Auditions open Aug. 19 for ‘Carrie’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open auditions for Carrie the Musical at Church Hill Theatre Aug. 19 and Chesapeake College Aug. 23.