Iowa City - The Iowa City Community Theatre opens their next season with Honk!, a musical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Ugly Duckling. The show features a delightful score and a witty script written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Open auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 7-9 pm each evening, and callbacks will be Wednesday, June 29. First read-thru will be July 1. All will be at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center in Iowa City.
Performances are September 9-11 and 16-18, at Exhibition Hall on the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Roles are available for men and women, ages 18-80, and a small chorus of kids, ages 10-16.
Ugly, the Duckling
Drake, Ugly's father
Greylag, a goose with delusions of Patton
Ida, Ugly's mother
Lowbutt, an old hen
Queenie, an old cat
There are several smaller roles that will be played by members of the chorus, including fish, frogs, other barnyard fowl, etc.
Auditioners are asked to prepare approximately 16 bars of a song from a Broadway musical. Singing and readings from the script and score will take place at callbacks. Please dress for movement, as there will be some simple choreography taught at the audition.
Any questions, contact the director, Jeffrey Allen Mead, through Facebook or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.