Theatre Institute at Sage Announces Youth Auditions for “Calvin Berger”

Theatre Institute at Sage announces youth auditions for Calvin Berger

Dates:   Monday, January 13th, 2019  7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, January 14th, 2019  7:00pm-9:00pm

Location:  Russell Sage College Schacht Fine Arts Center, 5 Division Street, Troy, NY, 12180

The Theatre Institute at Sage will hold high school auditions for their production of Calvin Berger on Monday, January 13th, 2019  7:00pm-9:00pm and Tuesday, January 14th, 2019  7:00pm-9:00pm at the Schacht Fine Arts Center Theatre on the Russell Sage College campus.  We request that youth between the ages of 14 and 19 attend these auditions.  Callbacks will be held by invitation only at a later date.

Everyone auditioning must prepare 32 measures of a song from a musical, to be sung a capella, and a short age-appropriate 1 minute monologue.  Please bring a photo and resume if available. You must schedule an appointment time to audition; please call Eleah Peal at 518-244-2248, or e-mail at to schedule.  You may also request an electronic audition form by email to be filled out prior to the auditions.  We encourage performers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ability levels, and
experience to audition.   We also encourage anyone that has an interest in technical positions/stage management to contact Michael Musial directly, as we are looking to fill those positions for the production as well.

Based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, CALVIN BERGER is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited feelings, love notes, and physical insecurity among four high school seniors. Calvin is smitten by the beautiful Rosanna, but he feels insecure because of the size of his nose. Rosanna, in turn, is attracted to the good-looking newcomer, Matt, who is painfully shy and inarticulate around her, although the attraction is mutual. Hoping to get closer to Rosanna through his eloquent love notes,
Calvin offers to be Matt’s “speech writer,” all the while ignoring the signals of attraction from another girl, his best friend, Bret. When the deception unravels, everybody?s friendship is seriously jeopardized, but Calvin eventually realizes that his preoccupation with his appearance had led him astray, and his eyes are opened to Bret, who?d been there all along.

The Theatre Institute at Sage will present Calvin Berger the following dates:

Friday, February, 21 at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 23 at 2pm

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