What to expect
What to expect from auditions, rehearsals and performances:
Working at Maine State Music Theatre is a fun and rewarding experience. However, it is a lot of hard work filled with responsibilities. Below is info everyone should know about auditioning/working at MSMT:
- TIME COMMITMENT: This is a very big time commitment. You must be available for all rehearsals and performances.
- REHEARSALS: Mainstage Shows- Rehearsals are Tues – Sun 10:00am to 6:00pm for mainstage shows. We do not know the next day’s rehearsal schedule until the night before. After the official opening night there will be no more rehearsals unless an emergency should arise. Concerts and Theatre for Young Audience (TYA) productions rehearsal days vary.
- SHOW SCHEDULE: Shows run Tuesday through Sunday with 7:30pm shows and 3 matinees a week at 2:00pm. There is always the possibility of adding performances to any week. TYA productions have 4 performances all on the same day.
- OPENING WEEK: Opening week is very hectic with long days and late nights. There is a tech, dress tech, previews, brush up rehearsals etc. It’s a crazy week that leads to magic!
- CASTING: MSMT does not cast right away. We may not make a decision until the end of April. Please know if you are not cast, unfortunately we do not have the ability to contact everyone personally.
- CONFLICTS: If you have conflict dates during reheasals or performances show, unfortunatley we can not cast you.
- HOUSING: Local means you can commute to and from rehearsals and shows. No housing is provided.
- And last but not least….HAVE FUN!!!
Performing 8 shows a week
|THE SOUND of MUSIC:||Rehearsals: May 24 – June 8, Tues-Sun, 10 AM – 6 PM||Show Dates: June 8 – June 25|
|JOSEPH …||Rehearsals: June 11 – 29, Tues-Sun, 10 AM – 6 PM||Show Dates: June 29 – July 16|
|THE COLOR PURPLE:||Rehearsals: July 2 – 20, Tues-Sun, 10 AM – 6 PM||Show Dates: July 20 – Aug 6|
|KINKY BOOTS:||Rehearsals: July 23 – Aug 10, Tues-Sun, 10 AM – 6 PM||Show Dates: Aug 10 – Aug 27|
THEATRE for YOUNG AUDIENCES (TYA)
Rehearsals dates and time TBD. These shows are on 1 day performing 4 shows that day
|JACK & the BEANSTALK:||Rehearsals: May 10 – June 12||Show Dates: June 13|
|ROBIN HOOD:||Rehearsals: TBD – June||Show Dates: July 25|
|FROZEN JR.:||Rehearsals: May 15 – Aug 21||Show Dates: Aug 22|