November 29, 2010
Utah Shakespeare Festival Seeks Child Actors
CEDAR CITY, Utah—The Utah Shakespeare Festival is looking for talented young actors for the 50th anniversary season. Auditions will be held on Dec. 18 at the Southern Utah University Auditorium Theatre (300 W. Center Street, Cedar City, Utah). Mandatory registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Auditions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude after all registered children have been seen.
The Festival seeks approximately twelve young actors, both male and female, who can portray characters ages 8-14. The chosen actors will be featured in “The Music Man” as Winthrop, Amaryllis, and Gracie as well as in the chorus. Actors may also appear as fairies in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” or as young boys in “Richard III.”
All participants must bring a headshot and resume to the audition, and prepare the sides found at www.bard.org under the “Child Actor Auditions” link. An accompanist will be provided. For more information visit www.bard.org or call 435-586-7880.
The chosen actors must be available for rehearsals and performances from May 11 through Sept. 4.
Tickets are on sale now for the Festival’s 50th anniversary season, which will run from June 23 to Oct. 29, 2011. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Richard III,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Winter’s Tale.” The season will also include Meredith Willson’s great American musical “The Music Man,” Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off!” and the mystery thriller “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott. For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.
Media Contact: Amanda Caraway, media and public relations director, 435-586-1969,
Alexandra Fisher (left) as Young Biddy and LJ Benet as Young Pip in Great Expectations, 2010. (Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Karl Hugh.)