ShoeString Community Players is diving into an epic summer with this heart-warming musical. As stated on http://www.helenon86th.com “Helen on 86th St.” is based on a short story that is taught in high school classrooms across the country. The musical follows Vita Calista, a vibrant and unique 12-year old girl, and her dreams of stardom when her drama class announces that they are producing The Trojan Horse as a play. Vita wants nothing more than to be Helen on stage, but obstacles are in her way. It’s a story of loss, longing and acceptance, as seen through the eyes of a young girl wise beyond her years. Like the epic Greek stories it interweaves, “Helen on 86th St.” carries a message of hope and redemption that resonates with people of all ages. Will Vita achieve her dream of playing Helen of Troy? You’ll have to come support Vita through her struggles at home, in the classroom, and on stage to find out!
Auditions are being held May 29, 30 and 31 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Location for auditions is St. Helens High School- Loowit Room, Building B. St. Helens High school is located at 2375 Gable Rd. St. Helens, OR 97051.
Character Descriptions and requirements:
Must be able to sing very well and some dancing.
ShoeString Community Players is looking for dedicated youth in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. There are roles for 11 girls and 3 boys, and 12 kids for a full ensemble from these grade ranges. Singing is a must for this performance, and some dancing. There is a need for 1 Female in her mid 30’s, 1 Female between the ages of 30-50, and 1 Male or Female between the ages 30-50. These cast members will have a Full Theater experience
• Stage Manager
• Assistant Stage Manager
• Props Manager
• Costume Manager
• Lighting/ Sound crew, Spotlights
• House Manager
• Set construction/ Painters
• Backstage crew
For more information contact: Shannon@SSCPmusicals.com
Shannon Vaerewyck, Director
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Auditions for the first SSCP Radio Play of 2018 are coming up quickly. The play is “The 39 Steps”, a famous Alfred Hitchcock originally Directed movie adapted into a radio play by Joe Landry .
Performance dates are May, 17, 18, and 19 at the High School Loowitt Room.
We will need 3-5 men, 2-4 women, and possible commercial actors depending upon cast size. We are in need of actors who can do British accents from upper middle class, to cockney. One Scottish accent. Most of the actors will be playing multiple roles, just like the original radio performances in England. So, voice characterizations are a must. Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday April 10th, and Thursday April 12th at Bertucci’s, 6:30pm until approx. 8:30pm. There will also be the need for commercial actors 2-3, and jingle singers, 2-3. All actors must be able to perform with a British Accent, either cockney style or middle to upper British class. One Scottish accent.
Players must be able to be at rehearsals, scheduled May 9,10th at Loowitt room of St Helens High School, and Tech Rehearsals May 16, 17th, and 18th same place. Start time is 6:30PM for rehearsals, except Wednesday May 18th, which will be 6:00pm. Performances will be on May 17th, 18th and 19th at 7:00pm .There may be an additional rehearsal or two scheduled before May 9th, for read throughs at Bertucci’s. Actors will show up for Performances at 6:00pm.
Please contact Keith Marks if any questions.Rehearsals will be a couple of days the week before, not finalized yet, and then during (hell week) tech rehearsals on May 14, 15, 16 at 6:30 PM. Players must be able to attend all rehearsals and of course all performances. Trying to shorten the weeks of rehearsals as much as possible. But, that will also depend upon you, the actors and your hard work. Keith Marks will be directing. Please contact him if you have any questions.
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