Friday, May 11, 2018

FSPA Summer Theater Auditions - May 14

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will hold placement auditions for FSPA Summer Theater programs on Monday, May 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 38 Main Street in downtown Franklin. Students may audition for the musical 42nd Street (Grades 8-12), an original parody 21st Street (Grades 3-8), two straight plays (Grades 3-7 and Grades 8-12), a cabaret (Grades 5-12), and Broadway Boot Camp (Grades 5-12). There are opportunities for all ages and levels, and all students who audition for the musical and play productions will be cast. Those unable to attend the auditions on the 14th should call FSPA at (508) 528-8668 to schedule a makeup appointment.

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street features the beloved Broadway standards, “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and the title tune. To audition, please prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song. Repertoire from the Golden Age (musicals written before 1965) is preferred, but not mandatory. Tap experience is not required. For the plays, students may present a monologue, but that is optional. Cold readings may also be part of the audition. Plays will be chosen for each age group based on enrollment. The plays will rehearse August 20-24, with a performance on August 24th at THE BLACK BOX theater in Franklin. The musicals will be presented at THE BLACK BOX at the conclusion of FSPA’s two-week musical theater program, which runs from August 6-17.
FSPA Summer Theater Auditions - May 14
FSPA Summer Theater Auditions - May 14

FSPA Summer Theater also includes a Broadway Boot Camp and cabaret show. The Cabaret week (July 23-27) focuses on repertoire choices, song interpretation, and presentation, and concludes with a cabaret style revue at THE BLACK BOX. The three-day Broadway Boot Camp (July 30-August 1) brings guest instructor Ben Cameron to FSPA for song and dance master classes and coaching on individual performance skills. Ben Cameron has appeared on Broadway in Aida and the original casts of Wicked and Footloose. He is currently the creator/host of Broadway Sessions at The Laurie Beechman Theater.

In addition, FSPA summer programming offers ballet intensives and one-week creative arts camps, along with voice, instrumental, and dance classes. The summer session runs from July 2 to August 24. To register, call FSPA at (508) 528-8668. For more information, including a summer session brochure with full program descriptions, dates, faculty, and tuition, call FSPA or visit

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