FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2007
Open Auditions Scheduled This Weekend
Students interested in acting, singing or dancing in this fall's College of the Canyons Theatre Department productions of "Cabaret" and "Tartuffe" are invited to attend open audition sessions at the college beginning this weekend.
Set to open at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on October 19, the college's production of the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical "Cabaret" will be in search of both a male and female lead to fill the roles of main characters Cliff Bradshaw and Sally Bowles.
In addition, a number of supporting actors and actresses and dancers will be needed to help portray the romantic struggle between Bradshaw and Bowles set in the upheaval of 1930s Berlin.
Being directed by Theatre department faculty member Mark Salyer, "Cabaret" will feature choreography by College of the Canyons dance instructor Shannon Levy-Heath, with KC Manji, the college's director of performance music, serving as the production's musical director.
Later in the fall, COC Theatre department students will be performing the classic Moliere comedy "Tartuffe" -- about a man who poses as a religious aristocratic hermit who tries to separate a family from its fortune and its women of their virtue.
Featuring an added modern twist, provided by director Andrea Slominski of the college's Theatre department, "Tartuffe" opens at the Performing Arts Center on November 14.
Auditions for both "Cabaret" and "Tartuffe" will take place Saturday, August 25, at 12 p.m. and Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in the college's Black Box Theatre located behind the Performing Arts Center.
Female students auditioning for "Caberat" are encouraged to practice the production's title-song "Cabaret." Male students auditioning for the production will be asked to perform the song "Wilkommen." All students auditioning for "Tartuffe" are asked to read the entire play.
Students interested only in auditioning for "Tartuffe" can request to not be seen for "Cabaret." However all students auditioning for "Cabaret" must read for "Tartuffe."
Students who are cast in either production must enroll in the college's Theatre 190: Theatre Production class for the fall semester.
For more information about auditioning for either of this fall's College of the Canyons student productions please call (661) 362-5070.