COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for the musical Tied to the Tracks at 5 pm January 4 and 5 at Tibbits Opera House for the show to be presented March 23-25, 2018.
Tied to the Tracks will leave you tied up in knots…of laughter! This action-packed old time musical western melodrama follows the story of stalwart Sheriff Billy Bold and the delicate Dakota Melody as they resist the evil machinations of Silias Scavenger and Wild Prairie Rose in this shoot-’em-up, round-’em-up extravaganza. The audience will be hitched to their seats as they are powerless in helping the beloved heroine, bound to a railway track, as she helplessly watches a locomotive race towards her. Only one man can snatch her from this unworthy fate and bring justice to a thriving territory!
Auditions are open to any student in fourth through eighth grades. Students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring a current, non-returnable photo. Students will be asked to introduce themselves from stage and read parts from the script. Rehearsals will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not all roles meet all days. The show will be presented March 23 and 24 at 7 pm and March 25 at 2 pm at Tibbits.
Tied to the Tracks will be directed by Kathleen Farrand and Allison Harvey, choreographed by Julia Littley, and produced by Tirsha Odisher. Approximately 35-40 students will be cast. Students involved will learn characterization, blocking, costuming, makeup and all aspects of a stage production.
Tibbits Young Audiences offers programs both for and by area youth to develop their interest in the arts. Two shows yearly, a non-musical in the fall and a musical in the spring, provide students an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre. By putting on a show, they learn teamwork, discipline, theatre skills, self confidence and an appreciation for the arts.
Auditions are held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. Students need only attend one time. For more information call 517.278.6029 or go to www.Tibbits.org and click on the “auditions” tab, where the audition script can also be found in advance.
Cutline: Tibbits Young Audiences presented If the Shoe Fits last fall with a cast of 45 area students. Auditions for the next show, Tied to the Tracks, will be January 4 and 5 at 5 pm at Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI.