Flat Rock Playhouse auditions scheduled

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Flat Rock Playhouse auditions scheduled
Youth performer auditions are scheduled for the upcoming productions of “The Music Man” and “The Diary of Anne Frank” in the Flat Rock Playhouse season. 

Local auditions for the Flat Rock Playhouse season will be held on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a break from 1-2 p.m. at downtown, 125 S. Main Street, Hendersonville. These auditions are for local equity performers. Non equity will be seen if time permits. Sign up begins at 9:30 a.m.

Directed and choreographed by former YouTheatre alumni and Broadway choreographer Chase Brock, “The Music Man” will utilize a large ensemble of young performers aged 8 through 18.  Rehearsal and performances will be from May 23 - July 9, with eight shows a week. 

Flat Rock Playhouse is specifically seeking young performers for the featured roles of Winthrop Paroo and Amaryllis.  Winthrop, aged 10, is the shy, introverted little brother of town librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo. He also speaks with a lisp.  Winthrop slowly comes out of his shell when Harold Hill rolls into town and ultimately serves as an instrument of change for the swindler.  Amaryllis, also aged 10, is Marian’s young piano student who is enamored with Winthrop.  Both young actors need to be able to sing and move well.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” will be directed by Flat Rock Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Lisa K. Bryant, with rehearsal and performances from Aug. 23 – Sept. 25.  There will be weekday matinee performances on Wednesday and Thursday during the show’s run. 

Flat Rock Playhouse is specifically seeking young actors for the roles of Anne Frank and Peter Van Daan.  Anne Frank, to play early teens, is the lively and curious girl who remains optimistic throughout the months her family is in hiding and makes the best of the situation she is in. Peter Van Daan is the shy, quiet teenaged boy also in hiding with the Frank family and the object of Anne’s first crush.

Auditions will take place on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage Feb. 29 from 6-9 p.m. 

Those auditioning for “The Music Man” are asked to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song and be prepared to learn a short dance combination.

Young boys interested in the role of Winthrop in “The Music Man” are encouraged to review the song Gary, Indiana from the show.

Those auditioning for “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be asked to read from sides provided. Additionally, young actresses interested in auditioning for Anne in “The Diary of Anne Frank” should attend the audition workshop for this role on Feb. 28 from 2-4 p.m. on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. There is no charge for this workshop.

The Flat Rock Playhouse is located at 2661 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock.




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