The Port Chester Council for the Arts keeps things hopping all summer for theater lovers on both sides of the footlights and this summer is no exception.
They’ve just announced auditions for three musicals — “Company,” “Bye Bye, Birdie” and “Seussical Jr.” — and Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”
Participation fees vary by show and scholarships are available. (Call 914-939-3183 or visit www.portchestercfa.org for details.)
“Company” — Audition Monday May 16, from 7-10 p.m. at Crawford Park Mansion, Rye Brook. Ages: 20 and up. Come prepared with 16-24 measures of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music if needed. The role of Bobby has already been cast. All other roles are open. Director: Christina Colangelo. Musical Director: Cindy Moore. Performances: July 13, 14 and 15 at 8. 914-494-7496 or email@example.com
“Bye Bye, Birdie” — Audition Wednesday May 25 from 5-10 p.m. at Crawford Park Mansion. Ages: 14-adult (teen-agers must be entering high school in fall 2011). This date/time is solely a vocal audition. Come prepared with 16-24 measures of a song and bring sheet music if your song is not from the show. A reading audition will take place upon the director’s request. Director: Julie Colangelo. Musical Director: Cindy Moore. Performances: July 22 and 23 at 8. 914-403-7909
“Seussical Jr.” — Auditions Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 16 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Crawford Park Mansion. Ages: Entering 2nd grade to entering 8th grade. Bring sheet music if needed. Director: Julie Colangelo. Musical Director: Cindy Moore. Performances: July 29 and 30. 914-403-7909.
“As You Like It” — Auditions: Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Girl Scout House, Lyon Park, corner Parkway Drive and Putnam Ave., Port Chester. Ages: 14-adult. Be prepared to read one of the speeches posted on www.portchestershakespeare.com. Director: Tal Aviezer. Performances: August 12 and 13; additional dates TBD. 914-414-1226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council for the Arts, founded in 1981, has mounted over 110 productions which have featured over 2,000 adults and children. Today, the PCCFA presents children’s, teen and adult theatre productions each summer and runs educational arts-based programs including an after-school program and an artist-in-residence program for grades K-5 in conjunction with the Port Chester school district. In 2008 the PCCFA founded the annual NATIONAL ARTS in the School Day which recognizes the vital role of the arts in education.