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Annual Night Of Broadway Virtual Auditions Are Open

Auditions are open for Lausanne students to take to the (virtual) stage for the annual Night of Broadway, hosted and directed by the Upper School thespians. 

The show, normally held in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), features songs from Broadway musical favorites.

Night of Broadway, which is in its 13th year at Lausanne, has become an annual favorite among students. The evening was originally started by a student to raise money for her grade. It was then passed on to the Thespian Society. 

“We are inviting all of our Lausanne families, students and staff to participate,” Lausanne Middle/Upper School Theatre teacher Ashley Bugg Brown said. “Although things might be different, we still want to celebrate all the Lausanne talent!”

To maintain COVID safety guidelines, the participants of singing group performances are limited to those that share the same home. Solo singing acts are welcome and group dances can be done only if the performers are masked and stay 6 feet apart at all times. Instrumentals such as strings, percussion or piano will also be permitted.

To audition, you are asked to prepare a song from a Broadway show.

“You can sing, dance, act, play and instrument or do it all! Costumes are a plus,” Bugg Brown said. “Please do not sing over a vocal track. We want to hear you!”

After the auditions, the directors (upper school thespians) will pick a few acts from each division to be included in the virtual Night of Broadway. If your act is chosen, you will then be asked to schedule an appointment (on a Saturday to be determined) where you will record your final performance on stage.

Performers are asked to send a video of the performance to Ashley Bugg Brown at abugg@lausanneschool.com by September 20.  Be sure to include the name and age/grade level of each of the performers, the song and scene title and the show which it is from. You are also asked to include your contact information

“We encourage you to make this a family event!! Have fun with it,” Bugg Brown said.