COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for its fall play “Haphazardly Ever After” on August 24 and 25 at 5pm at Tibbits Opera House.
In this fractured fairy tale farce by Jeff Fluharty, a kind king and queen have trouble in their royal family — four obnoxious, bratty, adult children who do not live up to their royal titles. There’s the mean Princess Cinnamon, the not-so-bright Princess Peppermint, the vain Prince Hairgel, and Prince Slacker, who thinks being a prince is just way, way too hard. The king and queen try everything to bring happiness and harmony to their family. Of course, nothing goes as planned, but everyone is changed by their experiences. And through a series of haphazard events, the royal family just might live happily ever after, after all.
Auditions are open to any student in fourth through eighth grades. Students should bring a current, non-returnable photo, their completed audition form, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will audition in groups of five and will be asked to introduce themselves from stage and read parts from the script.
Audition forms and the part of the script the auditionees will be reading are available online at Tibbits.org. Rehearsals will begin September 6, 2022 and will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30; not all roles meet all days. The show will be presented Oct. 20-22 at 7 pm at Tibbits.
““Haphazardly Ever After” will be directed by Jayne Lillis and produced by Tirsha Odisher. This production is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater. 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 will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. Students need only attend one time. For more information about auditions, call 517.278.6029 or visit Tibbits.org.
Too old for Tibbits Young Audiences? Join T-TAB!
Who: Students grades 6-12 who are committed to participating in at least three T-TAB (Tibbits Theatre and Beyond) sponsored activities each year.
What: Join us for our kickoff meeting and pizza party! A $10 annual due from each member supports refreshments at group parties.
When: August 24 at 4pm at the theatre.
Why: Members of T-TAB receive experience in performing, producing, working behind the scenes, and promoting the fine arts. The programs also develop skills in teamwork, discipline, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-expression.
For more information, visit https://tibbits.org/youth-program/