USD Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Peter Pan’

The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for "Peter Pan," J.M. Barrie's celebrated musical that follows the thrilling adventures of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Darling Family and Captain Hook.  Auditions for adult characters in "Peter Pan" will be held on Sept. 21 and 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Arena Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.  Auditions, which are open to all members of the community, will include singing and a brief interview and improvisation. Actors will present 16-32 bars from two memorized songs that include an up tempo ballad and one song from the classical musical theatre genre. To reserve a specific audition time, interested parties are asked to sign up on the theatre callboard in the east hallway of Fine Arts.  Actors should bring their sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. 

Auditions for the roles of Michael, John, and the Lost Boys, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. These auditions are open to male youth (grades 2-8) with unchanged voices. All youth should come at 6 p.m. and be prepared to sing a familiar song.

Rehearsals will begin in early October. There will be no rehearsals Nov. 25, 26,  27  for Thanksgiving. All members of the cast must be available from Nov. 28 through the run of the show.  Performances are Dec. 3-5 and 7-8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 at 2 p.m., and Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

Questions regarding auditions can be directed to Nanette Hofer, assistant professor of theatre and the stage and music director of "Peter Pan", at 677-5905 or nhofer@usd.edu.

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