Theatre department plans auditions for productions

Theatre department plans auditions for productions The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will hold auditions for two upcoming productions.

The first is Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein), a drama by Barbara Field. Tryouts for five male roles and one female role will be held in the Arena Theatre on Monday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Actors will read from the text and participate in character movement. Please reserve an audition time by signing up on the theatre callboard. Performance dates are March 24-28 in the Arena Theatre.

The Departments of Music and Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Little Shop of Horrors with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.

Auditions will be held in the Arena Theatre on Monday, Feb. 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Auditions will consists of dance and singing 16 bars of music prepared from any song. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. A dance audition will also be held at these times.

Please sign up for a time slot on the Theatre Department callboard. There are four roles available for women and five roles for men. Rehearsals begin March 1 with performances April 21-25 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre.

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