2016 Performance Institute Production

Enrollment in the Summer Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is by audition only. We have had an initial round of auditions but still have room in the cast for more who are interested. Please contact makaelap@artswest.org to find out more and/or set up your audition.

 
We will ask you to prepare the following for your audition:
  • A 30-second contemporary monologue
  • 32-bars of a song in the style of the show. (Please bring marked sheet music for the accompanist.)

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Merrily We Roll Along is a show that crackles with the wit, humor and intensity that embody the spirit of New York City. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals. With a brilliant “Broadway-style” score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, Merrily We Roll Along is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.


Email Education Manager Makaela Pollock (makaelap@artswest.org) to schedule your audition time or with any further questions. 

**We are also looking for technical interns to work on this production— email if you are interested!