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Auditions Tonight!

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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If I hear that cups song one more time

If you think you’re funny or fancy yourself the next Josh Groban (ew), auditions are happening Sunday, September 13. TONIGHT.

Skidomedy Auditions

6:00 PM @ Falstaffs

Bandersnatcher Auditions

7:30 PM @ Filene

* If you don’t know where these places are located yet I suggest you ask someone that’s not wearing a lanyard or run a quick lap around Perimeter Rd asap. We’ll be sure to let you know about more events tomorrow.

Casting Call for Student-Made Feature Film (1/29)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Close enough.

Listen up, all you narcissistic and talented fucks. Nick Shafir is a senior at who just got back from film school with a hot screenplay that he’s looking to shoot right here on the sunny, sunny Skidmore College campus. Yeah a fucking screenplay. Fuck.

Shafir has provided the following description of the film: “R.I.P. OFF is a dark comedy that on its surface tells the story of two friends down on their luck who have found themselves trying to re-sell a haunted house. However, the subtext reveals a story about relationships under stress. It’s a film that’s aware of its silly concept, but makes up for it with clever humor and heartfelt character dynamics.”

Interested? I sure as hell am. Sounds like some spooky hijinks to me. Auditions will be held tomorrow (Thursday) night in Zankel 214 from 7pm to 10pm, and upon your arrival you’ll be given sides to read for the character for whom you’re choosing to audition. Check out character descriptions and other info here on the Facebook event page. Character names include “Rolly” and “Tasty James.” Ah. One of those films.

A Capella Auditions Are Wednesday

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

This poster wins.

If you’re auditioning for a capella groups, odds are you’re totally in on the 411 for all that and none of this matters. If not, no worries! Throw together a couple bars of that one Adele or Billy Joel song and vocally strut your stuff. You might recall the ever-so-controversial post last semester in which we gave a run-down of the a capella groups, so check that out if you’re curious about the different groups and what they stand for.

The Accents are having their auditions at 7:30 in Zankel (follow the signs). They ask that you bring a verse and chorus from two of your favorite songs. And it better be your favorite, or else they’ll fucking know and won’t take you.

The Dynos are having their auditions in Zankel 214. 8pm. But you only need a verse and chorus from one song for this one. Props if you can successfully pantomime a grind line while auditioning by yourself.

The Banders and Drastics are also having auditions in Wilson and Zankel, respectively. Not sure on the time because there’s no Facebook event, and it’s too cold for me to venture outside to check, but it’s safe to say it’s within the 7-11pm time frame. (Feel free to comment in the replies if you know!) Open your eyes and check out a poster on Case walkway. Be bold. Step out of your comfort zone. New year, new you, new risks.

Update: Drastics auditions are at 9pm in Zankel. Thanks, TokenJew!

Weekend Distractions CXXI

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

THURSDAY
5:30pm – Tang Welcome Back Celebration @ Tang Teaching Museum
7:00pm – Auditions for Cab Troupe: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Zankel 214
8:00pm – Lively Lucy’s Presents Stolked for Folk @ Falstaff’s
8:00pm – Poetry/Fiction Reading: Jay Rogoff & Anthony Wallace @ Davis
10:00pm – Auditions for The Sketchies @ Studio B (JKB)

FRIDAY
3:30pm – Auditions for The Ad-Libs @ Upstairs of JKB
3:30pm – Darkmatter Spoken Word Workshop @ ICC
7:00pm – Auditions for Cab Troupe: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Zankel 214
8:00pm – Veena Chandra, Sitar Faculty Concert @ Zankel
10:00pm – Darkmatter Spoken Word Performance @ Spa

SATURDAY:
1:00pm – Field Hockey vs. New Paltz
3:00pm – Men’s Soccer vs. Nazareth
3:35pm – Auditions for Rey and Lemay LIVE House Band @ Band Trailer
5:40pm – Auditions for Rey and Lemay LIVE Writer’s Room @ Studio B (JKB Theater)
6:30pm – MoonGlow: Hot Air Balloons @ South Park Green
8:00pm – Los Elk and Midnight Snack @ Putnam Den
10:00pm – Ad-Libs Newbie Show @ Wiecking Basement

SUNDAY
1:00pm – Field Hockey vs. Babson
3:30pm – Skidprov @ Filene Recital Hall
8:00pm – WSPN Big Meeting @ Gannett

Missing something? Let us know in the comments?

