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Apprentice Showcase 2016

Love's Labour's Lost

See Calendar for matinee schedule


Auditions for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company/Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boys from Syracuse

Performance Date: Wednesday, August 31 at the Boston Hatch Shell

Rehearsal Dates: August 22-31st*

*Non-equity performers may begin the week previous.

Rehearsal Dates/Locations:

  • Thursday May 26 10:00AM-6:00PM, AEA Performers Only

    (Break from 1:00-2:00PM)

  • Friday May 27 9:00AM-3:00PM, Non Equity Performers (full, see below)

Audition Location: New England Conservatory Jordan Hall: 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115. Please check in at Room JH 102. 

Please prepare one comedic monologue (approximately 1-2 minutes) and any selection from a "classic" musical (Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Frederick Loewe, etc.) up to 2 minutes. An accompanist will be provided, please bring your sheet music clearly prepared. Please no a cappella singing.

Equity performers, please also be prepared in comfortable clothing to do some guided movement exploration with our choreographer during your time slot. Non-Equity performers, an invited separate movement callback will be held on June 9. 

How to Sign Up:

Please fill in the following information and choose your top three time slots from the options below. If for any reason you need to cancel/change your audition slot or if you have any questions, please email auditions@commshakes.org. No phone calls please.

Our non-Equity day is currently full. Please use the form below to enter your information to be put on the wait list to be contacted should spots open up. 

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
AEA or Non-Equity* (select one)
Time Slot Choice 1*
Time Slot Choice 2*
Time Slot Choice 3*