Auditions Set for First Theater Production
by Karen Handley
August 20, 2004
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Crawfordsville, Ind. — Auditions for the musical, 1776, the
first production of the 2004-05 Wabash College theater season, will be
held in Ball Theater in the Fine Arts Center on Thursday, August 26 and
Friday, August 27 at 7 p.m. each evening. The production will be presented
October 7-9, 2004.
Auditions are open to all – no previous experience required.
1776 has roles for 25 men and two women. Both of the women’s roles
require singers, but there are singing and non-singing roles available
among the male roles.
The production is also seeking interested musicians: clavinova, violin,
flute, percussion, and trumpet.
1776, a legendary and unique Broadway musical, was first
performed in 1969 (becoming a lavish screen musical in 1972) and
received the Tony Award as Best Musical. 1776 is set in the
Continental Congress in May, June, and July 1776 as the founding fathers
struggle against congressional apathy, military disaster, personal
pressures, and Philadelphia’s blazing heat wave to establish the USA.
Musical sequences and dialogue are drawn directly from contemporary
accounts, minutes of the Congressional sessions, and the correspondence
of John Adams and his wife, Abigail. A charming score, bold dramatic
scenes, and memorable characters make 1776 one of the classics of
the musical stage.
If you have questions about auditions contact James Fisher, the
production’s director, at 765-361-6394 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.