Aloha Performing Arts Company will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday May 6 and 7 for its next production, "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr."
The production team will be casting 30 young people, between the ages of 6 and 18. Signed parental permission is required, and parental help is also expected with chaperoning, snacks, technical preparation and follow up. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, and will taught part of the song "Conjunction Junction" from the show, and will also learn a short dance routine to the number, so comfortable clothes and closed shoes should be worn. The show is an ensemble piece, so most cast members will play a variety of characters. Rehearsals, which will begin immediately, will generally be conducted Monday through Thursday evenings.
"Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr." is one of the musical theatre's brightest and most innovative shows. It was originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson, who, with Kyle Hall and George Keating, wrote the book. Music and lyrics are by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Trishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970's educational cartoon series, "Schoolhouse" uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science while telling the story of Tom, a young teacher nervously anticipating his first day on the job. APAC's production, directed by Sue Boyum and choreographed by David A. Payne, will be performed June 15 through 24 at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. For more information, call 322-9924.
Aloha Performing Arts Company
P.O. Box 794
Kealakekua, HI 96750