Daddy Long Legs – Pit Orchestra

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for
“Daddy Long Legs – Pit Orchestra”
We are excited to offer an opportunity for the musician community to be a part of this production. This band is small, only a piano, cello and guitar. We are also looking for a violinist willing to add a bit of sparkle on top; there is no sheet music for a violin. Daddy Long Legs has large amount of underscoring throughout the show.
Creative Team
Direction By
Nathan Metcalf
Music Direction By
Kathryn Thompson
Stage Manager
Crystal Ahlemann
Auditions will be held November 27th, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm
Please come prepared with two contrasting selections from your repertoire. Not exceeding three minutes each. In addition please prepare the instrument specific selection found at the link below.
The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.
Callback Date: TBA based on auditions.
First day of rehearsal: TBA based on conflicts
Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.
Tech begins: January 15th, 2022
First preview: February 3rd, 2022
Opening: February 4th, 2022
Closing: February 12th, 2022
Days/times of planned performances: Thursday – Saturday 2/4/22 – 2/12/22
Saturday Matinee – 2/5/22 & 2/12/22
DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):
☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.
☐ Costumes will be supplied by the production.
☐ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.
☐ There will be understudies for this production.
⬣ This is a contracted, stipend position.
☐ This production contains sexual content.
☐ This production contains nudity.
☐ This production contains violence.
☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.
☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.
☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.
⬣ This production will have a designated day off of, Sunday.
⬣ Musicians need to provide their own instrument, Piano excluded.
Other Disclosures:
Casting Authority: Artistic Director
Who is in the Audition Room: Production Team
Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.
Instrumentation Breakdown
A skilled pianist with some experience playing for people to sing to. Required at all rehearsals. Ideally also functions as the band conductor but not a required part of the audition.
Required Side: Chopin Nocturne No. 9 (Measures 1-20 required, whole song preferred)
Required Side: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prélude
Ability to read lead sheets is a must.
Required Side: No Rock, jazz or blues acceptable.
Required Side: Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
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