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Friday, July 13, 2007

Auditions for "Disney's High School Musical"

This press release went out today - so it should start showing up soon at your favorite news outlet. But just because we like you, you can read it here first: the official announcement about auditions for a little show called High School Musical.

First Stage Theatre Company Announces Auditions for "High School Musical"

The First Stage Theatre Company will hold auditions for its fall
production, Disney's High School Musical, Saturday, July 21, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington, W.Va.

Auditions are open to any tri-state student entering grades 6 through 12 in Fall 2007.

Be prepared to sing a 30-second song selection of your choice. A keyboard accompanist will be available for those bringing sheet music, as well as a CD player for those bringing pre-recorded instrumental track. Dress appropriately for dance/movement.

Approximately 50 young actors will be cast in the show, which will be staged in November in Huntington.

Disney's High School Musical is based on the popular Disney TV film, which led to the top-selling music soundtrack, the top-selling DVD and a sequel coming up next month on the Disney channel: High School Musical 2.

The directing team includes director Chuck Minsker, music director Mark Smith, assistant director/choreographer Amy Browning and producer Jeanette Rowsey.

The First Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated
to providing an educational, developmental experience for young people through the performing arts. Based in Huntington, the organization draws on young performers from the tri-state area - West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

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