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Friday, August 13, 2010

Auditions This Weekend

One more reminder about auditions this weekend:

- ARTS is pleased to announce auditions for Will Rogers Follies Saturday, August 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater at 900 8th Street in Huntington.

There are roles for nine men (including a cowboy quartet) and eight women (including a showgirl sextet) and four children ages 5 to 9. Show runs October 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Bil Neal, Directing; Kerri Easter-Stambough, Choreographer; and Tawny Burdine, Musical Director.

No need to stress or prepare too much - auditions will start at 3:00 with everyone learning one of the songs from the show for the musical section, and readings will be available for the acting portion. Wear something you can move in.

Cast of characters (Singing roles are marked with a *):

*Will Rogers - never met a man he didn't like - will be able to handle a rope
*Ziegfeld's Favorite - a beautiful chorus girl
Wiley Post - Aeroplane pilot
*Clem Rogers - Will's Father
*Will's Six Sisters (ALSO) Betty's Six Sisters - played by a sextet from the chorus
*Four Cowboys - male quartet from the chorus
Stage Manager - Peter
*Betty Blake - Will's wife
*The Four Rogers Children - Will Junior, Mary, James and Freddy
Roper- a professional rope spinner
6-12 stage hands/wardrobe people/chorus

Any questions please call Bil Neal at 304-544-3926 or ARTS at 304-733-ARTS or Email Bil at bil@733arts.org.


- 5th Avenue Theatre will hold auditions on Sunday:
Ensemble auditions for White Christmas will be held on August 15 at 1 p.m. at the Jean C. Stephenson Auditiorium in City Hall.

We will also be auditioning for the roles of the General and Susan at that time. There will be a children's pre-show prior to the start of the show each evening. Children interested in being in the pre-show should also come to the auditions on August 15.

We are still looking for someone to fill the role of General Henry Waverly. He is a gentleman in his 50s to 60s. He is a retired U.S. Army General adjusting to returning to civilian life in post Wold War II America. Beneath his curmudgeonly, military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love. With the exception of one line, this is primarily a non-singing role.

We are also auditioning for the role of Susan Waverly, the General's granddaughter. She is a lovable, outgoing kid ranging between the ages of 9-12. She is smart and wise beyond her years. She must have an excellent belting voice and be able to move well.

There are several small reading parts for the ensemble to perform. Participants wishing to audition should come with a prepared selection to sing. Auditioners will also be asked to read various selections from the script.

For more information about White Christmas or the auditions, please call Eddie Harbert at 304-412-8738. Come join us for a spectacular show!

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