Auditions & Classes
We are committed to providing ample opportunities for local performers to express
themselves. All roles posted for audition will be open to all auditioners.  Any
pre-cast roles will be listed ahead of time.  Thank you for taking the time to
consider working with us.  We will also have an array of classes to learn your craft.
Upcoming Auditions & Classes
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2015 Musical Auditions
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday March 15, 16, & 17 7pm
We are hosting a single audition session for all 3 of our musicals.  Aida directed by Liam Fitzpatrick (running July 17 -
August 1, 2015), 9 to 5 the Musical directed by Stephfond Brunson (running September 11-26, 2015), Little Shop of Horrors
directed by Dustin Czarny (performances October 16-31, 2015).  All three musicals will be music directed by Abel Searor.  All
roles are open (except Audrey II of Little Shop of Horrors.  )Auditioners are asked to prepare a 16 bar song, and brign sheet
music for the accompianist. Auditioners may be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Auditions for White Liars & Black Comedy
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday April 19, 20, & 21 7pm
Directors Justin Polly & Christopher Best are looking to cast all parts in this comedy. Show runs August 14-22, 2015. No
preparation is necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Auditions for A Christmas Story
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday May 17, 18, & 19 7pm
Director Dan Rowlands is looking to cast all parts in this comedy. Show runs December 4-19, 2015. No preparation is
necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Long Form Improv, The Harold, Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting April 25th
The Harold is a long-form structure developed by Del Close and is the basic form all long-form improvisers should know.
This course will teach the fundamentals of the form as well as continuing to work on scene work and character
development. This course is recommended for anyone who has some improv experience and feels comfortable
participating in a two-person scene. Graduates of this class will have the opportunity to audition for a SIC house team.

Classes are at 10am-noon April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30 (no class Memorial Day weekend), June 6

Instructor: Ken Keech
Difficulty: Advanced
Price: $75
Scene Work Improv Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting February 28th
The Scene Work class builds on the fundamentals learned in the Intro to Improv class and introduces the importance of
storytelling as it applies to the performance of scenes. It will stress working together and focus on techniques for starting
scenes and developing interesting characters and situations that the audience cares about. It will also work on recognizing
and dealing with common pitfalls improvisers face. At the end of the class, participants will be comfortable with good scene
work and will be ready to apply their knowledge to more advanced improv forms.

Classes are at 10am-noon February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 11 (no class Thumbs UPstate
Weekend)

Instructor: Stephen Peters
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $75
Musical Theatre Audition Master Class
February 28th 3-6 PM
In preparation for our musical auditions in March, Abel Searor, CNYP's resident music director and the buisest man in
Syracuse is holding an audition class. Bring your selection of 16 bar musical pieces to sing and get instruction and advice.
The class is free but donations are accepted in a pay what you will format. Auditioners are asked to reserve a spot by
calling 315-885-8960 or emailing cnyplayhouse@gmail.com. The class will be run like a Master Class where auditioners will
learn from each other. Participants are expected to attend full 3 hours of class.