Please read and follow all directions. To audition for fall shows you have two options.
one monologue and one song.
two contrasting monologues.
(Please choose song and monologue(s) from options below) You will be considered for both shows. Both shows have the possibility of winning their competition and moving on to another round. The two fall teams are as follows:
GTC One Act Team. This team will compete in Americus, GA in a one act competition.
(This is an out-of-town competition and requires missing two days of school)
GHSAA One Act Team. This team will compete in the a one act competition in Duluth, GA.
For both shows the terms are as follows:
Must be able to start rehearsal August 1.
Only have one weekend conflict during the rehearsal process.
You need to be here over the fall break- or most of it. Talk to us if this is a problem.
Each cast and crew member and parent will be required to sign a production contract. Signing of this contract shows that you are aware of the commitment.
Please take the time to learn your audition material. Monologues are to be memorized and performed. This will be a heavy consideration when casting.
Character female humorous: (from Matilda) Your father is a crook and so are you. Last night I was driving home in the monstrosity he sold me and the engine fell out. Well what do you say to that madam? You say nothing, and there is nothing you can say because you are genetically predisposed to evil and you must be destroyed before you are allowed to go on and grow a centimetre taller than you currently are. Vomit! Puke! Snot Stain are you listening? All of these disgusting little slugs shall suffer the most appalling indignities because of you, yes you! I shall rip the rebellion out of this class and devour it whole. I shall hang each and every one of you upside down by your ankles until all of your bodily fluids drain out through your noses and into jars, yes jars, which will be sent home to your parents with your school reports on which I shall write ‘Could do better!’.
Character female: (from August: Osage County) You better find out from Jean just exactly what went on in there before you start pointing fingers, that’s all I’m saying. ’Cause I doubt Jean’s exactly blameless in all this. And I’m not blaming her. Just because I said she’s not blameless, that doesn’t mean I’ve blamed her. I’m saying she might share in the responsibility. You understand me? I know Steve should know better than Jean, that she’s only fourteen. My point is, it’s not cut and dry, black and white, good and bad. It lives where everything lives: somewhere in the middle. Where everything lives, where all the rest of us live, everyone but you.
Leading female humorous: (from The Rehearsal) Hi, everyone! You know me! I’m Morgan Hill, and I’ll be playing the part of Miss Sarah Brown, which is the second most fun part in the play, next to the other lead, Adelaide. I don’t mind, though, because I really like wearing starchy costumes and having my hair in a bun. And also awesome! I get to kiss Barry in this show, which I’ve really been looking forward to for a while because that’s totally what I thought I’d be doing with my life at this point! Not that I’m bitter! I’m not bitter! I love my part! I love singing really high and showing no emotion on stage! How much fun is it to work for the Salvation Army and ring that bell! Much more fun than flying and using magic, I can tell you that much! And I think this is the year that Barry learned what deodorant was, so that’s a bonus! And it looks like some of his pimples are clearing up, double bonus! I can’t wait to do this show!!!! I am a team player.
Leading female serious: (from Brighton Beach Memoirs) Judge you? I can’t even talk to you. I don’t exist to you. I have tried so hard to get close to you but there was never any room. Whatever you had to give went to Daddy, and when he died, whatever was left you gave to - … I have been jealous my whole life of Laurie because she was lucky enough to be born sick. I could never turn a light on in my room at night or read in bed because Laurie always needed her precious sleep. I could never have a friend over on the weekends because Laurie was always resting. I used to pray I’d get some terrible disease or get hit by a car so I’d have a leg all twisted or crippled and then once, maybe just once, I’d get to crawl into bed next to you on a cold rainy night and talk to you and hold you until I fell asleep in your arms… just once… I didn’t ask you to hate yourself. I just asked you to love me.
