SCC Young People’s Theatre to hold open auditions Jan. 3
St. Charles Community College’s Young People’s Theatre will hold open auditions for the production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” This romantic musical, set in 18th century France, is swashbuckling, adventurous, and packed with action and comedy.
Open auditions for children ages 8 to 18 will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus in Cottleville. Callbacks will be Saturday, Jan. 5.
A parent or guardian must be present with their child during the audition process. Middle school students and older should prepare 16 to 32 measures of a solo from a Broadway show. Younger students will be taught a song at the auditions.
Those auditioning will be expected to do cold call readings from the script and learn a short dance combination. Students should bring dance shoes or comfortable shoes and comfortable clothing.
“The Scarlet Pimpernel” is a tale of intrigue, romance and hilarity that is set during the French Revolution, where a small group of British men, led by the mysterious “Scarlet Pimpernel,” rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Everyone becomes curious to know the identity of the dashing hero. Diversions, blackmail, swordplay and sheer tomfoolery ensue as people try to solve the mystery.
“The Scarlet Pimpernel” will be performed in the theater of the Fine Arts Building at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 15 and March 16 and March 22 and March 23, and 2 at p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and March 17 and March 23 and March 24.
For more information about auditions or the play, call 922-8233 or visit www.stchas.edu/YPT.