned must include a stamped,
Directors & Choreographers: May present
a scene, musical number, or staged dance, from any play, musical,
or ballet. Applicants must provide their own cast and accompanist.
Designers: Show portfolio, including models
of sets and costume swatches, if available.
Producers: Show evidence of ability to be hard-headed,
soft-hearted, cautious, reckless, a hopeful innocent in fair weather,
a stern pilot in stormy weather, a mathematician who prefers to
ignore the laws of mathematics and trust intuition, an idealist,
a realist, a practical dreamer, a sophisticated gambler, a stage-struck
child. Submit detailed resume.
Stage Managers: Must aspire to be producers.
Submit detailed resume.
For an appointment, rehearsal time and space availability or further
information, telephone Sandy Judice at
713-743-3003 or contact her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for singers and dancers will not be held until April.
For more information about the UH School of Theatre,
visit the Web site http://www.class.uh.edu/theatre/
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