The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved Light Work for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) award in the Visual Arts category. Light Work, an artist-run, non-profit organization housed in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at…
Syracuse Stage Seeks Syracuse University Students to Sing in ‘The Christians’
Students, would you like the opportunity to sing on stage during Syracuse Stage’s production of “The Christians” this spring? Special Auditions for students will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, at Syracuse Stage. More information can be found below. To schedule an appointment, call Chris Botek at 315-443-4008.
Prior experience performing on stage is not required. Participants will receive Syracuse Stage tickets, access to a professional rehearsal process, opportunities to mingle with professional cast members and other artists from around the country, and the chance to be part of a unique and inspiring production of an award-winning American play produced by the region’s leading professional theater.
Do you have the courage to change your heart? Pastor Paul is much loved and respected, but he has a difficult sermon to deliver. What will be the impact of his words on his loyal congregation? What will be the consequences for his family? For himself? Playwright-to-watch Lucas Hnath invites people of all faiths and beliefs to engage in a conversation about the seemingly insurmountable distance between us. Set in a contemporary mega-church and performed as a Sunday service with sermons, scripture and a full choir, “The Christians” has quickly become one of the most-talked-about new plays in the country.
Seeking: Singers of all ethnicities, ages and faiths, as well as non-believers. Hymns to be sung may include “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand,” “Catch on Fire,” “Farther Along” and “I Feel Like Goin’ On.” Participant requirements:
- a strong voice and clear diction
- an understanding of harmony and blending your voice with others
- ability to quickly learn and remember parts (soprano/alto/tenor/bass)
- familiarity with evangelical gospel/praise music helpful but not necessary
Audition Requirements: Community choir candidates should prepare one stanza of “Amazing Grace” to perform a cappella.
- available for about four rehearsals during the months of March and April
- ability to participate in performances from April 6-24, 2016