2010-08-05 / Letters to the Editor

Adults needed for JCT’s ‘Cinderella’

For those of you who hear the name “Cinderella” and immediately think Disney, please read on.

In less than a week, the Jamestown Community The- atre will hold auditions for its November musical, Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Although our Rogers and Hammerstein’s version may show a sincere kinship to the tale with the same name, it was actually written for a more mature audience with a sophisticated wit.

I am writing to urge adults, as well as children and teens, to try out for JCT’s November production. Unlike the television versions, our theatre will use a multi-age cast, as is part of our theatre’s mission. True to the Rogers and Hammerstein “Cinderella,” we will have a chorus that will have the opportunity to sing the melodious music written by the team.

On that note – literally – whether your preference is on stage or behind the scenes, whether you are a veteran actor or have never been on stage before, please join JCT as we celebrate our 20th birthday year.

Audition times are Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. for age 7 through adult who are auditioning for chorus and/or a small role. Those 7 through 16 must memorize and recite a poem or monologue of eight to 12 lines. Those 17 and older have no advanced preparation. Dancers should come at this time as well.

At 7 p.m., those ages 7 through adult wanting a lead or medium solo singing role should prepare one verse of a song and may bring the sheet music to the audition or sing a cappella. Those seven years old through 16, who are auditioning in this category must also memorize a poem or monologue of eight to 12 lines in addition to their song. Callbacks will begin on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Performances will take place during the weekends of Nov. 12 and 19. Rehearsals will begin Sept. 8 and will continue on Sunday afternoons into the early evening, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Not everyone, especially the chorus, will be needed all the time or at all rehearsals.

For further information and/or to work behind the scenes, call me at 741-9818.
Mary S. Wright
Artistic Director

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