Friday, May 21, 2010

Auditions: Sing Me a Happy Song

Sing Me a Happy Song

Students and community members are invited to audition for the College of the Canyons theatre department’s workshop production of Sing Me a Happy Song, to be performed at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons Black Box Theatre, during this summer’s Festival of New American Musicals.

Written by two of Broadway’s newest voices, Georgia Stitt and David Kirshenbaum, Sing Me a Happy Song is a contemporary musical revue about finding heart in material times. With songs about modern-day relationships, searching for yourself on the Internet, striving to have everything but never having enough, love, family and your gay best friend, this five-character show is at once comic and poignant, smart and silly, emotional and timely.

The show is one of the many musicals featured in the Festival of New American Musicals, which celebrates the return of the American musical by showcasing full productions, staged readings, concerts, master classes and other performance-based events in conjunction with performance arts organizations in cities across Southern California.

Debuting at this year’s festival, the PAC-produced workshop production of Sing Me a Happy Song will be cast entirely with students who enroll in the college’s course Theatre 193: Summer Theatre Workshop. In addition to working on the production, students will participate in a series of master classes conducted by industry professionals.

Auditions for Sing Me a Happy Song will be held at noon, Saturday, June 5, and 6:30 pm, Monday June 7, in Pico Hall room 202, on the Valencia campus.

Performers are asked to prepare 16 to 32 bars from no more than two musical theatre songs. Audition material should be no more than three minutes in length, and should be accompanied by sheet music in the correct key. Music in CD form will not be accepted.

All selected cast members will need to register for the Theatre 193: Summer Theatre Workshop course. Those who are not cast will be offered additional opportunities to participate in the production.

For more information about auditions for Sing me a Happy Song or the course Theatre 193: Summer Theatre Workshop, please contact COC theatre department chair Paul Wickline (661) 362-3152.

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