Who: Students in grades 4-8
Audition Dates: December 13 and 14, 5pm at Tibbits Opera House. Students need only attend one time.
Show Dates: March 18 and 19 at 7 pm and March 20 at 2 pm
How to Prepare for the Audition: Students should bring a current, non-returnable photo, their completed audition form, and be accompanied by one parent or guardian; no additional guests will be allowed. Audition forms are available HERE.
What to Expect at the Audition: Students will be asked to introduce themselves from stage, read parts from the script, sing a familiar children’s song, and follow some simple choreography. Masks may be required for all attending.
Show Information: There is no better way to celebrate America than with beautiful, patriotic music — from America’s favorite anthems to poignant and uplifting original compositions. This patriotic tableau begins as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Just what does America mean to them? One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their show. Through a series of small-cast sketches and songs organized phrase by phrase from the Preamble, they show not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. Everyday life is showcased in both funny and touching vignettes, offering a variety of moods as it explores the deeper meanings of the language of the Constitution. From two neighbors arguing their constitutional rights to have crab grass to an immigrant’s heartwarming rendition of her coming to America, this Norman Rockwellesque review offers slices of life in America. Picnics… tributes to the military… letters home from war… all become part of this patchwork quilt of American life. This musical will serve as a fine reminder that the remarkable words written by our forefathers many years ago are still a living document, part of our lives each and every day.
For a sample of the script click HERE.
We the People will be directed by Julia Littley with musical direction by Jayne Lillis and produced by Tirsha Odisher. This production is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater.