MTA's Outreach Group Auditions
Monday, April 4th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We are looking for a dedicated and talented group of 20 performers ages 11-18 who will represent MTA at various community events throughout the Valley. Current Outreach members will need to audition in order to be considered for the new season.
Seeking positive, motivated, and experienced individuals who want to make a difference in their community and grow as musical theatre artists and young people. Skills learned will include singing in complicated harmony in original arrangements, music theory, performance and cabaret techniques, dance and movement skills, public speaking, interacting with adults at events, time management, organization, strong work ethic, confidence and pride in your work, and much more! Interested performers should be strong singers and actors, and have dance ability as there will be numbers featuring dance while singing. Also, for the 2022-23 Season, we are planning a Disney Performance Trip, and other fun opportunities to be announced!
Within the group of 20, we will select a small group of ambassadors (around 6-8) who are very strong part singers, have great movement ability or dance experience, and are outstanding performers. These members will be attending certain gigs where there are space constraints, last minute opportunities to perform, etc.
In addition to being the sole performers in MTA's well-known Holiday Concert, Outreach Members will be performing at around 8-12 community outreach events throughout the year, including honoring our Veterans at very special ceremonies, and participating in fundraising events.
For close to 15 years, MTA Outreach Members have incredible success stories and credit much of their success to MTA's program as well as the Outreach Group. We hope that if you are chosen to be a part of this select group, you will remain an active participant throughout your high school years until you graduate. A great amount of time and work is put into arranging harmonies and only committing to one year makes it very time-consuming to rearrange and reassign the harmonies the following year. Outreach is similar to a National Honors Society program, and is not just a "performance troupe."
Please note that we are able to work around the MTA Calendar, and school conflicts such as choir, dance, and band concerts. In addition, we will work with your private vocal or instrument lessons and studio dance schedules. Unfortunately, we are unable to work with schedules from other performance troupes as the schedules tend to overlap and it is a conflict of interest. For example, a person would not be on two competitive club soccer teams or competitive dance teams simultaneously. Thank you for your understanding and realizing the importance of honoring your commitments.
Please download and complete the audition paperwork here:
Outreach Audition Form
Outreach Interview Questions
Outreach Potential Gig Dates 2022-23
Sign up for a five minute audition slot here - https://signup.com/go/WCUsTTK
Prepare a one minute musical theatre song with accompaniment (phone or CD is acceptable, or email your track to email@example.com)
After you sing, you will participate in a short interview portion with current Outreach Leader, McKenna Carlson and Senior Kate Mills where they will ask you questions from the "Outreach Interview Questions" document (provided in the audition paperwork)
See Outreach Contract with tentative rehearsal and performance dates. We ask that you reserve these dates, and as the school year starts and you receive any school conflicts, we will solidify the dates as best as possible so you know your schedule far in advance.
Seussical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com