REVISED – SMT NOW ACCEPT APPLICATIONS
ARTISTIC and PRODUCTION STAFF for 2020-2021 SEASON
SMT invites applications from experienced and qualified Artistic Staff for the following positions:
Director / Musical Director / Choreographer / Producer / Stage Manager
For the following shows (Productions are subject to the availability of performing rights):
LEGALLY BLONDE – November 2020
Music and lyrics by: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by: Heather Hach
Approx. audition period: May/June 2020
Approx. rehearsal start: August/September 2020
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – February 2021
Music by: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens
Book by: Terrence McNally
Approx. audition period: October/November 2020
Approx. rehearsal start: November 2020
Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime. Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name.” But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side.
THE PRODUCERS – April/May 2021
Music and Lyrics by: Mel Brooks
Book by: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Approx. audition period: January/February 2021
Approx. rehearsal start: February 2021
The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:
A cover letter indicating the position you are applying for, the show(s) you are interested in and a brief vision statement for the show. Teams need only submit one letter. Producer and Stage Manager applicants who are not part of a team do not need to provide a vision statement.
A current resume highlighting relevant past experience.
A list of any commitments that might limit your availability during auditions, rehearsals and performances (if applicable).
Please submit your application to Mark Tingle, Hiring Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received no later than December 31st, 2019.
January 4th, 10-4p | January 7th, 7-11p | January 11th, 10-4p
In your submission, please provide a preference for your interview date. Teams will be interview as one unit.
The SMT Board will be holding an orientation session for artistic staff who have been hired on
March 24, 2020 – 7.30-9.30p – SMT Unit (51 Estate Drive, Scarborough)
This session is not optional. Failure to attend or make an alternative orientation date will result in cancellation of contract.
Scarborough Music Theatre is a non-Equity, non-profit community theatre group.
We attempt to interview as many people as possible but cannot guarantee interviews to all applicants.
All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application.
We accept both individual and team applications.
For team applications, individual resumes are required for each member. Members of team applications will be asked if they are willing to be considered separately for positions.
Team applications may also include Producers and Stage Managers as part of the application.
A nominal honorarium is available for each of these positions.
Interviews will be held during the month of January 2019 at the