Auditions have been scheduled for several upcoming productions and events, including:
- ENCORE! ENCORE! on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Alumni Room of Salt Lake Community College's South City campus, directly across the hall from the Grand Theatre.
Directed and choreographed by Alan LaFleur, the revue will feature music selected from Broadway shows which have been produced at the Grand Theatre since the SLCC theater opened. The show will also be a tribute to Pat Davis, who is retiring this spring as the theater's managing director.
The cast requires 15 males and 15 females, all at least 16 years of age with strong singing and dancing abilities. Auditioners should come prepared to sing a selection of their own choice (an accompanist will be provided). Also, come dressed to review dance steps with the choreographer. An accompanist will be provided.
Callback auditions will be Monday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Play dates are May 29-June 13.
- OKLAHOMA! on Thursday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, March 27, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., at the West Jordan City Hall, 8000 S. Redwood Road.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic will be West Jordan'ssummer musical production, playing June 18-24. Auditioners must be 16 years of age and older. All roles are open. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from an upbeat Broadway number. An accompanist will be provided. (Please, do not bring tapes.) Rosalie Richards will direct the musical.
- THIRD ANNUAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, sponsored by Weber State University, is seeking storytellers from throughout the region. Taped auditions - both video and audio - from 3 to 5 minutes long, are being accepted through April 15.
Tapes must be labeled with the storyteller's name, address and telephone number. All entries should be submitted to: Kathleen Herndon, English Department, Weber State University, 1201 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-1201.
The festival is scheduled Nov. 16-18 at the David Eccles Conference Center and the adjacent Peery's Egyptian Theatre. It is sponsored by WSU's department of teacher education. More than 5,000 area school children and adults are expected to attend.
Herndon, who is cochairing the festival, said storytellers in all categories are invited to participate. "However, we are especially interested in signing performers who tell culturally diverse stories."
- BYE BYE BIRDIE on Friday, April 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, in the Riverton Community Center, 12850 S. Redwood Road. All roles are open and auditioners must be 15 years of age or older. There is also one role for a 10-year-old boy. The show has a cast of 25 to 35 performers and all roles require singing, dancing and speaking.
Come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song. Auditioners may bring their own pre-taped music. An accompanist will also be available. There will also be cold readings from the script and a review of some of the show's dance steps.
Play dates are July 3-11 in Riverton City Park.