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‘Pippin’ auditions tomorrow for summer show

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Photo courtesy Sally Neel Curtains Up Pagosa! music director, Sally Neel (front), and board member Darcy DeGuise, review music for upcoming musical, “Pippin.”  Auditions will be held in the music room at Pagosa Springs High School tomorrow afternoon from 2-6 p.m. 

Photo courtesy Sally Neel
Curtains Up Pagosa! music director, Sally Neel (front), and board member Darcy DeGuise, review music for upcoming musical, “Pippin.”  Auditions will be held in the music room at Pagosa Springs High School tomorrow afternoon from 2-6 p.m.

Perhaps you are thinking it has been a long time since you have memorized lines for a play or learned choreographed dance steps.

Or, perhaps you are thinking, “Gee, I’ve never attempted anything like that before.”

Well, now is your chance to give it a try!

Curtains Up Pagosa!, a local non-profit community organization that provides mentoring and funding for youth arts programs, is auditioning actors for the upcoming musical, “Pippin,” tomorrow afternoon, Friday, April 26, at Pagosa Springs High School from 2-6 p.m.

The musical, now being revived on Broadway, will play in Pagosa Springs during the Fourth of July holiday period, June 28, 29 and 30 and July 3, 5 and 6.

Those who wish to audition should prepare a show tune of their choice and provide sheet music for the provided accompanist. You will also be asked to learn a short dance routine to be performed in groups of six to eight people for the judges.

“Pippin” is one of the most ambitious Curtains Up Pagosa! musicals yet, utilizing the dance, acting and singing talents of its characters in a high energy rock-style setting.

“We hope to have a large group of people audition,” said Curtains Up Pagosa! board president Bill Stine.  “We know there is a huge amount of talent in our community and this is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate that.  The auditions are casual, fun, and certainly not threatening or demeaning.  We want everyone to have a positive experience.”

For more information on how to become involved or donate your support, go to www.pagosamusicboosters.org.

This story was posted on April 25, 2013.