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Host & Hostess Audition Info

Auditions for Tiger Tunes 2020 Hosts and Hostesses will be held on Saturday, February 15 in Jones Performing Arts Center.


A sign-up sheet is posted on the door of the Office of Alumni Relations now through Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  No additions will be accepted once the list is removed.

If auditioning, please fill out and submit the Host and Hostess Audition Form at the bottom of this page in addition to signing up for your on-stage audition time on the door of the Office of Alumni Relations.

The show dates for Tiger Tunes this year are October 1-3, 2020.

Tentative Audition Day Information:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Dance Auditions
10:30 a.m. - Noon - A capella Pop Quiz
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Group Pop Quiz
This portion of the audition is closed to the public.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – On-stage vocal audition.
This portion of the audition is open to the public.

All portions of the audition are required, video/audio submissions will not be accepted.

Tiger Tunes Host and Hostess
Audition Criteria

Must be a full-time student (12 hrs) enrolled in Ouachita classes. Students on academic probation/social probation are disqualified from auditioning. Students must have a cumulative 2.25 grade point average on their transcript as of February 5, 2020.

The dance portion of the audition will be held from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on the JPAC  stage. This will require you to learn choreography from a short section of music.

The vocal pop quiz portion of the audition will be held from 10:30 a.m. - noon in JPAC. You can select one of 3 songs to perform a capella for the judges. Lyrics will be available when you arrive. You will enter JPAC, turn to the center mezzanine and perform your selection for the judges.

At 1 p.m., groups of 2-4, determined the morning of the auditions, will perform a selection assigned that morning. Each group will gather shortly to come up with harmonies and share their song with the judges.

The on-stage vocal portion of the audition will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the JPAC stage.
This part of the audition is open to the public.

Students auditioning may use digital, piano, or guitar accompaniment. We will not accept a capella auditions; please make arrangements for a track or accompanist. If using a digital track, you or a representative will be responsible for getting the appropriate track cued with JPAC crew.

Songs should be no longer than 2 minutes. There is no need to sing an entire song.  The judges want to hear your range, style and personality on stage. Find a song that will show off your talents in time allotted on stage. We will stop your audition when the time reaches 2 minutes. Please choose an audition song that shows what you would bring to the Tiger Tunes stage. Do not sing strange, creative or character pieces to be interesting. Consider the types of songs hosts have performed in the past and pick a broadway, pop, country, etc. selection that shows your voice and range.

Those auditioning are required to attend all portions of the audition unless approved by the OSF Director. Video or audio submissions may be accepted at the discretion of the director as well.

Keep in mind the heavy responsibility of this group. Make sure when you sign up to audition that you are willing and able to devote the time and energy required for this production in the fall semester. Night and weekend rehearsals are a required to be a Tiger Tunes Host or Hostess in addition to a long weekend in early-mid August.

The judges’ decision is final. Oral or written critiques will not be offered.

What are the judges looking for?
-Students who will proudly and appropriately represent Ouachita Baptist University and the Ouachita Student Foundation.
-More than just the ability to sing and dance at the same time; they are looking for people with stage presence and personality.
-Students who can manage their time by meeting deadlines.
-Students who will work well with others, always keeping the big picture of the show in mind.
-Experience and/or training are helpful, but not required.

If you have any questions feel free to email, call or visit in person.

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

Jon Merryman
Director of Alumni Relations & The Ouachita Student Foundation
merrymanj@obu.edu
870-245-5111
Cone-Bottoms Hall Suite 110

 

Tiger Tunes Host & Hostess Audition Form

 

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