Children’s auditions scheduled for ‘The King and I’
Auditions in August & September; performance in November
by Pinedale Community Theatre
July 25, 2011
"The costumes have arrived for Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I" scheduled for Nov. 16, 17, 18 and 19, Valerie Lee, Managing Director of the Pinedale Community Theatre announced. "Now we begin the process of casting roles for both children and adults and bring the real-life story of a King and his Governess in 1860’s Siam (now called Thailand) to life. The large cast of 55 includes lead and supporting roles. There are singers, actors, dancers, and even a few non-singing roles. There is something for everyone."
Children’s Auditions will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, August 6th at the Pinedale High School Auditorium. Children must be accompanied by a parent for the entire audition and are asked to come at 10 AM for 2 hours to work as a group with the director/choreographer and the musical director to learn the dances and music. "There are roles for 12 Royal Princes and Princesses (including 1 set of twins) between the ages of 5 and 12 who can sing and move to music.
There are 2 lead roles for boys who are between ages 10 and 12 – Louie Leonowens (who needs to be able to whistle) and Prince Chulalongkorn. Both must be able to sing, dance, and act. All voices must be treble", Ms. Lee explained. Call-back auditions are the same day, August 6th from 2 to 4 PM. "We look forward to seeing all interested children at 10 AM on August 6th."
The remaining auditions include: Royal Dancers on Thursday, September 8th at 4 PM; Adult/Young Adult Auditions on Friday, September 9th from 4 PM to 8 PM and on Saturday, September 10th from 10 AM to 12 Noon. All Auditions will be held in the Pinedale High school Auditorium.
For more information please visit the Community Theatre website at www.pinedaletheatre.com or call Stage Manager Katie Mortenson at 231-5908. Adults/Young Adults must call to schedule an audition time.
Partial Funding Support for this production is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Arts Council.