News Release 07-143-D
Oregon Musical Theatre Festival at UCC Presents
Acting, musical auditions for Cinderella
News Release 07-143-D For more information:
Release date: 05/07/08 Bentley Gilbert
For immediate release (541) 440-7747
Winchester— The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival at Umpqua Community College will be holding auditions for their inaugural season production of “Cinderella,” on Sunday, May 18, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, May 21, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., in the Whipple Fine Arts Building on the Umpqua Community College campus.
Forty-five parts are available for women, men, and children of all ethnic backgrounds. Try-outs are open to the public, ages 10 and older. Previous acting experience is not required.
Those who wish to audition need to appear at only one of the sessions listed above for the initial try-out. Please bring a prepared song to sing for the audition, along with the sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided. Wear clothing that will allow freedom of movement.
Scripts of the play are available at the front desk of the Umpqua Community College library for a brief check-out. The show will be performed in Jacoby Auditorium, July 24 through August 3, as a part of the newly formed Oregon Musical Theatre Festival, featuring twenty-three performances of three different shows on three stages during July 24 through August 4 at Umpqua Community College. “Cinderella” will be directed by Dean Remick. Jason Heald is the as music director.
Musicians are also needed for the orchestra and volunteers are needed to help with scenery construction, painting, costumes, props, lights, sound, etc. For more information about the play or auditions, call 440-4694 or 784-7796.
“Cinderella” is perhaps the best-loved fairytale of all time. Cinderella once had a happy life, until her beloved father married a wicked lady with two wicked daughters. Now he's dead, and she's at the mercy of her step family. They use her cruelly, forcing her to work day and night, and tend to their every whim.
Then the Prince announces he's giving a ball and will choose his bride from among the guests. Cinderella desperately wants to go, but she cannot enter the palace dressed in rags and covered in soot. Just as she despairs of ever finding happiness, a strange guest enters the house, a guest determined to make all of Cinderella's dreams come true.-30-