Musical Theatre of Anthem Auditions: Winnie the Pooh Kids, Dear Edwina Jr., and Little Shop of Horrors

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January 12, 13

Musical Theatre of Anthem Auditions: Winnie the Pooh Kids, Dear Edwina Jr., and Little Shop of Horrors

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for their upcoming musical productions of Winnie the Pooh Kids for ages 6 – 9, Dear Edwina Jr. for ages 10 – 12, and Little Shop of Horrors for ages 13 – 19. Auditions for all three will be held Jan. 12 – 13 at MTA in Anthem. The award-winning theatre will cast all who audition.

 

All vocal auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 with Winnie the Pooh at 10 a.m., Dear Edwina at noon, and Little Shop of Horrors at 2 p.m. Dance call for Winnie the Pooh will be Sunday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m., with callbacks at 11 a.m. The dance call for Dear Edwina Jr. will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m., with callbacks at 2 p.m. Dance call for Little Shop of Horrors will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m., with callbacks at 6 p.m. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ 85086.

 

Those auditioning should prepare a musical theater song, 16 – 32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed. Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.

 

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids for ages 6 – 9

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. Based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Jackie Hammond is the director and vocal director, and Sarah Brayer is choreographing the show. Rehearsals begin Jan. 17, with performances taking place Feb. 21 – 24.

 

Little Shop of Horrors for ages 13 – 19

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. One of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain. Production staff includes director Keith Huff, vocal director Cris Wo, choreographer Shawna Weitekamp, and music director/band leader Mark 4Man. Rehearsals begin Jan. 17, with performances taking place Feb. 28 – March 10.

 

Dear Edwina Jr. for ages 10 – 12

At last, a musical that features a cast of nearly all girl performers! Follow the adventures of advice-giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids in the neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number in her “Advice-A-Palooza” extravaganza. Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect girl power musical for a new generation. The show will be directed by Laura O’Meara, vocal directed by Jackie Hammond and Ginette Rossi, and choreographed by Sherry Henderson. Rehearsals begin Jan. 18, with performances March 14 – 24.

 

Audition preparation acting classes will be held for all three shows by their respective directors Jan. 10 and 11. During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more. Space is limited.

 

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