Monthly Archives: February 2018

Auditions for Summer Production – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 3/5-3/6

by Scot Shepley



Audition Dates & Times:
Monday and Tuesday March 5-6 6:00-9:00pm, Hemsley Theatre – Vilas Hall

Audition Preparation:

The director is asking for 32 bars of a comedic song in the style of the play and One 60–75 second monologue showing character.

An accompanist will be provided

Performances are July 12-29 with a remount September 13-23


Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

To sign up for an audition time slot, please go to:

MFA candidate Deborah Smrz selected to present at USITT

by Scot Shepley

Deborah Smrz, MFA candidate/Lighting, Theatre and Drama has been chosen to present her work at the Young Designers’ Forum (YDF) at the 2018 USITT(United States Institute for Theatre Technology) conference in Ft Lauderdale in March. The YDF designers present their work in a gallery showing to an invited group of professional designers and industry figures in a closed gallery show, which is later open for viewing by all conference participants. Deborah was selected to exhibit from a large group of graduating MFA and undergrad design students across the country and chosen by a panel of professional designers.

Participation is by juried selection and is limited to no more than 15 students.

Christa Lewandowski. MFA 2015 was the last UW-Madison designer who was chosen to participate in the YD Forum.