Unofficial Guide to A Capella & Comedy Auditions (Fall 2014 Edition)

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Tomorrow begins that most wonderful time of the semester when self-identified artsy kids are pitted against each other in the Coliseum of Talent that we know as auditions. Our performance club/student ratio is like 12:1, so it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed about what auditions are happening when/where. And since our student announcement system is still ass, we figured we’d compile the info for a capella and comedy auditions. Obviously there are other groups who have auditions in the upcoming week(s), but I didn’t get any Facebook invites to those, so it’s their fucking loss.

Pretty sure all these guys graduated, but the point still stands.

Pretty sure all these guys graduated, but the point still stands.

A Capella Groups: (They’re literally all tomorrow in the same two-hour time slot, and some of them conflict, but I guess you figure it out? Sounds like some Pitch Perfect level shit to me.)

The Accents (all female; quirky; definitely cooler than you): 9/8 @ 7pm. Somewhere on the first floor of Bolton. Bring a verse and chorus of two songs. None of that stupid musical theater Wicked shit.

The Bandersnatchers (all male; 95% sure they’re sponsored by Vineyard Vines; “sounds good to me”; 9/8 @ 7pm. Wilson Chapel. Bring a verse and chorus of a song. But not this one.

The Drastic Measures (co-ed; they win at festivals occasionally; proceeds benefit local charities, which is 85% cool and 15% annoying): 9/8 @ 7pm. Bolton 102. Bring a verse and chorus of a song you like.

The Dynamics (Dynos) (co-ed; oldest co-ed acapella group…out of two; have grind lines at their jams, so there’s that): 9/8 @ 8pm. Bolton 101. Bring a verse and chorus.

The Sonneteers (all female; the oldest club on campus or something; they wear pretty dresses and no shoes because, well, art; they still kind of intimidate me, but pretty and talented girls tend to do that to me): 9/8 @ 7pm. Bolton 100. No info on the FB event, but I’m guessing you should bring a verse and chorus of a song you like. Or maybe they’ll make you yodel. I don’t know. You probably have eyes. Read one of the posters.

Comedy Groups:

Skidomedy (sketch/videos; smart comedy; pretty sure they only have one audition per year; seem like the popular/pretty older sister of the comedy groups): Monday, 9/8 & Tuesday, 9/9 @10:30 pm. Falstaff’s. Go to either or both. I auditioned once and didn’t get in and I’m fucking hilarious. So good luck.

The Sketchies (sketch/videos; wear all black; pretty dark humor, probably because they still have some dark shit from high school still festering in them): Thursday, 9/11 @ 10pm. Upstairs of the JKB. Bring lots of incest jokes or something.

The Ad-Libs (improv; officially called “The Ad-Liberal Artists” but they only ever go by “Ad-Libs,” probably because the former is a dumb name; play a lot improv games): Friday, 9/12 @ 3:30pm. Upstairs of the JKB Theater. Just show up and do improv, I guess? They also have their “newbie show” this Saturday, 9/13 @ 10pm in the Wiecking basement. They’re usually shitfaced at this.

Awkward Kids Talking (AKT) (improv; does short and long form games like creating entire movies live and from scratch; also holds open improv rehearsals on Sundays, which is pretty dope): Friday, 9/19 @ 3:30pm & 6pm. Upstairs of the JKB. Show up and be funny.

Best of luck if you’ve conjured the courage to audition for any clubs this week. If you want the advice of someone who’s never gotten into one of these things, just go to all of them and see what happens. If you’re here, odds are you were probably hot shit in high school–and a part of you might think you’ll be hot shit here at Skidmore. And you might be right. But there will be approximately a fuck-ton of people auditioning for these groups, so shit can get selective. So it’s better to audition for too many and have to choose than to put all your money on getting into that one group you may or may not actually gel with.

And if you don’t get in to any of the groups this semester, you can always audition next semester. Plus you can still go to the shows and get invited to their after-parties! And unlike the hockey team’s parties, they’re not a fucking creepfest.