Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Young Clyde, where art thou?

Asolo Repetory Theatre is still seeking a young Clyde Barrow for its upcoming Broadway-bound musical "Bonnie & Clyde."

Special auditions will be held 3-6 p.m. July 9 and 2-5 p.m. July 12 at the theater, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Please call for an appointment at 351-9010, ext. 3318.

To fill the role, the theater is looking for a young Clyde described as: a white male 11–14 years old that can play ages 10–15 years. He must also be an excellent singer, preferably with an unchanged voice, and a little tall for his age. 

This could be a great opportunity for a young local actor, according to artistic director Michael Donald Edwards.

"This search for the perfect young Clyde presents a rare opportunity for a young actor to work with a professional company on a production that is slated to go on to Broadway after it leaves our stage," he said. "We’ve worked with young actors before who travel from all round the region to attend rehearsals and perform with Asolo Rep. With this show only running for one month, the time commitment is much more reasonable than it may seem at first glance. It does take dedication, but we’ve worked with children from the Tampa area and Venice. It is very doable for the right performer.”

- January Holmes

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