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Spring 2015 Auditions

Last updated: 11/21/2014

Spring 2015 Audition information for Palomar Performing Arts programs, ensembles, and productions is below.

For more information about Music, Theatre Arts and Dance programs/classes, visit the Academic Programs page, the Applied Music Program page, and/or Palomar College’s searchable online class schedule. Prospective Performing Arts majors are encouraged to make an appointment with a faculty advisor ASAP (click here for contact information).

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Music

Applied Music Program

Students are admitted by special audition. Contact Ellen Weller @ eweller@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x3949 for further info.

Premier Chamber Ensembles

The purpose of this class is to recognize those students who have achieved a high level of musical performance, and who have demonstrated a readiness to participate in chamber music ensembles.  These ensembles will represent the department in various community outreach performances (e.g., presentations at high schools and Palomar Foundation functions). Interested students will file an application for participation. (Available immediately in the baskets in the hallway across from Dr. Weller’s office, D22.) Must be submitted by NOON, Friday, Dec.5, to Dr. Chase’s Mailbox, Palomar Performing Arts Office D23, box A3.

Palomar Chamber Singers

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on vocal ability and music reading; for voice majors, experienced choral singers, and instrumentalists wishing to improve musicianship through singing: Monday, January 12 at 12 pm in room D6. Contact Sally Dean @ sdean@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Chorale

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on vocal ability and music reading; choral experience preferred: Wednesday, January 14 at 7 pm in room D5. Contact Sally Dean @ sdean@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Guitar Ensembles

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on music reading: Tuesday, January 13 at 4 pm in D6. Contact Randy Pile @ randypile@randypile.com for further info.

Palomar Symphony Orchestra

Enrollment subject to audition: Tuesday, January 13, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Ellen Weller @ eweller@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x3949 for further info.

Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band

Enrollment subject to audition; woodwind, brass and percussion players with a minimum of two years high school level experience: Thursday, January 15, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Ken Bell @ kbell@palomar.edu or 760.390.2990 for further info.

Palomar Jazz!

Day Jazz Ensemble - Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on ability to perform on one or more instruments and read music: Monday, January 12, at 4 pm in room D6. Contact Paul Kurokawa @ pkurokawa@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2322 for further info.

Night Jazz Ensemble – Enrollment subject to audition: Monday, January 12, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Paul Kurokawa @ pkurokawa@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2322 for further info.

Palomar Brass Ensemble

Demonstrate ability to perform on one or more instruments and sight-read music: Tuesday, January 13, at 3:30 pm in room D10. Contact Paul Kurokawa @ pkurokawa@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Spectrum Singers

Enrollment subject to audition: Tuesday, January 13, at 1:30 pm in D5. Contact Janet Hammer @ janethammer@cox.net for further info.

Palomar Electronic Music Ensemble

Prerequisite:  A minimum grade of ‘C’ in MUS 103. Wednesday, January 14, 2:00 pm in D2. Contact Madelyn Byrne @ mbyrne@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2809 for further info.

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Theatre

Auditions Spelling Bee v3

Character Breakdown

CHIP TOLENTINO An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (SCHWARTZY) Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.

MARCY PARK A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called “Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows.” She is also not allowed to cry.

OLIVE OSTROVSKY A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms.

WILLIAM BARFEE A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.

LEAF CONEYBEAR The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance.

MITCH MAHONEY The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.

DOUGLAS PANCH The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

RONA LISA PERETTI The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward.

CARL’S DAD Schwarzy’s main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by actor playing Leaf.

DAN’S DAD the more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch.

JESUS CHRIST Deity invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip.

LEAF’S MOM, DAD, and SIBLINGS All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success. Normally played by the spellers and audience volunteers as indicated in the script.

OLIVE’S DAD A fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch.

OLIVE’S MOM A fantasy version of Olive’s mom at her Ashram in India. Normally played by the actor playing Rona.

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Dance

There are no auditions required for dance classes. There is a misprint in the schedule for Mus/Dance 138: Cuban/Brazilian Drumming II; there will be no audition held for this class.

Three Sisters Cast List

Our deepest thanks to all who auditioned and helped run the auditions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

First call for both casts will be this Monday, August 25th at 6PM in the courtyard.

Three Sisters will continue through the run of the show

Natural Selection will do a first read-through and then a break until September 15. Michael will begin working with Donnie Lee immediately at times To Be Determined.

We’re off to an exciting semester of theatre-making!!!

John, Michael and Chris

Three Sisters Cast

Kayla Adorno- Housemaid
Montana Betts- Natasha
Tamaz Bolkvadze- Tuzenbach
Alex Bosualdo- Fedotik
Neha Curtiss- Ferapont
Brittnie Dixon- Housemaid
Camilla Elizabet- Olga
Katherine Heflin- Masha
Savanah Lyon- Irina
Morgan Phillips- Vershinin
Yui Shibata- Rhode
Anthony Soriano- Kulygin
Jared Spears- Chebutykin
Nick Stout- Andrey
Ingrid Travao- Anifisa
Richard Whipple- Solyony

Natural Selection Cast

Ryan Balfour- Henry
Delaney Dietrich- Ms. Fjeldstad
Peyton Jones- Mr. Nieberding
Donnie Lee- Longoria Zhao
Darcie McClain- Yolanda
Aaron Richey- Ernie
Danielle Starkey- Suzie
Cali White- Penelope