Wednesday, April 25, 2012           

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Pioneer Theatre Company Announces Auditions for the Musical

In the Heights

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Auditions for Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 opening musical, In the Heights, will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012. Callback times will be announced to auditioners who are invited back.

Audition slots from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 are for Actors’ Equity members only. Audition slots from 1:00 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, but only a week before the audition. (This feature is available for Actors’ Equity members only, and only as early as Thursday, May 3, 2012.)

The sign-up sheet will be posted by noon on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.

The first audition will be singing only. Auditioners should prepare a song from the show or in a similar Broadway style. 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 and reading from the script as well.

Rehearsal dates for the production are Monday, August 20, 2012 – Thursday, September 13, 2012; performance dates are Friday, September 14, 2012 – Saturday, September 29, 2012. Guest director Matt August will direct the production, Bob Richard will choreograph and Helen Gregory will be the musical director. New PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will also attend the audition.

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

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"You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors, and the audience, - and each must give something."
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Kenneth Haigh