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The Mystery of Edwin Drood Auditions

Audition Dates: 
February 9  - Vocal Auditions, 3:30pm
February 10 - Cold Reading, Moved to 5:15pm
February 11 - Callbacks, 3:30pm

Rehearsal: 10 Weeks, February 17 until April 30, 2015
Rehearsal Times: Monday - Friday (Two or Three hour block between 3 - 7pm)
Tech Weekend: April 25 and 26 (Mandatory Attendance)
Performance Dates: May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7pm and May 10 at 2pm

Auditions for SBHS Theatre's Spring Production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be held at Santa Barbara High School Theatre on February 9 and 10 at 3:30pm with callbacks on February 11 at 3:30pm. Vocal auditions will be held on February 9 , with a cold reading on the 10th. Please come to the vocal audition prepared to sing thirty-two bars a cappella from a popular musical. There will be no accompanist for the audition. However, please provide piano sheet music for the musical directors. One week prior to the audition, a sign up sheet will be posted on the callboard outside the theatre office. Select a vocal audition time slot, fill out an audition form, and bring it to your audition. Please read the script. Drood depends heavily on quick thinking bold providers.  Drood depends heavily on quick thinking bold providers. For the reading choose one of the potential murderers then improvise their spoken confession, using the script as a guide. Meet in the theatre on Tuesday, February 10 at 5:15pm. The cast list will be posted, on the call board, February 12.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition time.

If you have questions prior to the audition feel free to see Otto Layman in the theatre office or email him at


Please List any dates/times that may conflict with daily rehearsals (between 3 and 7pm) so that in the event you are cast we can attempt to accommodate your conflict(s). Please note that IF you are cast, your listed conflicts will be only considered, as we can not tailor daily schedules around actors on a regular basis. Any conflicts not listed will not be considered, and missing rehearsal as a result of an uncleared conflict can result in being cut from numbers, scenes, and in some cases the entire show. If you are cast, We expect this production to be your first extracurricular priority.

Earlier Event: November 13
Big Fish Opens
Later Event: March 13
Off Book Date