Children’s theatre auditions
Waupaca to stage ‘Xanadu Jr.’
The Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for its summer musical, “Xanadu Jr.,” from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Waupaca Learning Center’s choir room on Shoemaker Road.
There is a variety of large and small roles for both boys and girls ages 7 to 18.
Those auditioning need to come prepared with a short song to sing and will be asked to read from a script.
Any youth auditioning without a parent or guardian present must have a signed note from home stating he or she has permission to audition. Parents are also responsible for picking up their children promptly at the end of auditions.
Amy Holterman, director of past Waupaca Children’s Theatre shows “School House Rock Live” and “Alice In Wonderland,” will direct.
Rehearsals, beginning in early June, will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and run through July 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Waupaca.
Six performances will take place July 17-21 at locations in Waupaca and Amherst.
Parents are asked to not double-book students in activities, such as summer school, swimming lessons or any other weekly activities during scheduled rehearsal times.
A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world’s first Roller Disco in this 1980’s glitter explosion.
“Xanadu” Jr. is inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and Universal Pictures’ movie which starred Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly.
“Xanadu” Jr. features a script by Douglas Carter Beane and a hit score by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) and John Farrar.
The story follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Musical numbers include “Xanadu,” “Magic,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Don’t Walk Away,” “Dancin’“ and “Have You Never Been Mellow.”
The Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre is part of the Waupaca Community Theatre and the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival.
For more information, visit www.fineartsfestival.org or Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre on Facebook.