Monday, January 03, 2011

Audition Notice

The Corporation for the Performing Arts will be holding open auditions for a reading of a new musical NOT WITHOUT OUR WOMEN by Caroline Altman, Andrew Black, Patricia Milton.

The Corporation for the Performing Arts in partnership with ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH will hold open auditions for a reading of a new musical: NOT WITHOUT OUR WOMEN on January 8, 2010 from 2:00-4:00pm.

On March 13, 2011, The Corporation for the Performing Arts will partner with ARTS/West to present a reading of the new musical: NOT WITHOUT OUR WOMEN. Book by Andrew Black and Patricia Milton, Music by Caroline Altman, Lyrics by Altman/Black/Milton. Auditions for the reading will be held at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH January 8, 2011.

In the mid 1800s, the radical idea that women might vote, hold public office, or own property was unthinkable. This new musical, based upon real people and events, explores what happened when the territory of Wyoming instituted woman suffrage, attracting independent women to the wild frontier. The inevitable collision of old expectations and beliefs with the irresistible forward movement of human progress affects a whole community, the territory, and eventually, the nation. Whatever the century, the path to equality is fraught with obstacles. . .and blessed with pioneers.

Auditionees should prep 32 bars each of two contrasting songs from standard musicals. Sides will be available from the script. Auditionees will be allotted 10 minutes for each audition. Accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Call backs will be held on January 9, 2011.

Requests for further information and requests to sign up should be addressed to Ashley Johnson; artswestathens at gmail dot com; 592-4315.

The mission of the Corporation for the Performing Arts is to include professional performing arts, and provide access to the professional level performing arts and artists in the South East Ohio Region.