February 3, 2023.
Woodside Musical Theatre is currently planning our 2023 musical, which will perform in the high-tech Woodside Performing Arts Center, during mid October. Auditions will likely be in early summer, and rehearsals will begin around mid-August.
We are seeking expressions of interest from potential Stage Director, Vocal Director and Choreographer.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide a CV of your theatrical endeavors, and let us know which of these positions you're interested in. We'll likely have a 1:1 phone call, and later an in-person or zoom interview.
What's the Show? We don't know yet -- we're working on it, but we also encourage proposals for a show title from candidates for producer or director. This year's WMT musical will have major name recognition (contrasting with 2022's Bright Star, that was not generally well-known). Every few years, we perform a show with children in the cast, and we haven't done that in a while, so we're open to it -- or not. We are a community theatre group, so Chicago is about as edgy as we get. Check out our production history to get an idea of our style. Got an inspiration, or a show that fits these criteria that you have always wanted to produce or direct? Let us hear from you!
Artistic Staff needed. Currently, WMT is seeking candidates to fill all the artistic leadership roles for our fall show:
Artistic Director: responsible for the artistic result of the production; directs the cast in staging and acting; interacts with technical teams.
Vocal Director: rehearses the leads and the chorus to prepare their musical performances Attends major rehearsals and provides notes on musical performances.
Choreographer: designs the dance numbers, teaches them to the cast, and oversees dance rehearsals, run-throughs and dress rehearsals to ensure that the dances are being performed faithfully.
The sizes of these roles will vary depending on the show selection; for example, Ragtime does not require the same intensity of choreography as does Crazy for You. We sometimes combine the roles, as well, depending on the show and the interests of the artistic staff.
Director compensation is also a flat fee for the entire production, ranging from $2,500 to $3,500, depending on the show and the workload.