Youth Opera Announces Auditions For Fairy-Tale Musicals

Youth Opera Announces Auditions For Fairy-Tale Musicals

  • 1/9/2018 3:28:29 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre (RYOT) under the direction of Lori Turner announces auditions for students in grades 2 through 12 for their spring productions of Into the Woods, Jr. and 1001 Arabian Nights. Scheduled auditions will take place at the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, February 17 from 11:00am-3:00 PM and Sunday, February 18 from 12:00- 4:00 PM.

Auditions can be scheduled by emailing Linda Chambers at [email protected] Interested individuals should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song and will be asked to read a scene from the show script. Performance dates are May 26 at 7 PM and May 27 at 3 PM on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. RYOT is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. Parents and students with questions about the program can email Lori Turner at [email protected]

Stephen Sondheim’s and Mansfield native James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods, Jr. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The large cast features over 20 principal players.

Younger cast members will be featured in a one-act curtain raiser of 1001 Arabian Nights. King Shahryar kills a new wife every night because he is afraid she will stop loving him. But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself. Her nightly stories--of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and many other heroes and villains--are so engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again.

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