Budding performers of all ages have an opportunity to get on stage with the Milton Follies in November.
After wrapping up The Little Mermaid Junior, the Follies’ next production has been announced and the call has gone out for cast and crew in the adult show.
The musical Kiss Me Kate is sure to attract plenty of interest when auditions are held on Saturday July 16.
Actors, singers and dancers are invited to audition at the Ulladulla High School drama studio at 1pm, with a group audition to be followed by individual auditions.
There will be a ten minute warm up, followed by a 50 minute improvisation session work shopping the show's themes of status, relationships and the creation and resolution of tension.
Director Simon Grace said each performer will be asked to read from the scripts supplied on the Follies website miltonfollies.org and to perform a short song.
Simon is excited to be putting on the show following the success of last year’s all ages show, Godspell at the Milton Theatre.
He said there were a wide range of lead, cameo and ensemble roles in the show.
“We need singers, dancers and actors,” he added.
“All roles will be performed in our own Australian accent, not American accents, however during the ‘in show’ performance of Taming of the Shrew, actors will be required to adopt a Shakespearian accent.”
All roles will be performed in our own Australian accent, not American accents- Simon Grace, Kiss Me Kate director
Kiss Me Kate is a play within a play and follows the story of egotistical leading man Fred Graham who reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.
The battle of the sexes continues as it becomes clear that as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love.
Throw a number of cases of mistaken identity, some gangsters, and additional romantic entanglements into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate.
Shows will be held from November 4 -13.
Anyone that cannot attend on July 16 should contact Simon Grace on 0474 796 278.
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