Audition for Assassins

assassins-bannerVCDS is happy to present auditions for our last show of the season: Assassins the Musical! Facebook Event:

How to Audition:
Sign up at the Doodle Poll:
The last hour of everyday will be for drop in only
Prepare an artistic resume (a form will be provided at the auditions, so no worries if you cannot make this requirement) and 1 song from a musical theatre canon (about one minute, acapella)

“Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.” (MTI Shows)

When and Where:
Nov 11 6-10pm @ EM119
Nov 12 2-6pm @ Music Room
Nov 13 2-6pm @ EM119

Cast and Range:
John Wilkes Booth – G4-F2
Charles Guiteau – Ab4 -A2
Leon Czologosz – G4-G#2
Giuseppe Zangara – A4-B2
Samuel Byck – G4-D3
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme – G5-A3
Sara Jane Moore – Eb5-F3
John Hinckley – G4-A2
Lee Harvey Oswald – C4-G3
Balladeer – G4-C3
Emma Goldman
The Proprietor – F4-Gb2
David Herold

Instrumentation – 13 pc Orchestra
Guitar (Acoustic/Electric/Banjo/Mandolin)
Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Reed 1 (Clarinet/Flute/Harmonica/Piccolo/Soprano Sax)
Reed 2 (Alto Sax/Clarinet/English Horn/Oboe/Piccolo)
Reed 3 (Bb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Eb Clarinet/Flute/Piccolo/Tenor Sax)
Reed 4 (Baritone Sax/Bassoon/Clarinet)
Trumpet 1/Cornate
Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn

VCDS Executive Applications

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VCDS is looking for new assistants to join our exec team this season! The positions, descriptions and application forms are below. Please make sure to get two nominators already on the exec team to sign your application form; do this by emailing, facebooking or contacting in any way two of us (see Contact Us page for info). Please get these in before 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 to the VCDS mailbox in the VUSAC Office or online to! If you have any questions, feel free to email any time. 

We are looking for:

1 Assistant Artistic Director
1 Assistant Education Director
2 Assistant Communications Directors
3 Assistant Technical Directors
1 Steward

Assistant Applications and Descriptions: vcdsassistantapplicationsfall2016-1

VCDS Wants Your Plays for the Drama Festival

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The Hart House Drama Festival features entirely student written, produced and acted plays. Want to see your plays come to life here?

Submit one hard copy of an original one act play between 15-60 minutes in length to the VCDS mailbox in the VUSAC office, Goldring  Center by Thursday, October 20th @4:30pm.

Please also email an electronic copy of the play and a letter of intent sharing who you are, a bit about your show (summary, any notes, etc.), and whether you intend to direct or are open to another student directing your work to

Questions? Send them to Katie Cohen at for answers!


Auditions for The Goat


Want to be a part of VCDS’s first comedy of the season? Join us on Sept 16, 17 and 18 and audition for The Goat, or Who is Sylvia written by Edward Albee and directed by Leo Morgenstern.

“Martin—a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty—leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.” (Summary from the Edward Albee Society)

Character List:
Stevie Gray: the wife of Martin who, until Sylvia, had been his one and only love
Martin Gray: a fifty-year-old award-winning architect who falls in love with a goat
Billy Gray: Stevie and Martin’s gay, emotionally sensitive, seventeen-year-old son
Ross Tuttle: a family friend and host of a television program

No preparation needed; cold reads provided