Thursday, May 19, 2016

Auditions Are Upon Us!

Do you have kiddos who want to participate in summer theater?? They've got some options this year, so read on for details!

If your child is currently in 4th through 8th grade, they can audition tomorrow or Friday afternoon to be part of "Little Red Robin Hood" directed by Chenoa DePoppe! This funny, fractured fairy tale has a number of great parts written especially for this age group. Practices will take place during the day throughout June and we'll do our best to work around your child's busy summer rec schedule. Auditions will be held in the St. James High School Little Theater from 3:30-5:30 this Thursday and Friday and performances will be held during Railroad Days weekend on Friday, June 24th at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 25th at 10:00am!

We're also recruiting some kids for the adult musical production of Mary Poppins directed by Katie Wojtalewicz! There are two major parts for children: 11-year-old daughter Jane and 9-year-old son Michael. These roles are perfect for dedicated kids who can commit a lot of time and energy to memorizing lines and learning their music. They are on stage a lot in this production and are a couple of the most important actors in the show!

We are also opening up Mary Poppins for children of ANY age in an effort to encourage families to participate together. If kids can't convince the grown-ups in their life to join them, that's okay--we just want to clarify a couple of things about this production wink emoticon First, rehearsals will be held in the evening hours between 7:00 and 9:00 or 10:00, so it's up to you to decide whether your kids have the stamina. Second, Jane and Michael are the only parts in the show written specifically for kids, so other children who participate will be part of the chorus in a few of our kid-friendly musical numbers like "Let's Go Fly a Kite." Auditions for Mary Poppins will be held in the Little Theater next week on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00pm (or e-mail us here if you need to schedule an alternate time). Performances will be July 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00pm.

Don't hesitate to check in with us with any questions. We can't wait to have you join us this summer and hope to see you at the Little Theater this week and next!

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