Date: August 7, 2017
Tibbits Young Audiences – Auditions for “If the Shoe Fits”
COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for “If the Shoe Fits” starting at 5 pm August 24 and 25 at Tibbits Opera House for the show to be presented October 20-22, 2017.
“If the Shoe Fits” is a modern twist of the story of Cinderella, written by Karen Woodford. Prince Owen, from the Kingdom of Kravitz, is ready to go to college and study computers, but instead he must attend his graduation ball and choose a bride. All of the eligible girls in the kingdom will be there, including the Royal Fan Club. Audiences will be entertained as they see if Prince Owen will marry Cinderella, who just wants to study music and flee her evil stepmother’s house, or if the wicked Valda and the Python Gang will succeed in kidnapping the prince and replacing him with a mechanical duplicate.
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. The cast list will be posted on the Tibbits website on Monday, Aug. 28, with rehearsals beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29. Rehearsals will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, but not all roles meet all days. The show will be presented Oct. 20 and 21 at 7 pm and Oct. 22 at 2 pm at Tibbits.
“If the Shoe Fits” will be directed by Jayne Lillis 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.
Tibbits Young Audiences presented “There’s a Monster in My Closet” last spring with a cast of 45 area students. Auditions for the next show, “If the Shoe Fits” will be August 24 and 25 at 5 pm at Tibbits.