Thursday, June 2, 2011

Auditions for TCR's 13 this weekend

Cedar Rapids – The last show of the 10-11 season hasn't opened yet, but Theatre Cedar Rapids is already planning for the first show of the 11-12 season. Opening a month earlier than last year's first show, the musical 13 kicks off the season in early August. Theatre Cedar Rapids will hold auditions for 13 on Sunday and Monday (June 5 and 6) at 7 p.m. each night.

Auditions will be held in TCR’s home in the Iowa Theater, 102 Third St. SE. Auditioners will be asked to sing, dance and read from the script. Casey Prince is directing the show, with music direction by Ryan Deignan, choreography by Lovar Davis Kidd and assistant direction by Hannah Brown. “13” will be performed Aug. 4-7.

When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone else is spreading the nastiest rumors. With a rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a musical about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.

The cast is made up entirely of youths who can convincingly play 13-year-olds. For specific information on available roles or general audition requirements, call (319) 366-8591 or visit Scripts are available for three-day checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis from the Theatre Cedar Rapids box office, 102 Third St. SE.

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