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Thursday, August 07, 2008

"Peter Pan" Auditions Coming Up Soon

It was about eight years ago that the First Stage Theatre Company tackled the musical Peter Pan, and I remember the auditions were the most crowded I had ever seen - before or since - as literally hundreds of young performers tried out.

It was a terrific show and a great experience for all those who took part. Now the next generation is about to get its chance, as:
First Stage Theatre Announces "Peter Pan" Auditions

The First Stage Theatre Company will present Peter Pan as part of its 19th Season. Auditions will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 E. Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.

Casting is available for young actors ranging in age from kindergarten to seniors in High School. There are multiple parts with all different varieties of skills.

Those auditioning should have a 30-second song prepared. There will be a pianist, but you may use an accompaniment tape or CD (with no vocals) and must be cued to the proper song. Wear comfortable clothes for dance.

The show will be staged at the Huntington High School Auditorium at 1 Highlander Way on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, 2008. The classic musical tells the story of the boy from Never-Never Land who refuses to grow up, and his adventures with Wendy, Michael, John and the Lost Boys, as they fight the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates. The directing team includes director Mary Smirl, musical director Lara Donahoe and producer Elaine Young.

The First Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an educational, developmental experience for young people through the performing arts.
It's going to be a great show! After all, how often do you get to fly on stage? To everyone trying out - good luck!