Au­di­tions open Aug. 19 for ‘Car­rie’

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

CHURCH HILL — Call­ing all per­form­ers, no ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary! “Car­rie the Mu­si­cal,” a mu­si­cal based on the un­for­get­table Stephen King novel with book by Lawrence D. Co­hen, mu­sic by Michael Gore, and lyrics by Dean Pitch­ford, will be com­ing to the Church Hill Theatre and Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s Cadby Theatre stages. This col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­duc­tion will be di­rected by Dr. Robert Thomp­son, in­struc­tor of the­ater at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege, and will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 12 — just in time for Hal­loween. Per­for­mances will play open­ing week­end at the Cadby Theatre at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege, then travel to the CHT stage for the re­main­ing two week­ends.

This chill­ing mu­si­cal tells the story of out­cast Car­rie White and the bul­ly­ing she faces not only with her high school peers, but also from her un­sta­ble mother. Catchy and some­times haunt­ing mu­sic and an un­set­tling story make “Car­rie the Mu­si­cal” a Hal­loween treat. When a young woman con­fronted with so­cial pres­sures dis­cov­ers hid­den pow­ers fu­eled by her emo­tions, her se­nior prom is bound to be “A Night We’ll Never For­get!”

Open au­di­tions for “Car­rie the Mu­si­cal” will be held at Church Hill Theatre on Satur­day, Aug. 19, at 12:30 p.m. and at Cadby Theatre at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m.

Cast­ing needs in­clude two fe­male leads, four sup­port­ing roles (two fe­male and two male), two male fea­ture roles, along with at least three male and three fe­male parts in the en­sem­ble. Please note that the script does in­volve ma­ture themes and some lan­guage, and par­ents should con­sult with the di­rec­tor prior to au­di­tions to dis­cern if their child should au­di­tion.

Please come with 16 bars of a pre­pared song and sheet mu­sic if pos­si­ble (two copies). Sides from the script will be avail­able for cold read­ings — no au­di­tion mono­logue re­quired. Tech­ni­cians for the pro­duc­tion are also needed and should at­tend au­di­tions to sub­mit their in­ter­est.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email the di­rec­tor Rob Thomp­son at rthomp­son@ch­e­sa­peake.edu.

Open au­di­tions for Car­rie the Mu­si­cal at Church Hill Theatre Aug. 19 and Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege Aug. 23.

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