April 27 & 28
Director Jared Walters has announced audition and production dates for the final show of the Arts in McNairy theatre season. It is an AiM tradition to conclude each season with a Musical and this year will be no exception. Three performances of Starmites are scheduled for June 19-21 at MCHS Little Theatre.
Starmites first debuted on Broadway in April 1989 earning six Tony Award nominations including the coveted nod for Best Musical. It is a musical comedy with a mostly youth and young adult cast that takes the audience on a campy romp across the universe and back incorporating a variety of musical styles along the way. It tells the story of the shy teenager Eleanor who withdraws into the fantasy world of her science fiction comic books only to be drawn into an epic battle with the fate of the earth hanging in the balance. Is it real or all in Eleanor's imagination? You will have to stay till the climactic, mind bending conclusion to discover the answer.
The production calls for a large group including cast members, backstage crew and musicians. Auditions are being held 6:00 PM, Monday April 27 & Tuesday April 28 at the Selmer Community Center. Those auditioning for roles in the cast should be prepared to read, sing and practice basic dance steps in a group setting. Call backs will be on May 1 or 2. Weekend auditions for college aged students may also be arranged on the call back dates if necessary. Contact director Jared Walters for more details.
The Starmite Youth Orchestra consists of piano, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Musical auditions will be held April 28 at 6:00 PM at the Selmer Middle School Band Hall. Musicians should bring their own instruments (except for piano and drums) and be prepared to review the musical score and informally play some of the charts with the music director.
Everyone is encouraged to attend auditions regardless of theatre experience. Come out and join the fun with Starmites!