Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quilters Audition Information

Imagination Theater
(in association with Ensemble Theatre Company)

announce auditions for

October 23 and 24, 2010

A mother and her six daughters portray this popular and moving comedic/dramatic story of pioneer life taken from the handwritten diaries of women traveling westward in covered wagon days. The scenes capture the beauty, terror and joy, the harsh challenges and heartfelt rewards of frontier life. Scenes depict the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, parties, twisters, fire, illness and death. Along the way there is love, warmth and lively humor. The music and dances have a country or folk flavor. This musical has been called “a theatrical masterstoke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have dimmed.”

Audition Date: Saturday October 23rd, 2010 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.
Plan on 60 to 90 minute audition from the time you arrive.
Auditioners will be seen in the order in which they arrive.

Callbacks: Sunday October 24th, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Plan on 2 to 3 hours for callbacks on Sunday. (Bring calendars to go over rehearsal schedule)

Rehearsal Dates:
Jan 11 – 26 (Tuesday, Wednesday 6:45 – 9:00 vocals/dance)
February 1 – 28 (Tues, Wed, Thurs, one Sat. 6:45 – 9:00 vocals/dance/blocking)
March (Mon – Thurs, two Sat 6:30 – 9:30 blocking/run thrus/dress)

Show Dates: March 25 – April 17, 2011

Bring a resume and mug/head shot and wear comfortable clothing. Be prepared to sing a short folk song or a hymn (no broadway, jazz or pop). Bring sheet music in a key that works for you.

Roles: Six daughters between 17 and 40ish will be cast. All ages welcome.
This being an ensemble, all daughters and the mother have equal parts and appear in 12 – 14 of the 16 scenes. The stage will be “in the round”. The more individual and vivid each daughter is the better. True, legitimate voices are required. Very little vibrato works best. Harmonies are rich and dances will be lively. Belt voices not necessary, but sufficient vocal power, confidence and clarity a must. The mother (Sarah – 60’s) has been pre-cast.

Director: Chrissie Addison; (530) 626-4464
Assistant Director: Rick Gaylord
Musical/Band Directors: Dale Wallerstein and Jeri Myers
Choreographers: Nolan T’Sani and LeeAnn Flickenger-Hamblen

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