Trojan Players Announce Spring Musical and Audition Schedule


Eve Lazarski, Editor

The Trojan Player’s spring musical will be Showtune, a one act musical celebrating the life and music of Jerry Herman. Herman was an influential composer known for broadway musical theater, and composed several hit musicals such as Hello, Dolly!

Auditions will take place the first week of February and the show will open in April. As with their fall production, the Trojan Players will remain socially distanced and masked.

There will be 20 total actors in the show, with both vocal and dance auditions. This show allows for a lot of creativity and showcases the actors’ performances. 

Showtune is a collection of songs by Jerry Herman that are grouped into scenes. Put together by Paul Gilger in 2003, it includes works from Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Mack & Mabel and Hello, Dolly!. Herman not only composed award-winning music, he also broke boundaries in 1983 with the award-winning La Cage Aux Folles. This musical was one of the first broadway musicals to center around a gay couple. 

Herman died in 2019, survived by his partner Terry Marler.

Details for auditions can be found below:

Wednesday, January 25: Zoom Audition Workshop, 3:30-4:00pm

Monday, February 1: Vocal Audition, 3:30-5:00pm in Theatre

Tuesday, February 2: Dance Audition, 3:30-5:00pm in Theatre

Thursday, February 4: Callbacks, 3:30-5:00pm in Theatre

Monday, February 8: 1st Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30pm in Theatre

Friday, February 5: Cast List posted and emailed to students

Students can choose one song to audition with. (Put On Your Sunday Clothes from Hello, Dolly , I’ve Never Said I Love You from Dear World, and Wherever He Ain’t from Mack & Mabel.)  While it does not have to be memorized, it must be well prepared.

Additional information and necessary forms can be found in the theater hallway, or ask Mr.Steffan. 

Tech Crew information will be available in February.