Leading man humorous: (The Producers) I would like to say something your honor, not on my behalf, but in reference to my partner, Mr. Bialystock….your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Max Bialystock is the most selfish man I ever met in my life…Not only is he liar, and a cheat and a scoundrel, and a crook, who has taken money from little old ladies, he has also talked people into doing things, especially me, that they would never in a thousand years had dreamed of doing. But, your honor, as I understand it the law was created to protect people from being wronged. Your honor, whom has Max Bialystock wronged? I mean, whom has he really hurt? Not me. Not me. I was…. this man…. no one ever called me Leo before. I mean, I know it’s not a big legal point, but even in kindergarten they used to call me Bloom. I never sang a song before. I mean with someone else, I never sang a song with someone else before. This man…. this man… this is a wonderful man. He made me what I am today…he did. And what of the dear ladies? What would their lives have been without Max Bialystock? Max Bialystock, who made them feel young, and attractive, and wanted again. That’s all I have to say.”
Leading man serious: (from Rabbit Hole) So, I don’t see any photos anywhere. The one in the article was nice. Him at the beach. I used to have a shirt just like that one. The one he’s wearing in the picture. (Beat) I might’ve been going too fast. That day. I’m not sure, but I might’ve been. So… that’s one of the things I wanted to tell you. (Beat) It’s a thirty zone. And I might’ve been going thirty-three. Or thirty-two. I would usually look down, to check, and if I was a little over, then I’d slow down obviously. But I don’t remember checking on your block, so it’s possible I was going a little too fast. And then the dog came out, really quick, and so I swerved a little to avoid him, not knowing, obviously… (Beat) So that’s something I thought you should know. I might’ve been going a little over the limit. I can’t be positive either way though.
Character man serious : (from August: Osage County) I don’t understand this meanness. I look at you and your sister and the way you talk to people and I don’t understand it. I just can’t understand why folks can’t be respectful of one another. I don’t think there’s any excuse for it. My family didn’t treat each other that way. (Interrupting ) You had better not say anything about my family right now. I mean it. We buried a man today I loved very much. And whatever faults he may have had, he was a good, kind, decent person. And to hear you tear into your own son on a day like today dishonors Beverly’s memory. We’ve been married for thirty-eight years. I wouldn’t trade them for anything. But if you can’t find a generous place in your heart for your own son, we’re not going to make it to Thirty-nine.
Character man humorous: (Drowsy Chaperone) “Okay. Now here it comes. The moment I was talking about […] a moment that has fascinated me more than any other and that has brought me back to this record again and again. Here it comes. (Pause). You can’t quite make out what she says because someone drops a cane. Is she saying “live while you can,” or “leave while you can”? And that’s exactly what you think when you’re standing at the altar, isn’t it, “Live” or “Leave” and you have to live. [… … …] So, one day […] you say “I love you” and you basically phrase it as a question, but they accept it as fact and then suddenly there she is standing in front of you in a three thousand dollar dress with tears in her eyes, and her nephew made the huppah, so what do you do? […] You choose to live. And for a couple of months you stare at the alien form in the bed beside you and you think to yourself “Who are you? Who are you?” And one day you say it out loud…then it’s a trial separation and couples counseling and all your conversations are about her eating disorder and your Zoloft addiction, […] and the whole “relationship” ends on a particularly ugly note with your only copy of Gypsy spinning through the air and smashing against the living room wall. But still, in the larger sense, in a broader sense, it’s better to have lived than left, right?”
Song Options (pick one):
Belty- Leading Female Alto “Fight for Me” from Heathers starting at measure 71 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO6fh8MujHE
Belty- Soprano “One Perfect Moment” Bring it On the Musical measures 45-67 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BvbxjlBK8U
Baritone/Ensemble or Lead No sheet music “I’ll be your Shelter”- RENT Collin’s first verse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzXYaEEtXGg
Ensemble/Tenor Part “Dancing Through Life” from Wicked Top of song stop before belty part-- or go for it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_046lKdmx0
Ensemble Female “Home” from The Wiz (first verse) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWJeCkFpItc Ensemble Vocals/ Female/ Alto “Superboy and the Invisible Girl” from Next to Normal -Top through “I’d Fly Far Away from Here” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qPQTZRtFAI
Belty- Leading Tenor Male “Cold Feets” from Drowsy Chaperone- beginning through “and take that dive” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHVqAh7QU4A