Auditions Dec. 14-15 for TownSquare Players’ 1776
From press release
WOODSTOCK, Ill.—TownSquare Players (TSP), the oldest resident community theater company of the Woodstock Opera House, has announced details on open auditions for its next musical, 1776.
Artistic/vocal director Geoffrey King and choreographer Angie Kells are seeking 25 men and two women for the March 2010 production of the “revolutionary” musical by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone. Roles include many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence—including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock—and two of their spouses.
Auditioners will be seen from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 14-15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, in Woodstock, Ill. Callbacks will be at the same time and location Thursday, Dec. 17.
King asks that each auditioner be prepared to sing to 16 bars of a song that shows his/her vocal range, preferably a song from this musical. An accompanist will be provided, so each person trying out should bring sheet music for her. No acapella singing, or tapes/CDs, will be allowed.
Kells will teach a dance from the show to all auditioners, so comfortable shoes and clothing are requested. Dance shoes are not required.
Rehearsals for successful auditioners will begin in early January. The musical will be presented at the Woodstock Opera House the first three weekends in March.
At TSP’s Web site (www.tspinc.org) are: details about desired age ranges and characteristics for the 27 roles; directions to the audition site; and information about when rehearsals will be held each week.
For any additional questions, Producer Lou Czarny is available by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (815-236-1937).
TownSquare Players, Inc. (TSP) is the oldest active community theater group in McHenry County. It was established in 1968 and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1973.
From the Dec. 9-15, 2009 issue
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