Saint Martin's to have theater auditions for April musical

Oct. 17, 2005

Lacey – The Saint Martin’s University department of theatre arts will have open auditions and interviews for a production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “A Little Night Music,” which will be staged April 5-8. Rehearsals will begin in Late January or early February.

The public is encouraged to audition for parts. Women 15 and older and men 18 and older are needed. Auditions begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the university’s Kreielsheimer Arts Education Building, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE.

Actors should be prepared to sing a song of their own choosing and should bring piano sheet music along for an accompanist, who will be provided. The audition also will include a dance portion, so actors should come dressed in clothing they can move freely in. The production also will need a variety of backstage helpers: lighting, set, costume and props designers, technicians, stage managers, carpenters and electricians.

The show is set in turn of the century in Sweden, where a middle-age lawyer, Frederik Egerman, is involved in an unconsummated marriage with his 18-year-old wife, who has caught the heart of his 19-year-old son. Plotting to capture Frederick’s attentions is a well-known actress who’s current lover, a count, and his long-suffering wife, are invited for a weekend at the actress’ family estate. So are the Egermans, leading to lots of romantic complications. Among the show’s music is the famed “Send in the Clowns.”

The show will be under the direction of university theatre arts chair David Hlavsa, with musical direction from the Assistant Prof. Darrell Born, who heads the university’s music department. For more information, please contact Hlavsa at 360-438-4345; dhlavsa@stmartin.edu.

For more information:

David Hlavsa
Associate professor, theatre arts
360-438-4345 or dhlavsa@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator / senior editor
360-438-4541 or dpartlow@stmartin.edu