Clifton auditions set for broadway musical | Arts & Culture
CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - Your chance to be in a broadway production will take you to Clifton in July. Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) will be holding open auditions for all roles in their fall production of HAIRSPRAY: The Broadway Musical on Sunday and Monday, July 17 and 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, just north of the intersection of Clifton and Ludlow. The production calls for a cast of 30 male and female performers of varying ages, including several major roles for African-American performers.
A cast breakdown and complete synopsis are available at www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org .
Auditions are by appointment. Walk-ins will be seen in the first available slot.
Appointments may be made by contacting Kevin Burton at (513) 702-4002 or Kevin_burton@me.com .
Those auditioning are asked to provide a current resume and headshot and to prepare 32 bars of either a Broadway song or a ‘60s pop song that best shows your vocal range. Accompaniment will be provided (no CDs, tapes or accapella numbers.) Please provide sheet music in the proper key, with cuts marked.
A basic dance routine will be a part of the audition process. Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition.
HAIRSPRAY: The Broadway Musical welcomes audiences to Baltimore in the ‘60s, where the ‘50s are out and change is in the air. Loveable, plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Now this larger-than-life adolescent must use her newfound power to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate Corny’s television show, and find true love – all while singing and dancing and without denting her ‘do.
This production is being produced by Kathy Beiting and directed by Skip Fenker, with musical direction by Kendra Struthers and choreography by Brian Anderson.
Rehearsals for this production will begin in late August 2011, with performances beginning November 4 and running through November 12 at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center.