Wednesday, December 22, 2010                       
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Heather Nowlin
801-581-7222 or                                         
heather.nowlin@ptc.utah.edu

Pioneer Theatre Company Announces Auditions for the Musical

RENT

Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Musical arrangements by Steve Skinner. Original concept/additional lyrics by Billy Aronson. Musical supervision and additional arrangements by Tim Weil. Dramaturg Lynn Thomson.

 

Auditions for RENT, the final show in Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season, will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be Saturday, January 15, 2011; that time will be announced to auditioners.

Audition slots from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14 are for Actors’ Equity members only. Audition slots from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. are open to all auditioners (auditioners must be 18 years old or older). The audition slots are limited to three minutes.

Non-AEA auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. AEA members may contact Elizabeth Williamson at elizabeth.williamson@ptc.utah.edu to sign up, as early as Friday, January 7, 2011. (This feature is available for Actors’ Equity members only; please do not contact earlier than Friday, January 7, 2011.)

The sign-up sheet will be posted by noon on Friday, January 7, 2011. Auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.

The first audition will be singing only. Auditioners should prepare a pop/rock song. An accompanist will be provided, but auditioners should bring their own sheet music and/or scores (neither will be provided by the theatre). A photo and résumé are recommended. The callback audition will involve dancing as well as singing from the score.

Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, May 16, 2011 – Thursday, June 9, 2011; performance dates are June 10, 2011 – June 25, 2011. Guest artist Karen Azenberg will direct and choreograph the production; Helen Gregory will be the musical director.

All roles are currently available; all auditioners must be 18 or older.

 

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