35MM: A Musical Exhibition
Music and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Based on Photographs by Matthew Murphy
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ryan Scott Oliver
Additional Percussion arrangements by Jeremy Yaddaw
Additional Guitar arrangements by Matt Hinkley
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. A stunning new multimedia musical that explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre... This intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be. (Excerpt is taken directly from Concord theatricals)
“Representing a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as musical theatre, photography, and pop/rock music,” 35mm, according to press notes, “pushes the limits of self-expression to create an art form utterly its own. A collection of ‘snapshot stories’ are woven together as each of the evening’s original songs is performed – with gusto and musical virtuosity — while the audience is immersed in stunning projections of the photography that inspired it. 35mm brings the connection between pleasures visual and aural into razor-sharp focus, creating a singular, multi-sensory emotional journey.”
(Excerpt is taken directly from https://ryanscottoliver.com/show/35mm/)
All rehearsals and performances will be held remotely and digitally.
35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
The Team: Josh Telepman (Director and Producer), Kat Murphy O’Connor (Assistant Director and Producer), Elias Condakes (Music Director), and Kat Harvey (Choreographer).
Please provide one 32-bar (one-minute maximum) cut of a pop/rock or contemporary song. Your song can be within the musical theatre genre or not. You are welcome to sing from the show if you so choose. Please slate in your video before you sing (name, pronouns, song choice).
We ask that you please submit your videos, headshot, resume, and other information via this google form: https://forms.gle/QJTdFyD3qmdGtKWGA
The deadline for video submissions is December 12th at midnight.
We will be notifying people for callbacks via email by December 14th at the latest. You will be emailed regardless of if you are called back or not.
Callbacks will be held "live" via Zoom on December 15th and 16th. If you are called back, you will be given songs to sing from the show, and further instructions for our live, virtual format.
You must be 18+ years or older to audition.
This is primarily an ensemble piece. While all actors have solos, they will also be providing ensemble singing and support for most every other number that they are not soloing in.
We’d also like to note that while every character is designated as male or female, we are not bound by those gender standards. Actors of any gender are welcome to submit for any role that fits their range.
VOICE 1 - plays Woman 1, Image 1, Nightmare, the Lover, Cantus, Watcher, Soprano, Betsy, Nightwalker, Lonely, Jessy, and Chorus (Solos include On Monday, Twisted Teeth, Hemming and Hawing).
VOICE 2 - plays Woman 2, Photographer, Nightmare, the Broad, Altus, She, Watcher, Les Voix en Dessous, Alto, Lindsay, and the Balladeer (songs include The Party Goes With You, Make Me Happy, The Ballad of Sara Berry).
VOICE 3 - plays Man 1, Image, the Idle Boy, Tenor, His Savior, Watcher, Les Voix en Dessous, Alex, A Friend of Jules and Jessy's, and Chorus (songs include Crazytown, The Seraph, Cut You A Piece).
VOICE 4 - plays Man 2, Image, Nightmare, the Manny, Bassus, the Sinner, Watcher, the Cajun, Bass, Jay, Her Mister, Jules, and Chorus (Songs include Caralee, The Seraph, Leave Luanne).
VOICE 5 - plays Man 3, Image, Nightmare, the Long-Tethered Knight, He, Watcher, Ben, Radio and Chorus (songs include Good Lady, Make Me Happy, Hemming and Hawing).