String! – Concert Version – Applying for an Audition
Thank you for expressing an intertest in auditioning for the showcase performance of String! which will take place on September 18th 2021.
This concert/semi-staged version, with a specially written narration, will be performed by just 12 singers and a small band. There will be 16 songs with linking narrations.
Auditions will take place during the weekend of May 22nd-23rd in Summerheath Hall, Hailsham. You will be allocated a time slot of 20 minutes and will be asked to arrive no more than 10 minutes before this.
We will provide an accompanist (please bring a copy of the piano part) but, if you wish, you may perform to your own backing track. Please bring a device on which to play it!
You will be asked to perform
- a song or part of a song from String. We will send you details about which song on receipt of your application so that you can prepare
- a song or excerpt of your own choice lasting 1 – 2 minutes.
Supplementary information about the show and the characters can be found by clicking here where you will also find a folder containing lyric sheets and scores for each of the audition songs from String!
The relevant songs from String will be linked to your vocal range or a character from the show as you have indicated on your application form. Please note that as the composer is still alive (more-or-less) the songs can be adapted to suit different vocal ranges (within limits)!
Please note that due to the evolution of the show, the recorded and printed versions of some songs may differ slightly. Either version will be acceptable at the audition.
Please click below for more detailed information, a recording of the songs and for sheet music/lyrics:
String! Application form for Audition