HaoExpression invites young adults, teens and children to enroll in our 2020 workshop of The Song of Achilles: the Musical. Adapted from the novel by Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles illuminates the eponymous hero’s final days through the eyes of his lover, Patroclus. Torn between loyalty to his comrades and desperate love for a boy he no longer recognizes, Patroclus makes a fateful choice that changes the course of the Trojan War for good.
Rehearsals for this ten-week workshop begin in January 2020 and culminate in a performance at Cubberley Theater in April. While our December 2019 auditions will determine casting, everyone who auditions will be included in the ensemble.
For more information about the show, visit www.haoexpression.com/workshops.html and check out @tsoa.musical on Instagram!
Open Audition: Sunday 12/8/2019 - 11am. Prepare a 32 bars of a musical theatre piece and a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.
Call Back: Sunday 12/15/2019 - 11am
Workshops start in January in separate groups, all cast together every two Sundays, then Tech Dress and Performance.
- Group 1: Sunday 11am-1pm at HaoExpression Studio
- Group 2: Friday 4-5:30pm at Sunnyvale Community Center
- All Cast: Every other Sundays 1-3pm
Tech & Dress Rehearsals: Wednesday April 1st, 2010
- Group 1 at Sunnyvale Community Center
- Group 2 at HaoExpression, 740 Sierra Vista Ave, #G, Mountain View, CA
Tech-Dress Rehearsals and Performance at Cubberley Theater
$200, or sign up for Movement-based Acting classes with Sunnyvale Recreation Center for Jan-Feb and Mar-Apr sessions.
If you are in financial hardship please approach Muse or Hao. We have some scholarship available.
In the tenth and final year of the Trojan War, Achilles and Patroclus find themselves at a crossroads. After a dispute with commander-in-chief Agamemnon, Achilles has withdrawn himself and his forces from the fighting, leading to devastating losses for the Greeks. Desperate to save not only his comrades, but also his beloved’s reputation, Patroclus begs Achilles to reconsider his stance. All the while, the specter of doom hangs over the lovers; according to the prophecy, by coming to Troy, Achilles has chosen a swift, glorious death over a long, peaceful, unremarkable life. Once Trojan prince Hector falls, the gods say, Achilles will die--but, as Achilles continuously reassures Patroclus, “What has Hector ever done to me?”
The musical features multiple principal roles and plenty of colorful ensemble characters, both singing and non-singing. All roles afford many opportunities for expressive movement, voice, and acting.
If you are interested in playing in the pit orchestra or assisting in any other aspects of the show, contact us!
● Selected clips from the 2019 reading.
● Full playlist on YouTube
● Libretto of the 2019 reading