Stars align for musical comedy auditions
May 4, 2012 by Sarah
A Maryland theater troupe are to audition actors for a production celebrating their fourteenth season.
Four showings of “Once Upon a Mattress” will be performed from July 26 to 29 at Maryland Heights Centre in Maryland Heights, 2344 McKelvey Road.
Auditions take place on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Callbacks are held on Sunday, May 6 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Men, women, and children ages eight and older are eligible to audition. The registration cost is $50 or free with a donation worth $100. Audition appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 314-738-2599 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Maryland Heights Centre is the location for everything.
First a play, “Once Upon a Mattress” was influenced by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea”. It was then adapted for the stage and opened off-Broadway in May 1959 before moving to Broadway.
Participants will need to be organized and practiced for the following items:
• Be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of Broadway music
• Provide sheet music in preferred key for the participant and the accompanist
• Bring a copy of the participant’s theatre resume and a recent photograph
• Supply a list of times the participant will be unavailable between May 8 and July 29
Rehearsals will generally take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.