Auditions will be held on the campus of Indian Hills Community College, Arts and Sciences Building, room 118 on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, beginning at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Peter Pan flies into Bridge View Center June 29-July 7 and Go, Dog. Go! will be in co-residence July 2-5.
Tony Award-winning musical Peter Pan is an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter’s gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
The cast includes the Darling Family; mother, father, the children Wendy, John and Michael, the family dog, Nana and the maid Liza; Peter and his band of lost boys and girls; Tiger Lily and the Never Land Indians; and the pirates.
All ages, from grade 3 and up through adulthood, are encouraged to audition regardless of stage experience. Stage director and choreographer Miriam Kenning says, “courage to fly…
Even if you have never been on stage before, but are an athlete, gymnast, dancer be a part of this energetic and
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book Go, Dog. Go! comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon.
This is an ensemble cast of 7-10 high school-aged males and females in singing and non-singing roles. Kevin Wall, the production’s stage director says, “The actors play many part and are continually stage. We will be looking for high energy and a willingness to move and create as a team.”
Students in grades 3-5 will be able to audition from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday April 14. Students in grades 6-8 may audition 10-11 a.m. on Saturday and 2-3 p.m. on Sunday. High School-aged students will audition for either production 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Adults, those in college and beyond are slated to audition 1-2 p.m. on Saturday and 5-6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Students in grades 3-8 should be prepared to sing Happy Birthday, wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes for movement and be prepared to participate in group activities. High school, college and other adults should be prepared with 16 measures of a vocal selection, wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes for movement and be prepared to participate in group movement activities. An accompanist will be provided.
Further details, instructions and a downloadable audition form may be found at www.americangothicfest.org or by calling 641-680-1409.
CONTACTS: Dennis Willhoit