The Town of Parker’s Cultural Department is holding several auditions for upcoming performances at the PACE Center and Mainstreet Center.
Auditions for Jack and the Bean Stalk by Missoula Children’s Theatre are Feb. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet in downtown Parker. Children ages 5 to 18 are encouraged to perform in this one-week intensive program. No need to prepare anything for the auditions and no appointment necessary. Performances are Feb. 23 at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Mainstreet Center.
Oklahoma! auditions are on April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and April 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in downtown Parker. Directed by Kim Moore in partnership with Parker Theatre Academy and in association with Parker United Methodist Church, this community theater production is in its ninth year. A portion of the ticket sales benefits the Parker Task Force. Performers of all ages and talents are needed and families are encouraged to audition. Call 303.805.6800 to schedule an audition appointment. Callbacks are by invitation only on April 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. There is a participation fee of $45 if selected for the cast. For each additional family member, $20 will be charged up to a maximum charge of $95 per family. Scholarships are available.
Those auditioning must prepare a thirty-second song, preferably from Oklahoma! Be prepared to learn a simple dance and read from the script. Rehearsals start in June and take place Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Specific days and times for individual performers and ensembles will be created after auditions. Oklahoma! performances are on the weekends from July 26 to Aug. 4 at the PACE Center.
Auditions for The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet by Classic Acts are April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. for ages 10 to 19 at the Mainstreet Center. There will be a cold reading from the script and the cast will be determined the same evening. The performances are June 1 at the PACE Center.
Auditions for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are May 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for adults and teens over 16 years of age at the PACE Center. Call 303.805.6800 to set an audition appointment. Be prepared with a one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a show tune. Bring your own CD or iPod accompaniment. There is no fee for this non-paid role show. Callbacks are May 13 and 14. If called back, auditioners will be asked to perform a song from Sweeney Todd, accompaniment provided.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 3:30 p.m., May 16 to Aug. 15 at Mainstreet Center and/or PACE Center. Performances are Aug. 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 at the PACE Center. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is directed by David Truhler and presented by Classic Acts.
Show tickets are available at PACEcenteronline.org, 303.805.6800 or at the PACE Center Box Office located at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., in downtown Parker.