Tomie de Paola's Strega Nona Auditions
The Phipps Children's Theater will hold auditions for area students in grades 7-9 for "Tomie de Paola's Strega Nona" on August 14th and 16th, 6-8 PM at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. Actors should sign up for an audition time below.
This is a fun, upbeat musical based on the characters in the popular children's book. Strega Nona, the beloved "Grandma Witch" of Calabria, needs help so she hires the first person to apply: Big Anthony, a tall, clumsy new guy in town. Bambolona, the Baker's daughter is fed up with doing all the work at the bakery, so she leaves and convinces Strega Nona to teach her magic. Big Anthony wants to learn magic, too, and when he's told no, he gets mad and tries to learn it by eavesdropping. " 'Be careful what you wish for' is the lesson in this entertaining musical," according to the DC Theatre Scene.
Students auditioning should prepare one-minute of any song and come dressed to move. Lindsay Fitzgerald, the director, says, "This should be a fun, worry-free audition process."
- Those auditioning should also complete the following audition form (click here)
- List of ALL conflicts they have during the rehearsal period. This is extremely important to the director and the success of the show!
- Please bring a current photograph as well.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held 3-4 times a week, with some weekend dates. Rehearsal times will be extended during the week prior to opening.
Performances: Eight performances will be given, Fridays, Oct 5th and 12th at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, October 6th and 13th at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Sundays, October 7th and 15th at 2:00 p.m., in the Black Box Theater.
There will be a $40 performance fee for each actor selected. This fee is due at the first rehearsal/parent meeting. Scholarships are available, if needed.
Fitzgerald graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in directing. She staged "Goldilocks and the Three Pigs," "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,: and "Mother Goosed" for the Phipps Children's Theater. She has been teaching and directing around the Twin Cities area working with various companies, including Ashland Productions, Project Success, and Elision Theatre, for which she is the director.
If you are unable to attend the audition times available, please contact the director at [email protected].
For additional information, contact The Phipps Center at 715.386.2305.
"Tomie de Paola's Strega Nona," is adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by Tomie de Paola, with music composed and orchestrated by Roberta Carlson, with additional orchestrations by Thomas Charles Speltz.
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