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King University News :: King Theatre Announces Open Auditions for Two Spring Productions

King College Theatre announces open auditions on Jan. 17, 18, and 19 for their two spring semester productions. Auditions will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the King College Fine Arts Theatre.

KC Theatre will cast five males in the play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. Beckett's seminal work is a masterpiece of absurd drama. The setting is a country road with a single tree where Vladimir and Estragon wait for the arrival of Mr. Godot. Others come and leave, the two argue, play, debate whether to go, and continue to linger. Productions of this play have incited audiences to enthusiastic cheers and angry demonstrations. The New York Post calls it ...moving, often funny, grotesquely beautiful and utterly absorbing.

King's production will be directed by senior theatre major Ian Charles and will run Feb. 23- 26. Rehearsals will begin Friday, Jan. 20. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

The theatre program is also casting eight actors, singers, and dancers for the musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, book and lyrics by Willie Reale, music by Robert Reale, and based on the books by Arnold Lobel. The well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in A Year with Frog and Toad. The musical remains true to the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad, through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

The musical production will be directed by Elizabeth Dollar, associate professor of theatre, and will run April 19-21 at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Rehearsals will begin Monday, Feb. 27. Performers should prepare a song and be prepared to learn a short dance combination. An accompanist will be provided.

For more information, please visit http://arts.king.edu or call Elizabeth Dollar at 423.652.4839.