auditions for "The Snow Queen" a youth theater musical

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Sunday, December 9, 2012
1:30 PM-4:00 PM

Gateway Players Theatre Arts Barn
111 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
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Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will hold auditions for The Snow Queen on December 4 & 9 at the Gateway Arts Barn, 111 Main St., Southbridge. Book and music are by Cheryl Kemeny, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. This show is presented by permission of Crystal Theatre Publishing.
On Tuesday, December 4th, registration is at 6pm with auditions from 6:30-8:30pm. Sunday, December 9, registration will be at 1:30pm, with auditions from 2-4pm. Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and cold readings from script. Age range is 8 to 18. Cast size is between 20-40 children and teens. Rehearsal days will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays from 6:30-8:30. Show dates are Feb. 22,23,24 with 2 shows on the Saturday. Gina Metras is the director, with Sue Adams as producer, Kerrianne Pelletier as musical director and Joni Metras as choreographer.
For more information, call Gateway at 508-764-4531. This production will open Gateways 38th season. Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is located on the grounds of the historic Quinebaug Valley Council for Arts and Humanities (The Arts Center) and has been providing quality theatrical production to the community since 1975.
One of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, the timeless appeal of The Snow Queen lies in its persuading us that life is truly magical. Andersen's wonderful language surfaces in Grandma's description of the Snow Queen"On Winter nights when we are asleep she flies silently through the streets and alleyways. Sometimes she stops to look through a window, and when you get up the window is covered with flowers of frost for she has breathed on the glass." The wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turns young Kay's heart to ice and takes him away as her eternal prisoner to her Ice Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda, Kay's friend, must journey forever north and brave many dangers in her attempt to save Kay and break Winter's grip. Gerda never gives up. She leads us through terrifying ordeals as well as endless fun and nonsense. Along the way Gerda encounters talking ravens, the evil Cobweb Spider, a prince and princess, a band of robbers and the wild robber-girl, greedy polar bears and the brave reindeer who carries Gerda across the arctic wastes. This is a wonderful, fast-paced adventure story. With all the roles available, this is a production for all kids, both experienced actors and novices, to audition.

Cost: free to audition

Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School

Phone: 508-764-4531

Last Modified: November 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM

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