Music Boosters is gearing up for their exciting summer production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella,” to be performed in the high school auditorium on June 29 and 30, and July 1, 5, 6 and 7.
Casting auditions will take place in the high school band room on April 13 from 2–8 p.m. Those wishing to audition should bring a song to sing and be willing to read portions of the script. An accompanist will be provided.
Roles in the play include: Cinderella, fairy godmother, stepmother, two stepsisters, prince, king, queen, the royal steward, coachman, four white mice/horses, footman, villagers, merchants, maidens and palace guests.
There are roles for young and old alike, and both experienced actors and inexperienced ones are invited to come and audition.
The musical “Cinderella,” first produced in 1957, is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s only one written for television. It was presented live on CBS and served as a vehicle for Julie Andrews’ rise to fame. It was remade for television twice more, once in 1965 with Leslie Ann Warren, and again in 1997 with Brandy starring as Cinderella. Its timeless charm has remained consistent throughout its various re-creations, bringing memorable songs and wonderful characters to delight audiences young and old.
Music Boosters, a non-profit local group whose mission is to strengthen youth through the performing arts and adult volunteer mentorship, produces two musical theater productions each year, one in the summer as a part of the July 4 celebrations, and another in early December during the winter holiday season. The summer musical, performed in Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, is one that is anticipated by the entire community and by the many tourists to the area as well. Many tourists have remarked that they plan their visits to Pagosa Springs around the opportunity to see the Music Boosters’ summer production.
Music Boosters theater productions are a grassroots community effort involving the creative talents of volunteer amateur actors, both young and old, as well as the musical talents of a live pit orchestra, also volunteers from the community. Other volunteers serve by building and painting sets, operating lights and sound, working in costumes and makeup, ticket sales and advertising, or serving concessions.
For more information, go to www.pagosamusicboosters.org.