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Monday, November 29, 2010

"Rugrats" Auditions

Hope everyone had a great holiday! (Mine was great, thanks!)

Here's the announcement young actors all over the tri-state have been waiting for - auditions for Rugrats: A Live Adventure are coming up next month!

The auditions will be held Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington, W.Va. Auditions are open to ages from Kindergarten to the 12th grade.

Here's all the info:
First Stage Theatre Company is excited to announce auditions for Rugrats - A Live Adventure, a musical comedy with audience interaction.

All hopefuls should have high energy and be able to think on their feet. There are a total of 17 named male and female characters in this ensemble cast, with additional chorus members.

The characters you will be portraying are from a well-known children’s cartoon with established voices and characteristics. We will be looking for people who can bring these cartoon characters to life, being true to their already established form. Reviewing the cartoons and working on voices and characterization is encouraged.

Participants will be asked to read various parts of the script in character as well as sing a portion of a song that this character will sing in the show (no prepared song is required - familiar songs will be provided).

Characterization will be considered equally with singing ability. In addition to the main show, we will also be casting a short Pre-Show that will be a Nickelodeon based character concept production. This is not your “Momma’s Pre-Show” as it will be an actual 30 minute show presenting an assortment of various Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob, Blue’s Clues, Jimmy Neutron and Dora the Explorer. All ages will be considered for the Pre-Show characters, as this is not just to add little kids in the show but to enhance the main production - It’s “The Warm-Up Band”!

Performance dates are March 17-20, 2011 at the magnificent Keith Albee Theatre! Rehearsals will start in January on weeknights except for Wednesdays, but early in the process, there will be Saturday workshops for various groups to find their “Inner Babies” and work on big dance numbers.

The Cast List will be posted Dec. 12 and the first cast/parent meeting is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 14 at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church.

Co-directors: Mary and Tommy Smirl – 304-525-2557
Musical Director: Lara Donahoe
Producers: Elaine Young, Leslie Porter – 304-525-6132

Or visit the First Stage website at www.firststagetheatre.org.

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