Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Manatee Players auditions: 'Shout' and 'Singin' in the Rain'

HERALD FILE PHOTO Steve Dawson as George and Dianne Dawson as Dot in the Players’ production of “Sunday in the Park with George.”

National award-winning community theatrical group the Manatee Players is holding auditions for the 1960s music revue "Shout!" (running March 24-April 10) and the musical "Singin' in the Rain" (May 5-22) based on the classic 1952 film of the same name.

Here's the info:
Auditions for the Manatee Players’ productions of SHOUT and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN are January 23 & 24 at 7p.m.  Sunday's auditions will be at Saint Stephens Episcopal School Theater Room.  Enter the parking lot at the intersection of 39th Street West and Manatee Avenue beside Mister Smoothie.

Monday's auditions will be at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.  

SHOUT is being directed and choreographed by Guest Director Matt May.  It is a cast of five women and features songs of the 1960’s.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is being directed and choreographed by Rick Kerby and Dewayne Barrett

SHOUT Performance dates are March 24-April 10 and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN performance dates are May 5-22.

There are NO children roles in either of these shows. 

Those auditioning should prepare a song in their key and be ready for the movement portion of the audition that the director may require.  
Those interested in volunteering backstage on the tech crew should call Kristin Ribble at 941-748-0111 or to help build the set, call Bill Booth at 941-748-0111.
Questions about all auditions should be directed to Rick Kerby at 941-748-0111.
Please note that by auditioning, you are obligating yourself to a considerable rehearsal and performance process.  Please be certain that you are willing and able to make this commitment.
The Players' staging of "Hairspray" opens Jan. 13.

Read my review of the Players' December production of "Oliver!"

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