CCTA’s Senior Intensive Presents Titanic: The Musical!

Join us as we take everything you love about theatre and bring it to life in a one-of-a-kind experience!

 

Ages 13-17

July 22nd – August 10th

9AM – 3PM

Performances: August 8th, 9th, 10th @ 7 PM

& August 10th @ 2 PM

Cost: $725 + $15 Registration Fee

Location: Howard County Community College Smith Theatre

 

This summer join your fellow performing artists and the professional CCTA artistic staff in person as we tackle Titanic: The Musical! This audition based program features some of the best and brightest as we work together to produce a full fledged musical.

 

“The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship—should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.

But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night’s events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of “progress” had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?

Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship’s classes was revealed—all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned—there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values.

It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social stricture, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night.

The musical play Titanic examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our Titanic is the Titanic herself.”

— Peter Stone 

 

Audition Dates Listed Below

Those that cannot attend may submit an audition video to auditions@cctarts.org

 

Audition Information

Auditions Dates: Thursday, February 29th from 5 PM – 7:30 PM 

& Friday, March 1st from 5 PM – 9 PM

Location: Howard County Arts Council; Blackbox Theater

8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Audition Slots: 

Please Sign up for an audition slot at the following link. Auditions will be held in 30 Minute increments. Please select all times you are available for. We will send you a confirmation of your audition via email. 

 

Students are expected to prepare 16 bars of a ballad and 16 bars of an uptempo piece. Please bring the appropriate cuts of sheet music with you for our pianist. There will be a dance combination so dress accordingly. If available, please bring a headshot and resume; otherwise, we will have an audition form to fill out on site.

Those who cannot attend the in person auditions can submit an audition video to auditions@cctarts.org. The video should include a slate with your age and name, followed by your two audition cuts. Please avoid singing acapella but ensure that the audio is balanced enough that we can hear you. Video Submissions will be accepted until Monday, March 4th @ 7 PM. 

If you have any questions, please email us at auditions@cctarts.org