AUDITION FOR ALICE BY HEART – “BE NOT AFRAID OF MADNESS.”
Tisch New Theatre proudly presents Alice by Heart for its Spring 2024 mainstage production from the writers of the Tony Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, and the Tony Award-nominated musical, Waitress.
Tisch New Theatre Proudly Presents: Alice by Heart
Above the concrete of the London streets, war has broken out.
As the British join the allied powers to fight against the Nazi regime, a whole other world lies below their feet. The London Tube has been transformed into a bunker where, for five years, millions and millions of people seek shelter. People lived, breathed, worked, slept, died, and survived in the underground, but most importantly, children grew up.
Join young Alice Spencer as she escapes from her London bunker in the center of World War II and into her favorite book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In the midst of her literary adventure, she discovers that the line between fantasy and reality has blurred, forcing her to confront the world around her. What was once an escape turns into reality, as she uses the story to come to terms with love, loss, dreams, and death in war times.
Alice by Heart makes us question why we turn to stories in times of grief—and if we can ever truly get lost within them. When the story begins to slip away, what remains?
War has broken out above the concrete of the London streets, but a whole other world lies below their feet. The London Tube has been transformed into a bunker where millions of people, including Alice Spencer, have sought shelter for five years. Alice by Heart follows the young girl as she looks to her favorite book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” to escape the war around her. She finds the lines between fantasy and reality blurring, the escape instead forcing her to cope with the world around her.
TO AUDITION, PLEASE SUBMIT VIDEOS WITH ALL THE FOLLOWING:
32 bars of a musical theatre folk song
32 bars of a contrasting style
A 30-second response to this prompt: What is a childhood bedtime story, book, fairytale, or fable close to your heart and why is it meaningful to you?
Submit Audition by Feb. 2 , 11:59PM – https://www.nyutischnewtheatre.com/alicebyheartauditions
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